Keyless entry issue + "keys stuck in ignition" problem
Hello everyone, new member/first post, I'm driving an '06 Cobalt LT with 51k miles. I've done a good deal of research on this and can't seem to find anything so here goes...
It seems that something has failed in my keyless entry system. I've checked and even replaced the battery in my fob and had the system re-programmed by a locksmith and the fob still does nothing.
The strange bit is that while the locksmith was re-programming, the car seemed to acknowledge the signal from the fob. During the step where the car is in "learning mode", the program on his laptop asked for the lock and unlock buttons to be pressed and held until the car beeped to acknowledge that it has learned the signal and it did that. I watched him do it twice and still the fob wouldn't work.
Granted, this is a fob I bought from eBay to replace the one I lost last year, but it's a GM fob and this locksmith did the programming the same way then and it worked fine, until now at least.
Any ideas? Can anyone tell me where the receiver is located in the car? I have a Haynes manual but it doesn't even mention the receiver except in a wiring diagram in the back.
While I'm here, you can mark me down for another driver having the "ignition won't let go of keys" problem. Like many drivers I've seen in my research on this, the problem is in the shifter where the pin that contacts the release switch isn't held in due to a broken internal linkage. My research tends to suggest that GM knows that this is a problem and has re-designed the shifter to fix it. My car is at a little over 51k now so a good deal out of warranty. Any chance I can get a free replacement or am I stuck paying a few hundred for a new part?
Last edited by fsusmithc2; 12-20-2008 at 09:29 PM.