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#108 of 120 2006 Camry keyless entry broke
May 11, 2010 (11:44 am)
For no apparent reason my keyless entry system abruptly stopped working. 4-yr old Toyota Camry kept in good condition: no accidents, no new installs, etc.
Paid $200 to the dealer to diagnose it & they could only intermittently fix it by jiggling the wire harness connection to the computer chip. It stayed "fixed" for 1 day, and hasn't worked since. The dealership says their only other idea is to replace the computer for $800.
It's not worth paying any more money to fix this problem, I'm just hoping it isn't a wire short that could eventually cause other problems to happen!
Anyone else ever seen this?
#109 of 120 Re: 2006 Camry keyless entry broke [bigrob2010]
May 11, 2010 (12:28 pm)
The keyfob has it's own internal code (think of it as a serial number), which it transmits as part of the signal when you hit a button on the keyfob. From a security perspective, each keyfob has to be 'programmed' into the computer, so the computer knows to respond to only your keyfobs. If you want to add a keyfob, you take all of your keyfobs to the dealership and they go thru a process where the computer 'learns/reads' the serial numbers of the fobs.
So one thing you should do to attempt to diagnose your problem, is to see whether the problem is experienced with only one keyfob, or multiple keyfobs.
If the problem is only one keyfob, then suspect the individual keyfob.
If the problem is multiple keyfobs, then they should have tried re-loading the keyfobs into the computer.
If all the did was wiggle wires, I'd take it back to the dealership and have them reload all of the keyfobs into the computer.
Perhaps they did some of this, and didn't tell you.....or they weren't able to load the keyfobs which would be an indication that the computer does indeed have a problem.
#110 of 120 Re: 2006 Camry keyless entry broke [bigrob2010]
May 15, 2010 (1:13 pm)
I have the same problem on my 2005 Camry LE with 24,000 miles.
The remote to open the doors does not work.
It is not the keyfob.
At first the remote worked intermittantly. Service at a dealer said they
unplugged the ECU and plugged it back in and it worked for about a
week and stopped again.
Today I went through the reprogramming proceedure for the keyfob, and
it worked once. I used the "confirmation" proceedure which I found on the
internet to see if the keyfob was working and it did recognize the keyfob
once, and then would not respond at all again using the same programming
proceedure. So it is definitely not the keyfob.
Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
#111 of 120 2006 Toyota Camry Keyless Entry Problems
Jul 14, 2010 (2:31 pm)
If you are having problems with your 2006 Camry's keyless entry and you have changed the batteries, purchased new remotes and/or changed the fuse and are STILL having problems, you have a problem with your computer. As of right now, it seems Toyota is not offering to replace the computer (an $800 + labor ordeal).
Here's my story...I have successfully programmed several remotes for 3 different Camrys (don't let anyone tell you that you have to take it to the dealer to have them programmed - just buy one off ebay from a reputable dealer and it comes with the same instructions that Toyota technicians use to program the remotes!).
The first one I programmed for my 2006 Camry worked for 1 year then started working only about 25% of the time until it stopped working altogether. I replaced the battery with no results. Then I purchased a new remote from ebay and tried to program it. I got it into the programming mode and successfully programmed it but it only worked once and then stopped working altogether. I then replaced the fuse (which actually wasn't blown) and got it to program, but again, it only worked once.
At this point I surmised it must be the computer and took it to the dealer who told me by phone later that day that the circuits in my remotes must be bad because the computer check found nothing wrong with the car. He wanted to sell me a $90 remote (the same one I got from ebay for $19). I basically told him to shove his theory and his remote because it was a computer problem and that I would be down to pick up the car in an hour. After our little exchange of ideas, he talked to the technician and they decided to test what I claimed the problem was. They took the new remote from the warehouse, tried to program it and ran into the same problem I had. And what do you know...it was declared to be a computer problem!
I am trying to decide if I want to pay for the computer replaced (not sure I want to replace it since it will probably be replaced with a computer manufactured in the same place as the first one and it may have the same malfunction). I love Camrys but I'm not sure I want to have one with computer issues since it affects nearly everything on the car.
#112 of 120 battery location in remote for 2005 camry xle
Sep 02, 2010 (11:33 am)
where is the battery locatedand how do you get at it
#113 of 120 Re: battery location in remote for 2005 camry xle [jakeandamy]
Sep 02, 2010 (1:38 pm)
Is your question, where is the battery for your remote? It's in the key, the piece with the buttons on it you push to unlock/lock car.
#114 of 120 Re: 2006 Toyota Camry Keyless Entry Problems [kakee]
Jun 07, 2012 (7:40 pm)
I have similar problem past few days. Did you fix "computer"?
This computer only controls door opening or it also controls other functions?
#115 of 120 Re: 2006 Toyota Camry Keyless Entry Problems [beach7]
Jun 08, 2012 (8:33 am)
I opted not to replace the computer as it was going to be $600-$800. I believe the computer controls all the other computerized functions of the car, too. My concern is that all the computers were manufactured in the same place and I didn't want to replace it with another potentially bad computer. So far the keyless entry is the only thing affected. For the amount it was going to cost, I can just put the key in the key hole to unlock it. My hope is that the computers will be recalled at some point and I can get it fixed for free. (Probably just wishful thinking there, though.)
#116 of 120 Re: 2006 Toyota Camry Keyless Entry Problems [kakee]
Aug 09, 2012 (4:54 pm)
I have the same problem! No help from dealers. Solution, I won't buy toyota anymore ! Daughter has the car now, and I bought a Honda. . . no problems
Thanks for the help Toyota Dealers. And I tell all of my friends about how Toyota will not help with the problem. Recall !
#117 of 120 Re: 2006 Camry keyless entry broke [bigrob2010]
Oct 02, 2012 (1:38 pm)
I realized this message is 2 years old, but by chance that you see this, did you ever find a fix? I am in a similar situation.