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Old 10-12-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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Why is my battery dying so fast in my remote?

I have a Viper 791 remote start alarm. It's been in the car for over a year now with no problems. Recently the remote key chain thing is eating batteries. I just put a new one in Monday and it's dead already
I never had to change it this often before. Does anyone know what would cause this? I haven't had time to check it but, I don't think the siren has been chirping when I lock and unlock that car either.
Old 10-12-2005, 12:59 PM   #2
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Re: Why is my battery dying so fast in my remote?

My buddy has a 791 and says his is eating batteries too... i dunno
Old 10-12-2005, 01:06 PM   #3
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Re: Why is my battery dying so fast in my remote?

Just a hint buy I had similar problems with my stocker... Take the whole key fob apart and make sure there is no lint from your pocket or anything that could be depressing the button even the slightest bit... I had a small clump under the plastic that was holding down the lock button so when I'd unlock it would lock again right away... About a battery every other day for a week until i realized what the f*ck was happening.
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Re: Why is my battery dying so fast in my remote?

call viper????
Old 10-12-2005, 02:38 PM   #5
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Re: Why is my battery dying so fast in my remote?

Are you sure the batteries are dying? the clip that was holding my battery to the circuit board was loose and it would just stop working; I re-soldered the leads on it and it's okay now.
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Re: Why is my battery dying so fast in my remote?

I just took the battery out and let it sit for about 30 minutes and now it shows almost full battery life
Old 10-12-2005, 02:42 PM   #7
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Quote: Originally Posted by XtremelyYellow
I just took the battery out and let it sit for about 30 minutes and now it shows almost full battery life
And it showed dead before?
Old 10-12-2005, 02:52 PM   #8
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yep... beeped at me warning of low battery
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weird. mine's not misbehavin
Old 10-12-2005, 02:56 PM   #10
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Quote: Originally Posted by andocommando
call viper????
thats your best bet, call and ask them or complain.
Old 10-13-2005, 08:37 AM   #11
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ok... so this morning I got in my car to go to work and my car freaked out!!!!!! it kept making this clicking noise and all the lights were dim and kept flashing until I disconnected the car battery
What the hell!!!???!!!!
I guess I'm going to have to have it towed to the place that installed it. I thougth Viper was a good safe alarm that I wouldn't have any problems with.
Old 10-13-2005, 09:25 AM   #12
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Re: Why is my battery dying so fast in my remote?

your battery in the car is most likely dead... ur remote might be dying cause it might be triggering an aux channel.. do u have anything hooked up to your 3 aux channels? if so it might be draining the battery in the remote and if ur close enough to the car, the car? BTW these remotes break all the time... it sucks.. i've repaired a few but it still sucks!
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Quote: Originally Posted by XtremelyYellow
ok... so this morning I got in my car to go to work and my car freaked out!!!!!! it kept making this clicking noise and all the lights were dim and kept flashing until I disconnected the car battery
What the hell!!!???!!!!
I guess I'm going to have to have it towed to the place that installed it. I thougth Viper was a good safe alarm that I wouldn't have any problems with.
its not viper that you have to worry about...it is the installer...


battery in the truck sounds dead...and just have them replace the remote...they should not charge you...
Old 10-13-2005, 10:23 AM   #14
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Re: Why is my battery dying so fast in my remote?

Mine has juiced batteries ever since I got it....
Old 10-13-2005, 11:20 AM   #15
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I just got this alarm installed last saturday. The installer informed me that the remote burns through batteries like crazy. He told me to plan on changing the battery in the remote once a month..

but hey, i love the alarm. the install was good and i'm having fun freaking out people in the cars that park next to me. they can't understand why a truck would start with no-one in it.
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my wifes goes thru a remote battery every other month
Old 10-13-2005, 02:07 PM   #17
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Re: Why is my battery dying so fast in my remote?

You guys were right... the battery was dead. I had an Optima yellow top in it. So, I put the factory one back in. I put a new battery in the remote at about 11:00 and it's dead already
Guess I have to spend the $100 on a new remote.
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Quote: Originally Posted by XtremelyYellow
Guess I have to spend the $100 on a new remote.
no go back to the place and have them replace the remote...it should be under warranty


if they dont let me know...i can warranty it for you...

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Old 10-13-2005, 02:14 PM   #19
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Quote: Originally Posted by orangesonoma
no go back to the place and have them replace the remote...it should be under warranty


if they dont let me know...i can warranty it for you...
Thanks!! I'll go to them and let you know what they say.
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Quote: Originally Posted by XtremelyYellow
Thanks!! I'll go to them and let you know what they say.
no problem...
Old 10-13-2005, 02:26 PM   #21
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Re: Why is my battery dying so fast in my remote?

tell the fockers about the remote. what it is/isn't doing. have them warranty the remote,.shouldn't be any charge for the warranty. but paging remotes from my experience last about a month depending on usage.
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Re: Why is my battery dying so fast in my remote?

my remote lasts about a month to 6 weeks depending on how often I drive the truck. If I know the truck will be sitting for a while I sometimes take the battery out of the remote to save them. Either way, you can get 8 months of batteries for about $6 at walmart.
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