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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Keyless Entry Issues

Here is another question regarding the awesome keyless entry that comes with the Cobalt. I have a 06 LT, the key Fob just stopped working, so of course I replaced the battery, after that didn't work, I replaced fuses, after that didn't work, I tried reprogramming, that didn't work, so my next thought is to tape the battery connector down till I can afford to buy my remote start...does anyone else have any suggestions?
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so my next thought is to tape the battery connector down
Not sure I understand this part of your comment....

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the part that holds the battery to the board, tape it down so that I know the battery is getting a connection with the board...

it could also be the crappy buttons too....

---------- Post added at 10:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:12 PM ----------

I'm thinking about going with this aftermarket remote start

Python 1401 - Remote Car Starter with Keyless Entry

anyone know if this is a good brand, it's from slickcar.com

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Why don't you just solder it back to the board. I've fixed my wifes, my friends, my daughters friends, their friends. It's just 3 tabs to solder back in place. These break because people throw and drop their remotes. The weight of the battery eventually snaps the clip off the board.

You can read through this thread.....

https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/ins...ns-keyfob.html

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Hmm, I'm not sure about adding foil to those, personally I would not recommend it, not saying it will not work, everything Coby says usually works out, he knows his stuff. I have repaired lots of these for several brands of cars, talking about no battery connectivity issues, but buttons not working. I usually clean up the circuit board inside with flux (hit any corrosion with a soldering iron), then alcohol, at least 70%. If nothing works after that I suggest to replace the buttons themselves (not entire fob), for the cobalt you can replace the rubber buttons (all one piece) for as little as $5.

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If you read the thread I disputed the foil part as temp bypass. The real fix is later in the thread if you read it all.

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If you read the thread I disputed the foil part as temp bypass. The real fix is later in the thread if you read it all.

I did not read the entire thread, I just got to the super glue foil part, which is where I had my objection, so to speak. I guess you felt the same way.

I completely agree with the temp idea, yes, you can do this while your waiting for your new buttons.

So yes, with this said, do as I posted, but use that guide as a temp solution while you wait for a better solution.

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Thanks Guys, I'm going to take apart the key fob tomorrow to see if I can see anything wrong with it... I hope I can get this fixed soon, I'm giving my cobalt to my mom, and rebuilding my VW Jetta...I need a four door now that I have a 6 month old...

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someone please help me.. remote problem

Maybe u can help me. Bought my 06 cobalt ss a few weeks ago didn't get a remote but when I lock doors with electric door locks inside car n use key later alarm goes off so apparently it has to have a remote. Brought car to locksmith that can do programming n he tried with I guess it was a tech2 computer he said he couldn't cause he said it kept comin back sayin auto fail or somethin along those lines. He told me to check fuses I looked for over n hour for any fuse that had anything that could be ment for remote. Onlything I seen was ignition/passlock which was burnt asked him to try again n still same problem. Any idea what fuse it could be or what the problem could be?? Please help me I'm goin crazy!
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Sounds like your simply missing your remote, however, I'm pretty sure its not supposed to arm the alarm when locking any other way than pressing the lock on the remote fob.

You could give your VIN number to chevy customer support here and they can check if you have that option, then you can get a replacement remote for about $30 online and have a locksmith/dealership program it for you.

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