Chevy Bolt Key Fob Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 12/16/22 •  3 min read

Chevy Bolt Key Fob Not Working

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Chevy Bolt is a great car that offers a lot of features. However, sometimes things can go wrong with the car and the key fob may not work. The key fob is essential for starting the car, and if it does not work, it can be a hassle to get it fixed.

If the key fob on a Chevy Bolt does not work, there are a few symptoms you may encounter. First, the car may not be able to be started. Second, if the car can be started, the key fob may not allow you to drive it. Finally, if the key fob does work, it may not allow you to lock or unlock the car. In this article, we will show you how to fix the key fob not working on a Chevy Bolt.

How to Fix Chevy Bolt Key Fob Not Working

Use the Physical Key

The actual key that is concealed within the fob itself may be used to open your Chevy Bolt if a key fob is not doing so automatically.

  1. Pull out the key by depressing the silver button located on the side of the fob.
  2. The driver-side door should have a tiny hole on the bottom where you may insert the key.
  3. Pull it apart to reveal the keyhole by removing the plastic cover.
  4. Unlock the car with your key.

Change the Battery In the Key Fob

Check to see if the battery is dead. If the battery is dead, the key fob will not work. Next, you should try resetting the key fob. To do this, you will need to remove the battery, open the cover on the key fob, and press and hold down all of the buttons for about 10 seconds. After resetting the key fob, you should test it to see if it works.

If it does not work after resetting it, then you may need to replace the key fob. If your Chevy Bolt doesn’t open with the key fob, the battery may need to be changed. Use a screwdriver to pry up the key fob casing after removing the key as previously mentioned. Once it’s unlocked, you can quickly swap out the coin battery in the key fob with a new one.

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Use myChevrolet App

A myChevrolet app on your smartphone can help you troubleshoot some common issues with your Chevy Bolt. The myChevrolet app can help you start the car, lock or unlock the car, and see if the key fob is working. If for any reason you unintentionally left the key fob inside the car, this is a simple and quick fix. The myChevrolet app can also help you find your car if it’s lost or stolen. The myChevrolet app is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Check For Obstacles In the Path of the Key Fob

If you have tried resetting the key fob and the battery on the key fob still does not work, then you may need to check for obstacles in the path of the key fob. You can do this by trying to start the car with the key fob from a different location. If you are still unable to start the car with the key fob, then you may need to replace the key fob.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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