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Remote start and door locks will only work from 10 feet or less

2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ key fob will not work from a distance more than 10 feet. When you are within 10 feet everything works as it should. (door locks and remote start) I have tried the spare key fob and the results are the same. I have been told that a GM dealer will need to reprogram the car. Is there anything I can do that will not result in a service charge?

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  • dfplatz Jan 02, 2009

    After replacing the battery I gained only a few feet of distance. I also searched through the owners manual and I can make some changes using the driver info center but none of them have to do with the remote.

    Can't afford a trip to the dealer so i guess I will live with it.

    Thanks

  • larrybest Jan 21, 2009

    I own a 2008 Tahoe and have looked at several GM forums discussing remote starter range - they all have the same issue. GM must have hired a designer from a place that everyone takes rapid transit and doesn't own a car because they had no concept of how to design a remote start function. After market remote starters now advertise 1/2 mile distances. I had an Avistart (2001 version) that had a 1200 foot distance. Why do you need that? Because office building and garage building walls cut the range dramatically. With an effective range of 50 feet on the GM remote starters you are not particularly remote so why bother. Well, it turns out the higher priced "two way" remote starter does have a much longer range. Now we know why the basic unit only goes 50 feet - to cause consumers to spend more to get the upgraded model.

    Next time, I'll buy an after market unit and GM will not sell me their remote start option again.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    just bought this truck on a Saturday night..key fobs not working after I get home..how do you reprogram for the 2014 Silverado or do I have to go back to the dealer on Monday?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Does not work

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I had the same problem... go through the menu until you see reprogram remote. hit the check mark button and hold the lock and unlock button until the horn honks. key has to be on car not running though. You will eventually have to do it again but for some reason it will work for a while.

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I had the same thing and they ended up replacing the who attena and transmitter. now works better.

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  • wlsnvlz Dec 05, 2010

    does anyone know how to change antenna transmitter on 2006 impalla can't aford to take to dealer

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1) If the batteries in your fobs are getting weak then the signal strength of the fobs will also be weak. The fob can't transmit the signal very far with a weak battery.

2)Is it possible that your owners manual may explain how to reprogram the car? Much of the settings for my 04 Impala were programmed through the radio and the manual explained how to change the settings.

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

  • Jena Manthe Nov 26, 2011

    I have a 2006 and suddenly my key fob quit working. I had the dealership put a new battery in my key fob and it wouldn't open my car. They checked the keyfob with the new battery and said the fob had to be replaced (for $130) because it had no signal. I learned from a friend how to reprogram my key fob from the car and everything works fine. Check your owners manual to see if instructions are in there. If you really do have a bad keyfob you can get them for around $40-50 at www.ikeyless.com

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May be keyfob needs reprogramming.

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These are just the basic procedure, but sometimes it will not help.

On that case dealer is the only option.


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On that case dealer is the only option.
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2009 Toyota Highlander: Smart Key Not getting Detected? http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2009-toyota-highlander-smart-key-not.html
----------2007 Toyota Prius: Reprogram Remote Keyfob? http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2007-toyota-prius-reprogram-remote.html
----------- Pin that holds the flick key part to the key fob? http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/pin-that-holds-flick-key-part-to-key-fob.html
-------------
2006 Toyota Hilux: Programming New Key? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/2006-toyota-hilux-programming-new-key.html
----------Where is Key chip memory located on 2004 ford Freestar? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/where-is-key-chip-memory-located-on.html
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