I just bought a 1993. They have a feature that automatically locks the door
when the key fob gets over six feet from the car and unlocks the doors when
you approach the car. Cool. My key fob is broken. Not the battery, I
went to the Chevy dealer and they checked. The cost for a new fob is
$180.00. ! ! My question is; Has anyone used this feature? If you have,
do you like it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mike.
Check around, they are available for about $50. I disabled it on the
my '92 and the '98, GM took it off for awhile. I've gotten used to it
on the C6 but that's an entirely different system and I'm stuck with
it. Since your fob is broken it may be because the previous owner
didn't like it either.
Might try http://www.gmpartsdirect.com or
get the part number and look on ebay.
I just picked up a 99 last week and thought I had the same/similar
problem. Replaced the battery with no change. Read online about
're-syncing' the fob by depressing 'lock' and 'unlock' for seven
seconds while standing next to the car. Now works fine. My
understanding is that they can also per reprogrammed using the owner's
manual, if that's the issue.
My problem now is that the passenger side doorlock doesn't unlock. I
can hear some kind of actuator when I hit unlock on the fob and/or door
button, but door only unlocks about 1 in 10 times. I'm thinking it's
something mechanical in the door. Any suggestions?
ps I used the passive lock/unlock for about 2 days and turned it off.
The hook where I hang my keys is just inside the garage-house door and
everytime I open the door the car unlocks. Close the door and car
I have it on my 93... I love it. It works very well. You may need to
enable the feature on the car, and maybe register the key fob with the
cars computer (you can register 3 different fobs). The instructions are
in the drivers manual.
The main problem I have with it, is that when I drive a different car I
keep forgetting to lock it! People are sometimes surprised when they
hear the car unlock when I just walk up to it and they can see I don't
have anything in my hands. I have a couple of friends that are amused
when I walk by the car and it unlocks and then re-locks (you can not
only hear the doors unlock and lock, but it honks the horn to indicate
the alarm is armed.
Is there a way to completely disable the alarm? I have a '95 coupe, and
at some inconvenient times (like getting gas, while there's someone
still sitting in the passenger seat), it decides to start honking after
I've filled up and put the key back in the ignition.
The only way to get it to stop honking sometimes is to have both of us
get out, shut the doors, move away from the car (with the FOB), and let
it quit. Then let the car sense the FOB, get in, and start the car and
I'd rather put up with the chance of it getting stolen than having to
deal with this stupid "alarm" system. If I wanted an alarm, I'd go have
a "real alarm system" installed - not just some horn-honker.
Dennis Willson wrote:
Should never have two key fobs in the vicinity of the car at any time..It
confuses the heck out of the computer.Read the manual.. just dump the fobs
and use a key for the door...you do remember door keys don't you...???
Disable the fob..just throw it away..!!!!!!!!!!!! ( or sell it on ebay like
everyone else does )
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