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Hi My SL500 has just developed a fault with the locking key

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Hi My SL500 has just developed a fault with the locking key transmitter, the batteries have been changed and when the button is pressed the battery status led flashes, the central locking works all 7 lock when manually operated from either door or the boot, could the system need a reset, I "synced" the system as per the manual but no different
Dave S
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 3 years ago.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


the key in the IR transmitter operates the central locking correctly from both doors and the boot manually, so the vacuum side of the system seems to be OK. The IR transmitter unlocks all locks when aimed at the passenger door or the boot but only occasionally when aimed at the drivers door. It would appear to an intermittent fault with the IR receiver in the drivers door handle.

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