Buying Pre-Owned Remote Key Fob Transmitters

Customers often ask if it makes sense for them to buy a transmitter that was previously owned by another vehicle owner. The simple answer is that this often makes lots of sense. Pre-owned transmitters generally are much less expensive than a new remote. And, for a used vehicle that you may not be driving for another 5 or 6 years, why invest in an expensive brand-new key fob. If a pre-owned part has not been cracked or broken, and there are no holes in the button pad, then the circuit board inside probably has been protected fairly well from dirt, moisture and other things that cause damage.

Remotes Unlimited sells more than 1,000 different pre-owned transmitters for many factory keyless entry and add-on alarm/remote start systems. Each part is inspected, tested and given a new battery prior to sale. If the part contains a locking transponder, you can be assured that the transponder has been unlocked prior to sale. And, much of our pre-owned inventory is in excellent condition. Also, we have pre-owned transmitters for many remotes that are no longer available new from the original manufacturer. If we have new remotes in inventory, that is generally what you will see offered on our website. So, if you need a part listed, but would prefer to buy a less expensive pre-owned transmitter, please call us for assistance.

Here are a few examples of great pre-owned part values:
4-button Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep part 04602260AA-AD with FCC ID GQ43VT17T — Dealer Price of $182.00
Used on 2001-04 Dodge Intrepid | 2001-04 Chrysler Concorde, LHS, Sebring and 300(M) | 2002-04 Jeep Liberty
Pre-Owned RUI Part 354-1354-B

3-button GM key part 15732803 with FCC ID KOBUT1BT — No Longer Sold by GM
Used on 1998-2001 trucks and SUVs
Pre-Owned RUI Part 517-1517-B

1-button 2-way LED Subaru part H001S-AL001/2/3 or H001S-SJ100 with FCC ID ELVATRKC — Dealer Price of $99.99
Used with dealer-installed remote start systems on 2015-19 Legacy and Outback | 2019-22 Forester | and others
Pre-Owned RUI Part 090-6946-B

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Same-Day Fulfillment on Remote Key Fob Purchases

Sometimes, you really want something fast, especially if it December 21st and you are buying a Christmas present. Remotes Unlimited ships order the same day if received by noon Central time. We offer a range of shipping options, and if you do not see the option you want on our website, call us to arrange shipment by a different carrier. Of course, we cannot control what happens once an order leaves our warehouse, but we can assure you when your part will leave us and we will provide the tracking information you need to follow your order through to delivery. And, as always, programming instructions for user-programmable remotes and free phone technical support is included with your purchase.

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Holiday Sale on Ram Truck and Jeep Cherokee ‘Fobik’ Remote Transmitters with FCC ID GQ4-53T

Remotes Unlimited just lowered pricing on ‘Fobik’ remote transmitters with FCC ID GQ4-53T. These key fobs were used on 2013-20 RAM pick-up trucks and 2014-20 Jeep Cherokee SUVs. These new original equipment remotes are now priced well below the dealership list price. Click on one of the links below for an example:
RAM 5-button Fobik with FCC ID GQ4-53T
Jeep Cherokee 4-button Fobik with FCC ID GQ4-53T

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2014-15 Kia Optima Flip-Key Transmitter 95430-2T550/95430-2T560 with FCC ID NYODD4TX1306-TFL

2014-15 Optima vehicles could have either a key-operated ignition or push-button start. Vehicles with a keyed ignition use a flip key remote with Kia part number 95430-2T550 or 95430-2T560. This is Remotes Unlimited part 086-6594. See this keyfob at the following link:
Remotes Unlimited part 086-6594 for 2014-15 Kia Optima

At the time of this post, we have both new and pre-owned remotes in stock. As you can see from the part listing on our website, we currently offer new key fobs for $129.00. Our price for a good-condition pre-owned part is $49. Pre-owned transmitters are cleaned, tested and given a new battery. Pre-owned remotes for 2014-15 Optimas cannot be purchased on the website at this time, but you can place an order through our call center if you like. You can reach us at 281-820-0300 (or toll-free in the US at 877-719-1900). Press 2 for sales when the automated attendant answers.

In order for a transmitter to work with the system in your vehicle, programming with a computer “scan” tool is required. Both Kia dealers and automotive locksmiths should have this tool and be able to program your new remote. They do charge for this service. We recommend calling a few service providers to compare pricing because some charge an exorbitant fee for this service.

We sell the transmitters without a replacement key blade because most people are able to transfer the cut blade from their old remote. However, we also have a replacement uncut key blade available for this part – part number KBI-086-09. Please call us and speak with a sales associate if you would like to purchase an uncut blade. To get a new blade cut for your vehicle, the dealer or locksmith programming the transmitter should also be able to provide key cutting service (again, for a fee). If you are planning to transfer a pre-cut blade, we recommend that you contact our tech support experts for a description of that process and the tools you may need.

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1-button Remote Start Key Fobs with FCC ID GOH-PCMINI

We recently received an inquiry from a business partner who wanted to know about remote start transmitters with FCC ID GOH-PCMINI. These remote key fobs are used with add-on dealer-installed remote engine start systems manufactured by Code Alarm (now Voxx) and provided by several vehicle manufacturers. The image below shows some of the remotes with this FCC ID.
GOH-PCMINI

If you would like to see more information about these parts on the Remotes Unlimited website, go to the search engine on our home page and enter “GOH-PCMINI” in the response box for search method 4. All systems using these remotes can be programmed by the user to add a new transmitter.

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Replacement Remote Key Fob for 1999 Ford F-150 Truck with a Dealer-Installed System

A customer recently contacted Remotes Unlimited to inquire about getting a replacement remote for his 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck. His old remote had stopped working entirely after many years of service.

He contacted us by phone because the remote shown on our website for a 1999 Ford F-150 truck did not look like his original. The reason for this is that his truck was not equipped with a keyless entry system when it was shipped from the factory. Instead, the dealer sold an add-on “dealer-installed” keyless entry system to the first owner. That system was not the same as the factory system and uses a different remote. This is a fairly common situation.

When the customer went to our website, he saw the listing shown at the link below for our part number 343-1343:
1999 Ford F-150 Factory System Remote

Instead, his system was made for Ford by Code Alarm. It uses a remote with FCC ID GOH-3BFM2497. As soon as we determined this, we knew the part he was looking for is our part 675-1675. You can see the Code Alarm part at the following link:
Part 675-1675 – Ford dealer-installed system remote with FCC ID GOH-3BFM2497

Unfortunately, Ford discontinued this part some years ago. An equivalent part was used on dealer-installed systems sold by Kia, but it too has been discontinued. This situation highlights a growing problem . . . cars are staying in service for longer periods but manufacturers are shortening the period for which they support vehicles with replacement parts.

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Remote Transmitter for Toyota Dealer-Installed System with Receiver Module 00016-79200-01 – FCC ID BGA97TOYR

A very resourceful customer recently contacted us after purchasing a used 2007 Corolla CE. She was not given any key fobs for the vehicle, but was convinced it was equipped with keyless entry because she found a module under the dash. That receiver was labeled part number 00016-79200-01 and included FCC ID BGA97TOYR.

She was correct. This is the receiver for a dealer-installed keyless entry system made for Toyota by aftermarket system manufacturer Audiovox and used on many vehicles that were not equipped with factory-installed keyless entry systems. We responded that the original transmitter for this vehicle is Remotes Unlimited part 092-6435 – Toyota part 00016-34030(-05) – with FCC ID ELVATDD. That part is no longer manufactured, but Remotes Unlimited still offers pre-owned transmitters of this type. It has been replaced by a newer part – 092-7331 with FCC ID ELVATRF. You can see both parts at the following link: 092-6435 with alternate 092-7331

This system is user programmable, using a toggle switch found on the receiver module.

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Audiovox System Receiver with FCC ID ELVAR5C

We recently received an inquiry from a site visitor looking for the correct remote key fob for an Audiovox aftermarket alarm system that uses a receiver with FCC ID ELVAR5C. The original replacement key fob for that receiver is Remotes Unlimited transmitter 267-1267, which can be viewed and purchased at the following link: Prestige (Audiovox) fob 267-1267

This transmitter has FCC ID ELVAT5C. Note that the FCC ID of the receiver and the transmitter are the same except for the characters “R” and “T” in the middle. This is a common FCC naming approach for aftermarket systems, though there also are numerous exceptions.

Aftermarket alarm systems are user programmable. Generally, the programming procedure uses the valet (or “shut-off”) switch to place the system in programming mode. So, you need a working valet switch to program this Audiovox system. While not essential, it is also helpful to have a working siren so you can hear the audible chirps during the programming process.

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Confusion Regarding Code Alarm PT-6C and PT-7C Remote Key Fobs (Transmitters)

Prior to the acquisition by Voxx, Code Alarm did some very confusing things with respect to its alarm system remote transmitters. Code Alarm parts PT-6C and PT-7C are a case in point.

These 3-button (PT-6C) and 4-button (PT-7C) parts came in cases with a variety of different button styles. Some have words on the buttons, some have pictures (icons) for lock, unlock and panic. Some have red or blue buttons, others are all black. The cases also had a variety of FCC IDs embossed (or printed on a sticker) on the back. They include GOH-M41-014 or GOH-3BL98 on PT-6C, and ELVATKB, GOH-4BL98, GOH-FOUR or GOH-M51-016 on PT-7C. Note that GOH-3BL98 and GOH-4BL98 are not even valid FCC IDs according to the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology FCC search website.

All of this variation causes a great deal of confusion for consumers trying to make sure they are buying the correct part. Remotes Unlimited has over 20 years of experience selling replacement remote transmitters for Code Alarm and other aftermarket alarm systems and factory-installed keyless entry systems. So we can help you find the correct key fob for your vehicle.

By the way, Voxx lists both of these parts as obsolete but Remotes Unlimited still has replacement options in stock.

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Autopage XT-915LCD and XT-915s Remote Key Fob (Transmitter)

Remotes Unlimited receives frequent requests for replacement transmitters for AutoPage alarm systems that used the 2-way LCD remote XT-915LCD and the 1-way companion remote XT-915s. Here is one of our typical responses:

Thank you for contacting Remotes Unlimited.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news. Unfortunately, AutoPage left the alarm industry and did not produce a large enough supply of replacement transmitters before they did. We used to stock both the 2-way XT-915LCD transmitter and the 1-way companion remote (XT-915s). At this time, though, we have no new or pre-owned inventory of either part in stock. I wish we did; we would be able to sell a lot of them. Like you, we have turned over a lot of rocks trying to find some.

I would say, at this point, your best option may be to find a reasonably priced alarm shop that can put a whole new system in for you.

If you do further searching, I wish you good luck in finding a replacement. And, if you happen to find somebody who has a little cache of either part, please let us know and we will buy whichever ones you do not use.

It is hard for me to understand why companies leave an industry without providing for the long tail of replacement parts that would be needed. Not only is it unethical from the standpoint of customer service responsibility, it is a poor business decision. There nearly always are aftermarket service providers such as Remotes Unlimited who would gladly have purchased a large stock of replacement part inventory and provided awesome service to their customers, including warranty claims, long after they exited.

As we said to the hopeful alarm owner that contacted us, if anyone out there knows of a cache of these or other AutoPage transmitters, please let us know.

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