Chevy Malibu Key fob

Asked by Jan 23, 2016 at 10:27 PM about the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2011 chevy malibu and the lockand unlock buttons
do not work on either of the key fobs. The panic and trunk
button still work and the locks still work when using the
button is in the cab. The key fob was tested at the dealer
and they said it still works but it may need to be
programmed. Would this be the case if some of the buttons
still work cause it would seem that the signal is working?

2 Answers

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Do you have a burglar alarm system on the car? Perhaps you need to see if it can be activated then turned off. Have you disconnected the battery for any reason? The fobs may need to be reprogramed. Also check to see if the battery need replacing.

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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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