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#1 Kitskaboodle

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:07 AM

Hi all,
Thanks to my esteemed colleague Walt I now have a working remote for my 90 coupe. :) First time I have ever used a car remote in my entire life. :)

Anyways, moving right along the remote appears to be the same exact remote that is shown in the FSM. I programmed it just fine (doors lock and unlock and the trunk popper opens) however the interior light function on the remote is not turning the interior light on. :( Yes, I pressed the buttom firmly)
And yes, my interior dome light works just fine. (by either opening the door or sliding the switch on the headlight switch to the right)

Any ideas?
Could it be the remote button pad itself?
Has anyone taken one apart and cleaned the pad contacts?
Thanks, Kit

#2 padgett

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:45 AM

Could be. I have had various remotes that one button did not work. Usually cleanable.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:11 AM

That's one button you'd generally never use anyway. The interior lights should come on when you hit the unlock button, do they?
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:32 PM

Just to be clear - the remote is, in fact, an original Reatta remote.

I do have another one we can try. Am hoping it isn't some splice under the seats...
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:39 PM

That's one button you'd generally never use anyway. The interior lights should come on when you hit the unlock button, do they?


No, the interior light does not come on when the doors are unlocked with the remote. As Walt mentioned above, this is a used factory remote from a former Reatta owner.

On another note (and to repeat my previous question)
has anyone ever split a remote and cleaned up the pads?
Did it help?

Kit

Edited by Kitskaboodle, 09 March 2012 - 02:41 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:59 PM

Looking at the wiring diagram (page 8A 132-2), it could be splice 304 (under RH seat) is bad...

We could tell by finding/unplugging connector C200 under the instrument panel, unplugging the keyless entry module, then testing continuity on the gray wire running between the two.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:47 PM

If the remote unlocks the doors, then it is not a remote problem but an wiring problem inside the car. It could be a relay, connector, splice, etc you need a service manual and it will walk you thru the checks that need to be done to fine the problem.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:48 AM

You can test the door switches by using the information here:

Door Switch Troubleshooting Guide - ReattaOwner.com

The Reatta remote is not made to be able split in half like the Caddys are so you can get inside.




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