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How to Replace the Keyless Remote on a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

by Robert Kohnke

The Pontiac Grand Prix was first introduced in 1962 as a full-sized car that was recognized in the luxury-car genre as well. The 2006 came in three variations; Grand Prix, GT and GXP, each with a larger engine than the last. The car also came with an optional keyless remote-entry system. With this remote you are able to unlock or lock the doors as well as set off the car alarm with the touch of a button. To replace a Grand Prix keyless remote, you must purchase a new one from a retailer and then reprogram it using a working key for the car.

Turn off the car, close all of the doors and remove the "Mall Pgm" fuse from the fuse block located under the hood of the car, near the battery.

Sit in the driver's seat and close the driver's side door. Insert the key into the ignition and turn the key to "Accessories." Now the seat belt light will blink and then a chime will sound between one and three times.

Turn the key in the ignition from "accessories" to "Off" and then back to "accessories" within one second.

Open any door on the car and then close it again. You will hear a chime indicating that you have entered programming mode.

Press down and hold the "Unlock" and the "Lock" buttons at the same time. Continue to hold them for 14 total seconds, during which you will hear two chimes; one at seven seconds and one at 14 seconds. These two chimes indicate that the remote is synchronized and programmed, respectively. Repeat this step for each remote you want programmed.

Turn off the ignition and remove the key. Return the "Mall Pgm" fuse to the fuse block.

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About the Author

Robert Kohnke has been an avid writer since 1995. Kohnke is well-versed in gardening and botany, electronic/computer repair and maintenance, and technical support. He graduated with an Associate of Arts in agricultural business from Cosumnes River College, where he is continuing his education in computer technology and computer information science.

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