if they batteries that are in your key dies will that stop your vehicle from starting?


Asked by Mar 04, 2017 at 02:28 PM about the 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

was wondering if the batteries in your key dies would that stop your vehicle from starting? I had the same type of key put in my trucks alarm system for the autostart.

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No, just keeps the FOB from working, car will still start with key.


I'm assuming you mean the remote-starter installer stuck a copy of the master key inside the vehicle as a means for bypassing the PATS (passive anti-theft system)? If that's the case your vehicle has been without anti-theft protection ever since. If you ever get a car/truck stolen, the insurance company asks if any remote-starters have been installed and how they were installed. Having that key permanently hidden in there for the remote-starter is a cheap way to bypass the PATs but it will not keep your car from starting if a battery dies in the FOB.

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