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I bought a new gm remote fob 2008 Buick lacrosse! Can

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I bought a new gm remote fob for my 2008 Buick lacrosse! Can I program this myself or do I have to bring to gm dealership?
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Customer: Haven't tried to program yet! Just asking for instructions if any
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing yet
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Customer: Nope just how to program New remote fob
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Eric replied 5 months ago.
HI,Unfortunately, it does require a Tech2 dealer scan tool to program - see below 2008 Buick LaCrosse V6-3.8LSave ArticleTransmitter Programming Important: Up to 4 transmitters can be programmed. Do not operate or program the transmitters in the vicinity of other vehicles that are in the keyless entry program mode. This prevents the programming of the transmitters to the incorrect vehicle. The order in which the transmitters are programmed is important. The first transmitter programmed will be transmitter #1, and the second transmitter programmed will be transmitter #2. Use care to program the transmitters correctly.The scan tool must stay connected until all of the transmitters are programmed. Invalidate All This procedure will erase all keyless entry transmitters from memory. 1. Install a scan tool.2. Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF.3. With the scan tool, select Body.4. Select Remote Control Door Lock Receiver (RCDLR).5. Select Module Setup.6. Select Program Key Fobs.7. Select Invalidate All Fobs.8. Follow the scan tool on screen instructions. Please remember to rate service using the rating page so that I may receive credit. ThanksIf for any reason, you can't rate my answer OKAY, GOOD, or EXCELLENT today.Please reply and let me know why, so I can help more/better.All follow up responses are FREE, after completing the required rating
Expert:  Eric replied 5 months ago.
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