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They do go belly up after some time. Mine (from a 99) lasted until a few months ago. Then you have to replace the FOB. I got mine from Sunset, then take them to the local dealer for programming. Save a bundle doing it that way.

But before you do anything else, there is a "reset" I learned from the guys at Sunset too. Here is what you do:

1. Remove the battery from the unit and wait ten seconds

2. Reset the battery upside on the unit, press the button to activate for 2-3 seconds

3. Remove the battery, wait 10 seconds

4. Reset the battery right side up and see if it works.

You can repeat at least twice. If that doesn't do it, then the FOB may be indeed dead and you need a new one. Funny thing, my spare one died about a week after my main one. And I only used my spare one on weekends. So it must not be a click count that kills it, just age.

Izzy

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IZZY, thanks for the tips, I fooled around with the remote last night and discovered that I had accidentally pushed the circut board down against the button housing when I replaced the battery. Once I loosed up that fit the remote went back to normal. I really appreciate your advice on how the reset the remote. That will be a good tip for all of the folks on the forum. Happy Holidays!!

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  • 8 years later...

They do go belly up after some time. Mine (from a 99) lasted until a few months ago. Then you have to replace the FOB. I got mine from Sunset, then take them to the local dealer for programming. Save a bundle doing it that way. But before you do anything else, there is a "reset" I learned from the guys at Sunset too. Here is what you do: 1. Remove the battery from the unit and wait ten seconds 2. Reset the battery upside on the unit, press the button to activate for 2-3 seconds 3. Remove the battery, wait 10 seconds 4. Reset the battery right side up and see if it works. You can repeat at least twice. If that doesn't do it, then the FOB may be indeed dead and you need a new one. Funny thing, my spare one died about a week after my main one. And I only used my spare one on weekends. So it must not be a click count that kills it, just age. Izzy

I can confirm the reset process works.

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