: 2005 STS V6 Passive entry not working, Buttons do.



Joe V
09-14-12, 06:40 PM
Please forgive me if this was covered in another thread. I looked but could not find it. My key fob will only allow passive access to the trunk. I am 99% sure it is faulty antenna's in the door handles. The dealer wants an insane amount of money for the door handle which is basically a piece of molded plastic with an antenna in it. $180 a PIECE!!!!! Does anyone know where I can get these handles for a reasonable price? Used? Any advice would be appreciated. GM HIGHWAY ROBBERY!!!

DarkMingBlueSTS
09-14-12, 06:46 PM
You mean you don't have to push the trunk button on the fob to get in to it?

Ludacrisvp
09-14-12, 07:18 PM
Correct just walk up with the fob in your pocket and open the trunk. Or the 2 front doors.
To the OP I recall seeing a thread about fixing / replacing micro switches in the handles.

curtc
09-14-12, 07:53 PM
You mean you don't have to push the trunk button on the fob to get in to it?

No :) I discovered this little hidden trick about a week into my STS...

Ming, feel around where the license plate bulbs are, there's a rubber button to open the trunk, immensely useful.

DarkMingBlueSTS
09-14-12, 07:58 PM
That's right...lol I forgot all about finding that shortly after getting the car...now the keys really never have to leave my pocket...thanks guys :)