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I just purchased the remote start remote off of ebay for $21.95. GM sells them through dealerships for about $150. So try ebay before you go to your dealership so you don't waste $100+ on a remote.
Cool, mind telling me what brand you purchased. Also, how much did it cost to have it installed?
 

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I use my "second" remote fob presently. I never used it till this year, just the other one which I believe is dead.

I hope it's something that simple....I can't afford to fix!
have you tried changing the battery? its quite simple, just take a small flat screwdriver and pry it apart. replace the CR2032 battery (found at radioshack), and you should be set. assuming its a dead battery of course.
 

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From what I understand, if car does not come with factory keyless entry, then service people tell you that your out of luck. However, I believe all that needs to be done is installing the keyless entry module and having a tech reprogram the computer. My uncle is a service manager at a GM service center so I'll try to clarify everything.
Any definitive answer on this issue?
 

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I have started a thred specifically for those who do not have keyless entry and want it factory installed. So far, not possible. I have not given my hope up yet though. I get a lot of pull at the dealership since my uncle is the director of the service department so I get to mess with all the equipment to get it to work. here is the link for the thred: http://www.g6ownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4819

I added alittle on there for people that have keyless entry but not factory remote start. I will too be addressing that issue within the next week or so.
 

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Hey Maddyfan -
I also bought me a used 2006 and received only 1 key and no keyless remote.
How funny - I named my car G--

There's a great site - (not ebay) that you can purchase keyless remotes from cheaper than on ebay and do not have to pay the inflated shipping costs or bid for the price.
It's also a great site for discount blank keys.

I could of got a keyless remote for 17 bucks but opted for the remote with the remote starter button. (29.00) After taking it to the dealer - The ACM module does not have that option for remote start - for my vehicle anyway. But the remote hood and keyless entry works great - got it programmed at the dealer for 25 bucks along with the spare key cut and programmed, in which I paid 17 bucks for the blank.

If anyone is interested, please let me know and I'll email you the web site. Unsure of posting it here.
 

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Ok, so I am trying my best to understand all of this and apply it to situation. I have an 06 G6 with power locks, etc. On my key I have the '+' sign, and on the dash I have that little black bubble that blinks when the car is locked...

SO, does this mean i can get keyless entry? Or even remote start?
 

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Hey Maddyfan -
I also bought me a used 2006 and received only 1 key and no keyless remote.
How funny - I named my car G--

There's a great site - (not ebay) that you can purchase keyless remotes from cheaper than on ebay and do not have to pay the inflated shipping costs or bid for the price.
It's also a great site for discount blank keys.

I could of got a keyless remote for 17 bucks but opted for the remote with the remote starter button. (29.00) After taking it to the dealer - The ACM module does not have that option for remote start - for my vehicle anyway. But the remote hood and keyless entry works great - got it programmed at the dealer for 25 bucks along with the spare key cut and programmed, in which I paid 17 bucks for the blank.

If anyone is interested, please let me know and I'll email you the web site. Unsure of posting it here.
Thanks for the info. Would love to know the website. I need an extra blank key.
 

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Hi Maddyfan - hope this is not considered spam. Just trying to save the people money here.

world wide web remotesandkeys dot com
 

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Seems legit to me.

I personally bought mine on ebay and had them programmed by a dealer. Everything worked out fine.
 

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Somehow, this thread has gotten off track.

We all know that if you have a car that was optioned with remote locks, you can buy the remotes and have them programmed at the dealer.

What we're trying to establish here is a method to add remote lock/unlock on a car that was not optioned with any remote from the factory. We need to find the part(s) that must be added to a car and the programming that must be added, if it is possible.

Can we get back to that?
 

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This was a waste of a thread, I have gained nothing on the above topic..

Someone needs to hit the reset button on this one =(

How can we add factory remote start to a G6 without it or find out if it is already installed and needs a new keyfob.

Thanks
 

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This was a waste of a thread, I have gained nothing on the above topic..

Someone needs to hit the reset button on this one =(

How can we add factory remote start to a G6 without it or find out if it is already installed and needs a new keyfob.

Thanks
My 06 G6 came with keyless entry fob no remote start button on it. I couldn't get a consensus on an answer either so I just brought it to a local company who set me up with a new fob with remote starter button plus all the original functions. Now it remote starts, not sure if they used the factory remote start chip or added a new set up. It now has a button that unlocks the doors and trunk with one button and all the original features. The factory fob also still works. Whole set up with programming was $199. The system was made by Compustar.
 

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This was a waste of a thread, I have gained nothing on the above topic..

Someone needs to hit the reset button on this one =(

How can we add factory remote start to a G6 without it or find out if it is already installed and needs a new keyfob.

Thanks
Call the parts dept at a dealership and give them your VIN number. They can tell you. Also, the back of the keyfob should have a plus on it if the car has remote start ready.
 

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Yes, it is possible..

Hi folks, yes it is possible to add an GM OEM Remote Starter to your G6, however, the car must have the RPO code AP8 on it.
The part number for the Basic Remote start is:

Part Number: 17800737
Brand: GM
RPO code AP8 equipped vehicles Remote Start / Power Lock Upgrade

Additional Information
Compatible only w/ RPO code AP8 equipped vehicles for Remote Start/ Power Lock Upgrade. Vehicle must also have automatic transmission. Kit contains two transmitters and vehicle label.

VCI programming required to upgrade Remote Start system.

Your Price: 188.37
With Installation: 224.37


A2-way Advanced with an LCD screen is also available that can monitor tire pressure, oil life, fuel level and more, but it also considerably more expensive.

Part Number: 17802069
Brand: GM
2-Way Advanced Remote Start (w/ RPO Code AP8)

Additional Information
2-way technology and a convenient display screen shows the vehicles current status (locked or remote-start engaged, for instance) and critical vehicle data, including tire air pressure, fuel level, odometer and theft alarm status. This fob offers greater operating range then the factory keyless entry system, and can control a second, ARSS-equipped vehicle.

Your Price: 241.50
With Installation: 355.50

Remote start package only includes one remote key fob.

These are both direct from GM. Most GM Vehicles since 2004 that have keyless entry also have the ability for remote start-the technology is already in the keyless module. It is just a matter of programming by a tech. to make it work. And no, you can not get an after-market fob or 1 from a junkyard and expect it to work.

What happens is that when you purchase the unit from your local GM dealer, the tech. sends the digital receipt & your vehicle's VIN# to GM, and GM assigns a special software update to the tech to download into your car's BCM module. GM will NOT send the download to the Dealership/Tech. until they receipt the unit has been paid paid for-they won't do it for scrapped or after-market remotes.

Anyway, as a Sales Consultant at a Chevrolet dealership, I have access to all official/OEM parts & accessories, and yes even for Pontiac's, and I would be happy to help all you with your G6 needs.

Here's is the GM Accessory website through my dealership site if you'd like to see what's available for yourself:

http://www.gm.oeaccessories.com/graffbaycity/

And yes, I have an '08 G6 GT & I love it
 

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I have a 2007 g6 and it came with a remote with an automatic start button but it doesn't start up when I push it.what should I do?the remote itself works its just for starting it up automatically that doesn't work.
 

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you have to hit the lock button and thrn hold down the remote start button (if you didnt already know)

JT
 

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Thank you so much that worked!! Someone told me to hit the unlock button and then hit the starter button but what you told me to do worked lol
 

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No problem. (the directions are on the back of the oem remote along with the battery size when you need to replace it. It also has the part number, I bought a secondary oem key fob for $22 off ebay compared to $100 the dealer charges)

JT
 
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