Door locking unlocking help required

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  1. karalal

    karalal Funster

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    Hi everyone
    I have a 2007 autotrail scout and we have been away for the day when I tried the button on the remote to open the door nothing happened battery in the remote is dead , so tried the key in the door did not work luckily my othe half has the key for the habation door in her bag so we have managed to get in. I`ve checked the fuses and all are ok the button on the dash activates the central door locking and locks the doors will have to get a new battery tomorrow for the remote. does anybdy have any idea why the key in the door lock won`t work this is what worries me
     
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    could be the battery but i would expect more than one year from a fob battery......the ones in my toyota pickup fobs are now 4 years old and still work as new.
     
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    I had this problem with my car - it was mechanical problem from when they repaired something in servis - and I found it 3 months later :Angry:
     
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    The fact that the key will not open the door suggests a mechanical problem, and that may also explain why the fob wont do it either, can you not now open the door from inside ?manually
    Geo
     
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    the door opens from the inside handel the switches on the dash and the switch on the door unlock and lock the door as normal so the central locking is working The light on the remote does not light up thats why I thought that the battery has gone . But why won`t the key work manually
     
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    HI karalal
    Is the Scout on a Mercedes chassis.
     
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    Its a fiat
     
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    OK only our scout is on a Mercedes and we are having trouble locking and unlocking ours but its not the fob. it gets moment when it just wont lock or open so frustrating. we have even been sat in it and it locks up itself and theres no ghosts in it so we do not go outside without the keys in our pockets Sometimes the motor battery just dies and we have to jump start it. But its booked into Discover in 2 weeks time for them to sort it.
    Maureen
     
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    FIAT. Fix. It. Again. Tommorrow. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    key outside, knob inside and central - all work independently - so mechanical failure off one, doesnot affect the others
     
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    did the key turn when you tried it ?
     
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    OK its not to drastic by the sound of it,the mechanical link rod from the normal door lock(key) has fallen off and may have been like that for a while, its only the failure of the remote that has brought it to your attention, remove door card and inspect, a new battery should get the remote going again as you say
    Geo
     
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    remote locking usualy not works if you are near strong transmitter (police station, radio transmitter ...)
     
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    mines an older version(2001) Geo, but mine doesnt have a link rod....the lock barrel lever works direct on the latch mechanism unless you mean the link from handle to latch.
     
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    OK only our scout is on a Mercedes and we are having trouble locking and unlocking ours but its not the fob. it gets moment when it just wont lock or open so frustrating. we have even been sat in it and it locks up itself and theres no ghosts in it so we do not go outside without the keys in our pockets Sometimes the motor battery just dies and we have to jump start it. But its booked into Discover in 2 weeks time for them to sort it.
    Maureen
     
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    De-javu ,maureen. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    keys lock out

    reading your note about keys not opening your autotrail,we were told that you must change over your keys each month. if you dont the key memory will be lost, could this be why you could not get into the motorhome.
     
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    Hi 740sman,

    Good grief, what a carry on. If that is the case, its ridiculous for the manufacturers to expect folks to swap keys over on a monthly basis.

    As for fob batterries, we have the Vanbitz alarm system, and my fob battery needs replacing annually, as it is the one used the most.. I have also had to replace the rubber buttons on the fobs too.

    Jock.
     
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    Don't see how that can be true. I have only ever had one key since I got my MH. So if it were true I would have been in trouble long ago.
    Hope I'm not tempting fate ? :Eeek:
     
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    I`ve only got the one remote key the spare does not have a battery
     
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