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2008 Saturn Astra Keyless Entry Remote Tutorial


Watch this video to learn how to use the Astra Flipkey Remote. 

Keyless Entry was standard on the 2008 Saturn Astra.  It allows you to lock and unlock the doors on the vehicle from up to 15 feet away.  The key and keyfob are integrated.  The silver button will cause the key to flip out.  Hold it down and it will allow you to push the key back inside. 

The button with 2 parallel lines will lock all doors and the fuel door.  If the driver door is open this button won’t work.

The vehicle is equipped with content vehicle theft security.  The door lock button next to the hazard lights button on the dash has a red light which blinks when it is armed.  If the door, hood, or trunk is opened without the key or remote then the lights will flash and the horn will sound.  You would need to press unlock on the remote or turn the key in the ignition to disarm.

To unlock all doors, the fuel door, and the liftgate press the button with nonparallel lines.  If you hold the nonparallel lines button down for a few seconds then the windows will open.  This is a great feature for cooling off the car in the summer.

After changing the battery in the remote you may need to resynchronize the remote by turning the ignition to on and pressing the unlock button.

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My remote won’t stay on my keychain anymore. What are my options?


First, if your remote has not broken its key ring loop yet then I suggest you buy a rubber remote cover to provide protection so it does not break.  Remotes can be costly and if your vehicle is not onboard programmable then there will be an additional cost for programming.  Luckily, most vehicles are onboard programmable but that is no reason to have to pay to replace your remote for no reason.

broken remote loop 1Often the plastic for the key ring loop cracks or breaks with no warning and your remote is gone before you know it.  You still have your keys and keychain but the remote is gone.  If you are lucky, it breaks off in your pocket and the remote is not lost.

rubber remote coverYour first option is to buy a new remote.  If you do so I strongly suggest getting the rubber remote cover to protect it (if one is available for your remote.)  The remote slips into the cover and the keyring goes through both.  This provides that extra layer of strength that will prevent it from breaking.  If your key ring loop is already broken off then this is not the solution - keep reading.

keyless remote replacement caseYour second option is to buy a replacement case (if one is available for your remote.)  When you look up the remote on our website the case should pull up as well if one is available.  To use the replacement case simply open your old remote and move the contents from the old one to the new case.

Your third option is to buy a remote tote.  A remote tote is a genuine leather protective cover, which is a very strong solution to re-attach the broken remote to your keychain.  Watch this video to see how it works.

Your fourth option is to buy a remote skin.  The remote skin is similar to the remote tote in function.  It is made of neoprene instead of leather and it is form fitted for most Ford and GM remotes, plus a universal cover for many other remotes.

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