[BiturboS4] RE: Keys

Edwards, Dave Dave_Edwards at iOra.com
Mon Nov 25 09:20:05 EST 2002


alapointe1 writes:
> I just went to start my s4 and it didn't... well more specifically, I
> n't even gain access to the car.  I seem to remember some grumblings about
> a battery drain on the car in the two weeks I've been a list member.
>  won't open locks, and key won't even open the locks... I guess it's a
> tronic connection from the key to the physical lock... arrrgh!
>  that the battery is truly dead, which I think is the case, as the
>  led for the alarm isn't even flashing, what is it that's causing this
> n?  And more importantly, how the hell do I gain access to the car... all
>  want to do is jump it and get on the road... Thanks for your help in
> ce.

Unless I'm missing something, you can still insert your key into
the driver's door lock cylinder and unlock the car the old fashioned way.
Once you're in the car you can pop the hood and charge battery/jump start


I note that some newer cars (e.g. some Renaults and Mercs) have a smart card
to open the door and operate the car. Presumably these cars will also be
supplied by a 'real' key for emergencies, but I doubt that many people will
carry them (probably leave them at home, or worse leave them in the glove

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