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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Anyone know about this scenario:

Came out to the Lexus (96 gs300) and found that the remote key fob had the
operating light showing although no buttons were pressed ! Obviously it
would not disarm the alarm. I opened the door and that set the alarm off,
putting the key in would not shut down the alarm, but the engine started and
after a few moments the alarm stopped and I drove home, as soon as I shut
down, the alarm went again. I opened up the remote to disconnect its
battery and on reassembly the light was out. Now it won't turn off the
alarm/unlock or lock the doors. I have tried rescynchronising the fob to
the car (press unlock button till the light flashes, then the lock button,
all in close proximity to the centre console) but no joy, the alarm is
active permanently.

Now, before I admit defeat and go, credit card in hand to a Lexus dealer,
does anyone have any ideas on this one?

I have tried leaving the battery disconnected overnight, but the alarm goes
on reconnection. As a temp bodge I have disconnected the sounder (remove
the RH indicator to gain access) But the hazards still flash for thirty
seconds or so each time you start it up. I have googled and looked on the
owners club, but they seem to have had similar problems without any mention
of a cure. I have been told that my mobile phone may have spiked the remote
?

mrcheerful
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
"mrcheerful ." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Anyone know about this scenario:
>
> Came out to the Lexus (96 gs300) and found that the remote key fob had the
> operating light showing although no buttons were pressed ! Obviously it
> would not disarm the alarm. I opened the door and that set the alarm off,
> putting the key in would not shut down the alarm, but the engine started
> and
> after a few moments the alarm stopped and I drove home, as soon as I shut
> down, the alarm went again. I opened up the remote to disconnect its
> battery and on reassembly the light was out. Now it won't turn off the
> alarm/unlock or lock the doors. I have tried rescynchronising the fob to
> the car (press unlock button till the light flashes, then the lock button,
> all in close proximity to the centre console) but no joy, the alarm is
> active permanently.
>
> Now, before I admit defeat and go, credit card in hand to a Lexus dealer,
> does anyone have any ideas on this one?
>
> I have tried leaving the battery disconnected overnight, but the alarm
> goes on reconnection. As a temp bodge I have disconnected the sounder
> (remove the RH indicator to gain access) But the hazards still flash for
> thirty
> seconds or so each time you start it up. I have googled and looked on the
> owners club, but they seem to have had similar problems without any
> mention of a cure. I have been told that my mobile phone may have spiked
> the remote
> ?
>
> mrcheerful
>
>

This is just a wild guess on my part, but have you tried changing the key
fob battery? Is the polarity in the current key fob correct? Have you
tried cleaning the contacts with alcohol?
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Ray O
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
"Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "mrcheerful ." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Anyone know about this scenario:
>>
>> Came out to the Lexus (96 gs300) and found that the remote key fob had
>> the
>> operating light showing although no buttons were pressed ! Obviously it
>> would not disarm the alarm. I opened the door and that set the alarm
>> off,
>> putting the key in would not shut down the alarm, but the engine started
>> and
>> after a few moments the alarm stopped and I drove home, as soon as I shut
>> down, the alarm went again. I opened up the remote to disconnect its
>> battery and on reassembly the light was out. Now it won't turn off the
>> alarm/unlock or lock the doors. I have tried rescynchronising the fob
>> to the car (press unlock button till the light flashes, then the lock
>> button, all in close proximity to the centre console) but no joy, the
>> alarm is active permanently.
>>
>> Now, before I admit defeat and go, credit card in hand to a Lexus dealer,
>> does anyone have any ideas on this one?
>>
>> I have tried leaving the battery disconnected overnight, but the alarm
>> goes on reconnection. As a temp bodge I have disconnected the sounder
>> (remove the RH indicator to gain access) But the hazards still flash for
>> thirty
>> seconds or so each time you start it up. I have googled and looked on
>> the owners club, but they seem to have had similar problems without any
>> mention of a cure. I have been told that my mobile phone may have spiked
>> the remote
>> ?
>>
>> mrcheerful
>>
>>

> This is just a wild guess on my part, but have you tried changing the key
> fob battery? Is the polarity in the current key fob correct? Have you
> tried cleaning the contacts with alcohol?
> --
> Ray O
> correct the return address punctuation to reply


I have tried a new battery (the right way round !) and the fob looks like
new inside. the led light shows with its normal brightness.

mrcheerful
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
"mrcheerful ." <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> "Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>
>> "mrcheerful ." <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> Anyone know about this scenario:
>>>
>>> Came out to the Lexus (96 gs300) and found that the remote key fob had
>>> the
>>> operating light showing although no buttons were pressed ! Obviously it
>>> would not disarm the alarm. I opened the door and that set the alarm
>>> off,
>>> putting the key in would not shut down the alarm, but the engine started
>>> and
>>> after a few moments the alarm stopped and I drove home, as soon as I
>>> shut
>>> down, the alarm went again. I opened up the remote to disconnect its
>>> battery and on reassembly the light was out. Now it won't turn off the
>>> alarm/unlock or lock the doors. I have tried rescynchronising the fob
>>> to the car (press unlock button till the light flashes, then the lock
>>> button, all in close proximity to the centre console) but no joy, the
>>> alarm is active permanently.
>>>
>>> Now, before I admit defeat and go, credit card in hand to a Lexus
>>> dealer, does anyone have any ideas on this one?
>>>
>>> I have tried leaving the battery disconnected overnight, but the alarm
>>> goes on reconnection. As a temp bodge I have disconnected the sounder
>>> (remove the RH indicator to gain access) But the hazards still flash
>>> for thirty
>>> seconds or so each time you start it up. I have googled and looked on
>>> the owners club, but they seem to have had similar problems without any
>>> mention of a cure. I have been told that my mobile phone may have
>>> spiked the remote
>>> ?
>>>
>>> mrcheerful
>>>
>>>

>> This is just a wild guess on my part, but have you tried changing the key
>> fob battery? Is the polarity in the current key fob correct? Have you
>> tried cleaning the contacts with alcohol?
>> --
>> Ray O
>> correct the return address punctuation to reply

>
> I have tried a new battery (the right way round !) and the fob looks like
> new inside. the led light shows with its normal brightness.
>
> mrcheerful

If the LED on the fob is illuminated then it sounds like one of the contacts
is stuck. You may have to disassemble the fob until you can pull the rubber
buttons out of the case and make sure something is not stuck between the
buttons and the case. While you are at it, use a cotton swab and rubbing
alcohol to clean the conductive side of the rubber buttons.
--
Ray O
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
"Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> "mrcheerful ." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>
>> "Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>>
>>> "mrcheerful ." <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>> Anyone know about this scenario:
>>>>
>>>> Came out to the Lexus (96 gs300) and found that the remote key fob had
>>>> the
>>>> operating light showing although no buttons were pressed ! Obviously
>>>> it
>>>> would not disarm the alarm. I opened the door and that set the alarm
>>>> off,
>>>> putting the key in would not shut down the alarm, but the engine
>>>> started and
>>>> after a few moments the alarm stopped and I drove home, as soon as I
>>>> shut
>>>> down, the alarm went again. I opened up the remote to disconnect its
>>>> battery and on reassembly the light was out. Now it won't turn off the
>>>> alarm/unlock or lock the doors. I have tried rescynchronising the fob
>>>> to the car (press unlock button till the light flashes, then the lock
>>>> button, all in close proximity to the centre console) but no joy, the
>>>> alarm is active permanently.
>>>>
>>>> Now, before I admit defeat and go, credit card in hand to a Lexus
>>>> dealer, does anyone have any ideas on this one?
>>>>
>>>> I have tried leaving the battery disconnected overnight, but the alarm
>>>> goes on reconnection. As a temp bodge I have disconnected the sounder
>>>> (remove the RH indicator to gain access) But the hazards still flash
>>>> for thirty
>>>> seconds or so each time you start it up. I have googled and looked on
>>>> the owners club, but they seem to have had similar problems without any
>>>> mention of a cure. I have been told that my mobile phone may have
>>>> spiked the remote
>>>> ?
>>>>
>>>> mrcheerful
>>>>
>>>>
>>> This is just a wild guess on my part, but have you tried changing the
>>> key fob battery? Is the polarity in the current key fob correct? Have
>>> you tried cleaning the contacts with alcohol?
>>> --
>>> Ray O
>>> correct the return address punctuation to reply

>>
>> I have tried a new battery (the right way round !) and the fob looks like
>> new inside. the led light shows with its normal brightness.
>>
>> mrcheerful

> If the LED on the fob is illuminated then it sounds like one of the
> contacts is stuck. You may have to disassemble the fob until you can pull
> the rubber buttons out of the case and make sure something is not stuck
> between the buttons and the case. While you are at it, use a cotton swab
> and rubbing alcohol to clean the conductive side of the rubber buttons.


The fob reset itself ok after I removed and replaced the battery, I just
can't get it to operate the alarm/doorlocks.

mrcheerful
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
"mrcheerful ." <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> "Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>
>> "mrcheerful ." <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>>
>>> "Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>>
>>>> "mrcheerful ." <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>> news:[email protected]
>>>>> Anyone know about this scenario:
>>>>>
>>>>> Came out to the Lexus (96 gs300) and found that the remote key fob had
>>>>> the
>>>>> operating light showing although no buttons were pressed ! Obviously
>>>>> it
>>>>> would not disarm the alarm. I opened the door and that set the alarm
>>>>> off,
>>>>> putting the key in would not shut down the alarm, but the engine
>>>>> started and
>>>>> after a few moments the alarm stopped and I drove home, as soon as I
>>>>> shut
>>>>> down, the alarm went again. I opened up the remote to disconnect its
>>>>> battery and on reassembly the light was out. Now it won't turn off
>>>>> the alarm/unlock or lock the doors. I have tried rescynchronising
>>>>> the fob to the car (press unlock button till the light flashes, then
>>>>> the lock button, all in close proximity to the centre console) but no
>>>>> joy, the alarm is active permanently.
>>>>>
>>>>> Now, before I admit defeat and go, credit card in hand to a Lexus
>>>>> dealer, does anyone have any ideas on this one?
>>>>>
>>>>> I have tried leaving the battery disconnected overnight, but the alarm
>>>>> goes on reconnection. As a temp bodge I have disconnected the sounder
>>>>> (remove the RH indicator to gain access) But the hazards still flash
>>>>> for thirty
>>>>> seconds or so each time you start it up. I have googled and looked on
>>>>> the owners club, but they seem to have had similar problems without
>>>>> any mention of a cure. I have been told that my mobile phone may have
>>>>> spiked the remote
>>>>> ?
>>>>>
>>>>> mrcheerful
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> This is just a wild guess on my part, but have you tried changing the
>>>> key fob battery? Is the polarity in the current key fob correct? Have
>>>> you tried cleaning the contacts with alcohol?
>>>> --
>>>> Ray O
>>>> correct the return address punctuation to reply
>>>
>>> I have tried a new battery (the right way round !) and the fob looks
>>> like new inside. the led light shows with its normal brightness.
>>>
>>> mrcheerful

>> If the LED on the fob is illuminated then it sounds like one of the
>> contacts is stuck. You may have to disassemble the fob until you can
>> pull the rubber buttons out of the case and make sure something is not
>> stuck between the buttons and the case. While you are at it, use a
>> cotton swab and rubbing alcohol to clean the conductive side of the
>> rubber buttons.

>
> The fob reset itself ok after I removed and replaced the battery, I just
> can't get it to operate the alarm/doorlocks.
>
> mrcheerful

It sounds like a re-programming is in order. Unfortunately, I am not
skilled at the "chicken dance." Good luck!

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Ray O
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