The remote on my 1999 Buick Century isn't working. I thought it was the battery, so I bought a new one and replaced it. Still not working. I tried the 7 sec resyn process and it still doesn't work. Turns out the original battery was good. I had it tested. Any ideas?
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Re: Remote on my 1999 Buick Century
I concur with Ginko. If you have followed his steps and it is still not working, there is no cheaper solution than what he suggested, you will probably have to go to the dealer. Or to another pfofessional that installs keyless locks.
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If you have never replaced the remote's battery, it may be time. The 'coin' type batteries do live long but not forever and mfr.s typically suggest that the lithium cells have a 'shelf life' (unused) of more than five years. I don't know the construction of your remote so don't know if the battery is user-replaceable or not and if not, the dealers usually take advantage of customers when they can. The batteries alone are cheap costing a few dollars at worst. If you have the 2nd remote stashed somewhere, you might try it if it has not been in use. Even then, the battery may quickly be depleted in the spare too.
the keyless remote does this, but if you bought it used, like most of us do, then you would have to buy one of these and code it to your car. I seen them on ebay for cheap, and to code it, hold down the lock button till it locks the doors, then its coded. just hit the trunk button and walahh....
check connections and wiring at battery and alternator then check battery and alternator -battery may not be holding charge and is dead and or alternator is not putting out enough of a charge or not charging at all some auto stores will check ur battery and alternator for free
It may be failing contacts in your remote; these are normally little carbon buttons that can either get fouled with contaminents or wear out if made too thin.
You may have to replace the remote to regain normal function.