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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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program remote start key fob

I searched forum, owners manual and onstar and could not find an answer.
My '11 CXL1 has remote start from the key fob. All other functions on fob work. I can remote start using my droid.
Dealer thought programming instructions were in owners manual, no joy!
I am scheduled to see the dealer on Thursday, but if I can avoid a downtown trip, mo better.
Is there a program procedure to activate the remote start fromthe key fob

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Re: program remote start key fob

No clue on the programming but are you hitting the lock button on the remote prior to trying the remote start?

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You should not have to program or activate anything. Are you hitting the lock button before holding down the remote start button for at least 2 seconds? If so you should check out the DIC programming options and see if somehow yours is disabled there.

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Re: program remote start key fob

Thank you Hirch.
I had not seen anywhere that I must hold down the lock button for 2 sec. Did it and worked fine.
told dealer service writer where I found the answer.
Onstar had hooked me to Buick customer service, and neither they nor the service writer was aware of this, or just assumed I hd done this. This forum comes through again!

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Re: program remote start key fob

the back of your key fob- should have instructions that show

START: has the icon for a 'lock' THEN: 'Circle Arrow' icon 2 SEC.

STOP: 'Circle Arrow' icon

DETAILS: has the icon for a book.



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ohhh and 2011 FOBS- can no longer be programmed via the DIC.

2011 vehicles- require a dealer visit to reprogramm FOBS.

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the back of your key fob- should have instructions that show

START: has the icon for a 'lock' THEN: 'Circle Arrow' icon 2 SEC.

STOP: 'Circle Arrow' icon

DETAILS: has the icon for a book.


You are right. I never saw that before. Of course it is printed so lightly and small, that it took a VERY bright light and magnifying glass to read.

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You should not have to program or activate anything. Are you hitting the lock button before holding down the remote start button for at least 2 seconds? If so you should check out the DIC programming options and see if somehow yours is disabled there.
Unless it's different from my 09, you do not need to hold the lock for 2 seconds, just push and release, then HOLD the start button for about 4 seconds. (Like I said, unless it's different on newer models). Just wonder why they don't make the start button like other remote starts and just make it two pushes without two different buttons involved, and the holding....but this again may be our government in action, forcing car makers to have so many safety features involed with a neat option, that it makes it harder to use than it should be. For example, when starting our Bonneville with an aftermarket remote start unit, you just push the button twice, and it has a light on the fob that shows you it responded with your push of the button. If you are in range, you are all set. But with the factory GM units, if you can't see your vehicle, you have to assume it got the signal by counting to 4 seconds. I have not had any luck remote starting my Enclave when I can't see it, or hear it in the garage start. Oh well, this is yet again something we never had years ago, but when we get it now, we (I) complain that it's not perfect.

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Re: program remote start key fob

You are correct Kids...I think he got confused when writing his reply he was so excited

1. Hit Lock Button (no need to hold)
2. Hold RS Button for 2 seconds

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-14-2011, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Do you have a smart phone? You can start your E from Timbuktu!
Thanx again for the info, all of you forumites. I did not see anything in the owners manual on locking first, nor did the Buick customer service guy onstar hooked me up with, nor did the service writer at my dealership.
I do realize, after the fact, the icons are onback of the fob, but not easily read.

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