: Keyless Entry Remote Problem or Re-program

01-29-07, 04:37 PM
I have a 2007 escalade with just over 6k miles and the Keyless entry remote will not work anymore. It works when you exit the car to lock the doors but after a minute or two it will not work anymore.
I know it is not the batteries because it will do it with both remotes (and I checked the voltage). I was wondering if I have to reprogram the remotes? If so, does anyone know how to do it?

01-29-07, 05:10 PM
We to had the same problem occur in early November wiht our 07 ESV, and while I followed the owners manual instructions and reset the remotes, they failed. We took it to our dealer and they unplugged and reset the module, and it worked fine for about 2 months, then happened again.

This time there is a TSB, software update and they also replaced both remotes.

I suggest you take it to your dealer.

Tim in VA

01-29-07, 07:10 PM
Yes, take it to the dealer, there is a fix available for this concern.

Subject: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Inoperative, Poor Range, Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) Message Displayed (Replace Transmitter and Replace/Reprogram Remote Control Door Lock Receiver (RCDLR)) #06-08-52-002C - (01/16/2007)

Models: 2006-2007 Buick Lucerne

2006-2007 Cadillac DTS

2007 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, SRX

2006-2007 Chevrolet Impala

2007 Chevrolet Avalanche, Equinox, Suburban, Tahoe

2007 GMC Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon Denali XL

2007 Pontiac Torrent

Attention: This update does not apply to the 2006-2007 Monte Carlo, which has been temporarily removed from the bulletin. The bulletin will be updated when the Monte Carlo information is available.


This bulletin is being revised to include the Chevrolet Impala. An additional repair procedure has also been added for the Impala. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 06-08-52-002B (Section 08 -- Body & Accessories).


Some customers may comment about one or more of the following conditions:

• The remote keyless entry (RKE) transmitters will not program, function and/or the RKE transmitter low battery message is displayed.

• The Service Tire Monitor System message is displayed.

• The new RKE transmitters cannot be programmed.

Any of these concerns may be caused by an internal fault with the transmitters and/or the RCDLR software/hardware.


Complete the following repair procedures for all vehicles listed in this bulletin:

Important: When programming a new or existing RCDLR, the programming instructions in SI must be followed.

• On vehicles equipped with Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM), the tire type and tire pressures must be selected in the module set-up using the Tech 2®. If this step is not performed, the RCDLR will not retain the tire pressures after the TPM system is learned.

Tip: When selecting the Tire Type/Pressure, choose the appropriate selection on the Tech 2 based on psi, not kPa.

• Relearn the TPM sensors using the J 46079 and following the procedure found in SI.

Reprogram the RCDLR with the latest software update available through TIS2WEB.
Important: New transmitters are identified by a star on the back of the transmitter. It is important to verify that the replacement transmitters have a star on the back.

Replace both Remote Keyless Entry transmitters.
Program the transmitters using the procedure listed in SI.

01-30-07, 12:51 AM
Thanks for the input, you guys are great-I will take it to the dealer tomorrow.

01-30-07, 06:33 AM
Thanks Bill. :)

01-30-07, 07:45 AM
You can see that bulletin is pretty new, we have already done a few with no problems.

You guys are more than welcome.