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After watching recent news stories, I’m becoming increasingly worried about identity theft. I’ve heard stories about how people’s lives have been turned upside down for years after getting their identity stolen. This unsavory business is alive and well all over the world. Fortunately, you can do things to safeguard your personal assets from identity thieves. One smart idea is to purchase a safe for all of your sensitive paper documents. While many of your confidential information is digital nowadays, some of it is not. On this blog, you will learn how to protect your identity by purchasing the best safe for your confidential papers.


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if your vehicle has power locks, you may be surprised if you press the keyless remote fob and the locks don't pop up and allow you into the vehicle. You might become even more concerned if you attempt to manually use he key and nothing happens. Don't panic just yet; it could be one of the issues down below:

1. The Fob Battery is Dead

The first issue requiring attention is whether the keyless remote fob is faulty. If you use it all the time and it has just seemed to conk out on you, it could be that it simply requires a new battery. Pop open or unscrew the battery compartment to see what battery is needed and replace it. If that was the problem, a new battery should make everything right.

2. Something's Loose Inside the Fob

If you're using a fresh battery inside the keyless remote fob and the vehicle still isn't unlocked, the fob could still have problems. Now it's time to open the entire fob to see what's going on. You should be able to pry it open with a screwdriver. If you notice loose connections or wires that have disengaged, it's a pretty clear sign that the fob has to be replaced unless you're handy with a soldering iron or wires. New fobs can be acquired from the dealer, but you can also explore online options for generic ones that need to be programmed.

3. The Fob Must Be Reprogrammed

In fact, the fob you have right now might just need reprogramming if all wires are in place and nothing seems wrong when you examine it. To do this you'll need to consult your vehicle's manual; the practice typically involves inserting your key into the vehicle ignition and toggling it between the first two settings until you hear some kind of chime.

4. Your Locks Need Lubrication

If you have no time to fiddle with the remote fob, you might have pushed the key into the lock and became puzzled when it didn't work. The key may not have turned at all, to your surprise. When that happens, it's usually that you've been using the remote fob so long that the internal key lock isn't as lubricated as it once was. 

To fix this, you'll need lubrication spray. Spray it directly into each lock and wait some minutes. Then gently insert the key and attempt to turn it and unlock the doors. If that isn't productive, spray more lubricant and wait a little longer. Ultimately your attempts and the spray should be effective.

If none of these remote and key suggestions help, it's time to discuss this with a company like The Lock Shop. They can provide instructions specific to the type of vehicle you have