1999 Chevy Suburban LT 5.7 auto 4x4 151,000 miles, I BELIEVE the factory installed alarm system. It's the one with the remotes that have Lock, Unlock, and Rear 2x buttons.
I just bought this truck on Saturday, and the keyless entry didn't work. First thing I checked were the batteries in the remotes. They were both leaking, so I replaced them right away. Tried the remotes, still nothing. I have a LITTLE experience with alarms, so next thing I do is start playing with the valet switch. Beautiful, keyless entry and alarm seem to be working fine, except no chirp or any kind of door lock confirmation sound.
Today I accidentally hit the door lock button inside the truck twice in a row (the one on the door, not on the remote), and the alarm started going off, just as it did if I hit the lock button on the remote twice. I couldn't get the alarm to shut off with the remotes. I put the key in and it started right up, but the alarm was still going off. People were starting to get annoyed, so I started playing with the valet switch again until it finally shut off.
Don't ask me what I hit in what order, cuz I couldn't remember to save my life. But now the remotes don't do anything at all. I spent a few hours fooling with it, and looking up any info I could find online, but no help. Does anyone have programming instructions for this alarm? I know the dealership I bough the truck from wouldn't have a clue, and I really don't feel like paying a real Chevy dealer to look at it. It's a real simple thing to fix if I just had the instructions.
Someone PLEASE help me get my alarm working properly.
Oh, on another note, is it me, or is the range on the remotes REALLY small? When they WERE working they usually didn't work more than 15 or 20 feet away.
And 1 last question. What is the 4th contact pad in the remote for? It only has 3 buttons, but there in a contact for a 4th, and the case has an indentation or whatever on the inside where a 4th button would go.
Thanks in advance for all your help. I look forward to reading all your replies.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 AT 6:30 PM