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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.


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
My first question is if the system is entering programming mode when you try to program it. 
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
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
Nice info, i like this site. i will visit this site again in the next time. Thank's !
Posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:16 AM by Obat Penghancur Batu Ginjal
I have a 2006 GMC Sierra but it does not have power door lock, can I program a remote in it still? And how can I do it?
Posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:42 PM by Jesus
Is there a way to tell if my wife's 05 Yukon has a tail window or hatch keyless entry? There is no key hole in the back.
Posted @ Friday, December 19, 2014 11:47 AM by Vince
Obat - Thanks. 
Jesus - You'd have to install an aftermarket power door lock kit and an aftermarket keyless entry system. 
Vince - The 05 Yukon did not have a power tailgate or tailgate window. The tailgate is like the other doors and just locks or unlocks when you use the remote. It won't open or close without adding some aftermarket parts.
Posted @ Friday, December 19, 2014 12:37 PM by Tech Support
I checked the options sticker in the glove box and the fourth code is the AU0. I also cycled the ignition 8 times and the vehicle appears to enter the program mode..... Now comes the big question, I have seen several sites offering the remotes and there are two types, the one where the number ends in 1XT and a second one ending in 1BT.  
Is there a sure fire way to determine which one works with my truck?
Posted @ Saturday, January 17, 2015 1:39 PM by Robert
Robert: I need to know your year and model to answer to that question.
Posted @ Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:07 AM by Tech Support
Sorry, should have known better....add this to previous post. 
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Extended Cab
Posted @ Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:16 AM by Robert
Thanks Robert. 2001 was a split year for the Silverado (and some other GM vehicles) Even if you call the Chevy dealer parts counter and give your VIN, they won't be sure which is the right one. The simplest solution (avoiding opening your dash to get the part number from the receiver) is to order both remotes and return the one that doesn't program. If you order over the phone, a prepaid envelope can be sent with the two remotes to make it easy to return the one that doesn't get accepted by your vehicle.
Posted @ Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:41 AM by Tech Support
Thanks Tech Support. 
One last question, I ultimately want to end up with two fobs, do the fobs have to programmed at the same time or will it be easy to add additional fobs at a later date? As soon as I receive your reply I will move forward with the order......
Posted @ Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:45 AM by Robert
Robert, once you have two fobs you can easily re-do the programming. One way is to use the prepaid envelope to send back the remote that didn't work and then we'll send another of the one that worked. Or you could order two of both and get the whole process done in one shot. It's up to you.
Posted @ Sunday, January 18, 2015 11:30 AM by Tech Support
Hello again, do you maybe know the location under the dash where I might find the controller so I can check the number?
Posted @ Tuesday, January 20, 2015 5:00 PM by Robert Smeets
This website article really helped me in finding information. Thank you so much ^^ 
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Posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:01 PM by Cara membersikan rahim setelah keguguran
I just bought a 2004 Silverado that has the AU0 code. I did not receive the 
remote key fobs. If I am not able to get the fobs and order two new ones,  
will the original ones become useless to whoever may have them keeping the 
contents of the truck safe?
Posted @ Wednesday, April 08, 2015 8:22 PM by Blake
Blake, since it has AU0 you can use factory remotes. Entering programming mode deletes all remotes, so when you program new ones only the remotes programmed at that time will work.
Posted @ Wednesday, April 08, 2015 9:33 PM by Tech Support
I looked at the Service ID sticker in my car and the matching code is AP3. Does this mean that I have the remote start feature and all I need to do is go to a dealer to order the remote? Nothing has to be installed?
Posted @ Sunday, April 26, 2015 2:16 PM by leta williams
Leta, we'll contact you directly by your email shortly to get your VIN and help you get a great price on the correct remote for your car.
Posted @ Monday, April 27, 2015 8:57 AM by Tech Support
I have a 06 GMC Sierra 2500, bought it used with no fob but it came with one. GMC Dealer wouldn't give me the fob# unless I buy a $90 fob from them. Anyway to find what part # mine takes? I have a 01 Silverado but it wouldn't program to the 06 GMC. Thanks
Posted @ Monday, July 06, 2015 6:54 PM by PauL Reid
Send an email with your VIN to and we'll help you choose the correct fob.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 07, 2015 10:02 AM by Tech Support
When setting options on my used 2013 Impala LT there is an option to turn remote start on or off. My factory RKE fob does not have a remote start button on it. How can I tell if remote start is already installed?
Posted @ Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:34 AM by Scott
Scott, what is your VIN number?
Posted @ Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:39 PM by Tech Support
Hello. My VIN is: 2G1WG5E36D1125562 
Thank you for your help.
Posted @ Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:35 AM by Scott
Your vehicle uses the remote with remote start. If you buy the replacement case called 2525RC, you can move your circuit board from your current remote into that new case which has a remote start button. Then you'll be able to use remote start.
Posted @ Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:03 PM by Tech Support
Awesome....thank you again for your help!
Posted @ Thursday, July 30, 2015 4:01 PM by Scott
Hi! Just bought a 1986 gmc vandura with a I guess factory keyless entry??? The company name on the dash mounted panel is "c.r.enterprise usa" has 2 on/off buttons: valet and panic. What do they do? thanks
Posted @ Thursday, August 13, 2015 12:38 AM by Chris
Chris, your 86 Vandura does not have a factory keyless entry. It has the system that "c.r.enterprise usa" was using at the time they performed the "Conversion." Valet would be what you would use to enter and exit valet mode. In valet mode the alarm is disabled so you do not need the remote to disarm the system to then operate the vehicle. Panic activates the siren.
Posted @ Thursday, August 13, 2015 9:10 AM by Tech Support
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