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How to open your car when your key fob is dead

Opening your vehicle if your key fob is dead 

More and more vehicles are now offering keyless entry as an option but if you wait too long to change the battery on your key fob, you may find yourself stuck. But as they say, modern problems come with modern solutions, there is still a way to start your vehicle even with the key fob dead. Keep reading to learn how.  

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Open up the Audi MMI connect app. From there, you can use the remote unlocking services even when the key is dead or locked inside your vehicle. 


The vehicles equipped with AcuraLink have the ability to receive a remote unlock signal to allow drivers to access their vehicles.  


Through the Connected Drive program, BMW offers remote unlocking services. 

Jaguar and Land Rover 

Both of these brands have InControl Remote & Protect services which include remote unlocking if the key fob is lost or damaged. 


Lexus has its Lexus Enform telematics system which features remote unlocking services. 


Through the mbrace app, computer or by calling the Response Center, Mercedes-Benz vehicles have a variety of ways to get inside the locked vehicle.  


The Porsche Car Connect program, which is $119 a year, can help drivers who are locked out of their vehicle.  


Remote unlocking services when the fob is damaged, keys are lost or left inside the vehicle is available through Volvo On Call.  

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