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Installed new VKE1000 system in an 01 Malibu can't unlock doors.

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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  • robert_adams Oct 13, 2009

    I posted this and I figured it out it turned out to be a type "C". The instructions were still lacking. They failed to tell me that some reverse polarity systems have relays. They said that all reverse polarity systems did not have relays. Also, they failed to tell me that I would have to cut and ground the purple wire and ground it while connecting the attached purple wire with black stripe to a positive source. So much for following the instructions!

  • robert_adams Oct 16, 2009

    I solved this one on my own. I found out by trial and error and by taking the factory instructions with a grain of salt. The system turned out to be a reverse polarity system and not a negatively actuated system. The instructions said that "systems that are actuated by reversing polarity do NOT have lock and unlock relays" but mine does. Also, the instructions failed to tell me that I had to separate the inputs to the control unit in relation to the feeds for the lock and unlock functions. One had to be grounded and one had to go to a constant 12V power source respectively. According to the instructions, BOTH inputs had to go to a 12V power source. If any one else has problems with one of these VKE1000 keyless entry systems I spent the better part of two weeks pulling my hair out trying to figure this thing out and I'd be happy to TRY to save you as much grief as I can. Bob

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How do you reset the alarm system on a 98 olds silhouette after it triggers without the remote entry


Theft Deterrent Arm/Disarm Modes
Important: Although mode 2 provides increased security, the content theft deterrent system disarms only by pressing unlock on the keyless entry transmitter. This can pose a problem if the keyless entry transmitter is damaged, lost, or inoperative for any reason while you attempt to disarm the content theft deterrent system.
Mode 1: The system arms when you lock the doors with the keyless entry transmitter. The system disarms when you unlock the left front, right front, or liftgate door with the key or the keyless entry transmitter. The system does not arm when you lock the doors with a power door lock switch.

Mode 2: The system arms when you lock the doors with the keyless entry transmitter. The system disarms when you unlock the doors with the keyless entry transmitter. The system does not disarm when you unlock the doors with the key.

Mode 3: The system arms when you lock the doors using a power door lock switch or the keyless entry transmitter. The system disarms when you unlock the left front, right front, or liftgate door with the key or the keyless entry transmitter.
Changing the Feature Customization Modes
  1. Turn off the IP dimmer switch.
  2. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
  3. Remove the BCM PRGRM fuse.
  4. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC position. The BCM flashes the fasten belts indicator and sounds the chime 4 times, which indicates that BCM type 4 is installed on the vehicle. At this point, the BCM has entered the feature customization mode.
  5. In order to change the theft deterrent/shock sensor mode, turn the headlamp switch from OFF to PARK and back to OFF.
  6. The BCM flashes the fasten belts indicator and sounds the chime a number of times equivalent to the theft deterrent/shock sensor mode. A transition past mode 4 repeats the sequence starting with mode 1.
  7. Complete the following steps in order to change the theft deterrent arm/disarm mode:
6.1.
Insert the key in the left front, right front, or liftgate door lock cylinder.


6.2.
Rotate the key from the center to the unlock position.


6.3.
Press the horn button on the remote keyless entry transmitter.


6.4.
Count the number of chimes that you hear. The number of chimes tells you which mode you have set.


6.5.
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.


6.6.
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:

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
  2. Reinstall the BCM PRGRM fuse.
If you are unable to change locking modes Theft Deterrent System Feature Customization Inoperative

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I have a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu and the keyless entry started working intermitantly and now randomly works maybe once a week. It wont pop the trunk or lock or unlock the doors. I replaced the batteries in...


Unfortunately you may not have a choice in the matter ! You have no idea of the electronics involved here . No one knows your GM vehicle better . And $ 85 dollars is a heck of alot better then $115.00 dollars a flat rate hour . Pep boy's , firestone , AAMCO .
The keyless entry system has the following main components:
• The transmitters
• The body control module (BCM)
• The remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR)--When you press a button on the transmitter, the transmitter sends a signal to the RCDLR. The RCDLR receives the signal and sends a X Link serial data message requesting the appropriate function from the BCM.

Customer Programming Method for Enabling/Disabling the RVS Feature
Using the driver information center (DIC), the RVS feature can be DISABLED and ENABLED just like other items programmable via the DIC. When a lock control, entry-remote entry, extended range (AP8) equipped vehicle has RVS added to it and the vehicle is not DIC equipped and the customer wants to disable RVS. The dealer will perform the DISABLED remote start function since the owner cannot perform the function on thier own without a DIC.

Important: All transmitters that are to be recognized by the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR) must be programmed in a single programming sequence. If the system is placed in program mode, all previously programmed transmitters will be erased upon receipt of the programming signal from the first transmitter.
Up to 4 transmitters can be programmed. Do not operate or program the transmitters in the vicinity of other vehicles that are in the keyless entry program mode. This prevents the programming of the transmitters to the incorrect vehicle. The order in which the transmitters are programmed is important. The first transmitter programmed will be transmitter #1, and the second transmitter programmed will be transmitter #2. Use care to program the transmitters correctly.
The scan tool must stay connected until all of the transmitters are programmed. All doors must be closed to perform this function.
Install CANDI module.
Install a scan tool.
Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF.
With the scan tool, select Vehicle Control Systems.
Select Computer/Integrating Systems.
Select the proper engine size.
Select Module Setup.
Select Body Control Module (BCM).
Select Program Key Fobs.
Follow scan tool on screen instructions.
Remove the scan tool.
Exit the vehicle. Attempt to lock/unlock the doors to verify the programming.
Operate the transmitter functions in order to verify correct system operation.

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I have a 96 ford conversion van with a 600 plus addon keyless system and need to program new keyless remots , need to know how to get system in program mode.


Hi.

To program ( or reprogram ) a keyless entry remote transmitter into the remote keyless entry module, perform the following steps:

1. Turn the key to ON or ACC and short the two terminals of the program connector, a two-pin connector located below the driver's side of the instrument panel at the base of the steering column. All doors should lock and then unlock.
2. Press any button on each keyless entry remote transmitter in turn. All doors should lock and then unlock. If the door locks do not respond, press the button again (up to three times maximum with the same keyless entry remote transmitter). If the door locks still fail to respond, go to Pinpoint Test A.
3. Repeat Step 2 to program additional keyless entry remote transmitters into the remote keyless entry module (up to four keyless entry remote transmitters maximum).
4. Turn key off.
5. Remove the short from the program connector. All doors should lock and then unlock.
6. Verify that the keyless entry remote transmitters have been successfully programmed by pressing the LOCK or UNLOCK button on each one, and observing that the system responds by locking and/or unlocking the doors.


I hope this helps you.

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Try reprogramming the remotes. Here are the instructions for the procedure. Hope it helps. Cobra!
Programming NOTE: All keyless entry remote transmitters (15K601) must be programmed at the same time.
NOTE: To program (or reprogram) the keyless entry remote transmitters into the RAP module, perform the following steps:
  1. Make sure that the anti-theft system is not armed or triggered.
  1. Turn the ignition switch (11572) from OFF to RUN eight times within ten seconds, ending in RUN. If the RAP module has successfully entered program mode, it will lock and then unlock all doors.
  1. Within 20 seconds, press any button on a keyless entry remote transmitter, and the doors will lock and then unlock to confirm that each keyless entry remote transmitter has been programmed. Repeat this step for each transmitter.
  1. If the door locks do not respond for any keyless entry remote transmitter, wait several seconds and press the button again. If the door locks still fail to respond, refer to Inspection and Verification.
  1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, or wait up to 20 seconds after step 2, to exit program mode. If a keyless entry remote transmitter has been programmed (or reprogrammed), the RAP module will lock and unlock all doors one last time to confirm.

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The 01 Optima had the keyless entry buttons right on the key itself. I'm not sure if the LX had the option... it was standard on the SE version. In any case, programming is done at the dealership, and is expensive. They use their special "code reader / writer" that plugs into the OBD II port under the dash. You provide all keys and they are recoded to the module that is located under the stereo. A cheaper option might be an aftermarket alarm installed at a local car audio shop. They are less expensive than you might think, even installed. Good luck.
P.S. the 01 Optima remote key had a problem with very short range. You needed to be within a few feet of the doors for it to work.

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2000 Lincoln Towncar. Keypad on door will not unlock doors. Interior lights do come on. The last two keys pushed simultaneously will occasionally lock the doors. I am using the code printed on a sticker in...


The driver door module (DDM) is connected on the standard corporate protocol (SCP) communication network. The DDM controls many functions including power windows, power door locks and remote keyless entry. The DDM also communicates with the driver seat module (DSM) to control the power mirror and seat memory functions.
Do you know anything about automotive electronic control modules ?
The driver door module (DDM) receives inputs from the digital transmission range (DTR) sensor, ignition switch, seat switch, window/door lock switches, lighting control module (LCM), keyless entry keypad switch and remote transmitter. The DDM outputs consists of keyless entry keypad switch illumination, power door lock actuators, luggage compartment release solenoid, horn relay, and lighting control module (LCM).
Best thing to do would be to have a factory scan tool hooked up to check for DTC'S diagnostic trouble codes . That should be the first step if it's not programming the code.
  • The doors do not lock/unlock using the keyless entry keypad
  • Keypad.
  • Circuitry.
  • Driver door module (DDM).
  • GO to Pinpoint Test L .

PINPOINT TEST L: THE DOORS DO NOT LOCK/UNLOCK USING THE KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD CONDITIONS DETAILS/RESULTS/ACTIONS L1 RETRIEVE THE RECORDED RESULTS FROM BOTH CONTINUOUS AND ON DEMAND SELF TESTS Use the recorded DDM DTCs from the Continuous and On Demand self tests.
  • Are any DTCs recorded?
Yes For DTC B1525, GO to L3 .

For all other DDM DTCs, REFER to the DDM Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index.

No If the door locks are inoperative, GO to L2 .

If the keypad illumination does not operate, GO to L10 .

If the keypad illumination is on continuously, GO to L14 .
L2 CHECK THE DOOR LOCK OPERATION Check the door lock operation by depressing a door lock switch.
  • Do the door locks operate?
Yes GO to L3 .

No GO to Pinpoint Test E . L3 MONITOR THE DDM PID KEY_PAD
Scan tool
Monitor the DDM PID KEY_PAD.
  • Are any of the keyless entry keypad switch numbers present?
Yes GO to L4 .

No GO to L5 . L4 CHECK THE KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD SWITCH
Keyless Entry Keypad Switch C525
Monitor the DDM PID KEY_PAD.
  • Are any of the keyless entry keypad switch numbers present?
Yes If 1/2, REPAIR Circuit 78 (LB/YE). TEST the system for normal operation.
If 3/4, REPAIR Circuit 79 (LG/RD). TEST the system for normal operation.
If 5/6, REPAIR Circuit 121 (YE/BK). TEST the system for normal operation.
If 7/8, REPAIR Circuit 122 (YE). TEST the system for normal operation.
If 9/0, REPAIR Circuit 123 (RD). TEST the system for normal operation.

No INSTALL a new keyless entry keypad switch; for additional information, REFER to Keypad-Keyless Entry . L5 CHECK THE KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD INPUT WITH THE KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD SWITCH Monitor the DDM PID KEY_PAD, while depressing all the keyless entry keypad switches one at a time.
  • Are all the keyless entry keypad switches operating correctly?
Yes GO to L9 .

No GO to L6 . L6 CHECK CIRCUIT 797 (LG/VT) FOR VOLTAGE
Keyless Entry Keypad C525
Measure the voltage between keyless entry keypad C525-7, Circuit 797 (LG/VT), and ground; and between keyless entry keypad C525-8, Circuit 797 (LG/VT), and ground.
  • Are the voltages greater than 10 volts?
Yes GO to L7 .

No REPAIR Circuit 797 (LG/VT). TEST the system for normal operation. L7 CHECK THE KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD SWITCH INPUT While monitoring the DDM PID KEY_PAD, momentarily connect a fused (7.5A) jumper wire between positive battery post and keyless entry keypad switch C525 as follows:
    Keypad Button Keyless Keypad Switch C525 Circuit 1/2 Pin 3 78 (LB/YE) 3/4 Pin 4 79 (LG/RD) 5/6 Pin 5 121 (YE/BK) 7/8 Pin 6 122 (YE) 9/0 Pin 1 123 (RD)

  • Are all the keyless entry keypad switch inputs operating correctly?
Yes INSTALL a new keyless entry keypad switch; for additional information, REFER to Keypad-Keyless Entry .

No GO to L8 . L8 CHECK THE KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD SWITCH CIRCUITRY FOR AN OPEN
DDM
Measure the resistance between keyless entry keypad switch C525 and DDM as follows:
    Keyless Keypad Switch C525 DDM Circuit Pin 3 C521 Pin 8 78 (LB/YE) Pin 4 C521 Pin 13 79 (LG/RD) Pin 5 C521 Pin 16 121 (YE/BK) Pin 6 C520 Pin 24 122 (YE) Pin 1 C520 Pin 25 123 (RD)

  • Is the resistance less than 5 ohms?
Yes INSTALL a new DDM; for additional information, REFER to Section 419-10 . TEST the system for normal operation.

No REPAIR the circuit in question. TEST the system for normal operation. L9 CHECK THE KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD BACKLIGHT Depress a key on the keyless entry keypad.
  • Does the keypad illumination operate correctly?
Yes INSTALL a new DDM. For additional information, REFER to Section 419-10 . TEST the system for normal operation.

No If the keypad illumination does not operate, GO to L10 .

If the keypad illumination is on continuously, GO to L14 . L10 CHECK THE KEYPAD - DDM ACTIVE COMMAND KEYPAD BACKLIGHTING LIGHT ON AND OFF Trigger the DDM active command KEYPAD BACKLIGHTING LIGHT ON and OFF.
  • Does the keypad illumination turn off and on?
Yes INSTALL a new DDM. For additional information, REFER to Section 419-10 . TEST the system for normal operation.

No GO to L11 . L11 CHECK DDM GROUND - JUMPER CIRCUIT 66 (LB) TO GROUND
DDM 522
Connect a fused (7.5A) jumper wire between DDM C522-4, circuit 66 (LB), and ground.
  • Does the keypad illuminate?
Yes INSTALL a new DDM; for additional information, REFER to Section 419-10 . TEST the system for normal operation.

No GO to L12 . L12 CHECK CIRCUIT 51 (BK/W) FOR OPEN
Keyless Entry Keypad C525
Measure the voltage between keyless entry keypad C525-7, circuit 797 (LG/VT), and ground; and between keyless entry keypad C525-8, circuit 797 (LG/VT), and ground.
  • Are the voltages greater than 10 volts?
Yes GO to L13 .

No REPAIR circuit 797 (LG/VT). TEST the system for normal operation. L13 CHECK CIRCUIT 66 (LB) FOR OPEN Measure the resistance between keyless entry keypad C525-2, Circuit 66 (LB), and DDM C522-4, Circuit 66, (LB).
  • Is the resistance less than 5 ohms?
Yes INSTALL a new keyless entry keypad switch; for additional information, REFER to Keypad-Keyless Entry .

No REPAIR Circuit 66 (LB). TEST the system for normal operation. L14 CHECK THE KEYPAD ILLUMINATION - DDM DISCONNECTED
DDM C522

  • Does the keypad illumination turn off?
Yes INSTALL a new DDM; for additional information, REFER to Section 419-10 . TEST the system for normal operation.

No GO to L15 . L15 CHECK KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD FOR SHORT TO GROUND
Keyless Entry Keypad C525

  • Does the keypad illumination turn off?
Yes GO to L16 .

No INSTALL a new keyless entry keypad switch. For additional information, REFER to Keypad-Keyless Entry . TEST the system for normal operation. L16 CHECK CIRCUIT 66 (LB) FOR SHORT TO GROUND Measure resistance between DDM C522-4, circuit 66 (LB), and ground.
  • Is resistance greater than 10,000 ohms?
Yes System OK. CLARIFY the concern with the customer.

No REPAIR circuit 66 (LB). TEST the system for normal operation.

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Doors automatically lock and unlock


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Close all the vehicle doors.
Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder.
Press and hold the DOOR unlock switch.
While holding the DOOR lock switch in the unlock position, cycle the ignition ON, OFF, ON, OFF.
Release the DOOR unlock switch. The doors will lock and unlock to confirm the program mode.
Press and hold the LOCK button and the UNLOCK button simultaneously on one keyless remote. After a delay of approximately 15 seconds , the doors will lock and unlock to confirm the programming of that transmitter.
Repeat the previous step to program up to four transmitters.
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