Remote battery dies after 3 day

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  1. xerox6135

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    I have a 2013 Prius Persona has 100,000 miles on the clock. I have replaced the remote battery 2 times and it only last about 3 days before its dead. I also replaced the battery in the wifes remote hers works as it should. My question is this how these remotes go bad and you replace them . Any help would be appreciative

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    it is usually a button stuck down.
     
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    I checked that they all seem to click when pushed down . I even took remote out of the case the swithes seem to click when pushed in and out.

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    Check the button battery package expiration date. And if you bought a good pack at a good price from ebay, thats how it goes. When I cheap out like that, the button batteries don't last.
     
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    i suppose the fob could be bad. try cleaning the buttons and circuit board. a new fob will be a few hundred bucks i think.
     
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    I checked the expiration date 20/20 bought the Batteries at a local store but I suppose it's possible to get two bad ones. I will try one from a different place .

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    if your wife's works, just try her battery.
     
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    I did and in 3 days battery was dead .

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    was it in hers for more than 3 days?
     
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    Yes was in hers for about 2 weeks. I replaced her again and works fine after 3 weeks this has been going on for a little over 2 months

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    not the battery then. there are some threads here on cleaning, but many fobs just never work again, unfortunately.
     
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    Dealer confirms bad remote. Replace it under toyota extended warranty life is good


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    wow, great deal. that's like 400 bucks!(y)
     
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    I wonder what they wholesale for... :cautious:
     
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    4 cents...
     
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    I would say if they have 10 dollars I would be surprised


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