keyless entry programming

i've got a 2002 sl2 w/keyless entry. are there different "modes" for the standard alarm? i know some cars you can switch between horn and
silent when you arm the alarm.
tia a.
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The owner's manual for my '01 shows how to change the modes. I rembmber that there was something about passive and active arming modes. Don't recall anything about horn or silent. If you don't have a manual, I can transcribe the alarm section from mine for you.
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i would appreciate it. the car didn't come with one and saturn wants $35 bucks for one.
thanks a.

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I'll try to scan/ocr the text and post it here tonight if I get time.
You'd think that owner's manuals would be downloadable in PDF form from the car makers. I could see not making tech manuals available online (though wish they would). An owner's manual, especially as cars get more programmable, should be online... ok enough ranting from me - later
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Oppie wrote:

Ford provides free access to owner's guides, maintenance guides, and warranty guides on-line. For a modest fee you can veiw Ford workshop manuals and TSBs on-line as well. In some markets you can download Honda workshop manuals for free. I have been told that Subarua workshop manuals are available on-line in the US (never actually looked). GM does provide some technical information for free at http://service.gm.com/gmtechlink/images/issues/cnt_mo/TLcme.html but I can't find owner's guides on-line for any GM cars (including my Saturn).
Ed
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I just love Google. I entered the search string Saturn "Owner's manual" download and look wwhat turned up!
Manuals in PDF form by chapter.
http://www.saturndan.com/s_service.htm
Unfortunately, no keyless entry section. so back to plan A.
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From the 2001 L-Series Owner's Handbook Keyless Entry. Pages 90-99
Scanned and OCR'ed into MS Word format. Posted here as plain text. Proof reading appreciated. If there is a good website to send the file to for inclusion please let me know.
Bob Oppenheimer (aka Oppie)
====================================== The Saturn Security System provides both an anti-theft feature, and a fuel injector disable feature for your Saturn.
You will have the ability to lock and unlock your doors, release your trunk (sedan), or unlock the liftgate (wagon) when approaching or leaving your Saturn from a distance of up to 32 ft. (10 m) using your key chain remote transmit supplied with the Saturn Security System. Additional features of the Saturn Security System include active security system arming, programmable passive security system arming, and illuminated entry. The Saturn Security System consists of a receiver, which is located in your Saturn, and two transmitters. The receiver can be programmed with up to four transmitters. Additional transmitters can be purchased at your Saturn retailer.
Your Saturn Security System operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and Industry Canada radiocommunication regulations.
This device complies with Part I5 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada radiocommunication regulations. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. <so there!>
Modes of Operation You can program the Saturn Security System to be in the active arming mode, passive arming mode or security system disabled mode. Active arming of the Saturn Security System requires you to press the "LOCK" button on your transmitter in order to arm the system. Your Saturn was set to the active arming mode when it was manufactured. Passive arming of the Saturn Security System does not require you to press the "LOCK" button to arm the system. The system will arm itself 5 minutes after you turn the ignition key to the "LOCK" position and open and close the car door. However, you may press the "LOCK" button on the transmitter to arm the system right away instead of waiting for the system to arm itself. It is not possible to have more than one mode turned on at the same time.
Here's how to change your Saturn Security System mode of operation: To begin, turn the ignition key to the "RUN" or "ACC" position. Then press the Panic Alert button (horn symbol) on the transmitter four times within 5 seconds. You now have 3 seconds to select one of the following modes of operation. . For the active arming mode, press the "LOCK" button on the transmitter. . For the passive arming mode, press the Trunk/Liftgate Release button (trunk/liftgate ajar symbol) on the transmitter. . To disable the security system, press the "UNLOCK" button on the transmitter. The chime will sound once when you have selected a mode. The following sections will explain how both arming modes work.
Active Arming of the Saturn Security System
"LOCK" (Saturn Security System Arms) You must press the "LOCK" button on your key chain transmitter in order to arm the Saturn Security System. When you press the "LOCK" button on your transmitter, all doors will lock, the Saturn Security System will arm automatically, and the Daytime Running Lamps will flash once. If you press the "LOCK" button again within 5 seconds after the first press, the horn will chirp to let you know that the Saturn Security System has armed.
Delayed Locking If a door is open when you press the "LOCK" button, the chime will sound three times, the doors will not lock, and the Saturn Security System will not arm until all the doors are closed. Once the doors are closed, the Saturn Security System will arm and the "SECURITY" light will flash to let you know the system is armed. The horn will not chirp even after all the doors are closed. To get the horn to chirp if a door was open during the arming process, you must press the "LOCK" button on your transmitter twice after the doors are closed.
"UNLOCK" (Saturn Security System Disarms) When you press the "UNLOCK" button on your transmitter once, the driver side door will unlock, the Saturn Security System will disarm, and the dome lamp will come on. If you press the "UNLOCK" button again within 5 seconds of the first press, the rest of the doors will unlock.
Passive Arming of the Saturn Security System When the Saturn Security System on your car is set to the passive arming mode, the system will arm itself 5 minutes after you turn the ignition key to the "LOCK" position and open and close the car door. (For example, when you stop your car, turn the ignition key to the "LOCK" position, remove the key and exit the car.) Immediately after you close the door, the security system clock will begin to count down, and after 5 minutes have passed, the Saturn Security System will arm itself. When in the passive arming mode, the doors will not lock automatically. You must press the interior door lock switch or use your key to lock the door.
Unlock (Saturn Security System Disarms) You must press the "UNLOCK" button on the transmitter to disarm the security system. If you unlock your door using the key without pressing the "UNLOCK" button on the transmitter, the alarm will be activated. If the alarm activates, you can press any button on the transmitter to stop the alarm. When you press the "UNLOCK" button on your transmitter, the doors will unlock. If you hear three horn chirps when you press the "UNLOCK" or "LOCK" button on your transmitter, that means your Saturn's alarm was triggered while you were away. Trunk (Liftgate) Release The trunk (or liftgate) will unlock when the car symbol button is pressed on the transmitter with the ignition off or when your Saturn is not moving. For safety reasons, you cannot open your trunk or liftgate using the car symbol button on your transmitter when your Saturn is moving.
Panic Alert The horn will sound and the headlamps will flash when you press the red horn symbol button on the transmitter. This panic alarm will continue for 2 minutes, or until you press the red horn symbol button again, whichever comes first.
Illuminated Entry The dome lamp must be in the "DOOR" position for the illuminated entry feature to work. When you press the "UNLOCK" 'button on your transmitter, the dome lamp will come on and stay on for 20 seconds or until a door is opened. After the door is opened, the dome lamp will remain on as long as the door is open. Once you close the door, the dome lamp will stay on for 20 seconds or until you put your key into the ignition and turn the key to the "RUN" position. This feature will allow you to see inside your car before you open the door, and will allow extra time with the dome lamp on once you get inside your car.
The Saturn Security System can keep your Saturn's battery from running down if a door is left open or ajar with the dome lamp switch in the "DOOR" position. If the ignition is turned to the "LOCK" position, the ignition key is removed, and a door is left open or ajar, the dome lamp will turn off in 20 minutes. The Saturn Security System will turn the dome lamp off if the dome lamp switch is in the "ON" position.
Starting Your Saturn (If your transmitter is lost or damaged and the Saturn Security System is armed.) . Use your key to unlock and open the door. The alarm will start a pre-alarm horn chirp. . Immediately place your key in the ignition and start the vehicle. This will cancel the alarm and disarm the Saturn Security System. If you have not misplaced your transmitter, but it is not working properly, see "Synchronization." If your transmitter is still not working properly after you have gone through the synchronization procedure, follow the steps above and see your Saturn retailer for service.
Synchronization Synchronization is the method used to keep the transmitter of the vehicle communicating with the receiver of the vehicle. Synchronization may be required due to the security method used by this system. The transmitter does not send the same signal twice. The receiver will not accept a signal that has been sent to it more than once. This eliminates the possibility that the signal will be recorded and played back. Your Saturn vehicle has an automatic synchronization function built into the system. In some cases a manual synchronization may need to be performed for proper operation of your transmitters. If your transmitter is inoperative, perform the manual synchronization as described in this section.
To manually synchronize your transmitter with the receiver, press and hold the "LOCK" and "UNLOCK" buttons on the transmitter at the same time for about 7 seconds while you are near your Saturn. The horn will chirp once and the dome lamp will flash once. The door locks will unlock or lock, depending on their starting position. If the horn does not chirp or the door locks do not unlock or lock, see your Saturn retailer for service.
Transmitter and Receiver Range The range of the Saturn Security System should be about 32 feet (10 m). You may notice a decrease in range at times, and this should be considered normal for any security system. If your transmitter does not work, or if you are having to stand closer than normal to your Saturn for the transmitter to work, consider the following: . You may have to replace your transmitter battery. See the next part, "Battery Replacement," for more information. . You may have to synchronize your transmitter with your receiver. See "Synchronization" for more information. . You may be too far from your Saturn. Check your distance from the car. . You may be in a crowded parking lot and other cars are blocking the signal. Take a few steps in either direction and try again.
. You may be experiencing radio frequency interference (RFI). RFI is caused by close proximity to radio broadcast stations, electric motors, heaters, alarm systems, and other frequencies that distort the Saturn Security System transmission frequency. Check for these items near your location. . You may have to stand closer to your Saturn in rain, snow, and in very high and low temperatures. . Your transmitter may work better if you hold it vertically or horizontally, depending where you are around your Saturn. . You may notice that just taking one step to the right or left makes the transmitter work. This is due to your Saturn's body frame structure. If none of the above apply, see your Saturn retailer or authorized service provider for service.
Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your key chain transmitter should last about two years. You can tell if the battery is weak if the transmitter won't work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it's probably time to change the battery. For battery replacement, use a Panasonic battery, 3 volt, type CR2032, or its equivalent. To replace the battery, follow these steps: 1. Use a small coin or a flathead screwdriver to separate the bottom of the transmitter from the top.
2. Remove the battery and replace with a Panasonic CR2032, or its equivalent.
NOTICE When removing or replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may damage the transmitter. 3. Make sure the positive (+) side of the battery faces away from the circuit board. 4. Snap the top and bottom sides of the transmitter together. 5. Test the transmitter with your Saturn to see if it is working correctly. If the transmitter does not work, try synchronizing your transmitter with your receiver. See "Synchronization" for more information.
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Saturn Each transmitter is coded to prevent another transmitter from activating the Saturn Security System in your Saturn. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased at your Saturn retailer. Remember to bring any remaining transmitters with you when you go to your retailer. When the retailer matches the replacement transmitter to your vehicle, any remaining transmitters must also be matched. Once your retailer has coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle. Each vehicle can have only four transmitters matched to it.
Programming Features Your Saturn Security System also enables you to turn the alarm system and the horn chirp on or off, depending on your needs. To program either or both of these features, contact your Saturn retailer for assistance. You can program a transmitter to as many different 2001 L-Series Saturn cars as you own, as long as they have the power door lock option. Each Saturn can use up to four transmitters. Programming a Receiver with a New Transmitter Because this operation can be difficult, we suggest you refer to the 2001 Saturn L-Series Body/Electrical Volume H Service Manual, or contact your Saturn retailer for assistance.
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Was your question answered by the post of the keyless entry system section from the manual? There were some options which could be set by the dealer. It alluded to some information that might also be in the service manuals.
Oppie '01 LW300
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yeah, i tried it, but those were for the LS, not the SL. the 02 sl seems like it can only be done by the dealership.
:(
*shrug*
On Mon, 19 Jan 2004 19:00:45 +0000, Oppie wrote:

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Why even have an alarm? No one steals SL series anyway. ; )
Rick
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wrote in message | | Why even have an alarm? | No one steals SL series anyway. ; ) | | Rick
Well, the alarm gets me a discount in my auto insurance and after dealing with frozen lock cylinders following a freezing rain, the keyless entry is very nice.
Not that any alarm will deter a determined professional thief. A friend had a new Lexus sedan. Made one payment on it and it was stolen out of their driveway at night. Wasn't even the last car in the driveway, there were 3 cars behind it and steep curbs on either side of the driveway. Nobody heard a thing. Scary! Police did say they recovered it but have yet to hear what condition the parts are in.
Oppie
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