11-23-2019, 02:51 AM
5-Year WF Supporting Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mobile, Homeless, looking,
"THANK GOD!!" I thought I was the only one having this problem. I have to do this 'tune up' every 3-4 weeks or one or both of my fobs quit working. My wife's fobs aren't having this problem at all. Not even once and hers are 6 months older than mine are. I think she is even on her first set of batteries also. PLEASE, if anybody has come up with a permanent solution for this problem, I would sure appreciate hearing about it.
I know if I take it to the STEALERSHIP, they will recommend a head shrink and put it back on me. AND if h22lude replaced his and the NEW ONES also are doing it, that isn't a viable solution either.
I know this seems like a minor annoyance, but having to do this every 3-4 weeks adds up. How many times can the fob be opened before it won't close tightly. AND, if BOTH of them go out at the same time, you have to fix it before you get yourself back into your Jeep or the alarm will go off if you open the driver door with the key and not the unlock button. PLUS, someday, those tabs that I have been bending to give more tension to the battery will break off and then what.
Does anybody know of a REPUTABLE (maybe, made in USA) replacement for these POS FCA fobs. I would GLADLY purchase new ones rather than keep on doing this unnecessary song and dance.
2018 JKUR Recon-Bright White/black
2018 JKR Recon-Granite Crystal Gray
2014 JKUR Bright White/Black (bought new Oct '13 TRADED IN July 2018)
1987 YJ Brown/Tan (bought 1999-sold 2018 for $8500)
1954 Willys Wagon (bought 1982, gave to father-in-law 1984)
Jeeps are BUILT, not bought!!