Have you or anyone tried thisI actually bought one, from Dorman, and it came with a receiver to program it to the car. But wouldn’t you know, it didn’t work. According to the instructions it would only work three times. I assume so you could program three remotes? Anyways, it worked at total of zero times. And now I have a useless remote.
From what I’ve gathered, it has to be programmed with a Tech II scanner. Guess who has the access to those, the dealership. So for about $175 they will program the remote.
I have also been told by a few people I know that have the scanner for programming keys and ignitions that they are able to program the remotes. Althou I haven’t had anyone try yet. I believe most locksmiths that do automotive keys are probably able to program the remote as well. And more than likely have them for sale.
I will eventually get it done on my car. I actually have a remote that I bought the car with, but it’s damaged and doesn’t work. I got the alarm to work once. I believe the buttons are damaged from corrosion.
Have you tried that yet?I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll go outside in a bit and try it out. I was planning on going to my favorite locksmith though since I need to make some keys for my car and would probably just have him do it at the same time. I’ll let you know if the procedure works from the link. I know in older vehicles it has worked, I think one time I have had luck on a Honda Accord. But didn’t think the Cobalt would work like that.