A blog reader recently asked what part he needs for a recently purchased 2001 Chevy Tahoe. Here is our response:
GM used two different systems on 2001 Tahoes.
For the first half of the model year, which includes vehicles assembled up through February 2001, the factory keyless entry system on Tahoe requires our fob number 517-1517. GM no longer makes this transmitter, but we have re-newed OE 517-1517 parts in stock and also an aftermarket replacement for it. You can see and buy this remote at the following link: Part 517-1517
For the second half of the model year, which includes vehicles assembled from March 2001 forward, the factory keyless entry fob is our part number 514-1514. You can see multiple options and choose one to buy at the following link: Part 514-1514
If you click on both links, you will see that these parts are virtually identical on the outside. In fact, you can use the same outer case to re-case both of these OE parts. Do not let this fool you though. They have different circuit boards and are not interchangeable.
The same is true for most other truck platform GM vehicles built in the 2001 model year.
Remotes Unlimited is aware of 5 two-way LCD remote transceivers with FCC ID EZSDEI7701. To our knowledge, only two of these keyfobs are still being manufactured.
EZSDEI7701 remotes carrying the UNGO or ASTROSTART brand are unique, and cannot be replaced by any other two-way keyfob. We have been out of stock on the UNGO transceiver for some time. We do stock the ASTROSTART remote (HST-5224) as our part 073-7410, which you can see and purchase at the following link:
AstroStart remote 073-7410
The other three EZSDEI7701 remotes – on DEI models with the brand CLIFFORD, PYTHON or VIPER – are all interchangeable. They contain the same circuit board despite differences in external cosmetic features. Only the VIPER brand part is still made. It is our part 889-1889. These DEI-brand systems also accept a 1-way companion transmitter. Remotes Unlimited offers the Clifford brand remote (our part 934-1934). You can see and purchase these keyfobs at the following link:
Viper remote 889-1889
We recently received an inquiry from a customer who said the add-on car alarm system in his vehicle is an Audiovox AA-9158 system. This reference number actually refers to a power door lock interface component that was used in multiple alarm systems. Those systems include AA-9147, AA-9247, TSP-300, TSP-400, TSP-450, TSP-500, TSP-550, TSP-700 and TSP-750 alarm models.
The original remote transmitter used with these systems is Remotes Unlimited part 178-1178. It is no longer made, but there is a newer Audiovox Prestige system key fob that will work as a replacement for the original remote. You can see both transmitters at the following link:
Remotes Unlimited Part 178-1178
Remotes Unlimited has a holiday sale in progress. Customers can get a discount of 10% off all website purchases of keyless remote key fobs and replacement cases by using the promo code ‘HOLIDAY10’. This promotion has just been extended through the end of 2019. Happy New Year from Remotes Unlimited.
Between 1996 and 2003 a variety of vehicles sold by Mercury, Nissan and Infiniti use a Lear-made factory keyless entry system. The original 3-button remotes had lock, unlock and panic buttons and either FCC ID KOBUTA2T or KOBUTA3T on the back. These key fobs are no longer made or sold by the original vehicle manufacturers. However, Remotes Unlimited does offer a replacement remote transmitter that will work in place of the original fobs. It is our 4-button ReMoto key fob part number 098-7960. We also currently have a few remaining pre-owned OE transmitters in stock. You can see the original transmitter and buy either a pre-owned OE remote or a new ReMoto keyfob at the following link:
Remote with FCC ID KOBUTA2T or KBOUTA3T
The systems that use this remote have “on-board” programming, so a consumer can program the vehicle to accept the remote without requiring any special tools. Remotes Unlimited includes programming instructions and free phone tech support with purchased parts.
Recently a customer asked us which vehicles had this system installed. The following Mercury, Nissan and Infiniti vehicles could have a keyless entry system that used this remote, but keep in mind that it was not standard equipment on all vehicles:
1999-2002 Mercury Villager
1996-2000 Nissan Altima
1998-2000 Nissan Frontier
1996-1999 Nissan Pathfinder
1999-2003 Nissan Quest
1995-1999 Nissan Sentra
1996-1997 Nissan Stanza
2000 Nissan Xterra
1997-1999 Infiniti QX4
“Remote Start” is a very popular aftermarket feature, particularly in areas with extremely cold winters or hot summers. So popular that many add-on systems perform only that single function using a 1-button remote transmitter. The largest marketers of these systems have been Audiovox, through its Prestige and Pursuit brands, and Code Alarm, through the systems it makes for many car manufacturers and also for systems sold under its own brand.
Audiovox 1-button remote key fobs have had many different styles over the years. They are not all interchangeable. Often, the brand (Prestige or Pursuit) does not matter with respect to interchangeability. But the FCC ID does matter.
Audiovox 1-button transmitters have been made and sold with FCC IDs ELVATCC, ELVATFE, ELVATGA, ELVATIE, ELVATJB, ELVATJG, ELVATND, ELVATNG and H5OT45. Replacement key fobs are available for all of these 1-button remotes through the Remotes Unlimited website. Simply use search method 4 and enter the FCC ID that appears on the back of the remote that you are replacing. Or . . . you can always call us for assistance.