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I bought a new fob and programmed it like the instructions

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Hi I bought a new fob and programmed it like the instructions stated but the 3rd step didn't happen. What I mean is the 3rd step was the holding the lock and unlock buttons on the new fob and the doors are supposed to lock and unlock to confirm but it never happened? I did it over and and over and waiting longer times but unsuccessful. The first 2 steps work just the 3rd one didn't. What do out think might be the problem? I have a 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 Z71 SLT truck.
JA: Did the fob come with the vehicle, or did you buy a blank?
Customer: I bought a new one because the old one broke inside. The board was broken and needed soldering.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 2001 GMC Seirra 1500 Z71 SLT pick up truck
JA: Are you fixing your 2500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I was trying to since the programming seems really easy.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It's a 1500
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Here is the procedure that should work for you, not the important statement at the top.

Hope it works for you.

Kind regards


Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

My wording above should read note the important statement at the top.

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards