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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Sedan

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan LS, Midsize
22 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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July 27, 2011, 4:13 pm

Jay J

Question: Can the key fob be re-programmed?

Key fob no longer locks or unlocks the doors but it will still remotely start the vehicle (usually) and unlock the trunk. i have changed the battery in the fob but that made no difference.

July 28, 2011, 9:28 pm

Ron W
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Yes they can, but you need a factory scantool to do it. so you would need to take it to the dealer. and from your description, I think your key Fobs may be defective, so reprogramming may not help.

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January 21, 2012, 10:10 am

Jay J

The fobs are likley defective but is there a not too expensive scan tool on the market that I could use to program a new fob?

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January 23, 2012, 10:14 pm

Ron W
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Probably not. Most of the time you need a factory scantool, but reprogramming isn't usually very expensive.

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January 24, 2012, 6:39 pm

Jay J

Actually at my local Chevy Dealership it's "about $105", and that's not including a new fob. I think that's just a bit ridiculous considering the actual labor involved. Anyway, thanks for your response and have a good one.

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