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Remote & Door Locks

Just bought a 99 Yukon SLE and put a new battery in the one remaining remote (seller lost the other one). Had to "re synchronize" with the two-button method, and it sort of works now.

I can't figure out where to stand to hit the pickup sensor, and I can't trigger it to lock or unlock from more than about ten feet away.

Is this an RF or infrared based signal ?
Where are the pickup sensors located on the vehicle?

Perhaps related, what are the possible causes for the rear glass not to release with a double click on the appropriate button.



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  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    Yes still active.
    The query stands unresolved.

  • bob collins
    bob collins May 11, 2010

    Is this still active?



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Have you tried setting it up again! next you can get some info from calling your local dealer and describing your problem.the dealer is the one that volunteerd to tell me how to reset my security system.atleast the 2 dealers here by me were very helpful!

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