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Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation

Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual / Keys, Doors, and Windows / Keys and Locks / Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation

The transmitter functions may work up to 60m(195 ft) away from the vehicle. On vehicles with remote start the distance will be greater.

Keep in mind that other conditions, such as those previously stated, can impact the performance of the transmitter.

(Lock): Press to lock all doors.

The turn signal indicators may flash and/or the horn may sound to indicate locking. (Lock): Press to lock all doors.

The turn signal indicators may flash and/or the horn may sound to indicate locking.

If the driver door is open when is pressed, all doors lock except the driver door, if enabled through the vehicle is pressed, all doors lock except the driver door, if enabled through the vehicle personalization.

If the passenger door is open when Pressing  may also arm the theft-deterrent is pressed, all doors lock.

Pressing system. may also arm the theft-deterrent system.

door or all doors. (Unlock): Press to unlock the driver door or all doors.

The turn signal indicators may flash and/or the horn may sound to indicate unlocking.

Pressing system. will disarm the theft-deterrent system.

Press and hold to release the trunk. (Remote Trunk Release):

Press and hold to release the trunk.

Press and hold briefly to initiate vehicle locator. The exterior lamps flash and (Vehicle Locator/Panic Alarm):

Press and hold briefly to initiate vehicle locator. The exterior lamps flash and the horn chirps three times.

Press and hold seconds to sound the panic alarm. The horn sounds and the turn signals flash for for at least three seconds to sound the panic alarm. The horn sounds and the turn signals flash for 30 seconds, or until or the vehicle is started. is pressed again or the vehicle is started.

with this feature, press  and then press (Remote Vehicle Start): For vehicles with this feature, press and hold  within five seconds to start and then press and hold the engine from outside the vehicle using the RKE transmitter. within five seconds to start the engine from outside the vehicle using the RKE transmitter.

The buttons on the keys are disabled when there is a key in the ignition, if equipped.

Keyless Access Operation

The keyless access system allows for the doors and trunk to be locked and unlocked without pressing the RKE transmitter button. The RKE transmitter must be within 1m (3 ft) of the door being opened. If the vehicle has this feature, there will be a button on the outside door handles.

Keyless access can be programmed to unlock all doors on the first lock/ unlock press from the driver door.

Keyless Unlocking/Locking from the Driver Door

When the doors are locked and the RKE transmitter is within range of the door handle, pressing the lock/ unlock button on the driver door handle will unlock the driver door.

If the lock/unlock button is pressed again within five seconds, all passenger doors will unlock.

Driver Side Shown, Passenger Similar

Driver Side Shown, Passenger Similar

Pressing the lock/unlock button will cause all doors to lock if any of the following occur:
It has been more than five seconds since the first lock/ unlock button press.

Two lock/unlock button presses were used to unlock all doors.

  Any vehicle door has been opened and all doors are now closed.

Keyless Unlocking/Locking from the Passenger Doors

When the doors are locked and the RKE transmitter is within range of the door handle, pressing the lock/ unlock button on a passenger door handle will unlock all doors.

Pressing the lock/unlock button will cause all doors to lock if any of the following occur:
The lock/unlock button was used to unlock all doors.

Any vehicle door has been opened and all doors are now closed.

Passive Locking

If the vehicle has the keyless access system, this feature allows for selecting whether the doors automatically lock during normal vehicle exit. When the vehicle is turned off and all doors are closed, the vehicle will determine how many RKE transmitters remain in the vehicle interior. If at least one RKE transmitter has been removed from the interior of the vehicle, the doors will lock after eight seconds.

Temporarily disable the locking feature by pressing and holding the power door door open. Passive locking will then remain disabled until the power door switch for several seconds with a door open. Passive locking will then remain disabled until the power door is turned on. switch is pressed, or until the vehicle is turned on.

To customize whether the doors automatically lock when exiting the vehicle.

Keyless Trunk Opening

Press the touch pad on the rear of the trunk above the license plate to open the trunk when the RKE transmitter is in range.

Keyed Access

For accessing a vehicle with a dead transmitter battery.

Programming Transmitters to the Vehicle

Only RKE transmitters programmed to the vehicle will work. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased and programmed through your dealer.

The vehicle can be reprogrammed so that lost or stolen transmitters no longer work. Any remaining transmitters will need to be reprogrammed. Each vehicle can have up to eight transmitters matched to it.

Programming with a Recognized Transmitter (Keyless Access Vehicles Only)

A new transmitter can be programmed to the vehicle when there is one recognized transmitter.

To program, the vehicle must be off and all of the transmitters, both currently recognized and new, must be with you.

1. Remove the plastic trim piece from the small storage area next to the accessory

1. Remove the plastic trim piece from the small storage area next to the accessory power outlet toward the front of the console, to access the transmitter slot.

Push the button on the recognized transmitter to extend the key blade. Insert the key blade into the transmitter slot.

2. Insert the vehicle key of the new transmitter into the key lock cylinder on the outside of the driver door and turn the key to the unlock position five times within 10 seconds.

The Driver Information Center (DIC) displays READY FOR REMOTE #2, 3, 4 or 5.

3. Remove the recognized key and place the new transmitter into the transmitter slot.

4. Press the ignition. When the transmitter is learned, the DIC will show that it is ready to program the next transmitter.

5. Remove the transmitter from the transmitter pocket and press To program additional transmitters, repeat Steps 35..

To program additional transmitters, repeat Steps 35.

When all additional transmitters are programmed, press and hold the ignition for 10 seconds to exit programming mode.

Replace the plastic trim piece from the small storage area.

Programming without a Recognized Transmitter (Keyless Access Vehicles Only)

If there are no currently recognized transmitters available, follow this procedure to program up to five transmitters. This feature is not available in Canada. This procedure will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The vehicle must be off and all of the transmitters you wish to program must be with you.

1. Insert the vehicle key of the transmitter into the key lock cylinder on the outside of the driver door and turn the key to the unlock position five times within 10 seconds.

The Driver Information Center (DIC) displays REMOTE LEARN PENDING, PLEASE WAIT.

2. Wait for 10 minutes until the DIC displays PRESS ENGINE START BUTTON TO LEARN and then press the ignition.

The DIC displays will again show REMOTE LEARN PENDING, PLEASE WAIT.

3. Repeat Step 2 two additional times. After the third time all previously known transmitters will no longer work with the vehicle. Remaining transmitters can be relearned during the next steps.

The DIC display should now show READY FOR REMOTE # 1.

4. Remove the plastic trim piece from the small storage area next to the accessory

4. Remove the plastic trim piece from the small storage area next to the accessory power outlet toward the front of the console, to access the transmitter slot.

Push the button on the recognized transmitter to extend the key blade. Insert the key blade into the transmitter slot.

5. Press the ignition. When the transmitter is learned the DIC will show that it is ready to program the next transmitter.

6. Remove the transmitter from the transmitter slot and press To program additional transmitters, repeat Steps 46..

To program additional transmitters, repeat Steps 46.

When all additional transmitters are programmed, press and hold the ignition for 10 seconds to exit programming mode.

Replace the plastic trim piece from the small storage area.

Starting the Vehicle with a Low Transmitter Battery

If the transmitter battery is weak, the DIC may display NO REMOTE DETECTED when you try to start the vehicle. The REPLACE BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY message may also be displayed at this time.

To start the vehicle:

To start the vehicle: 1. Remove the plastic trim piece from the small storage area next to the accessory power outlet toward the front of the console, to access the transmitter slot.

2. Push the button on the recognized transmitter to extend the key blade. Insert the key blade into the transmitter slot.

3. With the vehicle in P (Park) or N (Neutral), press the brake pedal and the ignition button.

Replace the transmitter battery as soon as possible.

Battery Replacement

Replace the battery if the REPLACE BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY message displays in the DIC.

The battery is not rechargeable. To replace the battery: 1. Push the button on the transmitter to extend the key blade.

2. Remove the battery cover by prying it with a finger.

2. Remove the battery cover by prying it with a finger.

3. Remove the battery by pushing on the battery and sliding it toward the key blade.

4. Insert the new battery, positive side facing up. Push the battery down until it is held in place.

Replace with a CR2032 or equivalent battery.

5. Snap the battery cover back on to the transmitter.

Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
If there is a decrease in the RKE operating range: Check the distance. The transmitter may be too far from the vehicle. Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signal. ...

Remote Vehicle Start
The vehicle may have this feature that allows you to start the engine from outside the vehicle. (Remote Vehicle Start): This button will be on the RKE transmitter if the vehicle has remote start ...

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Installation Procedure
Create 8 x 14 mm (5/16 x 15/16 in) slots for MIG-Brazing along the edges of the drivetrain and front suspension frame front support as noted from the original panel. Clean and prepare the attaching  surfaces for brazing. Position the drivetrain and front suspension frame ...

Washer Fluid
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Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Replacement
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