central locking only works if key is 4 inches from ignition

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hi all so the 2008 we just bought does not work on the central locking only if the key is about 4 inches or nearer the ignition barrel it will then lock & unlock but move it away and nothing :(
any one else had this issue
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hondansxr wrote:hi all so the 2008 we just bought does not work on the central locking only if the key is about 4 inches or nearer the ignition barrel it will then lock & unlock but move it away and nothing :(
any one else had this issue
Hi hondansxr

Its has come up before, and I will add the link when I find it.

Have you tried a new battery in the fob?

Do you have the other key that came with the car and does that key have the same problem?
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Arfur Dent wrote: I will add the link when I find it.
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
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hi hanks for the reply only have 1 key swopped from my 407 hdi coupe to my wifes c3 and still only close range ordering new battery now and doing the reset later cheers guys :D
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hondansxr wrote:hi hanks for the reply only have 1 key swopped from my 407 hdi coupe to my wifes c3 and still only close range ordering new battery now and doing the reset later cheers guys :D
I don't understand the key swap? The C3 should come with 2 keys from the factory. Can you explain the key-swap in more detail please or am I just not understanding today :lol: :lol: :oops:
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