well ive read about it and dreaded it but im starting to have FOB problems im going to make an apointment with the dealer this week but does any one know the actual cause of the problem? is it a big fix or a simple one? any one who has an answer would be great thanks !!
So there's a delay and it won't work from time to time, right? Have you tried it at different ranges or is this intermittent no matter how close or far you are from the truck?
I wonder if it's just the battery. We used to lengthen the receiver antenna on cars to get a bit more range. Obviously this worked but if the battery is getting low or there's a problem with the contacts or the transmitter chip, range is not the issue.
Maddog is right. I work with RF all the time. Basically all the fob is, is a small radio (RF) transmitter that sends a code to your truck (via its receiver) and tells it what to do. Key fob transmitters are very low power and are very range limited. They are also affected more by environmental factors. Certain fobs have been found to not work at all in an RF "noisy" area where they are easily overpowered by other sources. On top of this, being that they need a good fresh battery to operate at there best, it is easy for them to decrease in performance. Most people keep keys in there pockets or handbags where the buttons on the key fob are accidentally being pressed. Each time they are activated it eats up battery power, so even a relatively new fob may fail at what seems to be an early time.