Chevy Camaro Key Fob Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 04/21/23 •  3 min read

Chevy Camaro Key Fob Not Working

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The Chevy Camaro has a remote keyless entry technology that enables owners to effortlessly lock and unlock the car by depressing a button on the key fob. Your Camaro’s remote control may not be functioning for a variety of reasons. In a Chevy Camaro, a dead coin battery within the key fob is the most frequent cause of the door locks or unlocks not working.

Possible Reasons Why Chevy Camaro Key Fob Not Working

The key fob’s coin battery is dead

It’s possible that a chevy camaro key fob will not let you enter a room if the coin battery in the remote control doesn’t work. Batteries show signs of deterioration well in advance of them failing; they eventually show signs of being old. If a recently purchased remote controller suddenly lost range and suddenly would not work anymore, the battery was probably a bit old.

To fix this, it is necessary to remove the battery. If a battery is installed incorrectly or with an ineffective battery, you can damage the key fob and cause problems for your car. Install batteries that are the exact size, voltage, and specification as those used to charge your Camaro. When you install the new battery, make sure it faces the right direction.

Defective battery connection

Metal retaining clips on the Camaro key fob’s battery hold the battery in place and complete the circuit. Lack of tension in the clips can lead to contact problems and potential power failure of the remote.

As you shake the remote, check to see that the battery is securely in place and does not move. Ensure that none of the battery connections have corrosion or dust.

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Water Damage

It is very likely that your valuable key fob will be damaged if it falls into the water of your washing machine. If your key fob dropped into the water or rain, make sure that you remove the battery immediately. Then clean the inside of your smart card with soap and water; when it is totally dry, install a new battery.

It can be hard to determine what the problem is with a chip if it has been soaked in salt water, soap water, or other unsanitary water. It is possible that the key fob is damaged, so if you still get no response when you try to clean it or if you try to dry it, you need to buy a new key.

The 12V battery is dead

The 12 volt battery must be in good condition in order for the Camaro’s remote system and central locking system to work correctly. Those on electronics will cease operating if the 12v battery dies or if the electric charge is disrupted because of rust on the battery or the ground connection.

To fix this, you will need an actual key to physically open the Camaro’s door. Additionally, the engine won’t start and the electrical accessories (such as the fan, infotainment system, and headlights) may operate badly or not at all. Examine the connections and the 12V battery.

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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.