Re: Where can I buy a keyless entry remote? (Mikez40)
Yes, thanks. That is the first place I thought of as well, but even the ebay prices are ridicules. It seems that the 97 and up remotes are reasonable, but the 93-96's are going for around $100.00. For that type of cash, and can buy an entire aftermarket alarm, plus get several remotes with keyless entry to boot.
I'm just hoping that there is a resource for used remotes that are more reasonably priced.
Re: Where can I buy a keyless entry remote? (sraft)
Thanks for the link and the suggestions. I'll wait till something more reasonably priced comes along, or I'll just get aftermarket keyless with an alarm.
The thing that doesn't make sense is the 97 and above are selling for $20.00 is some cases. Why on earth are the C4's so expensive. I could understand it if the parts were 20-30 years old and hard to find.
I actually spoke to a corvette place that has thrown away remotes because they thought used ones couldn't be programmed to another car. needless to say, I left my name and number if the come across any more throwaway's. :)
Re: Where can I buy a keyless entry remote? (Z-Dreaming)
I think the reason they are so expensive is because its a two way transmitter. Passive Keyless entry is what GM calls it. When you walk near the car it unlocks itself without pushing any buttons.
I'm pretty sure that has something to do with it. GM got rid of this in 97
Re: Where can I buy a keyless entry remote? (1Patriot)
They don't really get cheaper till 2001's The Pasive entry is why they cost so much and no the new ones won't work on your car. The price you pay for convenience you can always use your key. :( I know I just bought another one myself and there is a difference between coupe and Convertable on them.
Re: Where can I buy a keyless entry remote? (Black94LT1)
I knew going in that parts could be expensive, but this remote cost is absurd. Also, being a new corvette owner, I'm trying to get my feet wet without drowning. An example is my convertible top. I started a thread here inquiring about the costs. I went from tops that run $900.00 with a one year warrantee, to a top that runs $350.00 with a five year warrantee. Install prices from the "cheapest" shops around $400.00, to a reputable shop that will do it for $150.00. So the bottom line is to ask, and shop around.
Since I can drive my baby without the keyless, I'm in no rush. When the right deal comes along, I'll jump on it. If anyone knows where the best deal is, just post it here or email me.
PS, I contacted Jeff, and he has them for $94.00, but I think I'll wait and try to find a better deal.
Re: Where can I buy a keyless entry remote? (HOWSER)
My understanding is that all 93-96 models came standard with keyless entry. (The following suggestion is from a new owner :) )One way you can check is to turn your ignition key to the on position without starting the car. Then push the TRIP ODO button twice. Within 5 seconds press and hold the FUEL INFO button until the passive keyless entry light come on in your driver instrument center. If it does, you have keyless entry. Then all you have to do is find the remote like I'm trying to do.
I am not new to Corvette ownership, having owned one since 1967, but I am suprised by the expense for C4 parts. You can do the entire interior of a c3 for less than the cost of the seat covers for a C4. It just seems to me that we are being ripped off by just about every parts supplier from GM on down. That doesn't mean I want to get rid of my car, just that I don't think the prices are in line with other years.
Re: Where can I buy a keyless entry remote? (aj1988)
I went to a corvette restoration place in search of a few things, and when I protested about the high cost of the remote, he said the following. "Well you bought a corvette, not a chevette". Like I said before, I expect certain things on a vette to cost more than standard cars, but a remote for a stock alarm isn't one of them.
It surprises me that some people actually seem to take pride in the fact their vette parts cost more. I'm wondering if I join a local vette club if people will be standing around bragging that they paid more for their water pump the next guy? ;)