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How to check if your GM car is equipped with factory keyless entry

  
  
  
  
  
  

The following makes are GM vehicles: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Geo, GMC, Hummer, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Saturn.

Many, but not all GM vehicles, are equipped with factory keyless entry.  Having power door locks is a prerequisite but not proof that the vehicle was built with factory keyless entry.  Many vehicles have power door locks without keyless entry.

GM Parts ID Sticker

The picture above is the GM Service Parts Identification Sticker.  It is located somewhere inside the vehicle.  On most GM vehicles it is in the glove box.  If not there, it can be in a few other locations.  In a 90s Cadillac sedan I found it in the spare tire cover. In a early 00's Cargo Van I found it on the door frame of the rear hatch.  In a 1990s Firebird I found it inside the lid of a lockable compartment in the trunk.  In an 06 Impala I found it on trunk floor beneath the carpet.  However, most of the time it is in the glove box.

The following are codes which we know to be associated with factory keyless entry.  If you have one of these then you have factory keyless entry: 5L1, A97, AE5, AE6, AP3, AP5, AP7, AU0, AU5, AU8, AX3, and K92.  Also, if you have both these codes together: M82 and ATG, or ATG and BTV.

If you notice in the sticker picture above, the 5th code is AU0.  That indicates that my wife's truck is equipped with factory keyless entry.

If you can not find your GM parts identification sticker, there is still an easy way to find out if your vehicle is equipped with factory RKE.  Jot down the VIN number from the VIN plate where the windshield meets the dashboard on the driver's side (looking from outside) or from the production sticker on the driver side door frame (the production sticker is not the same as the parts ID sticker).  You can also find your VIN number on the vehicle title, registration, or insurance documentation.  Call your local GM dealer, ask for the parts department, and giving your VIN, ask if your vehicle is equipped with factory keyless entry.  If it is then you can order a factory remote.  If not, and you want to have remote keyless entry, go to an alarm shop or Best Buy to have an aftermarket system installed.

Comments

I don't understand that my 2008 Pontiac G6 does not have RKE installed factory, however, it had ONSTAR which can unlock the car via satelite signal and I can't get a fob to remotely unlock this same vehicle.
Posted @ Saturday, March 03, 2012 12:16 PM by Bigdave
Onstar can unlock the vehicle through the car's onboard computer. A keyless entry system is a separate entity which has a receiver to receive signals from a remote.
Posted @ Saturday, March 03, 2012 3:08 PM by Tech Support
once i've bought a new keyfob, how do i program it to my car?
Posted @ Friday, August 10, 2012 8:05 AM by Nick
I bought a key fob for my 2000 Chevy Silverado & have tried to program it but can't get it to work . I even changed the battery in the key fob to see if that was the problem . I have checked the glovebox and it has an AU0 code which means it has a keyless entry system . Can you give me some help . The key fob part # 15732803 is supposed to be for this vehicle .
Posted @ Saturday, June 29, 2013 3:27 PM by Lynn
Lynn, 
My first question is if the system is entering programming mode when you try to program it. 
Thanks, 
Support
Posted @ Monday, July 15, 2013 9:42 AM by Tech Support
I am purchasing a 2004 Malibu, but the FOBs are missing. How do I determine the correct replacement to purchase, 25695954 or 25695955. Is there a way to check using the VIN?
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 4:36 AM by Lynda
Yes, call your local Chevy dealer parts department and ask if your vehicle is equipped with factory keyless entry. If it is then it will use both 25695954 or 25695955. It doesn't matter which one you get because they both contain the same circuit board. The only difference is that the 25695954 says #1 on the back and 25695955 says #2 on the back. Other than that there is nothing different about the two part numbers.
Posted @ Monday, September 02, 2013 2:10 PM by Remotes And Keys
 
 
Thank you very much.
Posted @ Friday, October 25, 2013 11:42 AM by John Harcourt
I just bought a used 2007 Pontiac G6 Gt. When I purchased the car from a private owner, he only had one key, no keyless entry, nor owners manual book in the glove department. I want all the above! With what should I startfirst?
Posted @ Sunday, November 03, 2013 11:53 AM by Kenyata
I have 2005 deville the keyless entry do not work had then check out on remotes and was told my remotes our fine. what else could it be and where do i find it. thank you
Posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 1:38 PM by Mike Butcher
Mike, 
If the remotes used to work and are testing fine on a keyless entry tester then the receiver is probably the issue. You can order a new receiver from the dealer. It is plug and play but I think the receiver location isn't the easiest to get to (under the rear shelf.)
Posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 8:10 PM by Tech Support
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