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OK over the years I've read all kinds of key fob problems here, but this is a little different.
So I have a check engine light on, I pulled out the push button start and put the key fob in and did the on off cycle to get the code . I put the push button back in . All was fine. took a little day trip the next day, no problems, came home and the next day went out to the car. I noticed that I put the push button in upside down. OK no problem, took it out and put it back in right side up. Went to start the car and No key detected came up. Tried it several times , and no go, same message. took out the battery from the key, put it back in and it started. turned it off and tried it again and the same thing, no key detected. Ok , changed the battery and it started one time, next time no. At one point the message said damaged key fob. Just for the hell of it, I took the push button back out, put it in upside down again, and it starts every time, no problems at all. So I left it that way for now.
So what do you folks make of this one??? :ugh2:
 

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That's really weird. Mine gives me the no fob detected occasionally, and my tuner always shows trouble code for no fob.
If you have the other fob, have you tried it to see what it does?
 

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I never use the other one , when the car was new 09, it gave me trouble, so it's just a back up. But I will dig it out and try it.
I would agree to try your second remote and see what happens.
 

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I suggest if you're confident it's gonna start every time here on out, leave the button upside down and buy a button decal of your choice... "DONE" ...what ever works, who the hell cares why...more then likely it's just the dodge brothers messin with ya from above, rumor has it they do that a lot...LOL
 

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Take the button out and poke your finger in the hole to start it. The button is just a chunk of plastic that extends the internal push button. It has no active function.
 
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I would take the fob and make sure the ignition switch is fully in the "OFF" position before putting the button in. I was in my Durango tonight and I cannot put the button in upside down. Not sure why, but maybe your ignition is not fully off.
 

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I would take the fob and make sure the ignition switch is fully in the "OFF" position before putting the button in. I was in my Durango tonight and I cannot put the button in upside down. Not sure why, but maybe your ignition is not fully off.
Its been in the garage for a few days now and i havent rechecked it. I dont thing the ignition can be on , i turned the car off by the push botton. It is still in there upside down, but its def. not on
 

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I had some weird problem like that thsi morning one my way to work at the convenience store I stopped at to get lunch. Tried to start car kept getting no fob detected and when I pushed the button it would either say auto, run, accessory or off and no key fob detected and wouldn't even try to turn over. Then when I got out of the car to try the remote start the damn panic alarm kept going off, fought it for about 15 minutes with everyone looking at me. Finally gave in and pulled out the manual and found out it must have been because I didnt have my foot on the brake, when I put my foot on the brake it cranked right up normally. Just my second day with the car and I thought I was gonna have to miss work and call the dealership, my new lesson for the day, "read the damn manual!" LOL!
 
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