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Old 10-28-2002, 12:40 AM   #1
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Default Keyless entry starting to not work..

Is this happening to anyone else? My drivers side door and the back right door don't unlock anymore with the keyless entry.. I have to keep the car locked and open the door automatically. The other two doors function fine. I was wondering if it was somethin simple like a battery or somethin i'd have to replace? Show me what ya got!..lol
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Do they unlock with the inside door unlock switch. If not, it is the bumpers on the door lock actuators. You can get the kits to replace them from gmpartsdirect, and replace them. The job is not too bad, and this happens alot on GM cars, as I have found. I just did all four of my doors. If this is the case, I can definitely shed some light.

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My keyless remote started to not work only a few times, then more, now I'm lucky if it works after pushing the button 100 times. Its my battery, I'm just too much of a lazy butt to buy a new one
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I went to my local pontiac dealer , and they priced me at around 275 $ for like new acutators or something like that. Is this right?
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I have a auto-mate. It serves as a auto starter, unlock, lock, and alarm. I have noticed that every now and then the lock and unlock wont work and the auto starter wont usually work. Also I have to be right up to my car to unlock or lock or start it with my auto mate. Does anyone know how i can be farther away and it work? I bought my car with the auto-mate already installed so i know nothing about it. lol
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I have a auto-mate. It serves as a auto starter, unlock, lock, and alarm. I have noticed that every now and then the lock and unlock wont work and the auto starter wont usually work. Also I have to be right up to my car to unlock or lock or start it with my auto mate. Does anyone know how i can be farther away and it work? I bought my car with the auto-mate already installed so i know nothing about it. lol
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I'd first go to Wal-Mart and check out jewelry department.. they have battery testers that will check how we the remote battery is.. you'll just have to let them open up the remote to get to the battery. Another thing that may also affect range is the location of the antenna for the auto-mate unit. If it'* buried within the car surrounded by metal and live wires.. it will not pick up the signal very well. As far as I know.. most auto starter has a high distance range of 100 feet,so I would look into it
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bonnealien,
if you can still lock the doors with the actuators, most likely you need to replace the bumpers, a little $3 kit from gmpartsdirect.com, they go on the actuator, and are prone to ripping. For $10, and a couple of hours of work, you can fix the problem, not $275 per door as the dealer told me. I will be posting a labor procedure for the tech section later this week. Let me know if you have any questions before then.
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Sweet, I'll check that out..thanks.
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