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I have had this issue with other cars, I've always just replaced the FOB on it cuz the buttons wore out.
 

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Naughty naughty... posting stuff from CSS are we?
 

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It's okay it got blocked a bit.... I repair remotes as a passtime and low battery voltage and worn out button pads are typical for the symptoms you mention. I know you replaced the battery in the first remote but what about the second? It might have good buttons but battery might be low, even if you didn't use it batteries lose their charge eventually.
 

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I actually changed battery in the unused remote because the buttons on the first remote were wearing down.

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hmm, I'm not too sure about that. I'll see if I can find something regarding the sensor in the car for you

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this is the only thing I could find about the sensor location, it't in the dash in the center of the car.

http://www.*************/forums/problems-service-maintenance-69/key-fob-sensor-232020/
Thanks but the link didn't work
 

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yes I know I posted from css, but it's the ONLY place that had any info on that, and I looked.
 

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Keyless Entry System Description and Operation (without Accessory 2 Way Remote)
The keyless entry system is a vehicle entry device. The keyless entry system is used in conjunction with the body control module (BCM) to remotely activate certain vehicle features. Keyless entry will lock/unlock the doors, or release the rear compartment lid when a corresponding button on the keyless entry transmitter is pressed. This is accomplished by the transmitter sending a radio frequency to the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR). The RCDLR interprets the signal and activates the requested function via a serial data message to the BCM. A low transmitter or vehicle battery or radio frequency (RF) interference from aftermarket devices, such as 2-way radios, power inverters, computers, etc., may cause a system malfunction. High RF traffic areas may also cause interference that could lead to a malfunction. Keyless entry allows you to operate the following components:

• Door locks

• Rear compartment lid release

• Remote vehicle starting, if equipped

• Illuminated entry lamps

• Vehicle locator/Panic alarm

The keyless entry system has the following components:

• Keyless entry transmitters

• Keyless entry antenna

• BCM

• RCDLR

Keyless Entry Transmitters
The keyless entry transmitters are used to lock and unlock the vehicle door while away from the immediate are of the vehicle. Vehicles without remote vehicle start will operate at a distance of up to 20 m (65 ft) away. Vehicle with remote vehicle start will operate at a distance of up to 60 m (195 ft) away. Up to 8 transmitters may be programmed to a single vehicle.

Keyless Entry Antenna
The keyless entry antenna is used to receive radio frequency (RF) communications sent by the keyless entry transmitters. The keyless entry antenna also receives RF signals from the tire pressure monitoring (TPM) sensors located at each wheel.

A coax antenna lead connects the antenna to the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR). When a transmitter button is present, the RF signal sent by the transmitter is received by the antenna and the communications are inputted to the RCDLR.

Remote Control Door Lock Receiver (RCDLR)
The remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR) is a multifunction module that operates both the keyless entry system as well as the TPM system. When an RF message is received from a keyless entry transmitter, the RCDLR interprets this signal and will request via serial data that the body control module (BCM) perform the specific function, i.e. door lock, door unlock, or vehicle locate.

Unlock Driver Door Only
Momentarily press the transmitter UNLOCK button in order to perform the following functions:

• Unlock only the driver door.

• Illuminate the interior lamps for a determined length of time, or until the ignition is turned ON.

• Flash the exterior lights, if enabled through personalization.

• Disarm the Content Theft Deterrent (CTD) System, if equipped.

• Deactivate the CTD system when in the alarm mode.

Unlock All Doors - Second Operation
Momentarily press the transmitter UNLOCK button a second time, within 5 seconds of the first press, to perform the following function:

Unlock the remaining doors.

Lock All Doors
Press the transmitter LOCK button to perform the following functions:

• Lock all vehicle doors.

• Immediately turn OFF the interior lamps.

• Flash the exterior lights, if enabled through personalization.

• Chirp the horn, if enabled through personalization.

• Arm the CTD System, if equipped.

Rear Compartment Lid Release
Press the transmitter rear compartment lid release button to perform the following function:

Open the rear compartment lid.

Vehicle Locator/Panic Alarm
A single press of the panic button performs the following functions. Some functions may be dependent on personalization settings:

• Pulse the horn three times.

• Flash the exterior lamps three times.

A press and hold of the panic button performs the following functions:

• Illuminate the interior lamps.

• Pulse the horn and flash the exterior lamps for 30 second or until the following conditions occur:

- The panic button is pressed.

- The ignition switch is turned to the RUN position with a valid key.

Remote Vehicle Start (RVS), if equipped
The remote vehicle start (RVS) function allows engine starting while not in the vehicle. It also allows the vehicle HVAC system and other vehicle systems to enable, providing a comfortable vehicle upon entry. RVS functions have an operating range of up to 195 feet, depending on conditions. The RVS sequence begins by pressing and releasing the lock button and then pressing and holding the RVS buttons on the keyless entry transmitter. The turn signal lamps will illuminate to indicate the vehicle has received the remote start request. Each time an RVS is performed, the vehicle doors are locked, however they may then be unlocked/locked with the transmitter or vehicle key at any time. Once activated, the engine is allowed to run for 10 minutes. The RVS time may be extended by an additional 10 minutes by again pressing and releasing the lock button and then pressing and holding the RVS buttons on the transmitter. This feature is called a RVS continue and allows a maximum of 20 minutes of engine running. If the RVS continue is performed at 7 minutes into the initial 10 minute time-out, a total of 17 minutes of engine running would occur. The RVS event may be suspended at any time by pressing only the RVS button on the transmitter or by entering the vehicle and turning ON the hazard lamps.

In between ignition cycles, only 2 RVS events may occur or be attempted. Once 2 events or attempts have been made, future RVS events will be suspended until the vehicle is started using the ignition.

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If you think it's the RCDLR good luck and have fun. Haven't seen one go bad yet.

 
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