Question about 2000 Chevrolet Malibu
I installed a GM VKE1000 keyless entry system in my 01 Malibu and I got all the functions to work except the doors will not unlock when I use the key fob. They work fine when I use the switch on the door switch. When I consult the instructions for the keyless entry system it says that GM vehicles typically use one of 3 configurations. The car has a lock relay and an unlock relay. Their are 3 wires going to the switch, grey, black and white. The grey wire is for switch illumination. The black seems to be a ground but goes to the fuse box on the left side of the dash. The white wire will lock the doors when grounded. I assumed that if I grounded the black wire it would actuate the "unlock" relay but it does nothing. I took apart the switch and it has what looks like a small computer chip in it. Does anyone know how I can get the doors to unlock with the fob? I found a link to the VKE1000 instructions if you would care to look at them. (Posted at the end of the problem post) I think mine is a type "B" but is not working for unlocking the doors. if I wire it that way. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Bob http://www.batee.com/corvette/keylessentry/vke_1000_factory_install_manual.htm I
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: keyless entry remote
Check inside the remote case...there's instructions printed that tell you to hold the lock and unlock buttons for 7 seconds to reset the remote. I'm in the middle of replacing batteries myself. Let me know if it works.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
It could be the power lock motor. You could have a short or bad wiring harness. Might just be a fuse that connects to both. But since you said it's only the driver side. When the power lock motor is bad it can trigger your alarm because they're wired together.
Hope that helps. Good luck.
Posted on Apr 06, 2010
SOURCE: key fob malfunction
My local dealership wanted to sell me a new key fob for $143.99. I went to www.carandtruckremotes.com and ordered a new button replacement pad for $9.95 and all of my buttons on the remote work now. No reprogramming required.
My husband was sceptical that this was the solution, but now he is a believer when we received them in the mail and replaced the button pad and it worked.
Great, inexpensive solution for an annoying problem.
Posted on Aug 07, 2012
Tips for a great answer:
Rotate the key from the center to the unlock position.
Press the horn button on the remote keyless entry transmitter.
Count the number of chimes that you hear. The number of chimes tells you which mode you have set.
Press the horn button again in order to change the mode. Continue to press the button until you hear the number of chimes that indicates the mode that you want.
Turn the key back to the center position and remove the key from the door key cylinder.
In order to exit and save the current feature customization modes use the following procedure:
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