Did you know? . . . With Remote Key Fobs, Looks Can Be Deceiving

Many people are confused by remote transmitters because looks can be deceiving. Some people think that two remotes that look the same must be interchangeable, but this is not always the case. For instance the two Nissan remotes in the links below are not interchangeable:
2003-2006 Nissan Sentra remote with FCC ID CWTWB1U429
Nissan remote with FCC ID KBRASTU15 used on many vehicles

And some people think that two remotes that look very different cannot be interchangeable. While this is often true, sometimes it is not, as with the two Nissan remotes below:
Nissan remote with FCC ID KBRASTU10 (Model 01A)
Nissan remote with FCC ID CWTWB1U733

So, whenever you are buying a replacement keyfob, be certain you are buying the right part. A good place to start is buying the remote from a company that really knows what they are selling! Advance Auto, CARQUEST and Pep Boys all sell our remotes.

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Replacement Keyless Entry Remote Key Fob for 2004-2008 Hyundai Tucson

We received an inquiry from a driver with a 2006 Hyundai Tucson asking about the correct replacement remote for his vehicle. That keyfob is Remotes Unlimited part 806-1806. This 3-button remote, with a panic button on the back, has FCC ID OSLOKA-320T. Early versions of this transmitter have a red LED light at the top, but the case covers this light on the later versions. You can see and purchase this part at the following link:
RUI 806-1806 with FCC ID OSLOKA-320T

Please note that Tucson vehicles which use this remote require a scan tool for programming a new remote to work with the vehicle.

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Auto Page (Varad) out of the Aftermarket Alarm Business?

Anyone know if Varad is still in business selling AutoPage alarm systems or remotes? We have been trying to reach them . . . to no avail.

Remotes Unlimited has a good stock of some AutoPage remotes, but we are always looking for more. If you have new AutoPage key fobs at wholesale prices, let us know. We are particularly interested in 2-way (LCD, LED or OLED)transmitters.

We presently stock about 10 AutoPage remotes. The best-selling remote is AutoPage part XT-33. This 5-button remote has FCC ID H5OT21 and replaces many older AutoPage and Car-Pro keyfobs. See this part at the following link:
AutoPage Part XT-33

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Gargoyle (CrimeStopper) CS-2002DC.III Alarm System Remote Key Fob

A site visitor contacted Remotes Unlimited seeking a replacement remote for his aftermarket Gargoyle keyless entry alarm system. He has CrimeStopper model CS-2002DC.III. The original remote for that system is a CrimeStopper part with FCC ID OARTXAM2000. It is no longer made, but Remotes Unlimited still has 1 left in stock at this writing. It is our part number 634-1634. Once that keyfob has been sold, Remotes Unlimited should still be able to help you with a replacement. There are other remotes that will work for part 634-1634, including Remotes Unlimited part 462-1462. You can see both of these parts at the following link:
Remote 634-1634 with FCC ID OARTXAM2000 for CrimeStopper/Gargoyle system CS-2002DC.III

Remotes Unlimited also stocks replacement remote transmitters for many other CrimeStopper and Gargoyle systems. Most of these are easily programmable by the user to add a new replacement remote.

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Did You Know? . . . Look-a-Like Nissan/Infiniti Smart Key Remotes

Did you know that many Nissan/Infiniti proximity remote transmitters (aka “smart keys”) look alike but may not be interchangeable? Never buy one of these keyfobs based on the appearance of the part if you are replacing a remote.

Nissan and Infiniti smart keys were provided by multiple suppliers, so the FCC IDs can start with different FCC grantee prefixes, such as CWT (Alps), KBR (Calsonic) and KR5 (Continental). The most common FCC IDs include CWTWBU729, KR55WK49622, KR55WK48903 and KR5S180144014. All of these use the same case style.

However, you cannot assume that two remotes with the same FCC ID are interchangeable. For instance, Remotes Unlimited transmitters 085-6529 (2013-14 Pathfinder) and 085-6641 (2016-17 Murano, Pathfinder and Titan) look alike and both have FCC ID KR5S180144014, but they cannot be substituted for each other. You can see these key fobs at the links below:
RUI Part 085-6529 – 2013-14 Pathfinder
RUI Part 085-6641 – 2016-17 Murano Pathfinder Titan

The best way to distinguish these remotes and all Nissan-Infiniti smart keys is by the model number (the Continental number on remotes with an FCC starting with KR5). That is why Remotes Unlimited makes it possible to search our website by the model number for this style of remote. Simply remove the back-up key from your original remote and look in the key channel on the back of the fob to locate the number you need. Then enter it in search option 3 – “MFR PART #” – on our home page: www.remotesunlimited.com

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Crimestopper/Cool Start Remote Transmitter RSTX4-G4 with FCC ID Q6WBT515201

A reader recently asked about replacing an older CrimeStopper remote key fob for his Cool Start RS-1303DP alarm/remote start system. The original remote used on that system is no longer made.

Fortunately, there is a newer keyfob from CrimeStopper that will work for that system. The new 5-button remote has FCC ID Q6WBT515201. It is Remotes Unlimited part number 071-6497. You can see and purchase the part at the following link:
Cool Start remote with FCC ID Q6WBT515201

A purchased part comes with programming instructions and free phone tech support included.

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Replacement Autopage Remote XT-74LCD

A blog reader asked if we could replace his discontinued Autopage remote key fob with part number XT-74. Remotes Unlimited does sell the Autopage 2-way LCD remote XT-74LCD. Our part number is 075-6116. This remote can be viewed and purchased at the following link:
Autopage part XT-74LCD

Parts come with programming instructions and free phone technical support.

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Replacement Flip Key Remote for 2016 Buick Cascada

The Cascada is one of the newer vehicles in Buick’s fleet. It was introduced last year. Some people are already calling to find out what keyless entry remote transmitter is used on the Cascada. This vehicle uses a flip-key style proximity remote (smart key) with GM part number 13599912 and FCC ID KR55WK50073. With a dealer list price of only $46.07, it is one of the lowest priced GM transmitters on the market and possibly the least expensive smart key of any vehicle make. You can see it at the following link:
2016-17 Buick Cascada PEPS Remote

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Did You Know? . . . Equivalent Audiovox and Code Alarm Remote Key Fob Transmitters

Did you know that, in many cases, the remote keyfobs used on Code Alarm and Audiovox (Prestige and Pursuit) add-on alarm systems are interchangeable. An example of that is systems that use a remote with FCC ID ELVATFF. Code Alarm part CATXSRT1 is electronically equivalent to the (Audiovox) Prestige part XR91P and to the (Audiovox) Pursuit part XR91PR. These are all 5-button remotes with circuit board ATFC and FCC ID ELVATFF. The button icons and system brand names are different, but they are identical inside.

Remotes Unlimited offers the Code Alarm part as RUI part number 077-6225. You can see and purchase this part at the following link:
Code Alarm remote with FCC ID ELVATFF

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Replacement Keyless Entry Remote Key Fobs for 2004-2006 Honda Element Vehicles

Did you know that for many years from 1995 through 2008 Honda used both factory-installed and dealer-installed keyless entry systems? In some cases, the key fobs used with each system were nearly identical. This is the case for the two 3-button keyless entry remotes used on 2004, 2005 and 2006 Honda Element vehicles.

The factory-installed system uses a Honda part 72147-S5T-A01 (RUI part 464-1464), which has FCC ID OUCG8D-344H-A. The dealer installed system uses Honda part 08E61-S5D-1M001/1M002 (RUI part 620-1620) with an FCC ID beginning with NHV). As you can see from the following links, the two parts are virtually identical from the front.

RUI part 464-1464

RUI part 620-1620

Both the factory-installed and dealer-installed systems can be programmed by a user to add a new remote.

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