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#4574359 - 11/14/17 10:26 PM 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD
Georgiey22 Offline


Registered: 12/30/14
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Loc: California
BITOG Friends,

My ‘06 Pontiac GTO Key fobs have both stopped working. The 2032 battery that powers the fob has died on both units and it is soldered and can’t be replaced. Does anyone know where a I can buy a new key fob or two?

I have found the instructions online on how to program a new fob but need a fob first. Any assistance or help would be helpful and appreciated.

Best,
George
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#4574365 - 11/14/17 10:29 PM Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD [Re: Georgiey22]
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EBay?
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#4574368 - 11/14/17 10:31 PM Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD [Re: Georgiey22]
Nick1994 Offline


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Can't be replaced?

Anything can be replaced! How much is is soldered on? Can you stick a screwdriver in there and pry it out?
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#4574380 - 11/14/17 10:50 PM Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD [Re: Georgiey22]
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On those GTOs there is a little metal tab that makes a contact with the car and charges the key while you drive. That and the absolutely terrible range are the only things I know about GTO keys from knowing an owner of one.
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#4574381 - 11/14/17 10:50 PM Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD [Re: Georgiey22]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
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Given that they are commodores, there's online stuff on Commodore forums on how to do it.

Failing that, paypal me the money and I'll get some for you.

Supercheap Auto Key Fobs.

They can reprogramme them in the carpark at my local, you might need the tool as well to talk to the BCM.

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#4574385 - 11/14/17 10:53 PM Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD [Re: Georgiey22]
rubberchicken Offline


Registered: 07/07/08
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Loc: Maryland USA
The 2032 battery (aka CR2032) is one of the most common button batteries out there. The can be purchased in generic bulk for like 10 cents each. If it is really a 2032, try to unsolder it, and a replacement can be purchased at any almost any store that carries batteries.

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#4574388 - 11/14/17 10:55 PM Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD [Re: Georgiey22]
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#4574389 - 11/14/17 10:57 PM Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD [Re: Georgiey22]
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#4574647 - 11/15/17 08:14 AM Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD [Re: Georgiey22]
kc8adu Offline


Registered: 08/02/05
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Loc: dayton oh
if the car does charge the fob it is NOT a cr2032.
could be a lir2032 or other rechargeable li cell.
since i have not seen one of these fobs yet its hard to advise other than do not try a cr2032.
BANG!
and do not solder to a lir2032.add a holder if there is room or get a cell with tabs.

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#4574800 - 11/15/17 10:21 AM Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD [Re: Georgiey22]
Win Offline


Registered: 02/05/03
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Loc: Arkansas
I had an '04 GTO prior to my G8. I don't recall much about the FOB's, other than that I do not believe they were user servicable, other than programming to the security system. So I don't think you can change the rechargeable battery unless you really know what you are doing.

All of the Holden imports are now old cars, but ( what used to be ) the Pontiac dealer where you bought the car can probably get you one.

Or just order one from Australia as Shannow has suggested, and cut out the middle man.
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#4574835 - 11/15/17 10:42 AM Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD [Re: Georgiey22]
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Do you need a working key to be able to reprogram a new one? I know my GTO came with a do not lose sheet, that gave the security codes for the ignition key, radio, security system, etc.

It is lableled "IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION: across the top.

I think the G8 is a little more sophisticated, and the information is stored somewhere in the car.
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#4575184 - 11/15/17 04:02 PM Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD [Re: Georgiey22]
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Registered: 04/07/10
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Loc: Michigan
Here ya go. Did this to both my fobs. Worked perfectly.

GTO fob battery replacement

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#4575552 - 11/15/17 09:35 PM Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD [Re: Georgiey22]
Georgiey22 Offline


Registered: 12/30/14
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Loc: California
Thanks for all of the recommendations everyone.

@jkasch for the how to solder on my own, make me nervous doing it myself but maybe I can phone a friend to help me out. How long did it take to complete the repair for each of the units?

I was ultimately hoping I could buy a blank fob and then program it to my car per the instructions I found online. This is really frustrating.
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#4575554 - 11/15/17 09:35 PM Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD [Re: Shannow]
Georgiey22 Offline


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Thank you @Shannow.
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#4575556 - 11/15/17 09:36 PM Re: 2006 Pontiac GTO Key Fobs are DEAD [Re: Win]
Georgiey22 Offline


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[quote=Win]Do you need a working key to be able to reprogram a new one? I know my GTO came with a do not lose sheet, that gave the security codes for the ignition key, radio, security system, etc.

No you do not, based on the instructions sent by @Shannow.
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