Originally Posted by donbrew
You mean that after you remove the key, get out of the car, close the door, then use the remote to lock right? "close the door" is the operative part of the question, since there is a delay if you lock with the remote then close the door.
Otherwise, take it back to the dealer for a BCM re flash; an inexperienced tech may have blown it. Also check the DIC for the lock programming, it's covered in the Owner Manual (available on this forum).
I mean that if the door is closed, as long as I press lock within a certain amount of time it will work. If I wait too long, it's like the car fell asleep and won't respond to either action unless the door is reopened and closed again. It's strange. The battery is new because I replaced it before realizing that the carbon contacts on the pad were bad. Those were replaced and now the remote shows a signal for all buttons at the tester that Autozone has. Would the dealer charge for a reflash? I appreciate the responses.
EDIT: I know that it "dings" 3 times to let you know it will do the delayed lock. I'm putting the car in park, exiting, shutting the door, and if I don't press lock on the remote within about 10 seconds, using the remote doesn't work. If I open the door, immediately shut it and press lock on the remote it works instantly without delay since the door is closed. Same for unlock. If I lock the car any way you can, go do whatever and come back with my hands full, I'd like the remote to be able to unlock the door, and it won't. But 100% the remote isn't at fault, as far as it needing to be soldered or the pad replaced because I can replicate the problem every time.