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First post here. I have a 2003 Impala and just got another transmitter for it, as mine was broke. It is the same GM part number but the dealer wants 55 bucks to program it.

Was wondering if there is someone else besides dealers that will program it. I was told that if its the same part number you don't need to program it, but don't know that for sure.

Thank you


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you do need to program it no matter what the part number. They have books you can buy for programming all remotes for a few bucks at the auto parts stores. only takes a few minutes.

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1. Turn the ignition to ACC or ON and the radio to off. Do not crank the engine.

2. Press and hold the DISP button on the radio for at least five seconds until settings is displayed.

3. Press the SEEK up or down arrows until FOB PROG appears on the display.

4. Press the PREV or NEXT button to enter the submenu. The current selection will have an
asterisk next to it. BEGIN will be displayed.

5. Press the DISP button to start programming. When the message PUSH FOB flashes, press and
hold the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons on the first transmitter at the same time for 15 seconds. A
chime will be heard to verify the transmitter is learned.

6. Repeat Step 5 for each additional transmitter up to four remotes total. You do not need to press
the DISP button again, just press down the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons on the next transmitter
to be learned to a maximum of four transmitters per vehicle.

The mode you selected is now set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle.

EXIT (Exit Feature Customization Mode): This feature allows you to exit the vehicle customization programming.
To Exit:
1. Scroll until EXIT appears on the display.
2. Press the DISP button to exit programming. A chime will he heard to verify the exit.

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these are only the steps if you have RDS! (can reset oil/tire pressure thru the radio)
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