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I just bought a 08 HHR. The remote start worked at the lot. Got it home opened the hood to check things out--took the lid off the fuse box--reinstalled it--shut the hood. Later went out and tried the remote start--will not start. I started it with the key--CEL light is on now-- two days later CEL light still on-- everything works except remote start--DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS WHAT I COULD HAVE DONE TO MAKE THE CEL LIGHT COME ON & THE REMOTE START NOT WORK?

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  • Mark Booker Jan 04, 2013

    Sorry not 205 sec. I meant 2.5 sec.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    went out when I tried to start the car.At the same time my abs light parking brake light brake satabilizer lights stayed on.Check engine light is not on.Mechanic checked fuses relays resisters in both fuse boxes under hood and back seat.Tried to communicate with ABS modual but could not.Also lost power to Sirius radio saddle I had installed a few years ago.All this happening when starting the car.All other things are working on the car.No loss of power car runs fine.


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Any time the Service Engine light comes on the remote start is disabled for the engines safety. As far as the SES light, your dealer should be able to help you with the diag.

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Don't know about the cel light, but you have to set the alarm before the remote start will work. push the lock button on the remote twice,that activates the alarm, then push the start button on the remote for 205 sec. the car should start.

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