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Old 05-12-2013, 12:04 AM
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Default Key Fobs only work for a few seconds, Why?

Just traded in my 2012 for a 2013 Express Crew Cab. My key Fobs only work after I open the drivers side door with the key. Once the door is open the fobs will work for about 20 seconds. Same thing at shut off. The fobs will work for a few seconds and that's it. I set the interior power to stay on for 5 minutes and still no luck. With that said, my interior power will only stay on for about 10 seconds and that's it. I have the 3.0 radio. Am I doing something wrong? Anyone else have these issues?
Real question is: Does Ram Quality Control Personnel really exist???
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:50 AM
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That's Ram's new feature to try and conserve battery power so they last longer, both in your key fob and vehicle battery.

Ok, now for the real answer. I wonder if yours is still stuck in shipping mode? I don't know what exactly it entails but the dealer is supposed to take it out of shipping mode before it is delivered to you. I also think it will go out of shipping mode after it's driven a certain number of miles. If you have more than 100 miles on it and it is still doing it, it probably means you'll need to take it in for service. It's definitely not working correctly.
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