I'm sure everyone loves saving money when it comes to crazy service charges at GM for minor small stuff, like programming a remote.
I picked up a new remote because the old one cracked and tape'* holding it together...not that im cheap, im a conservative
they wanted $45 to program the remote, which from what i have read on the forum requires some tech stuff to program and that i dont have
So, if you're in my situation and just need the new remote programmed and have no need for the old one....these chips can be removed and put into the new remotes case and instantly, new remote works. im sure this is small potatoes in finding things out, but i just saved cash and it feels kinda nice.
If you need the old remote (with the new chip) programmed, go over to GM and tell them the old remote got a new battery and it will not unlock the car anymore. I got it done for free this afternoon.
i hope this isnt a useless peice of info here, but i thought i'd share