Rocket Rocket 3 Tfc —“key Fob Out Of Range “ Warning Light”

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  1. Dr. Jack

    Dr. Jack New Member

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    #1 Dr. Jack, May 24, 2020
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    Rocket 3 TFC-Key Fob Out Of Range” warning light comes on and off 90% of ride time. Battery changed numerous times. I know this is an issue with many Triumphs. Has anyone had the problem corrected by dealer. If so, how was issue corrected?
     
  2. Dr. Jack

    Dr. Jack New Member

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    Thanks so much. Will try.
     
  3. Dr. Jack

    Dr. Jack New Member

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    Thanks again
     
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  4. haydenvn

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    i had problems with my 1200xe and had the dealer re program the bike and replace fob battery. All ok now apart from one run where it flashed out of range for a few miles. I now know that the key can be used to start the bike if hands free not working by holding key against wireless sign under seat.
     
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  5. Dr. Jack

    Dr. Jack New Member

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    Thanks. Bike starts no problem. Warning light not coming from a key fob battery issue. Changed battery numerous times.
     
  6. Burny_13

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    Do you keep your key in the same pocket/ very close to your phone?

    If so, that could be the issue, it causes me problems with my Speed RS.
     
  7. Dr. Jack

    Dr. Jack New Member

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    No. I’ve tried changing pockets and phone mounted to handlebar.
     
  8. Dr. Jack

    Dr. Jack New Member

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    Not yet.
     
  9. Dr. Jack

    Dr. Jack New Member

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    Not yet.
     
  10. Dr. Jack

    Dr. Jack New Member

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    Finally figured out a fix recommended by a Dallas dealer. I placed a “shim” between back of battery and rear fob cover. I cut out a round rubber shim the size of the + side of battery from a rubber exercise band that’s about 1mm thick. This pushes battery tightly against contacts. I tried bending contacts up, but this didn’t work. The “shim” solves the problem. This “Key Fob Out Of Range” banner obviously is caused from a key fob issue. Triumph should correct this ASAP!
     
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  11. Ducatitotriumph

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    They will probably only send out a letter with a “cut here” circle ⭕️ on it so you can put it in the key fob....
    Good info thanks and enjoy!
     
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  12. Desert Yeti

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    I know this might qualify as resurrecting a "necro-thread", but I had the dreaded "FOB out of range" warning Icon come-up numerous times on my Scrambler 1200XC. It seemed as though my FOB was devouring CR2032 batteries like they were gum-drops (I was changing batteries every 3-4 weeks), and I may have stumbled upon a very simple solution.

    I got to thinking; I'm frequently recreating in areas where there is no hope of getting a cell phone signal. When I'm in these areas, I can almost watch my battery life indicator of my phone descend to nothing as my phone searches in vain for a tower to link-up with. Why would my key FOB be any different?

    I started the practice of turning the FOB off when shutting off the bike (holding the Triumph button on the fob until it flashes red). I do this even if I'm just dashing in and out of a store on errands, if I'm at work, or if it's being parked for the night. I also switch-off the master ignition switch located just below the left side faux carburetor cover, but I understand that this switch is only on US and Canadian models.

    In any event, I began the practice of turning the FOB off when not actually operating the bike around the first of the year, and I haven't seen the FOB out of range warning, or had to change the battery since. Maybe the next time I get the warning I'll report back to this thread; I'm interested to see just how much life I can get out of a CR2032 now.
     
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  13. Desert Yeti

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    Update:

    This morning on my way to work I saw a warning on the TFT I hadn't seen yet. It was an icon of a key over the top of a battery, and the warning was for "low key fob battery".

    The last time I changed the battery in my fob was around the first of the year (and I would normally get the "fob out of range" icon/warning), so it seems that the practice of turning the fob off every time I get off the bike has extended my battery life from 3-4 weeks to 5 months. I can live with that.
     
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