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Remote key stopped working. Locked out. Help!

Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by freefallin, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. freefallin

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    For the past 2 months the remote key would sometimes not work. So whenever that happened I would just stand there repeatedly pressing on the button and right when I am about to give up and call it a day...beep beep! It unlocks.
    Repeatedly pressing on the button would always work whenever it didn't work, which was rarely.

    Also whenever that happened, the car would not start. It would crank over and fire up for less than a sec as I would have to first press the unlock button for the blinking small red lock sign to go off before starting the car.

    So today the same thing happened but I've been standing here for over an hour pressing the buttons but this time its a no go!

    I thought it was the battery all this time so I opened up the key cover and wired up a new battery just to open the door but still it won't work.

    I would also like to point out that the key itself won't work it unlock the car manually as the lock is damaged!

    What's going on?? Any ideas?

    Cheers!
     
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    uniacidz Harden the Frak Up

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    Sounds like the actual key.itself is failing

    A dyin battery would still mean you can actually still unlock and start and drive off

    Spare key at hand?
     
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    Unfortunately no spare key!
    What do you mean the key itself is failing? What else could fail in the battery besides the battery?
     
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    you can get replacement remotes that can be re-programmed , the key itself is actually part of the remote it unscrews , check out a dealership and they will do this for you .
     
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    That is the obvious solution. however I am 200 km from the nearest dealer. In other words, I am stranded. I'm looking for a MacGyver solution.
     
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    You're screwed , ; p , just kidding I'm guessing the key on its own still works .
     
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    Yes it does, but its useless on its own.
     
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    Genuine heads and keys are available on eBay (either separate or together) from licenced locksmiths.

    I think if you have the code, you can have it sent to your door cut and coded, ready to go.

    Its a 6 character alphanumeric sequence in this format: 1A-B1234.
     
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    Key inoperative - no spare - lock damaged.

    Even if you got in, you probably wouldn't get it started. I think your only option is towing.
     
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    since the lock is damaged, your only option is to call a lock smith or a mobile auto guy like the RAA. Smashing a window won't un-deadlock the doors nor start the car.
     
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    Ok what's the procedure on getting a BCM from another car?

    If I get a second hand BCM from a similar car to mine, 05 VZ SS. And I of new key fob. Will it work on my car? of course after programming the key using the 10/10/10 method
     
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    nope, the car will not start because the new BCM needs to be matched with the current ECU. Immobiliser will kill the engine afte a couple of seconds.
     
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    Alright just like I thought! So now the question is...is it possible to link a "used" BCM, of another car similar to mine, with the ECU of my car?
     
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    10/10/10 method? Have to look that one up. Didn't read the lock was damaged. Good luck whichever way ya go mate.
     
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    Tried the method in the link, no go. Anybody else tried? No horn chirp after 10 minutes in the "ON" position anyway. Didn't keep going, waited 15 mins...

    Maybe an export thing.
     

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