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Old 04-14-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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Anybody have this happen to their key?

So was washing the car today and went to unlock the doors and when I pushed the unlock button this happened. Kinda sucks but I will just switch to my spare key. Button still works. Anyone know how much a new key fob will cost?
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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damn, never even guessed that could happen. but I don't think they're too expensive, and you can program them yourself if you have a working one. that saves you about an hours labor
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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damn, never even guessed that could happen. but I don't think they're too expensive, and you can program them yourself if you have a working one. that saves you about an hours labor
I did not think it could happen until it did lol. But looking at the other buttons they all with the exception of the bottom key look like they are about ready to give. You can see how the others look sunken in but the bottom key that never sees use is still raised up more.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:09 PM   #4
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The warranty might cover the cost of it.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:12 PM   #5
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Nope, and I checked mine, and would guess that the ones with the autostart on them are different in more ways than just having an extra button. On yours I see a slight indentation under the icons that would prove to be a weak spot, on mine there is no such indentation, except for maybe a slight one at the panic button.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:14 PM   #6
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yes that did happen to mine as well, after countless using it it wears and breaks dunno how, so i have my second set of keys, but youc an easily buy the replacement and should be ableto switch out the control box inside of it.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:22 PM   #7
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The warranty might cover the cost of it.
Yea would try warranty but I am at 40,000 miles.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:22 PM   #8
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Mine did the same after 2 years. Recently replaced the key fob for 45$. Dealer wanted 120$ to laser cut and program it. I just transfered the blade from old key to new one and programmed it myself. Pretty simple procedure.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:35 PM   #9
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My dealer told me $150-$200 to replace one. Then, the finance guy wanted me to get a warranty for the key.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #10
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Mine did the same after 2 years. Recently replaced the key fob for 45$. Dealer wanted 120$ to laser cut and program it. I just transfered the blade from old key to new one and programmed it myself. Pretty simple procedure.
Yea ebay has the fobs the key is the expensive part
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:47 PM   #11
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:48 PM   #12
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Never seen that happen before. I think a new fob would run around $75.
BTW, nice flight key ring. R U an Invicta Collector?
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:59 PM   #13
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:51 PM   #14
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:56 PM   #15
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I bought two of them at my local dealer for $50 apiece. I had to show them my drivers license and registration to prove it was my car. They ordered them using my VIN and they came in a few days, pre-cut. I programmed them myself through the DIC. It was a very easy procedure.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:59 PM   #16
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I just bought a replacement key, lost my 1st one. Cost me 75$. Another 25$ to get it "programmed" once it arrives.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:02 PM   #17
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Yes... mine did that.

Even before that, mine was coming apart... and I wrote a DIY. Here is a fix:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186597
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:03 PM   #18
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I just bought a replacement key, lost my 1st one. Cost me 75$. Another 25$ to get it "programmed" once it arrives.
All you do is plug it in the ignition and it programs itself. I did this last month. The DIC reads "3 keys programmed".
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:10 PM   #19
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any dealer can get you a new key.you'll have to provide proff of ownership(photo id and either registr,ins car or title with your name and VIN on it).if they have the right type of key cutter they can cut the key in as little as 2 min...or they can order it pre-cut from GM.that type of remote/key is cheaper if the dealer cuts it(between 40-50.) or somewhere about an extra 10-15 for a pre-cut.

make sure you bring in your existing key so they can trace the key cuts,otherwise,they will try to charge you for getting the key code from GM.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:15 PM   #20
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I bought my car used and whoever had it before me had dogs or some very badly tempered pet that chewed on the keys. I bought a replacement fob on ebay for about $30, swapped the blank blade for the cut one, and spent a couple of seconds to reprogram. It's very easy to do and saves you time of having wait for the dealer do it.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:18 PM   #21
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All you do is plug it in the ignition and it programs itself. I did this last month. The DIC reads "3 keys programmed".
Put a programmed fob in first. Then quickly take it out and put in the new fob!!

A Valet service lost my keys one day!! It was $135 and some change to get a new one!! Valet paid for the lost fob!!

Hope you can get on cheap!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:08 AM   #22
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Nope, and I checked mine, and would guess that the ones with the autostart on them are different in more ways than just having an extra button. On yours I see a slight indentation under the icons that would prove to be a weak spot, on mine there is no such indentation, except for maybe a slight one at the panic button.
I just looked at mine too, and there are no raised bumps on the buttons either. not even the panic one. maybe because it's a 2002
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:14 AM   #24
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when I bought mine used (only 24k miles), one of the remotes had done that. I took it to the dealer (the dealer I bought it from never even let on like it could be replaced, I figured the previous owner just ruined it on purpose until I saw here where others had it happen to them) and got a free replacement under warranty. They told me that someone had been using their nails to open it. I told them I had seen other people have the same problem and they denied that was possible for it to just happen, but replaced it anyway.
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I bought my car used and whoever had it before me had dogs or some very badly tempered pet that chewed on the keys. I bought a replacement fob on ebay for about $30, swapped the blank blade for the cut one, and spent a couple of seconds to reprogram. It's very easy to do and saves you time of having wait for the dealer do it.

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