UK Car

UK car repair questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

All gone dead wont answr to key fob and cant get key in to…

Customer Question
All gone dead wont...

All gone dead wont answr to key fob and cant get key in to drivers door - guess its just never been used was working fine until Friday last week - my partner drove back with it fine - battery is showing about 15 volts so not dead as I first thought but just nothing - can open boot with key and alarm sounds for a while but cannot open any other door - gonna try climbing through the boot later to unlock at least one door also I cant get under the bonnet as the cable release broke last week also - waiting to get a slot to get that fixed

Mechanic's Assistant: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?

Its a relatively new battery only changed last year and have had no problems before now I have a battery tester which shows 15 volts but shows weak when put underload - I have the battery on charge now just to see if that helps

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model of your car?

Its a 2003 jaguar s type automatic

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F-Type yourself? What have you tried so far?

Its an 's' type and not apart from checking battery and charging don't know too much else about the electrical systems on the jag

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Does he know how to pray lol

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: UK Car
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own UK Car Question
Answered in 1 day by:
1/7/2018
UK Auto Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago
sprinkles08
sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: UK Car
Satisfied Customers: 23,786
Experience: ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 17 years dealership experience
Verified

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! I apologize for the extended wait time you experienced, I've only just come online now and would like to assist you with your question.

You could have quite a few different things going on. The problem may be the fob itself but there may be a deeper issue on the vehicle. I question the battery's integrity.

You can't have 15v on a resting battery so I'm not sure if that is an inaccurate reading or if you checked with a charger in place. You mentioned it dropping under a load but I'm unsure how the load was applied.

How are you loading the battery and what does the voltage drop to at that time?

Ask Your Own UK Car Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask sprinkles08 Your Own Question
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: UK Car
Satisfied Customers: 23,786
23,786 Satisfied Customers
Experience: ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 17 years dealership experience

sprinkles08 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Marty

Marty

European Car Expert

416 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch Certified Master Tech. Over 30 years experience.

Greg

Greg

Shop Owner

1,323 satisfied customers

17 years Shop Owner /Technician. 27 years experience,

Richard

Richard

UK Car Mechanic

615 satisfied customers

12 years as a technician at a Ford and Jaguar dealer Ford and Jaguar factory certified

Matt

Matt

Mechanical Engineer

4,638 satisfied customers

BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years

Trevor

Trevor

UK Car Mechanic

853 satisfied customers

NVQ 3, Modern Apprenticeship, MOT Tester, 15+ years experience diagnostic technician

Rob

Rob

UK Car Mechanic

823 satisfied customers

city and guilds level 1 2and 3. mot tester , 28 years experience set up training college in afghanistan

martin jones

martin jones

UK Car Mechanic

640 satisfied customers

25 years as a mechanic and mot tester, owned own business for 10 years city and guilds trained

< Previous | Next >

Related UK Car Questions
I have fitted a oem brake light reversing camera. I want the
I have fitted a oem brake light reversing camera. I want the camera to be switchable (not just on when reversing) so I want to wire up the the side lights. Camera was easy, spliced into the number pla… read more
Greg
Greg
Shop Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,323 satisfied customers
I have problem to relase the oil pan from the engine of a vw
I have problem to relase the oil pan from the engine of a vw t4. all the screws are out.??… read more
Wolfgang
Wolfgang
6 satisfied customers
M'y new beetle with convertible top does not open the top.
Hi m'y new beetle with convertible top does not open the top. The windows are working fine … read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
5,041 satisfied customers
I have x5 E53 2005. The upper tailgate will not latch. The
I have x5 E53 2005. The upper tailgate will not latch. The latch is open but just bounces when I close it … read more
Stephen, MBA
Stephen, MBA
Master's Degree
166 satisfied customers
Abs and esp inoperative, no, sJA: Are you fixing your 550
yes kinda just driving over 20km and steering little to the left and right as stated in the manual. but the problem upgraded for unavialble to inoperative … read more
jim
jim
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
702 satisfied customers
I have two questions, first I need to know where i can find
I have two questions, first I need to know where i can find the abs control module on rav4 2003, second; what can I do to know every car's wiring diagram!! Those are my questions!!… read more
Anthony P.
Anthony P.
high school
27 satisfied customers
Roof is down and boot has stuck half open. SL500 1994.
No I only use the car in the summer just need to shut the boot and take it to a garage… read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Benz master tech
Bachelor's Degree
649 satisfied customers
I have a massive brake shudder on my 2011 Fiesta. Have had
I have a massive brake shudder on my 2011 Fiesta. Have had rotors replaced twice, shimmed etc etc … read more
Greg
Greg
Shop Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,323 satisfied customers
Have a Renault 2007 Megane Was running And then just wont
Hi Have a Renault 2007 Megane Was running And then just wont turn over … read more
Kevin
Kevin
workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
1 satisfied customers
Ive got a 2005 Micra 160sr which cuts out on the motorway
Hi, Ive got a 2005 Micra 160sr which cuts out on the motorway when the air temp is above 25 Celsius. It works fine on daily 60 mile round trips, but as soon as we have a bit of warm weather..any ideas… read more
Kevin
Kevin
workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
1 satisfied customers
First yesterday evening my car, Ssangyong Rodius 2011, 2.7
First yesterday evening my car, Ssangyong Rodius 2011, 2.7 Merc Di, when looking for kick down from low speed, clearly went into limp mode, and I also noticed a brief, but definite puff of black smoke… read more
Matt
Matt
Mechanical Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
4,638 satisfied customers
The gearbox was whining in first and now is noisy in first
The gearbox was whining in first and now is noisy in first and second and getting worse … read more
Gary
Gary
Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
89 satisfied customers
Scenic Auto 2002 stop and battery sign light. I measure
scenic Auto 2002 stop and battery sign light. I measure battery with Car stopped 13 v … read more
martin jones
martin jones
UK Car Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
640 satisfied customers
This morning the computer has gone blank no functions at
This morning the computer has gone blank no functions at all. The vehicle is a 2013 qashqai tenka 2.0 auto. Can it be afuse blown or something more serious. … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Radio, outside temp,cd not working, its like it just froze,
hi pearl, radio , outside temp,cd not working, its like it just froze, no volume, 2006 toyota corolla hatchbach,any hints, pat … read more
molurch
molurch
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
941 satisfied customers
Check engine light is on engine is revving at 2000revs. It
check engine light is on engine is revving at 2000revs … read more
Matt
Matt
Mechanical Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
4,638 satisfied customers
I have the air bag light gos on and off. Fortunner 2008. Dos
dos the seat belt , related to the airbag ? because mostly the passenger seat , he don't wearing the sit belt … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Nightmares! Its a cordovan 1.3 CDTI Corsavan** I am. Im
I am. Im getting P0100 and P0110 so i have got a man sensor and replaced, still the same fault Tried some EGR cleaner down the intake, still same fault Had key in pos 2 and voltage checked all cables nothing seemed abnormal … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x