Originally Posted by theweave
... so I would assume they cleaned everything and all that too before trying it. Like I said, the panic button works so there is some signal going to from the remote to the car but nothing to unlock the doors.
I will get a remote eventually. Until than I will just deal with opening by hand! People did in the "olden days" so why can't I do it now?
Don't assume. Some of these dealer techs don't necessarily know how to trouble shoot properly. I've fixed several probs that dealer'* haven't been able to fix. Two examples:
1) power passenger seat fix attempted by dealer 2-3 X. I finally found a bullet connection had pushed out the female end. My fix corrected the problem.
2) lugging/knocking under load with tranny lockup. Dealer never solved problem, even admitted so. I found out years later after searching TSBs that the MAF needs frequent cleaning. Problem solved.
I'm not trying to say I know better than the dealer. It'* just that sometimes the tech is under pressure from his boss to fix it quickly and get onto other jobs.
The fact that the panic button works supports that the buttons may have needed cleaning. The panic button is rarely used so it rarely gets dirty. I'm just saying its worth a shot.