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I have a 96 corvette, purchased a few months ago, did not

come with a FOB....
I have a 96 corvette, purchased a few months ago, did not come with a FOB. I purchased a couple of FOBs, but when attempted to program, the PKE light on the DIC did not come on. Per drivers manual, to turn on PKE system, need a working FOB. Is there another way to turn on the PKE system so I can program my FOBs?
JA: Did the fob come with the vehicle, or did you buy a blank?
Customer: I purchased two new FOBs from Chevy dealers.
JA: Are you fixing your Corvette yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am doing myself, I followed directions with FOB; key on, push TRIP/ODO button twice, push and hold FUEL/INFO button until PKE light on DIC stays on. But PKE light does not come on and does not come on when I turn on the vehicle - so seems to indicate the PKE system has been turned off.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That is it
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Mike S.
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This is the entire process,

To match transmitters to your vehicle:

1. Move all transmitters out of range.

2. Turn the ignition key on.

3. Push TRIP OD0 on the Driver Information Center

twice.

4. Within five seconds, press and hold FUEL INFO

until the PASSIVE KEYLESS ENTRY light

comes on.

5. Turn the ignition off, but leave the key in the

ignition. The PASSIVE KEYLESS ENTRY light

should begin to flash to show the system is in

programming mode.

6. Bring one transmitter into range. The light will stop

flashing and stay on to show that the codeis stored.

7. Move the transmitter out of range. The light should

start flashing again.

8. Repeat Steps 6 and 7 with each additional

The programming mode will shut off if

transmitter.

0 You don’t program any transmitters for two minutes.

0 You take the key out of the ignition or turn the

ignition on.

0 You have programmed three transmitters.

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Found on page 2-8 here, https://my.chevrolet.com/content/dam/gmownercenter/gmna/dynamic/manuals/1996/chevrolet/corvette/1996_chevrolet_corvette_owners.pdf

Was you sure to have the fob out of range?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago

***************Those were the instructions that came with the new FOBs!! As I indicated in my question I tried that several times and the PKE light never came on. Per my car manual, if the PKE light does not come on and does not come on when I start the engine or when I try to initiate the FOB - the PKE has been turned off. The PKE can be turned on/off with a FOB, but my used car did not come with a FOB. My question is - is there an alternate method to turn the PKE on so I can initiate the new FOB?

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Sorry for the delay..........
GM does NOT indicate that a "PreProgrammmed Remote" is needed to initiate Programming of Transmitters
Would you like a Symptom / Test Chart to see if you can narrow the issue down?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
As long as it does not cost any extra, that would be great.

never extra, as you set the price
Phone Calls are usually extra
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