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Curious. There's two batteries in there, both a CR 2430. The plain remote keys just have one battery.
 

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Re: For those with PCC keys, how long have your batteries lasted? (Lotus99)

Well, I haven't touched anything so far in 15 months and 47,000kms...<p>
 

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Re: For those with PCC keys, how long have your batteries lasted? (Lotus99)

Yup... I noticed that. When the battery goes flat one day I'd better remember to buy two instead of one... or I can literally go <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Anyway, my car is now 10 months old with just over 10,000km (6k miles) on it. So far so good... no problems with remote control or PCC functions. <p>Just guessing... but did yours go flat already? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: For those with PCC keys, how long have your batteries lasted? (frontwheeldriven)

Yeah, nothing lights up when you press the buttons, and it doesn't seem to work either, so when I walk up to the car to open it, I'd be lucky if 1 out of 5 tries works, and same goes for starting the car, it keeps saying key not found, so I will drop into the dealer to have them check it out. I can't imagine it's the batteries after only 10 months of use.<p>I assume if it's broken and not a battery issue, it's under the vehicle warranty or does it have a different warranty period?
 

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Re: For those with PCC keys, how long have your batteries lasted? (Lotus99)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Lotus99</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I assume if it's broken and not a battery issue, it's under the vehicle warranty or does it have a different warranty period?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It should be under the same warranty as the rest of the car. Unless the terms and conditions of warranty are different from mine... <p>If the car can't detect the key for keyless starting, just slot it into the dash next to the start button and then the car should start. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: For those with PCC keys, how long have your batteries lasted? (frontwheeldriven)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frontwheeldriven</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>If the car can't detect the key for keyless starting, just slot it into the dash next to the start button and then the car should start. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>In my case, even with the key in the slot, it still said "key not found". <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I was expecting it to work, even if the batteries are dead, since I'd have thought the designers said to themselves you can get in the car with the manual key, and put the fob in the slot, and start the car. It would be really bad design if the fob doesn't have some sort of microchip that works even without batteries in the main fob. You'd be left stranded potentially, just because you don't have two silly replacement batteries!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Lotus99</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">In my case, even with the key in the slot, it still said "key not found". <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Did you push it into the slot until the mechanism slowly pulls the key in by itself? If not, the car will still continue to search for the key via Keyless Drive. <p>If you did that and the car still shows "Car Key Not Found", then I think your key (not the batteries) might be causing the problem.
 

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Re: For those with PCC keys, how long have your batteries lasted? (frontwheeldriven)

I know how it works when you manually push in the key... tried that, but still wouldn't start. That's why I was asking about the warranty... worried it's the key itself and not a battery issue.
 
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