Key Fob 2016 Ram 1500 5.7/v8

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lindad01

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Have 2 key fobs for truck - changed battery in one. Vehicle starts/runs fine BUT the fob no longer locks the truck. Unlock/panic buttons work. Body shop guy that changed battery told me key fob bad? although worked until battery change. Dirt on fob board? compressed air to fix? Thought initially just needed to be reset but tried that following directions from dealerships & cannot access the panic button when key fob in ignition (WIN) in the run position. Locksmith said not possible for key fob to work if it won't lock truck - said key fob bad and new programmed replacement a mere $240.....pfft! Appreciate inputs!!!
 

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240.00 is cheapcompared to dealership.
I bout a new one from locksmith for 199.00 programed, and he repaired my bad one for free.
so now i have 3 fobs.
mine, wifes and a spare
 
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lindad01

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well under the guidance from a locksmith I opened up the key fob to try & clean the board. And guess what? when bodyshop guy changed battery he dropped one of the buttons for the lock function. So of COURSE it didn't work. I ended up paying $160 for a new key fob - sigh. Yeah bodyshop guy was right - something WAS wrong with my key fob called "missing parts"
 
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