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There should only be 1x2016 battery in key fob, yes ?

I am just checking because am replacing the buttons and battery in each key fob and the first one I open has 2x2016 batteries in, stacking on top of each other !!!!

Assuming being fed with 6V hasn't fried the fob, I am assuming there should only be 1 battery in the fob ????

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Yes only 1 (3.2v).... jesus.
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I am just checking because am replacing the buttons and battery in each key fob and the first one I open has 2x2016 batteries in, stacking on top of each other !!!!

Assuming being fed with 6V hasn't fried the fob, I am assuming there should only be 1 battery in the fob ????

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Two 3v 2016 always in mine.... for the 600s.

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I am just checking because am replacing the buttons and battery in each key fob and the first one I open has 2x2016 batteries in, stacking on top of each other !!!!

Assuming being fed with 6V hasn't fried the fob, I am assuming there should only be 1 battery in the fob ????

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For the Rover 600 year '99 you should have two (2) CR2016 batteries stack one on top of the other in both your fobs. Fob needs 6V to operate.
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if you put 2 new ones in, don't forget to write the date on them, because three years from now when you change them again you will be positive you only replaced them 6 months ago!
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if you put 2 new ones in, don't forget to write the date on them, because three years from now when you change them again you will be positive you only replaced them 6 months ago!
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Ahh right so there *should* be 2x2016s in it then ?! Ok I will try that.
The owners manual only mentions 1, and I am replacing the keyfob buttons as there weren't any in either fob so I had nothing to check the operation of them with.

But ok, I will try 2 and see what happens.....

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PS incidentally, the Jags ones lasted about 3 years for the main one and the spare key about 5 years (obviously not used by PO) . so not too bad....
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Ahh right so there *should* be 2x2016s in it then ?! Ok I will try that.
The owners manual only mentions 1, and I am replacing the keyfob buttons as there weren't any in either fob so I had nothing to check the operation of them with.

But ok, I will try 2 and see what happens.....

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PS incidentally, the Jags ones lasted about 3 years for the main one and the spare key about 5 years (obviously not used by PO) . so not too bad....
From which user manual you are reding only 1 battery? Might not be for Rover 600.

This is from Rover 600 post '96 owner manual:

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Used my younger son's Rover 25 yesterday for a shopping trip. The one we bought seven years ago when he was an always nearly penniless student. Bought needing a Cylinder Head Gasket renewal. I try and check his car now and again as unlike my older son, he is not a car enthusiast and needs a prod even to get him to check tyre pressures. The Remote Fob Button was very slow to react. It did respond after several presses of the unlock button. Really pleased how that car drove. Very willing engine and good brakes.

After the trip, fitted ONE new 2032 Battery and vast improvement in both range of remote and immediate button operation. Only needs a light touch on the buttons now. No need for much pressure which often not only wears out the rubber buttons so they break up, but on my recent project, destroyed one of the micro switches in previous ownership... since renewed with careful use of my soldering iron and a couple of micro switches off ebay.

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