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Keyless fob battery

Discussion in 'Servicing & Maintenance' started by runnerhiker, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. runnerhiker

    runnerhiker Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I got a yellow warning light on the display yesterday, it stayed on for a few seconds only. I wondered what it was. I turned the bike off and back on again to get a closer look, it was a key and a low battery icon. Time to go to the Owner's Manual. Found it! It was a warning that the battery on the key fob was running low and it was time to change it. So I did and all is well now. It lasted two years. Anyway, I thought that was pretty neat that the bike can do that.
     
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    Reassuring. Thanks for the tip.
     
  3. Aussie Import

    Aussie Import Well-Known Member

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    Mine was the same. Biggest issue was opening the fob. RTFM and all OK.
     
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    Grumpy Goat Well-Known Member Contributor

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    It also happens when you walk away from the bike and go out of range of the keyless system. As soon as you came back in range the warning light goes off.
     
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    Had the same issue recently. Finally figured it out. Biggest issue was opening the damn thing to get at the battery. All is well now.
     
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    wessie Well-Known Member

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    I have put a spare battery in with the manual, under my seat - it's bound to go flat just as I arrive in E.Germany next year...
     
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    Mine doesn't GG !!

    Might be a program set up thingy

    Ged
     
  8. vat

    vat Active Member

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    On the subject of keyless - Rode a 97 F650 the other day for the first time in a year. Came back after work to go home only to find I'd left the key in the bike. So spoiled by the keyless on the RS
     
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    ray2 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    How do you know the light is on if you have walked away from the bike...?

    (I know about the light, because I rode off once, leaving the key on the workbench. The bike let me go to the end of the block before I noticed the light. I returned quickly enough to not lose power, but I can only imagine the bike will not be so forgiving next time....)
     
  10. Aussie Import

    Aussie Import Well-Known Member

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    It will not lose power. However, if you turn it off, it will not re-start.
     
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    I used to keep a CR2025 or 32 (whichever it was) in with my registration on my last H-D. Thanks for the reminder to put one under the seat of the RS. What battery model is it?
     
  12. runnerhiker

    runnerhiker Well-Known Member Contributor

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    CR2032, the same battery in my wireless heated garment controller, I keep one in my heated liner pocket.
     
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    runnerhiker Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I, too, had a hard time opening the fob. YouTube to the rescue, just so I wouldn't break the damn thing.
     
  14. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

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    We get the warning light on both of our bikes.
    When the key is out of range the symbol is a picture of a key and ?.
    I have not seen it but the manual shows when the fob battery is low the symbol is a picture of a key and battery.
    When the bike is idling on the centerstand you should see the key and ? if you move the key more than a meter from the bike.
     
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    Good idea. Same battery for my guitar pickups and many other devices.
     
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    SauRoN Well-Known Member

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    And even if the battery fails you can just take the rear seat off and hold it against the transponder and it will start.

    So I wouldn't even stress about changing it too quickly.
     
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    If all else fails: RTFM
     
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  18. Grumpy Goat

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    Could be. Soon as I walk away with the bike running and with the fob in my jacket pocket, the warning light pops up, and as soon as I come back in range the icon goes off. I thought it was kind of neat. Maybe something you want to ask the dealer about next time you're there.
     
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    I think I might keep a spare with my spare headlamp bulb that lives under the seat.
     
  20. Grumpy Goat

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    Hehe ... takes a second to go out when I return within range. I usually don't go far with the bike on ... typically just putting something away in the garage or something like that. :)
     

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