My 06 Grand Prix won't respond to my key fob.

Asked by Feb 02, 2016 at 04:41 PM about the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was using my key fob one morning to remote start my car it only responded
to the first lock and then it wouldn't start with the remote. Then I went outside
to check if there was any codes thrown and there was none. So I replaced
the battery still didn't work. I then took it into a GM dealership and they
tested the remote itself to eliminate the remote, so the remote is in perfect
working order. The next thing they did was program the remote the machine
they had hooked up to the OBD-II said it was programmed and low and
behold the darn thing still didn't work. The mechanic tried to program it a
second time but had the same result. So he said i could bring it in so they
could check into it further, he said they would look into the PCM next. So i
have two PCM's for my car one performance and the other is just the stock
that came with the car. Just replaced it and that isnt the problem either. And
the remote always worked with both PCM's. What's next? Is there some kind
of ECU programming?

2 Answers

85

I would start by trying every button on your key fob. sit in the car and try to remote start if it wont work because of security system it will give you a message on the DIC. also check if you have any other problems like compass not working. if the car has no response to any button on the key fob the receiver may be bad or just not getting any power. I believe its under the carpet on the rear dash and also uses the defrost grid in your rear glass as a antenna.

Best Answer

Thank you davesgt it was that stupid little receiver box. It didn't need to be replaced just unplugged and replugged back in. I'm a little skeptical that it might stop working again. But at least it works now! And my compass worked all along there is a separate compass box on the back window for my car. Thanks again.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 4,070
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,700
#3 munron
munron
Reputation 2,110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
636 Great Deals out of 29,109 listings starting at $800
Used Pontiac Bonneville
525 listings starting at $1,695
Used Dodge Charger
254 Great Deals out of 27,440 listings starting at $1,997
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
10 Great Deals out of 1,419 listings starting at $2,500
Used Pontiac G6
46 Great Deals out of 4,191 listings starting at $1,650
Used Chevrolet Malibu
814 Great Deals out of 88,599 listings starting at $1,900
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,319 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Mustang
311 Great Deals out of 45,395 listings starting at $2,000
Used Pontiac GTO
5 Great Deals out of 419 listings starting at $5,995
Used Nissan Maxima
279 Great Deals out of 26,061 listings starting at $2,545
Used Chrysler 300
352 Great Deals out of 20,683 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Altima
768 Great Deals out of 77,976 listings starting at $470

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GT For Sale
89 listings starting at $2,995
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT For Sale
78 listings starting at $1,999