When I recently wrote an entry about keyless entry remotes used on GM’s car-platform SUVs, a reader sent me a question asking for more information. Specifically, she drives a 2005 Chevy Suburban and wondered why it was not included in the earlier list of vehicles.
Well, like Chevy trucks – Avalanche and Silverado – their SUV cousins – Chevy Suburban and Tahoe – generally use the same keyless entry systems. This was true for the reader’s 2005 Suburban. For 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, the keyless entry system on Chevy Suburban and Tahoe vehicles used the same remote keyfob as Chevy Silverado. That remote is a 3-button keyfob with FCC ID LHJ011. GMC Sierra and Yukon also used this same keyless remote, as did Cadillac Escalade and the Hummer H2 during this period.
For all of the vehicles listed above, the keyless entry system is user programmable, so you can add a new remote without having to go to a dealership for programming. There are some other vehicles that used the same keyfob, but which do require dealership programming. Those are the 2005-06 Chevy Equinox, the 2006 Pontiac Torrent and the 2004-07 Saturn Vue.