GMC Sierra Owners Manual

Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
Keys, Doors, and Windows / Keys and Locks / Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation

The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter functions work up to 60m (195 ft) away from the vehicle.

There are other conditions which can affect the performance of the transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System on page 2‑2.

GMS Sierra: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation. With Remote Start (without Remote Start Similar)
With Remote Start (without Remote Start Similar)

GMS Sierra: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation. See Remote Vehicle Start on page 2‑5 for additional information.(Remote Vehicle Start): For vehicles with this feature, press GMS Sierra: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation. See Remote Vehicle Start on page 2‑5 for additional information. to start the engine from outside the vehicle using the RKE transmitter.

See Remote Vehicle Start on page 2‑5 for additional information.

GMS Sierra: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation. If enabled through the Driver Information Center (DIC), the turn signal lamps flash once to indicate locking has occurred. If enabled through the DIC, the horn chirps when  is pressed again within three seconds. See Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons) on page 5‑52 for additional information. (Lock): Press to lock all the doors.

If enabled through the Driver Information Center (DIC), the turn signal lamps flash once to indicate locking has occurred. If enabled through the DIC, the horn chirps when GMS Sierra: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation. Pressing  arms the content is pressed again within three seconds. See Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons) on page 5‑52 for additional information.

Pressing GMS Sierra: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation. theftdeterrent system. See Anti-theft Alarm System on page 2‑11. arms the content theftdeterrent system. See Anti-theft Alarm System on page 2‑11.

GMS Sierra: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation. pressed again within three seconds, all remaining doors unlock. The interior lamps may come on and stay on for 20 seconds or until the ignition is turned on.(Unlock): Press once to unlock only the driver door. If GMS Sierra: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation. pressed again within three seconds, all remaining doors unlock. The interior lamps may come on and stay on for 20 seconds or until the ignition is turned on. is pressed again within three seconds, all remaining doors unlock. The interior lamps may come on and stay on for 20 seconds or until the ignition is turned on.

If enabled through the DIC, the turn signal lamps flash twice to indicate unlocking has occurred. See Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons) on page 5‑52. If enabled through the DIC, the exterior lights may turn on.

See Approach Lighting under Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons) on page 5‑52.

Pressing GMS Sierra: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation. (Vehicle Locator/Panic Alarm): Press and release to locate the vehicle. The turn signal lamps flash and the horn sounds three times. on the RKE transmitter disarms the content theft-deterrent system. See Anti-theft Alarm System on page 2‑11.

GMS Sierra: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation. Press and hold  for more than two seconds to activate the panic alarm. The turn signal lamps flash and the horn sounds repeatedly for 30 seconds. The alarm turns off when the ignition is moved to ON/ RUN or  is pressed again. The ignition must be in LOCK/OFF for the panic alarm to work.(Vehicle Locator/Panic Alarm): Press and release to locate the vehicle. The turn signal lamps flash and the horn sounds three times.

Press and hold GMS Sierra: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation. Programming Transmitters to the Vehicle for more than two seconds to activate the panic alarm. The turn signal lamps flash and the horn sounds repeatedly for 30 seconds. The alarm turns off when the ignition is moved to ON/ RUN or GMS Sierra: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation. Programming Transmitters to the Vehicle is pressed again. The ignition must be in LOCK/OFF for the panic alarm to work.

Programming Transmitters to the Vehicle

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

When the replacement transmitter is programmed to this vehicle, all remaining transmitters must also be reprogrammed. Any lost or stolen transmitters will no longer work once the new transmitter is programmed. Each vehicle can have up to eight transmitters programmed to it. See your dealer for transmitter programming.

Battery Replacement

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

Notice: When replacing the battery, do not touch any of the circuitry on the transmitter. Static from your body could damage the transmitter.

GMS Sierra: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation. To replace the battery:

To replace the battery:

1. Separate the transmitter with a flat, thin object, such as a flat head screwdriver.

Carefully insert the tool into the notch located along the parting line of the transmitter. Do not insert the tool too far. Stop as soon as resistance is felt.

Twist the tool until the transmitter is separated.

2. Remove the old battery. Do not use a metal object.

3. Insert the new battery, positive side facing down. Replace with a CR2032 or equivalent battery.

4. Snap the transmitter back together.


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