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Old September 12th, 2017, 4:22 PM
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I have a 2008 HHR . It's has a few issue that are all electronic/computer related . One week to the day the the MFG warranty expired the power steering would periodically stop working (usually when it was very hot outside) . Took it to the dealership who told me the power steering unit needed to be replaced for $800 plus labor....no thanks, I decided to just live with it. Drove it like that for almost 2 years and then one day it just stopped happening. Hasn't gone out even once in the last 4 years. Since "broken" parts dont just repair themselves i know this was an electronics/programming issue. A few months ago the key fob stopped working. Remote start, remote lock/unlock etc. Took to a locksmith who provided a replacement when my wife lost her keys but this time they were unable to program a new FOB because they couldnt communicate with the car. Told me i would need to take to dealership and have the ECM flashed. It's almost 10 years old, so i don't won't to give the dealer $380 just for remote features but after months of using a key to manually unlock the car the flimsy lock cylinder is starting to fail and sometimes just spins freely when i insert my key. Anyone have alternate suggestions on getting the car to communicate with programming software???
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 2:20 AM
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Why don't you hire the same locksmith for help ?
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Old July 24th, 2018, 12:22 AM
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Why don't you hire the same locksmith for help ?
because the locksmith couldnt fix it and referred me to the dealership
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Old October 8th, 2018, 9:55 AM
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Thanks tim , i wouldn't prefer locksmith for key fob issue.
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Old October 10th, 2018, 8:40 AM
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Call the locksmith nearby and it will cost not more than $73. Don't spend $380 on dealership.
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Old October 24th, 2018, 3:12 AM
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$380 is more than enough for the remotes. Dealers price are far high so first consider taking help from locksmith if they won't be able to help then go for dealer. Like i prefer always locksmith new york for key duplication or getting the fobs.
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Old November 5th, 2018, 9:01 AM
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This once happened to my friend and the same locksmith was not there then he took help from locksmith stamford ct , they also worked well with it. So hiring the other locksmith is also not a bad idea at all.
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Old November 28th, 2018, 11:48 AM
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