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Programming key fob with remote start ???

I Just recently purchased a 2011 2LT Malibu with remote start and i was wondering what is needed to program another key fob to it without going to GM if its possible...any suggestions
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Unfortunately to stay out of the stealership it looks like you'll need $4000 to buy yourself a GM Tech 2 Flash Dealership Scan Tool. You can always try a locksmith, or cheaper make friends with someone at the dealership.

I hope someone knows something I don't though.


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I Just recently purchased a 2011 2LT Malibu with remote start and i was wondering what is needed to program another key fob to it without going to GM if its possible...any suggestions
No provisions exist for the customer to program the fobs on their own. If you just purchased it, the selling dealer MAY be willing to program it for you at no charge. It's not a long procedure. Doesn't hurt to ask.
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Re: Programming key fob with remote start ???

Just bought a remote from yourkeylessremote.com on ebay. Number matched the gm part number on my keyfob. Took it to my buddy's shop. He used his Tech 2 scan tool and programmed both remotes in less than 90 seconds. My dealer wanted 40 bucks to do this. So you do not have to go to a dealer.

btw...keyfob cost me 16.99 with free shipping
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I had the same problem as you a few months ago. The dealership wanted $95 to reprogram the remotes. No local locksmiths would do it either. I bit the bullet and went to the dealership. Luckily the guy was nice enough and reprogrammed the FOBs for no charge and said, and I quote, "If I am going to charge you that much for 1 minute of work, I might as well punch you in the face as well." We both laughed and I went on my way.

Sometimes the employees recognize the errors of their employers and will cut you a break. Its worth a try.
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Just bought a remote from yourkeylessremote.com on ebay. Number matched the gm part number on my keyfob. Took it to my buddy's shop. He used his Tech 2 scan tool and programmed both remotes in less than 90 seconds. My dealer wanted 40 bucks to do this. So you do not have to go to a dealer.

btw...keyfob cost me 16.99 with free shipping
A Tech 2 with Candi runs about 4 grand & the annual subscription is $3100. So yeah, most folks have to visit a dealer. Very few shops can afford such a specialized tool.
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Re: Programming key fob with remote start ???

Had the same problem but I read the instructions. You have to press and release the lock button then immediately press the start button and hold for two seconds. The lights will flash to let you know it received the signal and it will start for 10 minutes. You can do the same thing for another 10 minutes before it stops but only that one time for an extended 10 minutes. You can also stop it by pressing the start button.
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