Got passive entry? Keyless entry systems have evolved.
Unlike its predecessor (keyless entry), of having to locate your grip onto a fixed switch in the handle and then for heaven’s sake having to pull the door open by your own strength!
Yup – it’s one of the many convenience features on today’s cars but the underlying pretense of many of these features is safety and anti-theft.
In fact transponder-based car immobilization systems have helped reduce car theft by more than 90% since they were first introduced to the market.
This newer system uses up the key fob’s battery power more rapidly due to the door handle antennas continuously sending out a “challenge” signal to the key fob from as far as 3 feet away. If the “challenge” is met, the fob will respond to the door lock receiver via RF signal.
Not to worry – the car’s central information display (CID) now informs the driver by a displayed message that the batteries need changing –
Happy convenience features to you – Hollis Brothers
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