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Key remote Just bought a used Malibu, the key remotes they gave us don't work. I changed the batteries, no luck. Is there a way to reprogram them without the huge cost the dealer wants to charge? or is there something else I should try? Thanks!

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You need to open the remote unit. On the right side and back just ahead of the keyring hole you can place the blade of a "DULL" kitchen butter knife in the groove and carefully twist the blade and the **** shell will pop open. Check the battery holder that wraps around the battery for a bad solder connection to the circuit trace on both sides of the circuit board. It sometimes can be hard to detect. In my family I have had all 4 units fail or go intermittent. NOTE: Remove battery when soldering.

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