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Resetting my remote?

I've changed the batteries and now the remote will not reset (i've done what it says in the remote and the book, its a pain when the only way to open is the driver door.

also, after i've been driving 20min or more its act like the cruise is on but it just keeps excellorating and i wont have my foot on the gas pedal. i've replaced 4 of the sensors (throttle, mass air flow, temperature & i cant remember the other one have to look at my reciepts when i get home) and still runs away, i'm going to have to replace my brakes because i have to ride them so much. the check engine light stays on and in traffic, stop and go i've noticed the temperature gauge rising, but it hasnt over heated on me so far. Any suggestions? I've also tried setting the cruise control and it overrides it also.

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If you've performed the reset procedure exactly as described in your owner's manual and it does not work, you may want to ensure the batteries are installed correctly or that you didn't buy bad batteries.

I wish I could put my hands on your car to see what the other problem is, but have you tried turning the cruise control master switch to "Off"? One cause could be a vacuum leak. There are a myriad of things to address if it still accelerates with the CC off.

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