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Old 11-06-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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Can someone give me the quickie instructions for programming a new remote for a 2000 Bonneville SSEi? I just got the car, didn't get a remote. I now have a remote and need to match it to the car.

Isn't is cute how the owners manual just says to bring your car to the dealer for this service when the owners manuals for Grand Am'* and Firebirds tell you how to do it right there in the manual.
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The reason the manual says to take it to the dealer is because you need a Tech 2 tool to perform this function. There is no other way for the 2000+ Bonnevilles.
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Yes i had that issue with my 2001 SSEI and i took it to the local Ken Nelson dealer and they did it for free. You might wana ask first because i have heard they charge a good amount to program them.
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How can you program a standard GM remote with a Tech II when it doesn't have a port to connect to? I don't really buy that explanation. I'm sure it'* as simple as it is on Grand Am'*, Firebirds, etc.......... just pull a fuse here, hit a couple buttons, cycle the ignition switch, hold down a couple buttons on the remote.

I know it takes a Tech II to match the radio to your VIN number which I have done.

Besi, did you watch them match the remote to your car? If so, what did you see?
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Utilize a Tech 2 to program the remote door lock receiver.

Enter diagnostics (F0).
Enter body (F1); select the year (X) and body style (N).
Select "Remote Function Actuation" (F3).
Select "Special Functions" (F2).
Select "Program Transmitters" (F0).
Select the number of transmitters to program (1-4)
Follow the on-screen instructions; press continue, wait for the locks to cycle, hold the lock and unlock buttons simultaneously for 15-30 seconds, the locks will cycle again.
Exit the vehicle. Attempt to lock/unlock the doors to verify the programming.
Perform the following steps if the above procedure does not program the transmitter.
Reconnect the Tech 2.
Enter service programming (F1).
Press the "REQUEST INFO" key.
Select "Reprogram Existing Module"
Exit the vehicle and remove the Tech 2.
Follow the existing procedure to reflash the body control module.
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[quote="Racr_X"]How can you program a standard GM remote with a Tech II when it doesn't have a port to connect to? [quote]

The programming port and receiver are on the vehicle. The tool is required to put the vehicle into programming mode.
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Denial of the facts do not change them.

As frustrating as it is, a Tech II is required to program the remotes on these cars. My 2000 Jimmy can be programmed with out it, but not my Bonneville. If you wish to test further, find all of the various instructions for various GM cars and try using them and see if any of them work. A word of caution on that is to be careful using jumpers, as you may damage your electrical system if you jumper something that isn't supposed to be on our cars.
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