Originally Posted by 75 racer
I'm glad you got one fob to program! I was in Autozone the other day and they had a key fob tester on the counter. You could go in there and see if your fob is transmitting.
Okay, I just went to Autozone down the road and tried their key fob tester. Here are the results.
1) for the key fob I was able to program - the fob tester recognizes it and flashes the green RF light four times. The green light on the tester is relatively bright.
2) for the key fob I was not able to program - the fob tester recognizes it and flashes the green RF light two times. The green light on the tester is relatively bright.
3) for comparison I checked the key fob from my 1996 Suburban - the fob tester recognized it and the green RF light flashed four times. The green light on the tester was VERY DIM. This key fob has worked for years and I've never changed the batteries. However, I do have to stand relatively close to the vehicle for the fob to operate the locks on the car. Maybe that'* indicated by the dim green light.
So what'* next? Does the number of flashes indicate anything? Or is it coincidence that the fob that works flashed four times and the fob that doesn't work flashed two times?
Arrggghhh! This should not be this difficult. I'll talk to customer service on Monday and then decide if I need to return the non-working fob.