1998 Chevy Corvette vehicle won't let me match key fobs

  • V8
  • 2WD
  • 66,000 MILES
I just bought a 98 corvette. It came with 2 key fobes that didn't work. I checked the batteries and they are good. When I use the owners manual to match the key fob to the car, the car does not do as the instructions say it is supposed to.
1. I turn on ignition.
2. Clear any warning messages on the DIC by pressing the reset button.
3. Press options button on the DIC until the blank page is displayed then press and hold the reset button for 2 seconds at which time the message FOB TRAINING is displayed.
4. When FOB TRAINING is displayed push the reset button once and the message HOLD LK + UNLK 1ST FOB should appear in the DIC. Then you hold the lock and unlock buttons on the transmitter down.
But this is my problem
When the FOB TRAINING is displayed and I push the reset button once, nothing ever happens. I never get the message HOLD LK + ETC. It just continues to say FOB TRAINING.
I have checked the fuses under athe hood and they all look good. I can't figure out why I don't det the correct DIC message?
Do you
have the same problem?
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 AT 5:28 PM

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1st, assuming you know the battery in "good", suggest you open the Key Fob and clearn the contact points with a pencil eraser.

2nd, with the doors shut, stand beside the driver's door and press and hold the LOCK/UNLOCK Buttons until the horn "Beeps. Usually, 1 minute or less." This will sync the the Key Fob to the C5.

3d, follow these steps to Reprogram the Key Fob:

1-Turn the ignition to RUN
2-Turn the radio off
3-Press the RESET button in order to clear any IPC warning messages
4-Press the Option button on the DIC until the IPC display is blank in order to enter the program mode
5-Press and hold the Reset button for 3 seconds
6-Press the option button until FOB Training message is displayed
7-Press the Reset button in order to begin the programming sequence.
8-Simultaneously press and hold the lock an unlock buttons on the first transmitter for 12 seconds. The IPC will indicate when that transmitter is programmed and when to proceed to the next. Repeat this step for each transmitter.

That should do it!
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Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 AT 5:30 PM

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