Changed the batteries in our keys, now the auto unlock does not work.

110

Asked by Aug 21, 2013 at 09:37 AM about the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My husband changed the batteries in our keys and now the auto unlock buttons will
not work. He used the same type of battery and it only unlocked twice and then
stopped working. The lock features unlock if you are inside the 2006 Town and
Country mini van.

9 Answers

think perhaps you've gotten "NEW" old stock on the batteries...disassemble and test the battery....of course there are NO RETURNS on electrical goods, so get yourself some NEW batteries from a place that has a high-turnover of product----Amazon is hit-or-miss with these type of things...perhaps frys electronics?...the dealership?

5 people found this helpful.
27,975

The key fob may need to be reprogrammed / sycned to work properly. I would check your owners manual or the key was not reassymbled correctly.

6 people found this helpful.
7,485

that is mostly stored in the bcm or it could also be in the overhead settings, check above aka compass/trip meter. Otherwise use of the DRBIII from Chrysler will need to be recalibrated

2 people found this helpful.
110

New Batteries were checked and had full power before inserting. The keys start the vehicle with no problems. Having both sets in the vehicle running, using the other set, the doors will lock/unlock no problem. Both sets have been tested this way and work. Only out of the vehicle will the remotes not work.

8 people found this helpful.
7,485

Maybe the receiver is failing. This is a factory system right and not an aftermarket remote start add on?

1 people found this helpful.
110

Factory. Remotes did work before changing batteries. If both sets of keys were in vehicle and one was used to start vehicle, the other remote would work. The Magic Chrysler Faires arrived at some point and did whatever they do (like Gremlins). 3 days the remotes would not work with the vehicle off and now both of them do. I have no solution for the fix. We did nothing so I'll chalk this up to Magic.

3 people found this helpful.
7,485

LOL I hear ya on that, happens alot.

30

I have a 2010 Town & Country my key fob stops working from time to time. The problem in my case the fob is not air tight and the round target like connections get a light film that does not allow good contact. Also make sure that all 4 contacts on the circuit board are making contact with the battery. When replacing battery you may of flattened one of the contacts. I just cleaned the contacts and the Fob is working fine. I also bought a Fob from Ebay for 14 dollars and put my old circuit board in the new fob because the small silver disks on the panel were coming off. Anyway these suggestions worked for me and i saved 300 bucks.

2 people found this helpful.
20

need to reprogram my remote, changed the battery it had stopped working. Now new battery will not work also. Please help I can't find the link to reprogram fob for 2012. I have factory fob that is working.

2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Town & Country

Looking for a Used Town & Country in your area?

CarGurus has 12,977 nationwide Town & Country listings starting at $2,350.

ZIP:

Chrysler Town & Country Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,360
  • #2
    thejeepdoctor
    Reputation
    2,000
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,870
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan
203 Great Deals out of 30,570 listings starting at $2,195
Used Honda Odyssey
445 Great Deals out of 37,120 listings starting at $1,480
Used Toyota Sienna
247 Great Deals out of 22,884 listings starting at $2,490
Used Chrysler Pacifica
153 Great Deals out of 32,388 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Caravan
417 listings
Used Kia Sedona
155 Great Deals out of 7,958 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Explorer
862 Great Deals out of 67,771 listings starting at $800
Used Nissan Quest
54 Great Deals out of 2,154 listings starting at $2,300
Used GMC Acadia
446 Great Deals out of 33,103 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
547 Great Deals out of 38,191 listings starting at $1,243
Used Honda Pilot
369 Great Deals out of 44,910 listings starting at $1,900
Used Dodge Durango
299 Great Deals out of 25,758 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Chrysler Town & Country Touring For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 2,071 listings starting at $12,995
2015 Chrysler Town & Country Touring For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 899 listings starting at $9,227
2014 Chrysler Town & Country Touring For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 929 listings starting at $7,690
2013 Chrysler Town & Country Touring For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 579 listings starting at $6,888
2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 453 listings starting at $4,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.