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  1. Pre-B2B-Warranty-Expiration Issues/Questions

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    Hi All, Long-time lurker, second-time contributor here. On 3/22/17 I bought a new 2017 Volt Premier with every option except some overpriced wheels and the lighted charge port. I even paid an extra $1K for the Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, a color I’ve always lusted after. (Now Tesla’s trying to...
  2. Service keyless start system after body work

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    After getting body work done that required installing some new body panels, my 2016 Volt displayed a “Service: Keyless Start System” error. The remote works, but the buttons on the door handles don’t work, or at least they don’t register the presence of the fob. We also noticed that the...
  3. 2013 Fob reprogramming without cutting key?

    Software & Programming/Code - Chevy Volt
    Hi all. I'm trying to program a FOB for my 2013 Volt with a used key from another Volt. The OM instructions include turning the key in the lock 10 times... which I clearly can't do with a key from a different car. Do I need to get the key part replaced and cut to my car? Is there a way around...
  4. Adding an additional key fob when you have a key fob.

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    I have a good operating key fob with a good functioning key for my 2015 Volt. I want a second key. Does the laser cut key have to match? Or can I use another fob with key and program it by using my functioning key? I can buy a blank key and fob and have it cut. But I see in various places that...
  5. Program 2011 remote key fob for use in 2013 Volt

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    Greetings fellow Volt owners. I was a very early Volt adopter, purchased #639. I bought and programmed an extra key fob for it. The car was totaled a couple of months ago and I got a good deal on a 2013 as its replacement. I now want to use the extra 2011 key fob with the 2013. I've followed...
  6. 2016 Volt Key FOB replacement

    Gen2 Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Anyone had to replace their key (FOB) for the 2016 Volt? I lost one of my FOB yesterday and now I am finding out that the the Southern California dealerships are charging $114 for it plus $70 to program it. They said even three times as much if I didn't have my spare. I couldn't find anywhere...
  7. Keyless entry without FOB

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I would like to find a way to source the NFC chip that is in the FOB and put in my cell phone case. IIRC, the key fob has two components when you open it up. It has the circuit board/battery which operates the button functions and it has a chip which is glued to the bottom half of the case. I...
  8. Keyless Entry Not working on 2013 Volt

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    My new-to-me 2013 Volt doesn't seem to be working with the keyless entry. I'm not sure where the settings are for that feature. Can someone walk me through what the settings are that control this feature and and how they should be set to allow the keyless entry to work? The keyless ignition...
  9. Upgrade to "New" Style Cadillac Key Fob?

    Cadillac ELR Accessories and Modifications
    Has anyone tried programming the "new" style Cadillac key fob to the 2016 ELR? The key fobs that come with the current Cadillacs (ATS, CTS, XTS, etc.) are more substantial feeling and nicer looking than the older ones that come with the ELR, so I'm just curious to know if they use the same...
  10. Clear message about replace battery in key fob.

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hi, started getting the message to "replace battery in key fob" last week. I replaced both batteries Tuesday night with brand new Duracell batteries. Still get the message every time we get in the car. How do I clear the message? Thanks, Tim.
  11. A way to stop headlights from coming on when unlocking with remote?

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I back in to my driveway for several reasons. Its safer for the neighborhood kids and its the only way the front air dam doesn't get scraped. When I go to unplug at 5:30AM and hit the fob to unlock, the lights are shining right into the little old lady across the streets window. With my old car...
  12. Programming Key Fob wierdness

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I had an opportunity to program a new key fob to work with my 2011 Volt today. I followed the instructions on page 2-4/5. I got the message "READY FOR REMOTE #3" (two previously programmed). With the new fob in the "magic slot", I pressed the POWER button for two seconds, expecting the message...
  13. Stuck in Paradise

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    A tale of woe that hopefully someone else can learn from. I took my grandson and (adult) daughter to the beach in Port Aransas, about 230 miles from home. We were ready to return home on the second day. I don't like leaving my car key in a bag of stuff on the beach since it's so easy for...
  14. 2012 Programming a used FOB

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    With old and new fobs inside car Car off Fob batteries fresh Turned door lock key five times (heard clicks) Got "Ready for Remote 3" on dash Inserted fob's key in hole Pushed POWER for 2+ seconds Nothing... nothing... After 20 sec or so the "Ready" disappeared - blank display Tried this with...
  15. Found a Use for Remote Window Rolldown

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Earlier tonight, I was driving around with my son, who was sitting behind me in a car seat. We reach the store, and I jump in the backseat to do a cleanup before go in. Well, once I finish with that, I attempt to open the door to get out, but I CAN'T!!! :) I realize that all the child safety...
  16. Bizarre Alarm issue with the 2013 Volt and a 10 year old Subaru Legacy

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    This was really strange! Driving on Whidbey Island this weekend and stopped to shop in Coupville. Drove into the outdoor public parking lot that had about a dozen cars in it. Found a safe spot but heard a car alarm going off in the Subaru Legacy a few cars away. Turned of the Volt and the Legacy...
  17. Key Fob / Remote Stopped Working Temporarily

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I came out of the movie theater and tried to demonstrate to my friend how I can remote start my car. The car was unresponsive, even from a few feet away. Even the unlock/lock buttons didn't work. I almost freaked out, and then remembered to pop out the manual key. I opened my door and tried...