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Old 02-25-2006, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default Help with keyless entry

My "new" 92 SC came with this remote:

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Can anyone tell me exactly what it is? I assumed that it was a keyless entry remote, until I found out that pre-96 S cars weren't OEM keyless entry equipped. I replaced the battery, and the inside looked pretty clean, just a little dust, but the led doesn't work when I push the buttons.

If I am indeed without keyless entry, how hard is it to install an aftermarket unit? Any recommendations on what to buy?

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Old 02-25-2006, 10:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help with keyless entry

That IS an aftermarket unit. Open it up and clean the contacts under the push buttons, and look for any indicator of who made the unit. (your only source for a replacement remote) Depending on who installed the system, the "black box" will be located under the dash or center console somewhere most likely.

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Old 02-25-2006, 11:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: Help with keyless entry

I had a similar problem with my aftermarket remote not working. I removed the circuit board and disconnected the battery. I got some q-tips and cotton swabs and dipped them in rubbing alcohol and cleaned off the pcb and all contacts with it.

I pretty much submerged the board in alcohol, but I wouldnt do that unless its a last resort.

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Old 02-26-2006, 04:18 AM   #4
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lol idk about submerging it in alcohol! the one that came w/ my car made its way into a hot tub at Destin Beach, FL and it made the locks flip locked/unlock and the trunk/alarm goin' off while goin down the strip at about 11:00 at night... in stop/go traffic. Nice & embarrasing ... lol

but since that, Ive bought new remotes for mine, and since my prior experience w/ getting it wet im VERY careful about where I clean it. I dont keep rubbing alcohol I have the swabs, so I just wipe the contacts and im careful about it.

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Old 02-26-2006, 10:41 AM   #5
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That's why I said only submerge it as a last resort... but I must say it worked GREAT for me... my remote was very flaky, wouldnt work all the time and didnt have a very good range (with new battery) but after cleaning / submerging it its been working like new for a few months now. I think the button contacts were corroded and the alcohol probably helped remove some of it.

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Old 02-27-2006, 07:28 AM   #6
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Default Re: Help with keyless entry

Thanks for the replies. I swabbed out the remote well and am letting it dry overnight. I looked around for the "black box" and didn't find it, is it likely that it's stashed somewhere under a plastic piece? If so, I may never find it, unless I strip the car down!

I'll post back with how I make out.

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