Our Chevy HHR is possessed... really.
Both key fobs stopped working a few months ago. Even with new batteries. Fobs are pricey so we started locking the door with the inside button and unlocking it with the key-- old school style.
But what to do when the actual key won't unlock the door?!
Yep, you read right. On Friday night, the key went in the keyhole but wouldn't turn.
Have you ever heard of such a bizarre thing?
And scary! What if a mean dog or killer was after you! Yikes!
Our situation wasn't that dire, thank goodness. My hub and I had met in a nearby town so luckily we had two cars. But it was after dark and we were exhausted from work and grocery shopping at Walmart.
Funny how bad stuff always happens when one is exhausted, isn't it?
So what did we do?
We drove sixteen miles home-- hub soldered three spots inside each fob and put in new batteries to give us four possible shots. Two keys and two fobs.
We drove back to the car to try but expected to have to leave it overnight.
Guess what? The first key fob tried worked! And seeing the headlights flash on was a beautiful sight to see!
I don't brag on my hub enough but let me say now for all posterity: He is a soldering genius!!
Have you looked inside a key fob? The insides are tiny. Don't know how he did it.
And actually, both fobs work now but we are too gun shy to lock the door. It is still a mystery why the door wouldn't unlock with the actual key and we don't want to take any chances.
Online research shows many complaints concerning keyfobs, doorlocks and even an ignitions that won't turn off so probably the HHR is just a poorly made Chevy-- it is being discontinued, after all.
But my hypothesis is that the car is possessed and in need of an exorcism.
What is the weirdest car glitch that you have experienced? Have you or anyone you know had bizarre problems with an HHR?