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#2 of 167 Key-fob range
Aug 17, 2006 (2:09 pm)
I took my Impala in to the dealer today for the stereo hiss TSB and for the key fob range issue.
I didn't come prepared with the PIC number listed earlier on this board for the issue. They said they found a listing for the issue and it said to replace the key fobs, so they have been ordered. I have PIC3764g listed on the invoice, which is different from the one mentioned on this board earlier.
Has anybody had their key-fobs replaced for this issue? When they arrive I'll report back if it makes a difference or not for me.
#3 of 167 Re: Key-fob range [scauer]
Aug 20, 2006 (7:22 am)
What is a PIC and do they have dates associated with them? If so, which is the most current? It's shameful that the dealerships aren't all on the same page in this day and age. The technology we're using right here keeps all of us unassociated customers informed and the documents we reference come directly from GM/Chevy. Where is the disconnect? (rhetorical) I'm curious if the other makes out there have the same issue but I don't want to start dialogue with the smug import buyers. It's always sunny in their world.
#5 of 167 Re: Key-fob range [scauer]
Aug 21, 2006 (1:34 pm)
I HAVE A 06 IMPALA SS WITH THIS SAME PROBLEM. THE REMOTES WILL NOT REACH ANY DISTANCE AND THE TRUNK BUTTON TAKES SOMETIMES THREE PUNCHES TO WORK. THE SERVICE TIRE MONITER SYSTEM MESSAGE ALSO KEEPS COMMING ON. I HAVE HAD IT TO THE DEALER 5 TIMES AND STILL DOES THE SAME THING. THEY NOW TELL ME IT IS BECAUSE OF THE TINTED WINDOWS. DO YOU HAVE TINTED WINDOWS? THE PEOPLE THAT DOES THE WINDOW TINTING SAYS NO WAY.
#6 of 167 Re: Key-fob range [mistydawn2]
Aug 21, 2006 (3:21 pm)
The remote doesnt start the car from even 2 feet away.
#7 of 167 Re: Key-fob range [mistydawn2]
Aug 21, 2006 (4:26 pm)
It is possible it could be the tint, but not always. I have seen posts in which tint had no effect, but I am not sure if it was on the Impala.
#8 of 167 Re: Key-fob range [mistydawn2]
Aug 21, 2006 (4:54 pm)
I don't have tinted windows.
Have they replaced the key fobs for you during one of those five services?
#9 of 167 Re: Key-fob range [mistydawn2]
Aug 21, 2006 (5:35 pm)
I had a mishap one month after the purchase of my new 2006 Impala LT and I had to replace my windshield. An after market windshield was installed; after this I noticed that I had lost the range. Had it checked at the dealer, they said nothing was wrong. I finally had them program a key/FOB to work with both my car and an other LT that I knew was working well (my salesman). Tested both cars side-by-side and proved the range was different. I had a GM windshield installed after having agreement from my dealer's service manager to warranty fixing the problem if it didn't work = GM windshield had same range. The dealer finally installed a new module in my Impala. Works great after this. Good luck!
#10 of 167 Re: Key-fob range [scauer]
Aug 22, 2006 (6:40 am)
THEY WERE SUSPOSE TOO BUT WHEN ALL WAS SAID AND DONE THEY SAID THE GM TECHS TOLD THEM IT WAS THE TINT. AFTER 9 DAYS OF THE CAR BEING IN THE SHOP AND THEM TELLING ME THAT WAS THE CAUSE OF THE TIRE MONITER SYSTEM AND KEY LOCKS NOT WORKING I JUST LEFT AND FIGURED I WILL TRY A DIFFERENT DEALERSHIP. WHEN I TRIED THE SECOND REMOTE I HAD IT WOULD NOT WORK, SO ANOTHER DAY IN THE SHOP SO THEY COULD REPROGRAM. VERY UNHAPPY.