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Keyless remote I have keyless entry and remote start on my '06 Grand Prix. However, only the trunk and panic buttons work. Do I need a new remote?

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I know this is an old post but I think I found a cheaper solution 9.95 plus 4.95 shipping. I will update if it doesn't work.

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

  • bratkat90210 Sep 14, 2010

    Update: What a cheap fix for more that just the Pontiac. The same remote is used in several other vehicles. It works great!


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I just had to replace mine and sounds like the same problem. At the local O'Reilly's they have a display that shows if the RF from the buttons are working, if you can find one of those. I tried cleaning under the pad and nothing worked I think this is a common problem from what the local dealer tells me. I had to push my old buttons harder and harder to get it to work until they did not any more. About $175 to replace and program at my local dealer.

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