How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Robert Your Own Question

Robert
Robert, UK Qualified Car Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 4441
Experience:  Fully qualified / self employed garage technician in the UK
13210289
Type Your Car Question Here...
Robert is online now

Remote key won't unlock doors, but can unlock them manuall

Resolved Question:

Remote key won't unlock doors, but can unlock them manually
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Robert replied 1 year ago.
Hi..there.. Does the car still start up otherwise using the remote/key? Do you have another key to try?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Car starts and have tried another key which does not work remotely
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Car starts manually
Have tried another key no joy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do I do now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you going to answer my question
Expert:  Robert replied 1 year ago.
Sorry for the delay i was assisting someone else on here... Id say as starting point at least - to get the batteries changed within both remotes..if the batteries are low then the signal from the key to the reciever in the car will be weak..hence why you need to open the doors manually..most motor factors can supply these batteries and test the key signal if they have the equipment of course,thats normally what has to be done in all cases such like this to rule it out...because the car starts proves the transponder is fine...maybe check also the central locking fuses just to be sure none have blown.on the drivers side fuse panel check fuse 6 (5amp) and 14 (10amp)..but as above you need to have the batteries checked/replaced and signal checked from the keys work
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does my skoda have a fuse board
Expert:  Robert replied 1 year ago.
Should be on the end of the dashboard on the drivers side..you'll see a panel when the doors fully open on the end of the dash - the fuse panel should be behind that..your owners manual will have diagrams to help..if they seem to ok then batteries in the keys is next followed by if you can find someone with VAG.com diagnostics ..that should tell you which door is faulty as these cars can tend to have issue with suffer from door lock mechanism failing due to water ingress causing central loking issues
Robert, UK Qualified Car Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 4441
Experience: Fully qualified / self employed garage technician in the UK
Robert and other Car Specialists are ready to help you

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
< Previous | Next >
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Greg

    Greg

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1067
    Automotive diagnostic tech
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/IN/indytech/2013-8-8_102717_SantoDomingo146598x6402.64x64.jpg Greg's Avatar

    Greg

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1067
    Automotive diagnostic tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/35/350matt/2012-6-7_182356_matsavatr.64x64.jpg Matt's Avatar

    Matt

    Mechanical Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    4197
    BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TE/techmachine/0601821347169_717372168_8940977_39623330_o.64x64.jpg Ross's Avatar

    Ross

    Diagnostic and repair technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    452
    Licensed diagnostic and repair technician
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RO/RobMechanic/068.64x64.JPG Rob's Avatar

    Rob

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    82
    30 years trade experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/UK/ukiaibal/2012-11-9_205920_SAM0109.64x64.JPG uk_iaibal's Avatar

    uk_iaibal

    UK Car Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    1
    Verified Car Mechanic.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NA/nabilc/nabilc_avatar.64x64.jpg Billy's Avatar

    Billy

    Trainer/ Master Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    38
    Trainer 8+ years, master tech. 10+ years, SAE member
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MI/mikeamechanic/2013-4-2_175558_photo.64x64.JPG Mike Kelly's Avatar

    Mike Kelly

    Auto Service Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1256
    17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.