Question about 2004 Chevrolet Malibu
The factor-installed remote start stopped working this week on my 04 Malibu Maxx. The lights flash once, but it doesn't even try to crank. Anyone know of a fix? My wife parks in the garage and it's cold!!
Fixed!!! I had several problems with my wife's remote start/lock/unlock/trunk/ panic. First it stopped working, i replaced the battery to find out that the battery holder inside the remote had broken solder at two points. Went to Harbor Freight bought a solder gun for $5 and solder wire for about $2. Once home i soldered the points back together (first time i've ever soldered anything). Put the new battery in and it didn't work. I pulled the whole thing apart and took the circuit board and touched the contacts where the button would have pushed at with a piece of metal. They locked and unlocked the car. So i knew at that point that the rubber thing was jacked. i got some tin foil and 5minute epoxy. Then i clued little tiny squares on the little black Nipples where they would contact the circuit board. Waited 6 minutes and put back together. Found out that if you start the car twice with out puting the key in the ignition you can't use the remote start. After putting the key in the ignition and starting it you reset the system and can remote start again. Dealer wanted 114 for the key remote and 54 to reprogram the remote to the car. I fixed my factory remote for under $20. Hope this helps someone
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
No check engine light here. Everything else in the car seems to be working just fine at the moment. I get the same single flash with the remote start, though. I did, however, just read the following answer on another site that may be of help?
It appears that the PASSLOCK II momentary bypass module
was either not installed, has lost programming,
or is simply malfunctioning.
Best suggestion here is to take it into either GM
(if it's they're unit) or an after market installer,
(preffereably not the one who installed it!)
and have them add, or repair the afore mentioned bypass
module. At this point, you are only doing damage
to the VATS (vehicle anti-theft system) by
attempting the remote start process over and over
again with no results. This could become
a real problem if not attended to.
I hope this helped some.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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