Thats what happened to me 2 years past.Tested my spare FOB today. Battery was dead. Once the battery was replaced it worked. I had put a new battery in last June for my summer trip. I keep it switched off. So I’ll be carrying a spare battery with the FOB I guess.
All this writing about batteries... took the battery out of a friends FOB when the low batt warning showed in the dash. It had a 2025 battery in it. Put a 2025 back in it. Worked fine. Here someone said it is a 2032...
which one is the correct one? is 2018 different from 2021 and on? Incorrect batteries could cause all sorts of stuff..
2032 is the correct battery
I had the exact same experience and also now store the extra fob and spare battery in a little zip lock bag in the pocket pouch in my top box.My spare works, although, for the second time, I had to replace the fob battery because the one in there was dead, the result of the fob's never being totally off. I now store the spare fob's battery outside the fob. This is NOT what Fred is reporting. Once the battery was replaced, the fob worked to start the motorcycle.
I wondered if keeping a spare battery in the nonlocking storage which could get really hot in summer, would shorten the life of the battery. I went on a day trip in the heat of summer in Arizona and put myy smart phone in that storage and when I stopped to take a break and took my smart phone out, I felt it quite warm.I also keep mine in the left saddlebag turned off. After Fred’s comment I had to go test it and it was fine.
I also keep a spare battery under the non locking storage lid. When the main fob battery dies I change all three.
One day I found at Costco a pack of 10 batteries for eight bucks so I bought it real quick. Always watch for battery discounted at Costco.In my case, the battery went from new to dead in only a few months. I'm thinking it's because I bought cheapo internet batteries. Some stuff it doesn't matter, and you're paying extra for a name-brand when the commodity is the same, but from now on it's only name-brand batterues for me.
Are you sure 20 means 20 mm, not 2.0 mm? 20 mm is equal to 2 cm, which is quite thick. For 17 years I lived with metric system but that was 47 years ago.Here ya go.
*MicroBattery Pro-Tip (Understanding Lithium Coin Batteries): Lithium coin cell batteries are usually designated with a CR followed by a set of numbers. The C in CR lets you know the battery uses a lithium chemistry. The R lets you know that the battery is round in shape. The first two numbers let you know the diameter of the battery and the last two numbers tell you the height. So by following this, you can easily see that a CR2032 battery is a (C) lithium chemistry battery with a (R) round shape that has a diameter of (20) 20 millimeters and a height of (32) 3.2 millimeters. This applies to the majority of coin and button cell batteries but note there are some exceptions, like the CR2 or CR123A batteries which are considered lithium cylindrical batteries.
I think you misread his post.Are you sure 20 means 20 mm, not 2.0 mm? 20 mm is equal to 2 cm, which is quite thick. For 17 years I lived with metric system but that was 47 years ago.
Certainly possible.I wondered if keeping a spare battery in the nonlocking storage which could get really hot in summer, would shorten the life of the battery. I went on a day trip in the heat of summer in Arizona and put myy smart phone in that storage and when I stopped to take a break and took my smart phone out, I felt it quite warm.