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#1131 of 1520 Yet another cry for help with reprogramming a FOB
May 31, 2005 (5:01 pm)
I just purchased a 1997 Buick LeSabre Limited with one set of keys and one FOB. Dealer gave me another set of keys and a spare FOB (same make/model as the original one). I read posting #2764 on how to reprogram the FOB's for the Buick, however when I insert the key into to ignition switch 3 times while holding the "unlock" button, I never get the 3 chimes upon releasing the unlock switch.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
#1132 of 1520 Re: Yet another cry for help with reprogramming a FOB [lesabreguy]
May 31, 2005 (6:46 pm)
I've got a 98 and have a set of manuals. I'll check in them tomorrow. It's late for me tonight.
Maybe someone else has this on the tip of their fingers and can give you a quicker answer.
#1133 of 1520 Re: Yet another cry for help with reprogramming a FOB [imidazol97]
Jun 01, 2005 (6:11 am)
Thanks in advance for the help. ;^)
I have the owners manual for the '97, however it assumes that the "Panic" button works with the car, and shows you how to reprogram the door locks & trunk release. In my wanderings around this site and others, I noticed an occasional posting indicating that you needed to "short" a wire, is this the case for LeSabre's?
#1134 of 1520 Re: Yet another cry for help with reprogramming a FOB [lesabreguy]
Jun 01, 2005 (6:56 am)
If you have the 97 LeSabre service manuals from Helm it's on 8-821. Do the remotes work to lock and unlock the doors?
If no have you synchronized the remotes?
If so, The number 8 and number 4 terminals get jumpered with a link with a 20 amp fuse in it. The DLC block should have the numbers embossed at the ends of the rows.
Turn ignition off. Jumper. close alldoors. turn ignition on. the doors will lock. press and hold lock and unlock button on transmitter for 30 seconds and the doors will lock and unlock. Do not turn off ignition. repeated pressing the lock and unlock button for other transmitters and hold for 30 seconds for the lock unlock cycle to occur.
I assume turn off ignition. remove jumper. and go happily on your way.
#1135 of 1520 Re: Yet another cry for help with reprogramming a FOB [imidazol97]
Jun 01, 2005 (10:44 am)
I only have the original owners manual that came with the vehicle.
When I purchased the car last week, the dealer only had 1 set of keys and one FOB for it but promised to cut me another "chipped" ignition key and to give me another FOB. Dealer did give me another ignition key/trunk key that works fine, however the salesguy couldn't get the new FOB to reprogram. He gave me the FOB (unprogrammed)...
So, net result, I have two sets of keys that work fine, one FOB that works, and one FOB that doesn't work yet.
I'm a bit of a newbie with Buicks and programming FOB's in particular - Any additional help is appreciated, and is there is a link to the "Helms" manual, or
do I need to purchase it somewhere?
#1136 of 1520 Re: Yet another cry for help with reprogramming a FOB [lesabreguy]
Jun 01, 2005 (12:10 pm)
This is the service manuals, 3 volumes, about 5 inches thick total from helminc.com. I buy them each time I buy a new car. Probably $90 purchased from Helm.
I quoted the technique. The socket under the dash on driver's side the ADL. Check to see if the numbers 1, 9, 10, 18 are embossed, so you're sure that you have #4 and #8 correctly chosen. Otherwise the two "ears" are the top row with 1-9 and the left is #1. I believe mine were numbered. I think the ADL can be pulled down from the sound deadener panel.
Even though one fob has been programmed, they both have to be programmed in the same cycle as I outlined earlier.
#1137 of 1520 Intermittant Door Lock/Trunk Lock Problem
Jun 03, 2005 (3:09 pm)
I have a 2002 Lesabre Limited. It's a great car, but have been having strange problem lately. Door Locks stop working. They cannot be operated from remote or door switch. Also, as I am driving, the 'Trunk Lid' indicator displays trunk not locked and/or windshield wipers begin to operate when no rain is present. I understand there may be a 'reprogramming' issue. Please help. Thanks, jimmy
#1138 of 1520 Re: 1995 Buick Lesabre Dashboard [schmeagle]
Jun 06, 2005 (3:33 pm)
i am also having the same trouble with the dash, ill keep trying to figure it out but if you find anything out please tell me cause i cant listen to the radio any longer , thanks
#1139 of 1520 1995 buick lasabre dash
Jun 06, 2005 (3:35 pm)
if anyone knows how to remove the dash that stretches all the way across, please reply thanks
#1140 of 1520 Re: 1995 buick lasabre dash [buickguy]
Jun 06, 2005 (6:30 pm)
Y'all finally did it. You made me go get my books out about how to remove the dash. I'd done it but couldn't remember just how it went on my 93. I hope the 95 is like the 98 for which I have the service books.
The Lowest trim plates come off first. These are the bottom edge of the dash and they are split in two pieces by the steering column. They pry out - carefully. Then you remove the air deflectors (pry out carefully). These are the moveable air deflectors. There are four. There are screws inside where the four deflectors have been removed. Be careful not to drop the screws down the openings (duh)... Disengage the retaining clips at the top of the trim place This trim plate it the part that surrounds the heater control and the radio and speedometer and glove box or passenger airbag.
Having to go look at this ties my stomach in knots remembering having taken this apart on my 93 and I can't remember what I was after when I took it off.