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Does the 2006 Pontiac Torrent have a chip in the key. I went to get a remote keyfob & dealer told me it did & needed programming. However, I had a key made at a local business that cuts keys and it starts the car. Dealer told me it would mess up the engine and I should not use it for anything other than to open the door.

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There is no chip in the key. This vehicle uses passlock antitheft which has a chip in the switch but the key doesn't have a chip in is till late 07 and 08 models

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How do I re-program my Remote Control with automatic starter on my 2009 Town and Country Van


My experience with frequently-used vehicle remotes (any make) is this:
1. When relatively new or in good condition, if remote stops working, the button battery inside is dead or too low.

2. If battery is new, & remote still doesn't work, a solder joint on the circuit board inside may have come loose or broken.(You can try re-soldering using a low-heat pencil iron & thin RESIN-core solder -- even if you're not great at it, what do you have to lose?)

3. It's rather unusual for even an older, well-used remote to simply lose its programming.If this is the problem, it may be cheaper to buy a new after-market remote (or pair of remotes) that you can program yourself (only works with some brands & years of vehicles, so READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THEIR WEBSITE BEFORE BUYING AN AFTER-MARKET REMOTE), instead of going to the dealer for a normally HIGH-priced programming job.

4. Used OEM remotes that match yours exactly (check the part # of your remote & the used one you're considering) can often be purchased from a local auto wrecker (now called "auto recycler") for cheap ($5 to $10 is common), but will need programming.I always go thru the many they have, looking for one that appears new or like-new.

5. IF YOU MUST GET PROGRAMMING FROM A DEALER, usually it's the SAME PRICE whether you have 1 remote or several remotes/keys programmed at the same time.Since dealer programming is pricey, I always have 3-4 remotes and/or chip-keys programmed at the same time.(My dear wife loses chip-keys & remotes from time-to-time, so I keep a few spares on-hand.I've found inexpensive after-market chip-key blanks at some key cutters and/or auto parts stores, altho they still require programming after the copy is cut from yours.)

CAUTION
:Some OEM anti-theft systems require that ALL remotes & chip-keys be programmed/re-programmed at the same time, whether they're original, used or new.Determine this IN ADVANCE, so you know what you're faced with.The good news is that for those vehicle manufacturers, dealers normally don't charge more to program/re-program multiple remotes and/or chip-keys, if all are being done AT THE SAME TIME.

6. If all else fails & you MUST buy a new OEM remote (which will require programming), try 2 things -- First, see if the dealer will make you a package deal on buying the remote (or 2 remotes, or a remote & a chip-key) AND doing the programming for a lower combined price.Second, it may be cheaper to buy a new OEM remote from a dealer who's had one in stock for a long time & wants to blow it out (or buy from online OEM seller) & then pay the normal programming price.See the CAUTION above.

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not really unless it has a chip and you damage the key but other wise if you cant do it yourself take it to a garage

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May be keyfob needs reprogramming to make it work line normal.

Keyfob remote reprogramming is not very difficult but on some cases it can be done by dealer service tools.

If the remote s faulty then key fob will not get programmed.

Insert the key in ignition. Turn the key to on position, and cycle the key three times off-on-off-on-off-on. Then with the key fob remote select your remote and then try to operate the vehicle with remote.

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

On that case dealer is the only option.


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There is a related troubleshooting link mentioned below for remote key fob reprogramming. Click the link below to go through its details and procedure: -------

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May be keyfob needs reprogramming.

Keyfob remote reprogramming is not very difficult but on some cases it can be done by dealer service tools.

If the remote s faulty then key fob will not get programmed.

Insert the key in ignition. Turn the key to on position, and cycle the key three times off-on-off-on-off-on. Then with the key fob remote select your remote and then try to operate the vehicle with remote.

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

On that case dealer is the only option.


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Keyfob remote reprogramming is not very difficult but on some cases it can be done by dealer service tools.

If the remote s faulty then key fob will not get programmed.

Insert the key in ignition. Turn the key to on position, and cycle the key three times off-on-off-on-off-on. Then with the key fob remote select your remote and then try to operate the vehicle with remote.

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

On that case dealer is the only option.


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http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2009-toyota-highlander-smart-key-not.html


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http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/11/mitsubishi-car-key-not-getting-detected.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/06/2000-jeep-cherokee-limited-keyfob.html

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Keyfob remote reprogramming is not very difficult but on some cases it can be done by dealer service tools.If the remote s faulty then keyfob will not get programmed.Insert the key in ignition.Turn the key to on position,and cycle the key three times off-on-off-on-off-on.Then with the keyfob remote select your remote and then try to operate the vehicle with remote.These is just the basic procedure,but sometimes it will not help.
On that case dealer is the only option.
---------There are few very relted troubleshooting links mentioned below for remote key fob reprogramming.I suggest you to go through the list and click the link below to go through its details and procedure:-------
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
----------Ford Keyless Remote Fob Reprogramming?


http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/ford-keyless-remote-fob-reprogramming.html
----------After getting car washed, check engine light is ON and key less entry not working, tried reprogramming. Also car shows fuel pressure? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/after-getting-car-washedcheck-engine.html
-----------Audi A8 Key Fob Programming?


http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/12/audi-a8-key-fob-programming.html

----------------
Oldsmobile Aurora Key Fob Reprogramming?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/12/olds-aurora-key-fob-reprogramming.html

-------------
Buick Lesabre Key Fob Reprogramming?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/12/buick-lesabre-key-fob-reprogramming.html

---------------
Keyfob remote not working on 2003 Ford E350 Econoline?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/keyfob-remote-not-working-on-2003-ford.html

-----------
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http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/key-will-open-doors-but-not-start-on.html

------------
Mitsubishi Car Key Not getting detected after replacing ECM http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/11/mitsubishi-car-key-not-getting-detected.html
----------- Key Fob will not lock and unlock doors?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/key-fob-will-not-lock-and-unlock-doors.html

-------------
2000 Jeep Cherokee Limited: KeyFob Remote Not Working? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/06/2000-jeep-cherokee-limited-keyfob.html
----------- Chevrolet Malibu: Key Stuck in ON position? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/chevrolet-malibukey-stuck-in-on.html
----------- Theft indicator not letting car to start?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/theft-indicator-not-letting-car-to.html

-------------
2012 Dodge Ram: Ignition Key will not release? http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/2012-dodge-ram-ignition-key-will-not.html
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These details will help.Thanks.

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