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01-22-2004, 08:54 AM
Ok i have a 2000 GT with factory Keyless system. To unlock both doors, we all know you have to press the unlock button twice. Since the car was new, it isnt as easy as just hitting the button twice. its like you have to hit it the first time, wait for the system to unlock the drivers door, and hit it again at just the right time... like a second later. If you hit it to fast it does nothing and if you wait to long it only unlocks the drivers door again. I know on the newer cars it isnt like this. you just tap the button twice. doesnt matter how soon after the first time, and all doors unlock... like on my roomies malibu and every other 2001 and newer GA ive seen. Is this a 2000 issue? are the 99's like this? does anyone else have this problem? ITS ANNOYING! anything i can do about it?

01-22-2004, 10:11 AM
My 00 does that. It's just the way it is, my guess. You have to press it, wait for the relay to kick in, and press it within 5 seconds for all 4 dours (or the other if you have a coupe).

01-22-2004, 10:14 AM
my 00 was that biggie...just get used to it

01-22-2004, 10:44 AM
My does the same thing but it only does when your far from the car. You'll get use it after a while.

01-22-2004, 10:55 AM

Info - Remote Keyless Entry Operational Characteristics #99-08-52-005A - (05/15/2003)
Remote Keyless Entry Operational Characteristics
1997-2003 All Passenger Cars and Trucks

2003 HUMMER H2

with Remote Keyless Entry

This bulletin is being revised to add models years as well as the HUMMER H2 model. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 99-08-52-005 (Section 08 - Body and Accessories).

The following information regarding Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) operation may be given to customers as needed.

The General Motors RKE systems operate on high frequency radio signals. Therefore, they may be subject to radio signal interference which will affect RKE operation. Some of the typical conditions which result in reduced RKE transmitter operation are listed below.

If on the second press of the unlock button, all doors are not unlocked, it may be due to the time delay needed by the system to recognize the second press of the unlock button. In order to unlock all doors, press the unlock button once, pause 1-2 seconds and press the unlock button the second time.

There needs to be a pause between button presses so that the receiver can properly process the signal from the transmitter.

Line of sight. The transmitter signal may be obstructed by obstacles; another vehicle, building or other obstructions in the line of sight.
Proximity to radio towers, airports, police and fire towers.
The presence of fluorescent lighting.
Installation of some aftermarket accessories have been known to affect the RKE performance as well.
Some brands of radar detectors, CB radios, walkie talkies, mobile radios and cell phones (especially 3-watt bag phones which are placed on the floor of the vehicle) have jammed the radio frequencies of the RKE system.
Remember, these devices do not have to be in the customer's vehicle. They may be in another vehicle which is in close proximity. However, if the customer has one of these devices in their vehicle and if the RKE system works with these aftermarket devices unplugged, refer the customer to the aftermarket supplier. The aftermarket device may not meet the requirements of the FCC Code.
If the customer comments that the remote transmitter fails to operate, press each button on the transmitter one at a time while observing the vehicle systems.

If only the fuel door (Cadillac), or panic button (all other vehicles) works, re-synchronize the system, following the transmitter synchronization procedure found in the Keyless Entry sub-section of Body & Accessories in the Service Manual.

Re-synchronization must be performed if the following conditions exist:

The batteries of the keyless entry transmitter have been replaced.
A keyless entry transmitter is malfunctioning.
If all of the transmitter buttons fail to function, check the battery and transmitter using tester J 43241. Refer to Corporate Bulletin Number 83-90-12.

If the transmitter passes the test, program the RKE system following the procedures in the Keyless Entry sub-section of Body & Accessories in the Service Manual.

Remember when programming the system, all transmitters for the vehicle must be present for the programming to be successful.

If the transmitter fails the test with the tester J 43241, replace the batteries and retest the transmitter using the tester J 43241. If the transmitter still fails the test, replace the transmitter.

The battery is considered a consumable battery and is covered for the first 12 months only. Refer to "Maintenance" in the In-Vehicle Warranty Booklet. Battery life is determined by the number of times a pad on the transmitter has been used, not by time or mileage and as such, battery replacement would be considered owner maintenance (i.e. batteries in a flash light, engine oil changes).
Transmitter replacement when all buttons work, using the tester J 43241, as outlined in Corporate Bulletin Number 83-90-12.
Personalization programming through the DIC or Tech 2.
Lost/replacement transmitter reprogramming.
Used car transmitter replacement programming.
Transmitter damage due to misuse, such as any liquid spilled on/in the transmitter or damage from animals chewing on the transmitter, etc.
Broken transmitter cases where the key ring attaches to the case. If the case is broken in this area, it is due to mounting the transmitter direct to the key ring without the protection of the small ring. The small ring acts like a universal and helps protect the transmitter from this type of damage. Refer to Corporate Bulletin Number 03-08-52-003 for EXCEPTIONS to this rule.
Garage door opener programming.

GM bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, NOT a "do-it-yourselfer". They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly and safely. If a condition is described, DO NOT assume that the bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will have that condition. See your GM dealer for information on whether your vehicle may benefit from the information.

01-22-2004, 11:18 AM
Oh im used to it. ive had the car since march 2000. Got it new. i was lookin for just what preed gave me. i was hopin there was a fix for it. it get on my nerves sometimes. oh well.