Originally Posted by Pontiac1983
what exactly is involved when "jumping" the two terminals 4 and 8? Do you just run a wire betweenn the two? I don't have a keyless entry on my car and would like to buy a remote off ebay or something and then just reprogram. Let me know if I'm right. Thanks
Just so we're clear on this, your car needs to have the Keyless Entry system, not just power locks. It needs the controller box that listens for the remote signal and opens the car for you.
Having said that, if you bought the car used and got no keyless-entry remotes with it on your key ring, the car may still have Keyless Entry on it. Find your build sticker and look for option code AU0 (letter A, letter U, digit zero). I think the build sticker of RPO codes is in the trunk, either stuck to the underside of the lid or the top side of the spare-tire cover, under the trunk mat. Sometimes it'* on the inside of the glove-box lid.
Alternatively, I _think_ if you jumper top-right ALDL port to bottom-left ALDL port and the car clunks its locks at you, would that signify that it'* got Keyless Entry? Anybody know?
Anyhow, find the AU0 code and you're all set; you need only buy the correct remote for your year of car.