Originally Posted by donbrew
BTW, do you call SE Michigan mid-east? I don't think you can see the Atlantic ocean from anywhere in Michigan.
I don't call SE Michigan "Mid East," but whoever set up the perimeters on the discussion board does.
I took the HHR to the dealership today to get the key fobs programmed. I had called and the service manager said it would be no big deal, 15-20 mins and $40.00, he'd have it done while I wait... no appointment necessary.
So after they had my 40 bucks, I stepped outside to check out the operation of my key fobs, low and behold... the Rear Door releases were not working by the key fob.
I went back in and brought the service manager out to look at it... He told me that he had never seen one that would open the doors, if it was supposed to work, then it would have worked after they programmed them. Maybe the aftermarket key fobs are just no good, but most likely, the car just doesn't have that technology...
So I left, and did a search again on line, and looked at the owners manual for my car. I found a post on here that someone else had the same problem with the dealership, that they were unaware that the key fob was supposed to be able to pop the doors open on the panel. I called the dealer back, and the service manger acted like he knew that all along, and that it would cost $90 to make that work. I asked if that meant $50 more, since I already gave them $40? He replied "No, it's $40 to program the key fobs, and it's $90 to program the BCM to make the rear door release work."
These guys are nuts. Sure would like to find a friend with the right tools to by-pass the dealer on this one.