Toyota Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. Can you go out the the vehcile and perform a small test right now?
Sorry, no. I am at work at not near my car.
Sorry to hear that you are having issues.
When you get to the car, please do the following:
Take the smart key, and hold it right above the start button. Make sure the smart key is touching the dash, right above the start button. THe biggest flat part right against the dash.
Hold the smart key on the dash, as described above, and push the start button. Please advise if the car starts.
Do you have a idea of when you will be able to try the procedure?
OK, I will try that later today - around 6:00 PM Denver time.
I had another question if you dont' mind - when I replaced the battery in both Smartkeys and reinserted the key, a red light flashed for several seconds. Is that normal, or is perhaps an indication that I replaced the battery incorrectly?
OK. I will check back in then and see how you make out. Note that cell phones, laptops, iPads, etc all "transmit", and, if the smart key is in their proximity, the smart key battery will lose its charge rapidly.
That is good to know about battery life being affected by other devices.. The battery lasted 2-3/4 years so I don't have any major complaints about that!
Not sure about the blinking....sorry. When I change the batteries, I never paid attention.....
Have to look at that next time. Nothing comes to mind that it is a negative issue though
As long as the locks lock and unlock with the button, the battery is in correctly.
Do you have any further questions for me at this time?
Thanks - I will check to see whether I can unlock the car with the button later today.
I will check back in around 6 PM Denver time. Talk to you then.