why the only button that works on my remote is the trunk release and the others doesn't work in 2011 chevy malibu LTZ?

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Asked by Aug 14, 2014 at 12:15 PM about the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the only button that works on my remote is the trunk release and the others doesnt work
and i have 2 remotes and both of them have the same problem pls anyone can help? and i
changed the batteries and it didn't work as well

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Since the trunk only works, I'd say you have an issue with the door lock switch or circuit. Can you open the doors manually?

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yes i can open it with the key

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the problem was with the rubbers under the buttons of the remote control i changed it and now its all good and it all works normally and it was the issue for both of my remotes.

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I'm having the same problem with my remote. Where do you get the rubbers from?

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I had the same issue with the rubber. Dealership fixed it for $16

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If this is just strictly a KEY FOB ISSUE like mine was, there is an easy solution! If you're looking to avoid going to the dealership, or your vehicle is no longer under warranty, I had some stuff laying the house that fixed this problem for me. Very fast, easy and cheap! 2 things you'll need...1) Super Glue, 2) Aluminum Foil or Conductive Copper Tape. I had the same issue with my 2012 Malibu (Lock, Unlock, and Remote Start would NOT work). Trunk release and alarm buttons both worked still, fuses in the car were good. I took apart both key fobs, and removed the circuit boards with the battery attached. Took the back side of the rubber pieces with the conductive contacts showing, and super glued VERY small pieces of conductive copper adhesive tape to the tiny contact circles (ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE RUBBER PIECE). Put it back together, works like a charm every time now! Very cheap fix, and you can do it yourself in no time! I recommend trying that as it worked for me. Hope this helps someone looking for an easy fix...

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Hello I have a 2009 Malibu that had the same problem described above by Ryan. I tried his KEY FOB recommendation and it worked like a charm. Thank allot for sharing your solution!

Thank you so much for sharing. Genius. Lol.

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