You should be able to open the door with the mechanical key blade that is inside the FOBIK, once the door is open, the FOBIK should NOT have any problem starting the vehicle.
Get a battery for the FOBIK and replace it. I have pulled the battery out of my FOBIK just to test it, and yes, it reatains it programming to the vehicle when you swap batteries.
The vehicle start and remote keyless entry or two different systems contained inside one FOBIK. The vehicle start is done by an RFID chip that is in the FOBIK, that does NOT need any batteries, the WIN (Wireless Ignition Node) uses RF energy to energize the RFID chip and power it, to interogate it and allow it to start the vehicle, if its been programmed to the vehicle.
If the battery goes dead on the FOBIK, its just the door lock/unlock (plus the rear window open/remote start if equipped) that won't work and thats why there is a mechanical key hidden in the FOBIK.
Its possible, like ColoradoKing has, it might be some sort of reception problem with the radio signal from your FOBIK. A weak battery will make for a weak signal out of the FOBIK, but there is an antenna and receiver in the vehicle to receive the FOBIK signal, that could be the problem and even a weak battery in the vehicle could be behind that, BUT, I'd "think" if the vehicle battery was too weak to receive a FOBIK signal reliably, it also would be too weak to start the engine.
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Last edited by Mongo; 04-18-2011 at 08:35 AM.