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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, i have an 08 cobalt and i bought it used. It didn't come with any keyless remotes when i bought it. It has power locks. Can i just get a remote off ebay and have a dealer program it or does it even work that way? How do i even know if it had a RKE before?
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In the trunk, under the mat, you will find your RPO list. This will tell you what options your car came with. Look for code "AU0" (Lock Control Entry - Remote Entry).

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I bought one from the dealer since mine didn't have one, I wanted to make sure I had a legit good one. I did ask the guy about the eBay ones and he said they are basically the same just cheaper and he doesn't charge to program them so maybe you can get lucky and find a dealer that doesn't as well
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Dealer, or if you know someone with a "Tech 2",they can erase old remotes and program new ones or just add the new one to the car. Each Cobalt can have up to 4 remotes programmed to it. It can also have 4 keys programmed.

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Thanks!! I found the AUO code! So that means that it has RKE, right?
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Yep, it is already activated, so you can program two more remotes to the car or get the two that are programmed erased and reprogram 4 remotes. Erasing and reprogramming takes more time than just programming new ones so you might want to go the first route.

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I actually have one in my hands that I don't use. It's not new but in good shape. I can put a battery in it and check to see if it works.



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Even if your car doesn't have remote start this remote will still work for all the other features. If your car would have remote start it would have code "AP3" (Lock Control Entry - Remote, Keyless Entry, Start) instead of "AU0"

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I actually just found one without remote start, and they both work fine. As you can see it has the same circuit board inside just doesn't have the start button.


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can you get one of these to work on my car with manual locks? i dont even want the start, just lock and trunk..

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You can. You have to get the actuators though.
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I spent $100 for my keyfob from the dealer. It was another $50 to program it, but they didn't charge me.
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My remote stopped working so I'm just getting a new alarm installed. I can be down w/ $100 for install, not bad plus I was fortunate enough to get the aftermarket alarm as a gift.


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