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purple haze, you will need to take it to a dealer as it will require the tech2 scanner to program the remotes. To bad you don't live near me as I do this for free at my dealership
 

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Thanks, I got the remote from my dealer and he said the instructions were in the OM. Of course, I could not find them.
 

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purple haze, I am a chevy tech and you can't program the remotes yourself and I forgot that if you have the 1sb option the remotes have to be 1 and 2 as on the back side as this is part of the memory for the seats,radio and so on.
 

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Programming is possible.

wingrider said:
purple haze, I am a chevy tech and you can't program the remotes yourself and I forgot that if you have the 1sb option the remotes have to be 1 and 2 as on the back side as this is part of the memory for the seats, radio and so on.
Wingrider, I'm sorry to contradict a pro, but I've seen it done.

Folks, I'm sorry but I wasn't able to get the exact proceedure down from the one time I saw it happen. What I remember was that it was nothing more than a few twists of the ignition key, followed by some other operations then working both remotes in sequence... Arrrgh! I wish I'd been paying more attention. Oh yeah some where in all that, the door locks jump up and down as a notice that you have gotten into or out of programming mode. And the doors have to be closed too.

I had enough trouble getting a good set of keyfobs that worked. No way I'll risk unprogramming what works, by testing the infinate monkey method of figguring it out.

BTW. I wonder how many of those bad keyfobs are loose in the wild. I really don't think I'd risk buying one from anywhere but GM.
 

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Another Myth

Another myth perpetuated by the money-grubbing dealer service department. I was told the same thing, by the parts man and the service manager when I had to replace the one my wife lost to our 03 Monte Carlo. Having been told otherwise by a friend, I went home and searched the owners manual. Sure enough, there were instructions, and it really wasn't all that complicated to do. Another $35 my dealership didn't get !! I'm not completely sure SSR's are the same, but I'd make damned sure it's not in the manual before I'd pay them to do it....
(just a word to the wise)

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Keyless Remote;

Several years ago, you could program most any GM keyless remote with out some elaborate procedure ot techII system. You turned on the ignition, turned it off, then hit the power door lock switch to unlock twice. The power door lock wouls cycle through, then you would push the lock and unlock button on the keyless remote to see if it was "Phased". Talking to the techs in my service department, most GM vehicles, including the SSR must now have the keyless remote set with the TechII. Most dealers do not charge for this, as it is usually done under warranty. Any questions, contact your local GM Goodwrench guy(person).
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Additional Note

You must have both keyless remotes at the same time. If not, and you program one, the other will no longer be programed. Whole thing usually takes 5-10 minutes.
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Like watch six say it has to be done with the tech2. I have been a chevy tech for over 25 years I think I know a thing or two. If you can do I would sure like to know.
 

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wingrider said:
Like watch six say it has to be done with the tech2. I have been a chevy tech for over 25 years I think I know a thing or two. If you can do I would sure like to know.

Can you have more than 1 #1 remote programed the same. I got an extra on ebay.
 

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You do not have to have a number on the back of the keyless remote. You just have to have a keyless remote with a part number that matches the keyless remote for your vehicle. My keyless remote for my SSR is #15184352. If I try to program any remote without this part number, it will not program. Your tech at the Chevrolet dealership should be able to see this when you bring them in to program.
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Watch Six,

I've got the right part # need to know if multiple #1 remotes can be programmed for the same truck? So I can have a spare in case of loss or damage to the original.


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you can program up to four remotes per vehicle. as for as the # on the back of the remote the # 1 can be programed for driver 1 and 2 is for driver 2 only if you have option 1sb.
I have another question and I'm not trying to start a pissing match, but when a question is asked most people will believe the mail man, bag boy, hair dresser but if someone who is in the business makes an input they don't want to believe what they are talking about.
 

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Never get into a battle of wits with an unarmed person

Wingrider,
I never get into a pissing match with anybody. It gets very messy. But if I have a question about my GM vehicle, I go downstairs to my service department, find my most experienced tech, and ask away. Have never been led down the wrong path.
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Tell It Like It Is Wingrider

wingrider said:
you can program up to four remotes per vehicle. as for as the # on the back of the remote the # 1 can be programed for driver 1 and 2 is for driver 2 only if you have option 1sb.
I have another question and I'm not trying to start a pissing match, but when a question is asked most people will believe the mail man, bag boy, hair dresser but if someone who is in the business makes an input they don't want to believe what they are talking about.

:cuss There just upset that they got bent over by their dealer on purchase or repair. There forgetting that we are getting FREE TECH ADVISE !!!!!!!!!! Don't let a couple upset you, I appriciate YOUR ADVISE....... :thumbs
 

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No harm intended.

wingrider said:
I have another question and I'm not trying to start a pissing match, but when a question is asked most people will believe the mail man, bag boy, hair dresser but if someone who is in the business makes an input they don't want to believe what they are talking about.
Wingrider, Please be assured, at no time was I meaning to question your person or skill.

It's just that, as stated, I have personally witnessed the task being done without any special equipment. I still stand behind my eye witness claim.

I can understand why GM would choose not to disclose the alternate method. Not even to it's own pro's. It involves a tricky series of steps that have to be performed without error and with specific timing.

I'm guessing here, but I suspect that there were many owners of recent vehicles, on seeing the info about how to do such, tried it, and only managed to unprogram their receivers. Can you imagine the customer saying anything but "It just stopped working, please fix it."

For future vehicles, wouldn't the best way to avoid this particular customer problem be, to unpublish that bit of information? Even to go so far as saying, the only way to do it is...
 
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