Twitch said:My 96 El Dorado has the older chip. The newer ones are costly. I can still get hardware store dupes that work w/o chips.
The real pizzer was when the remotes, which ultimately get old and worn, needed replacement. Cadillac wanted $153 which dropped to $135 when I blurted out a string of obscenities having to do with someones greedy illigitimate child.
Now, a friend has a Saturn with an identical remote which cost $50, he checked. All remotes simply need the same programming to get them going. I'm thinking of seeing of Saturn will do it.
We're talking a tiny, single circuitboard here. I could buy several DVD players for the same cost.
I got a temporart fix from a local electrician who micro soldered a connection on one for me for $10.
Whaddya gonna do?[huh]
When I bought my car used, the remote was not functioning. I bought a replacement (used) on e-bay for $9.99. It came with programming instructions and works fine.
Also, the programming instructions can be found in most factory shop manuals which are usually available at a decent sized public library.