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    Key fob fixed for free!!!

    Hey guys, no issue but a little story to tell.

    When I brought my car back in August of '10, it came with a dead key fob. It never bothered me until it started snowing here in New York. The snow was piled against all of my doors so I needed my shovel from the trunk (if you know your Catera then you know where Im getting at, had to dig out the doors to open the trunk). I said that will be the last day my key fob doesnt work. I went to the closest dealer near me and they said it would be 67 bucks for programming, I bit the bullet and said do it. 20 minutes pass and he comes back and said the key fob is busted and its 109 bucks for a new one (Screw that). I left for home and when I got there I started throwing some garbage out of my car, I was just about to toss the key fob too but then something said press a button, I press the trunk button and bam! it opened! I hit the lock and unlock keys and both work along with the gas door button. The max range I was able to get out the remote is about 10 feet all around. Did the Catera god smile on me today? Key fob fixed for free! Hell Yes! Thought I'd share.

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    Re: Key fob fixed for free!!!

    Cool story. Stuff like that has happened to me as well. Sunroof, for example...

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    Re: Key fob fixed for free!!!

    Yea, I think I figured out why he think it didnt work though, you got to press the keys a little hard for it to transmit. I will take it apart and check the buttons. Since the car has the code now, i dont think that shoud be a problem. Shoot, I wish I could trick them into fixing my sun roof switch like yours R-Caddy, it works but you have to turn it to where you want it then push it in a little.

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    Re: Key fob fixed for free!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by AL Cool Dates View Post
    Hey guys, no issue but a little story to tell.

    When I brought my car back in August of '10, it came with a dead key fob. It never bothered me until it started snowing here in New York. The snow was piled against all of my doors so I needed my shovel from the trunk (if you know your Catera then you know where Im getting at, had to dig out the doors to open the trunk). I said that will be the last day my key fob doesnt work. I went to the closest dealer near me and they said it would be 67 bucks for programming, I bit the bullet and said do it. 20 minutes pass and he comes back and said the key fob is busted and its 109 bucks for a new one (Screw that). I left for home and when I got there I started throwing some garbage out of my car, I was just about to toss the key fob too but then something said press a button, I press the trunk button and bam! it opened! I hit the lock and unlock keys and both work along with the gas door button. The max range I was able to get out the remote is about 10 feet all around. Did the Catera god smile on me today? Key fob fixed for free! Hell Yes! Thought I'd share.
    WIN!!!

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    Re: Key fob fixed for free!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by AL Cool Dates View Post
    Yea, I think I figured out why he think it didnt work though, you got to press the keys a little hard for it to transmit. I will take it apart and check the buttons. Since the car has the code now, i dont think that shoud be a problem. Shoot, I wish I could trick them into fixing my sun roof switch like yours R-Caddy, it works but you have to turn it to where you want it then push it in a little.
    Cleaned it up, a lot of gunk was in it and smeared all over the circuit board. Works Flawlessly now.

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