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[Z06] Mild to Wild battery life issues??

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Old 08-19-2010, 11:33 AM
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My 2 Mild to Wild FOBs tend to eat batteries quicker than I think they should. Even without use the batteries are going dead in 3 to 6 months. I think they should go longer than that. I even moved them from the center console to the glove box thinking it might be a heat induced issue but they still go belly up around the same time. The batteries I install are all new, usually (not always though) from Radio Shack.

Is anyone else having problems with too short of battery life??
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I keep mine in the cup holder and have had it for four months so far no problems.
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I have had mine 18 months without problems. Now the fob for the car is a different story. It is on its 2nd battery and becoming intermittent again
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I keep my remote in the cup holder. Just changed the battery after 24 months.
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The original batteries in mine lasted less than 3 months, after finding and buying replacement batteries I'm hoping for the best. Right now I'm going on 6 months with the new batteries.

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Mine lasted about 3 years. Both FOBs went dead at the same time. Got 2 new batteries from Radio Shack.
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I've had the same M2W for about four years only changed the batteries out one time about a year ago
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8+ months. No issues...yet.
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Three years and no problems yet.
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Three years here too. I keep the remote in the center console. So maybe th heat helps!!! (j/k)

No problems so far.
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We do see some variation in the fob battery life. We found that often the fobs button get depressed easily if the fob is stored in your pocket or anyplace where the buttons come in contact with other objects. Sometimes just in shipping the unit could be packed in such a way that the buttons get depressed and you will see a short battery life.

Also sometimes itís just the contacts in the fob and that can be easily resolved by removing the screw and cleaning / tightening the contacts. If you have a volt meter the battery should be 12.3 vdc or better. Good news is mild2wild comes with a spare FOB and the batteries are type A27 most any car audio store has them as they are used in alarm and remote start systems. We have the batteries if needed 2 for $5 including shipping.

You can find them on the Mild 2 Wild page on my website (just above the "Old School" option.

http://www.theredlion.us/M2W.htm
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Originally Posted by talon90 View Post
We do see some variation in the fob battery life. We found that often the fobs button get depressed easily if the fob is stored in your pocket or anyplace where the buttons come in contact with other objects. Sometimes just in shipping the unit could be packed in such a way that the buttons get depressed and you will see a short battery life.

Also sometimes itís just the contacts in the fob and that can be easily resolved by removing the screw and cleaning / tightening the contacts. If you have a volt meter the battery should be 12.3 vdc or better. Good news is mild2wild comes with a spare FOB and the batteries are type A27 most any car audio store has them as they are used in alarm and remote start systems. We have the batteries if needed 2 for $5 including shipping.

You can find them on the Mild 2 Wild page on my website (just above the "Old School" option.

http://www.theredlion.us/M2W.htm
That's a good price. I paid $7.08 incl tax for two of the 27A batteries at Batteries Plus, and I had to drive to their store.
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Originally Posted by talon90 View Post
We do see some variation in the fob battery life. We found that often the fobs button get depressed easily if the fob is stored in your pocket or anyplace where the buttons come in contact with other objects. Sometimes just in shipping the unit could be packed in such a way that the buttons get depressed and you will see a short battery life.

Also sometimes itís just the contacts in the fob and that can be easily resolved by removing the screw and cleaning / tightening the contacts. If you have a volt meter the battery should be 12.3 vdc or better. Good news is mild2wild comes with a spare FOB and the batteries are type A27 most any car audio store has them as they are used in alarm and remote start systems. We have the batteries if needed 2 for $5 including shipping.

You can find them on the Mild 2 Wild page on my website (just above the "Old School" option.

http://www.theredlion.us/M2W.htm
Thanks Talon, just ordered a couple from you.
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Originally Posted by skudlw View Post
Mine lasted about 3 years. Both FOBs went dead at the same time. Got 2 new batteries from Radio Shack.
Great information.
Mine's going on 2 years & the one in the ashtray is flakey, intermittent.

Thing is lately the NPP has been closing, by itself.
I'm sure it could be RFI, from something, but I kind of doubt it.
I'd always thought the NPP was supposed to be automatically open (loud) without vacuum/power, so what's up with that is anyones guess.
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Great information.
Mine's going on 2 years & the one in the ashtray is flakey, intermittent.

Thing is lately the NPP has been closing, by itself.
I'm sure it could be RFI, from something, but I kind of doubt it.
I'd always thought the NPP was supposed to be automatically open (loud) without vacuum/power, so what's up with that is anyones guess.
You mean that the valves close with the engine off?
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Originally Posted by JoesC5 View Post
You mean that the valves close with the engine off?
Yup, sometimes the fact it's switched *itself* to quiet mode (valves closed) escapes my attention. Soon as I notice though, I have to toggle 'em back open. They're maintained open whenever parked.

Something's not right, or, my understanding is bass ackwards.
That is to say the "at rest" position = valves closed, implying a possible, albeit slow vacuum leak(?).
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What is the battery number for the remote. Mine went dead and I lost it before I was able to go to the store.

I tried a bunch of batteries that looked like they would fit but didn't seem to work
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My first remote which is in the cup holder lasted 4 years and the second which I never used is still going at 5 years. You can buy the batteries on fleabay for about 50 cents each delivered to your door. Just input "27A batteries".
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Originally Posted by Landru View Post
Yup, sometimes the fact it's switched *itself* to quiet mode (valves closed) escapes my attention. Soon as I notice though, I have to toggle 'em back open. They're maintained open whenever parked.

Something's not right, or, my understanding is bass ackwards.
That is to say the "at rest" position = valves closed, implying a possible, albeit slow vacuum leak(?).
A vacuum leak would have the valves OPEN.

Engine vacuum is required to CLOSE the valves.

Is your setup a OEM NPP, OEM BiMode or an aftermarket conversion?

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