2 way remote, mixxed answers. need help

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  1. Rollin Thunder

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    ok. today i was takeing my yukon in and was told by the dealer that the remote system was out and i just need to tell the service guy i want it, they install it and were cool. i asked him to conferm that for me and he printed this letter out for me. anyway take it in for service today to have stuff done and have the remote installed, but the service guy has no freakin idea what im talking about, so i go to the back to the accessory guy and tells me its not out and gm stopped production of it and it will never be out, but why did all the east coast dealers get the letter below which he received from Gm last month.

    i tell the service guy to talk to my dealer, and he said he will call me later.

    so whats the offical word, anybody know????

    I REALLY WANT THIS FREAKIN REMOTE ITS SO DANG COOL

     
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    Your second guy is misinformed or full of it.

    It is FINALLY out, at least as far as being ordered (doesn't mean they'll have it in 5 minutes, but can be ordered), and that letter gives the correct part numbers, etc. Some of the vehicles require additional parts as well, such as different antennas to go along with them.

    So, it's available, but probably so many dealers and so many people have heard of the constant delays, they're skeptical.
     
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    hmm. service guy called and said 357 dollars for the remote system and another 150 to program, i said WHAT, then asked it that was one or two fobs, he said two, i said on only need one. he said the price is still the same. then i told him that GM only told me it was supposed to be 250 (for some reason if you dont have the power lift gate its 250, but if you do its 150, i guess because you need more buttons) he said from Gm, this one is made by clifford. i said i have a part number. and he said O YEA, i forgot about that one, yup its 250 and it will be here in 5 to 7 days, so i told him to order it.

    which makes me wonder if they were trying to make me spend more money, as well as make their job easier by just going aftermarket route.


    so the remote is ordered and sometime next week i will get it in and take the kon in to have it installed. OYEA IM EXCITED...

    just hope programing is not 300 bucks.

    gm said expect 1.6 hours of labor.
     
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    they ordered the 19156555 was this the right one for my 07 yukon xl with remote start, but no power liftgate, just need the lift glass button. if its not tommarrow i will call and tell them
     
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    I just called my local dealer. You can now order the unit. Gm is now showing stock. :cool2:
     
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    Your best bet is to give them your VIN number. When I called that was the best way to make sure I was getting the right part number for my unit.
     
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    Cool! Give us an update/review.
     
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    i just called the dealer and it will be here tuesday, so it gets installed then. :D
     
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    Cool.... Let us know how it works. I was holding off on the install until someone tested the waters:D I've got two on order one for me and one for a buddy of mine who just bought a 08 Tahoe LT3
     
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    Yes, that appears to be the correct one, with Remote Start but no Power Liftgate.

    I'd be a little worried with that dealer being so woefully misinformed about such things, even when there's part numbers, and then saying "Oh, from Clifford...", but if they got the right number, at least they SHOULD have the right item.

    Just comes down to actually installing it correctly, as some do need more than just programming, with different module antennas and such (for the increased range, etc.). Hopefully their install is a bit better than their knowledge beforehand.
     
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    LOL, we forgot about the holiday. it will be in tomorrow and installed thursday. would get it installed tomorrow but i have a $hit box of a day.
     
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    INSTALLED AND ITS THE COOLEST LITTLE GADGET I HAVE BOUGHT IN THE LONGEST TIME. was 350 installed. best 350 ever, pratical, not really, BUT SO TOATILLY AWSOME.

    so ya wanna see some pics. just tell me what yall want and i will get them. :D


    THIS REMOTE ROCKS. i highly reccommend getting one. no issues in the 4 hours i have had it.

    o yea and they fixed my grinding wheels, it was the wheel well, was disformed and they put all 4 new ones on and its great. O YEA IM HAPPY.
     
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    what does it control? Remote start, power liftgate and lift glass? Does it control everything the factory fob does?
     
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    yup and then some. still have the panic button (well not a big red button, but you push both side buttons at once).

    does everything the OEM fob does but gives you a read out. remote start range is like 50 fold, plus it lets me know if it was sucessful and how much time until it shuts off.

    lock and unlock are the same except there is a little cartoon vehicle with doors and it lets you know if their all unlocked or just the driver door, as well as if its locked with the alarm, or just locked.

    i can switch through the advanced controls and can change the radio station through my favorites (only if radio is on) check the Od, then the time, then fuel level, then check the tire pressures for each tire.

    its geeky i know, but i think its SOOOOO cool. :D
     
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    I just ordered 19157237 - 2 way remote from my dealership. $240 installed, tax included. Price includes transmitter and installation.
     
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    Was wonder does your orginal remotes still work AND how does it work with the memory package? How do you set up which memory setting it will respond to 1 or 2 ?

    Did you find out what they had to take apart on your Tahoe to install it?


    Planning on getting mine in next week for install:D
     
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    i dont have memory seats so im not sure. but the two Stock ones still work as well as the two way, i had an extra key made so now i have three sets.

    they had to go under the dash, then run an external antenna along the left rear. looks like an old tv antenna, not too obtrusive, but you see it when the interior lights are on at night. other than that im not sure, WORKS FANTASTIC.
     
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    damn i'm gonna have to buy one on monday!
     
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    I would like to see a picture of the Antenna your talking about if you get time.. Thanks
     
  20. Rollin Thunder

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    sure thing. i will go get one now, but since its dark it may not come out, if it doesn't i will post a day time one tommarrow. i would tell your dealer to make sure its behind the third row. any other place would be VERY obtrusive.

    its about 10" long with a wire going out the bottom. hang on!:thumbsup: