I've found two different sets of instructions online for programming a new keyless remote for my '99 Grand Prix. They seem pretty straightforward. I have no love for my local Pontiac dealership and would love to save the cash on the unit and programming. Can I do this myself?
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GRAND PRIX KEY FOB PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS
No Tools Required
In the event that a transmitter is lost, program the old and the new transmitters into the memory of the remote control door lock receiver.Up to 4 transmitters may be programmed
Once the keyless entry receiver enters the programming/diagnostic mode, the programming of the first transmitter erases all previous transmitter programming information. You must then program all of the transmitters
Program only 1 vehicle remote control door lock receiver at a time. If you program multiple receivers simultaneously, the same transmitter could possibly be programmed to more than 1 remote control door lock receiver
Is the battery good in the remote? Is the remote working? Did the car come with keyless remote?
If you stop by a big box part store they have a tester to check the remote. Sometimes when the battery is replaced there is a solder joint that brakes.
Start with checking the remotes. The battery hold downs can break when dropped. After that the transmitters can be tested at the dealer, usually free, If they are bad they will have to be replaced and the new ones programmed. If the transmitters are good the system codes will need to be checked.
I just had to replace mine and sounds like the same problem. At the local O'Reilly's they have a display that shows if the RF from the buttons are working, if you can find one of those. I tried cleaning under the pad and nothing worked I think this is a common problem from what the local dealer tells me. I had to push my old buttons harder and harder to get it to work until they did not any more. About $175 to replace and program at my local dealer.