Ok i have a 2004 malibu maxx ls and alittle while ago my battery died so i got a new one and put it in, and now my keyfob wont work at all and it worked right up untill i changed my battery is there anyway to fix it like reset it or something?
Well ill see what happens ill try the butten thing but im calling the dealership eather way because my factory radio is broken and i want to see if they cover it still well see. Thanks for the help guys.
sik mali- What was going on with your key fob that didn't work well? Yesterday all of a sudden mine wouldn't lock or unlock the door unless I pressed it numerous times. I can't believe that the battery would go bad after 8 months since the batteries in our Ford key fobs have lasted 5+ years without having to change them. I know it must be the key fob since my spare keys work great.
Sparks, the cold weather can effect how the keyfob works. Think what cold weather does to a battery in a car in overall reducing it's power output for start up. I sometimes have to hit the button on my keyfob a few times to get mine to unlock and the batteries in them are as old as the keyfob, about two years old since when I bought this car of mine it didn't come with a keyfob and I had to purchase one.
I would agree Malibu Glow except that my key fob really never gets exposed to the cold like the car battery does. The remote is always either in the house, in my pocket or in a warm car. Next time I go to the dealer I am going to have them check it out.
i know you can reprogram a key. i did it with my mountaineer. you have to turn the key on and off in the ingnition and do some other things. i would do a google search on it and see what you come up with.
Sparks, do you have the owners manual handy? Check in the index for the remote key fob and go to the pages for it, I think it might give a brief discription on programming the key fob, since it's the original, I do know that it does talk about replacing the battery and something about having to reset it, which I think is to be next to the car and press both the unlock and lock button at the same time.
Sorry, I don't think any of the answers suggested are correct. The fob battery lasts a long time and the fob is generally on one's person or comes from the house; and to boot, replacing them does not solve the problem!
My 2004 Malibu key fob(s) had to be replaced several times. A hard push was required on most buttons. I looked inside before returning them for warranty replacement. There appears to be a broken solder connection which won't touch until a lot of pressure is applied--I've seen it twice. Because it was under warranty, I did not want to try to resolder, but I think that would work.
GM needs to toughen up the internals of this model of fob! While they are at it, they should know that the trunk open button sometimes accidentally gets pushed by other keys in one's pocket and should require being pushed twice in succession to operate. I also have seen my panic button activated accidently by other keys, and it should be further sunk into the fob case to avoid this. These design flaws may have been fixed in subsequent fob models.