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Old September 12th, 2017, 3:22 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, 1:20 AM
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Why don't you hire the same locksmith for help ?
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 11:22 PM
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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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Thanks tim , i wouldn't prefer locksmith for key fob issue.
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Old October 10th, 2018, 7:40 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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