PianoAl
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Fob Battery Low Already?

Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:34 pm

Our LEAF is about seven months old. Today, I got this display

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which Googling tells me means the fob battery is getting low.

Seems a little soon, but I guess I'll just replace it.
2016 Nissan LEAF Model S, Purchased May 2016

jjeff
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Leaf Number: 422121
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Re: Fob Battery Low Already?

Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:25 pm

It could also be just a bad battery connection?? Personally I'd take the remote apart and look for corrosion and clean the contacts, once apart I'd probably just replace the battery anyway, they are generally quite cheap(couple of bucks in a 3 pack at my local big box hardware store). Again personally I'd replace the smaller capacity 2025 with the 2032 which is the same price but half again the capacity. Note it's a bit thicker than the original and might require a bit of squeezing to get the remote back together but both my remotes did accept the larger battery.
Oh on your picture, you've put on 14.5k miles in 7 months :shock:
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Fob Battery Low Already?

Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:35 pm

The way you use the fobs affect battery life. If you use the buttons on them a lot, or keep them near the car, that uses more power.
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PianoAl
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Re: Fob Battery Low Already?

Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:43 pm

That's not my picture. Just pulled it off the internet.

I never use the buttons, but the bedroom is just above the garage. Hmm.
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Fob Battery Low Already?

Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:04 pm

PianoAl wrote:That's not my picture. Just pulled it off the internet.

I never use the buttons, but the bedroom is just above the garage. Hmm.


Try keeping the fob(s) in a foil-lined box, so there is no communication with the car when it's in your room.
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RockyNv
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Re: Fob Battery Low Already?

Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:54 am

There is a warning in the owners manual that keeping the fobs near to a device that transmitts radio signals such as your cell phone will greatly reduce the life of the battery so if you keep your fob in the same pocket as your cell phone or place them together on your desk or in a drawer then the battery will not last very long.

PianoAl
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Re: Fob Battery Low Already?

Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:32 pm

Great info. I guess I'll just get another tinfoil hat, and use that for the fob. ;)
2016 Nissan LEAF Model S, Purchased May 2016

JanStrnad
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Re: Fob Battery Low Already?

Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:34 pm

Maybe it's just me, but that graphic of the key and "fuel gauge" doesn't really tell me much. The gauge seems to be reading 3/4 full as easily as 3/4 empty. I guess it gets the job done.

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