REMOTE NOT WORKING

  • Tiny
  • Helpfulwife
  • 2000 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
  • 10,000 MILES

I am unable to lock or unlock my car with the remote. It worked fine this I locked my car using the remote later on I went to unlock my car with the remote and it didn't work. I then tried unlocking by using the key that set off the alarm. I managed to get the alarm off by pressing the alarm key a few times. I went and bought new batteries that didn't work. I have been told I have electrical problems with the car but everything was working fine this morning but now after the rain the remotes are not working. I even pressed the remote near the car for one minute to reset it and that didn't work either.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


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Thursday, August 9th, 2012 AT 8:39 PM

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  • Tiny
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It may have to be reprogrammed.

Do you have another fob? If so, does it work?

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Thursday, August 9th, 2012 AT 8:58 PM
  • Tiny
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Yes I do have another fab and it doesn't work either. What I tried was used my key to unlock the door and started my car that stopped the alarm but unfortunately I can't lock my car.

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Thursday, August 9th, 2012 AT 11:24 PM
  • Tiny
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Do you have power locks that work inside the car?

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Thursday, August 9th, 2012 AT 11:56 PM
  • Tiny
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I have lock on the drivers door and on the front passenger door. It is strange that when I unlock the car the alarm comes on and when I start the car the alarm comes off. Could it be something do with wiring and the rain.

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Friday, August 10th, 2012 AT 2:14 AM
  • Tiny
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Possibly, but is the alarm system factory or aftermarket?

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Friday, August 10th, 2012 AT 2:33 AM
  • Tiny
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Not sure we bought the car from a used car dealership. Surprising enough this morning no problem with the car I could lock and unlock the car but later on in the day it stop working.

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Friday, August 10th, 2012 AT 5:43 PM

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