New Proximity key duplicated for Peugeot 308

Proximity car remotes have revolutionized convenience in vehicle access and security. However, like all technology, they can sometimes run into issues. One common problem that many car owners face is their car remote intermittently not being detected by the vehicle. Here are some typical causes and potential solutions to help you get back on the road smoothly.

At Soxxi Master, a professional car key shop, we’ve seen it all – from completely dead remotes to those with intermittent detection issues. Recently, we assisted a Peugeot 308 owner who faced these exact problems. Here’s what we did and some general advice for similar issues.

1. Battery Problems

Issue: The most common cause of intermittent detection is a weak or dead battery in the remote.

Solution: Replace the battery. Most car remotes use a standard coin cell battery, easily found at hardware stores or online. Ensure you purchase the correct type and follow your car manual’s instructions for replacement. At Soxxi Master, we can replace your remote battery swiftly to ensure reliable performance.

2. Signal Interference

Issue: Electronic devices and metal objects can interfere with the remote’s signal.

Solution: Avoid storing your remote near other electronic devices or metal objects. Additionally, if you’re in an area with high electromagnetic interference (like near power lines or broadcasting towers), try moving the remote closer to the vehicle or stepping away from potential interference sources.

3. Physical Obstructions

Issue: Physical barriers between the remote and the car can affect the signal.

Solution: Make sure there’s a clear path between the remote and the vehicle. Remove any large objects that might be blocking the signal, and ensure the remote is not buried in your bag or pocket.

4. Faulty Remote or Car Sensor

Issue: The remote or the car’s sensor might be defective.

Solution: If changing the battery doesn’t work, you might need a new remote. Consult Soxxi Master for a replacement. Similarly, if the problem persists with a new remote, the car’s sensor might need to be checked and possibly replaced by a professional.

5. Software Issues

Issue: Sometimes, the issue lies in the car’s software.

Solution: Ensure your car’s software is up-to-date. Check the manufacturer’s website for any software updates or recalls that might affect the remote’s performance. If necessary, visit your dealership for a software check and update.

6. Temperature Extremes

Issue: Extreme hot or cold temperatures can affect the remote’s functionality.

Solution: Avoid exposing your remote to extreme temperatures. If your remote has been subjected to such conditions, allow it to return to a moderate temperature before attempting to use it again.

Case Study: Peugeot 308 Proximity Remote Replacement

Recently, a Peugeot 308 owner came to Soxxi Master with two proximity remotes – one completely dead and the other intermittently not detected by the car. The owner decided to replace both remotes to avoid future inconvenience. We provided two new prox keys, ensuring they were correctly programmed and tested for seamless operation.

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Preventive Tips

  • Regular Maintenance: Periodically check and replace the remote battery to prevent unexpected failures.
  • Proper Storage: Store your remote in a safe, easy-to-reach place, free from electronic interference and physical damage.
  • Professional Checkups: Have your car’s electronic systems checked during regular maintenance to ensure everything is functioning correctly.


Proximity car remotes are a great convenience, but they do require some attention to keep them working reliably. By understanding the common issues and knowing how to address them, you can ensure that your remote functions properly when you need it. If problems persist, don’t hesitate to seek professional assistance from Soxxi Master to avoid getting locked out of your vehicle.

For all your car key needs, trust Soxxi Master. We specialize in professional car key replacement and remote repair to keep you moving without hassle.

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