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c4 key fob battery (1/6)
 7/7/18 7:07pm
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When I purchased my used 1994 C4 corvette, it did not have an original key fob. I purchased one from a well know corvette parts place and programmed it. It works great. The problem is that any battery I put in it will not last but 2 or 3 weeks max. A duracell will sometimes give me 3 weeks. I have used the PKE system and put it in the manual system both, but neither one will last past that. I even quit carrying the fob when I was using another vehicle and let it sit on the table in the house. I'm lucky to get 3 weeks out of the battery. I've tried about all the brands I've seen.   This is getting to expensive to keep buying batteries. Has anyone else had this problem or do I have a bad key fob?

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Re: c4 key fob battery (2/6)
 7/8/18 11:28am
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Atchafalaya Basin, LA - USA

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Make sure you have the correct batteries for this new FOB  as indicated by the mfg.
Maybe the problem is the new FOB and not the batteries.
Re: c4 key fob battery (3/6)
 7/11/18 4:00pm
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I checked the battery, using the correct one. Got 3 days out of this battery. Broke down and ordered a new FOB. I'll post how this one does.

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Re: c4 key fob battery (4/6)
 3/12/20 12:39pm
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Atlanta, GA - USA

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1996 LT4 Coupe, white 1973 Coupe 454, 4sp


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How did it do? It’s been over two years since the new fob was mentioned - I’m assuming the original battery is still kickin’. 

Re: c4 key fob battery (5/6)
 3/19/20 8:30am
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I am looking for a remote FOB for my 1993 vette. Does anyone know where I can get one. Mine has a broken wire inside the case. Maybe someone knows where I can get this one repaired.

Thanks Gray Macy 864-360-0783 or g.macy@charter.net

 

Re: c4 key fob battery (6/6)
 3/19/20 1:04pm
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Atlanta, GA - USA

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1996 LT4 Coupe, white 1973 Coupe 454, 4sp


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Hey Grey,

Send an email to Bree at c4fob@yahoo.com. She supposedly the person that knows C4 fobs better than anyone. But you have to be patient because from what I hear she has a 2 month backlog of repairs. 

Can you actually see a broken wire inside your fob? Possibly it’s the antenna coil wire. Not hard to fix. 

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