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.
Nope, I have the cheapest cell phone you can buy that still has Bluetooth, it's an LG TracFone prepay. I use my cell phone just a few times a week...it's just with me in case I need it usually. Between my wife's prepay phone, and mine we pay about $35 per month..... CHEAP! That's the one thing we go cheap on. Sure, I'll hire someone for things like painting, lawn fertilizing, car detailing, I use an automatic car wash, and we buy brand new cars.....but as for cell phones, that's my cheap spot.
(maybe when our daughters get old enough to have cell phones, we'll switch to a plan and the cool phones)
EDIT: Here's what the 09 manual says:
Press and release "lock symbol", then
immediately press and hold
"start symbol" until the parking lamps flash.
If the vehicle’s lights can not
be seen, press and hold "start symbol" for at
least four seconds. The
vehicle’s doors lock. When the
vehicle starts, the parking
lamps turn on and remain on
while the vehicle is running.
Pressing "start symbol" again, after the
vehicle has started, shuts the
If it is the first remote start since
the vehicle has been driven,
repeat these steps while the
engine is still running, to extend
the time by 10 minutes for the
engine to continue to run. Remote
start can be extended one time.