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Old 03-16-2008, 09:54 AM   #1
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Default Remote keyless entry not working

Yesterday I took my 2008 Outlook to the Saturn dealer for it's first oil change and tire rotation. After I got it home I noticed the remote keyless entry no longer responds to any of the buttons being depressed. I also tried my 2nd remote (that was tested when I got the car but doesn't get used daily) and it doesn't work either. I've tried every setting in the DIC and even restored all factory settings with no luck. Does anyone know of a fix I can perform?

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Old 03-16-2008, 12:01 PM   #2
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i dont know what would do that. they would have had to work when they rotated the tires because they need to use it.

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Old 03-16-2008, 02:26 PM   #3
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i dont know what would do that. they would have had to work when they rotated the tires because they need to use it.
What do the remotes have to do with rotating the tires?


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I read that you adjusted settings in the DIC. Did you try the relearn function?
I would imagine that the Saturn Dealer will have to reprogram something to get them to work with the vehicle again. This is odd.

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Old 03-16-2008, 02:33 PM   #4
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push lock and unlock button at the same time to get into relearn for tire rotation. on the outlook it can also be done thru the dic but i dont think they would take the time to do that its easier to just use the remotes.

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Old 03-16-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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Default Re: Remote keyless entry not working

Thanks for the info. I use the DIC when rotating my tires.

On older Saturns, pushing the lock/unlock relearns the remote to the car.

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Old 03-17-2008, 08:16 AM   #6
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I just took my Outlook to the dealer and they said neither remote had any programming in them. They said the unused one could have "lost" it's programming from non-use (never had that with any other car) and they don't have an explanation as to my regular remote not being programmed. They said THEY couldn't have done this when they performed the oil change and tire rotation, however the remote stopped working immediately after the dealer's visit. The dealer also said there wasn't anything I did to empty the remote's memory. They reprogrammed both but I am baffled.

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Old 03-17-2008, 08:35 AM   #7
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The description of your remotes losing its programming seems odd. I thought it was the BCM that loses its memory of the remotes that are synched to read only the remotes that are learned at the time of synching. This should be in your owner's manual is case of the occasional scrambling. Perhaps this is something new with the Outlooks?

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Old 03-17-2008, 09:37 AM   #8
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i still say if they worked before it was brought in whoever used the remote to relearn tire positions did something weird with the remotes.

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Old 03-17-2008, 12:06 PM   #9
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Default Re: Remote keyless entry not working

My theory is that whoever did the tire rotation choose the wrong relearn function when relearning the TPMS locations. Possibly through the Tech II or whatever device they currently use. Backed out of it incorrectly or cleared the current setting and rendered the remotes unprogrammed to the car.
I'm basing this theory because I'm guessing that one of the remotes was at home.

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Old 03-19-2008, 06:25 PM   #10
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Default Re: Remote keyless entry not working

I have never heard of anything going wrong w/ the remotes. I drop mine all the time on the ground by accident and the still work great.

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