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2001 Seville STS key fob not working when hot outside?

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As the title states, after some time out in the heat the key fob would not work.  Tried changing battery and that did not help. I have replaced the shell and keypad, which helped a bunch.  Therefore the only thing original is the circuit board.

Any solution or insight would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Heat is the enemy of capacitors, it is possible that the heat damaged the board.  Direct sun on a black surface can get quite hot. You did exactly what I would have done, cleaning, battery and key pad. The only other thing I might do is try jumping the button area on the circuit board to be sure the board is the problem.  

That said, I have a terrific mom and pop hardware store near me called Long Island Hardware, they sell new key fobs.  You might give them a call if you can't find a replacement

https://www.lihardwarestore.com

 


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23 hours ago, pose_etc said:

Good to know. Thanks a bunch!

I thought about you today, I went to LI Hardware for plumbing parts and took a look at the keyfobs they sell for you.  They are made by Duracell oddly enough.  And here is the website!   I hope this helps you

https://duracellremotes.com

 


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Odd that Duracell would do that...first I've seen or heard of them. 

Curious....some applications are just the shell and keypad.... No circuit board. 

 

 

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Go to the website, put in your vehicle information (make, model, year; not all are available though) and there may be a case only, full function remote or both available.


Chuck

'17 XT5, '04 Bravada........but still lusting for that '69 Z-28

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I didn't realize that it was only the case, I aee a link to full remotes but it seems to go nowhere

I have found that the rubber buttons lose their ability to be conductive so in some instances a replacement case with buttons could be helpful.


Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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