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Key Remote Stopped Working

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Old 05-31-2017, 05:29 PM
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The keyless remote for my 2003 LW300 Saturn stopped working. I replaced the battery and have followed the handbook manual instructions for synchronizing the transmitter but it still does not work. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Please help.
 
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:47 PM
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Does it make the expected number of horn honks when programming or is it silent?

Either way, gently open up the remote case, remove the battery, remove the rubber overlay, and use a SOFTish pencil eraser to clean the contacts where the rubber hits the metal on the top of the circuit board.

NOTE; If you crack the thin lip that supports the edge of the circuit board on the bottom of the case, the remote will not work because when you push down on the rubber, there is nothing to keep the circuit board from also moving. Therefore, the buttons on the circuit board are never activated and nothing works.

Actually I thought 2003 had to be reprogrammed by a stealership......can someone pls verify yea or nay.........

Also, before doing anything else pull the RKE fuse and check it w an ohmmeter.
 
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Old 06-01-2017, 12:43 PM
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Thanks Derf. You always give great advice. I don't know how to program the key remote, so what dealerships would program it now that Saturn cars are no longer made?
 
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Old 06-06-2017, 02:16 AM
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sorry -- missed your post.

Take it to any GM dealer. They all have Tech II's I believe.
I recommend a trustworthy chevy dealer. Prob $50-60

If nothing else is wrong with the car, don't let them sell you on a BCM reprogramming you don't need to the tune of $500
 
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Thanks Derf. My husband contacted a GM Chevy dealer who will program our two keyless remotes for $70.
 
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:56 AM
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Sweet!

Glad to help out.
 
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Old 06-08-2017, 05:01 PM
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Update: Oops! I underestimated cost. My husband told me the real total cost was $140 plus tax! Had to buy a new remote fob because dealer tried but could not program old one, so we ended up paying $80 for a new remote fob and $60 for program labor.
 
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