Question about 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE
I recently replaced the battery in my keyless remote, then went through the procedures to reprogram it myself without success. I took it to the dealer to reprogram it and was told the remote was bad. I bought a new one, and the dealer then said they couldn't reprogram it either and that the receiver unit wasn't getting a signal and probably needs to be replaced.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: keyless remote
hi, i hope this helps..as far as the tire monitor, it might solve it, not likely...and if your keyless remote is not programmed to your car, it will need to be, however there are alot of independent shops that will have the interface computers needed to help ya and cheaper..
Posted on May 27, 2009
the mechanic should be able to let you know what is the problem and what it takes to get it to work.
if the car was not equipted with the keyless entry and the dealer tried to sell you the remotes then you need to return the remotes.
by running the VIN on their computer, the dealer can tell you if you have it or not.
if I was you, I would just get a remote starting system from best buy or sam's then either have them install or have a good mechanic to install the system. it may be cheaper too!
Posted on Mar 22, 2010
SOURCE: keyless remote issues 06 g6
I've had a similar problem, but ONLY using the remote to "Unlock" the doors (that's the only button I use on the remote). I found the special coating on the "Unlock" button that makes contact with the circuit board was wearing off. I got another fob from a friend, it worked for about a year and then the same problem. The semi-conductive coating was worn off as well.
I played around and was able to open the doors by touching the circuit board itself with my finger.
If that describes your problem search the web for replacement rubber buttons, it takes less than a minute to swap-out, they range from $700 to $10 plus shipping.
Also your fob shouldn't have needed re-programming, the dealers are making a fortune with this re-program ****.
For the technical types;
The coating is a semi-conductive coating. The resistance of a "good" pad was hard to measure. I put resistors across the circuit board, I started @ 10k, it worked, then 100k, 100k didn't work, 82k worked fine. I just added a small micro-switch and no problems since.
Posted on Jun 21, 2010
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