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I had the recall done on my 05 Balt. I went to use my remote starter and the lights flashed but the car didn't start. When I tried using my key to start the car there was a padlock light on on the dashboard. After letting the car sit it finally started with the key. What the heck did the dealership do???


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Do you know who installed your kit? If so, bring back for re-programming...if not, bring to dealer and let them know it worked "before" warranty work so they should take responsibility...hopefully. Good luck!
 

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The recall invalidates all previous keys for liability sake. Aftermarket remote starters use a transponder key to bypass the theft deterrent module. You will need to remove this key from the starter module and reprogram it to the car. The theft deterrent module detected an invalid key when you tried to start the car remotely and went into theft mode.
 

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If it has a + sign inside a circle it has a transponder. If you have a theft deterrent module you need a transponder key to start the car.

 

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Well that's new it wasn't a transponder before. Crap well now I don't knkw what to tell the dealership now.


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My old spare key worked in the car too.


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I just took a part the dash. I have an Ultra Start U-1355A remote starter. Behind the trunk release button is a DEI 555L anti theft transponder bypass thingy. So now what? lol
 

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I just took a part the dash. I have an Ultra Start U-1355A remote starter. Behind the trunk release button is a DEI 555L anti theft transponder bypass thingy. So now what? lol
Search the web for your transponder and remote starter. Maybe it just needs to be reset/relearned. Maybe you can find instructions for that. I know some of these remote start modules require a spare key to be installed inside. Although, like me, you have an 05. Our keys don't have the + sign on them.

After the recall work, do your new keys have the + sign on the blade?



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Search the web for your transponder and remote starter. Maybe it just needs to be reset/relearned. Maybe you can find instructions for that. I know some of these remote start modules require a spare key to be installed inside. Although, like me, you have an 05. Our keys don't have the + sign on them.

After the recall work, do your new keys have the + sign on the blade?



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The new key does have a transponder.


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My friend who works at a remote starter shop said he would charge me $20 to fix it and if the dealership will reimburse me he'll charge $50


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My friend who works at a remote starter shop said he would charge me $20 to fix it and if the dealership will reimburse me he'll charge $50


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Of course the dealership isn't going to help me out for the problem they created all because it's an aftermarket remote starter. I'm on the phone with GM customer service so they can reimburse me for fixing it.


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All you have to do is remove the transponder key from the bypass module and reprogram it the theft detterent module. Simple enough procedure...

Adding Keys
Important:

• To initiate, this procedure requires that a learned master key be available.

• A total of 10 master keys or valet keys may be programmed to a single vehicle.

• This procedure adds keys only. The procedure does not erase previously learned keys.

• The keys to be learned must duplicate the mechanical cut of the current key.

• If more than one valet key is to be learned, immediately precede each valet key with a learned master key.

With a previously learned master key, turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
Turn OFF the ignition and remove the key.
Within 10 seconds insert the key to be learned. Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF. The vehicle has now learned the new key.
 

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It's not the key that's the problem it's the remote starter. I push the button on the remote to start the car and it goes into anti theft.


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Exactly, this is because when GM cut you new keys they deactivated all previously programmed keys including the one inside your remote car starter. This is why you have to pull it from the box and reprogram the key to the theft deterrent module. This should take all of 2 minutes.
 

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Programming keys is easy in our cars, let's see if I can do this from memory...anyone else correct me if I get a step wrong

You need two working keys, and the one you want to program

Turn the first key to the on position until the passlock light turns off (the padlock symbol)

Turn the second key to the on position until the passlock light turns off

Turn the Third key to the on position, the light should flash then turn off, key is now programmed

Put the key back into the bypass module and it should work


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