Keyless Entry Problem
Ya know, I spend the time to fix my transmitter so I can carry it with me only to find out that the keyless entry dosen't work.
Doesn't work at all. The module does respond to the transmitter during programming though.
What is happening:
Most of the time when I insert the jumper into the programming connector the locks cycle indicating that it is now in programming mode. Sometimes it doesn't. I need to fiddle around by removing and reinserting the jumper, turn the ignition on/off, etc. Once in prog mode I press the unlock button on the transmitter. Again, sometimes the locks will cycle indicating that the transmitter has been programmed and other times it will not. Everytime the jumper is removed though it won't lock/unlock/pop trunk. Strangely if the jumper is left in the remote works quiet well for a limited time. Driver'* door unlocks, the rest of the doors unlock, the trunk pops and all of the doors lock.
What I've tried so far:
Replaced both batteries in the transmitter. Reprogrammed, or at least tried tried to, several times. Removed the module, inspected the connections and tested every wire coming into the module with the help of a troubleshooting guide from a Motor service manual.
As a side note, I checked the RPO sticker today which indicates that the vehicle has illuminated entry. The dome lights are supposed to come on for 20 seconds if the door handle is pressed. This is not happening but when I tested the wire (gray) coming from the RKE module to the illuminated entry timer the lights went on. I'm very close to just saying "the hell with it" and installing something aftermarket but would much prefer the factory system to work.