Rather than jump it I would put a charger on it to get the battery fully up to charge before trying anything else. There have been reports of odd behavior when the battery is very weak. It may also be worth having the battery load tested.Koobie : Dang it, so the dealer is saying the BCM has to be hooked up to the car to receive a reprogram. I thought they just hooked it up to their equipment and did a few mouse clicks? Oh well, I need to try and get the car started. If it doesn't start, I'll try jumping it.
You know, I may just schedule an appointment to get an idea of what is going on. I'm going to see if I can drop off the car today and just pick it up tomorrow afternoon when I find out whatever is going on.As long as you have a power window issue I would hold off on the BCM, and look for wiring harness issues. The doors would be a good starting point, as they are common to both the locks and the windows.
Will do.If you get to the point that you have a BCM that you don't need, get in touch with me.
Okay, dealer has called me:
4.) Key fob is bad, which is why the keyless doesn't work - $180 - I've read threads about a quick solder job is the usual fix for these right? Because both of them don't work (just on occasion).]
Hey Koobie, I remember seeing an article recently about defective key fobs. It said that before you throw it away or get a new one, try opening it up and cleaning the button contacts with a pencil eraser. Sometimes corrosion or dirt build-up can prevent proper operation.
Wouldn't you know that I read that article right after I threw away my daughter's "defective" key fob!?! :banghead:
Hope that's all it takes for you so you can save a few bucks :thumbs:
Now that is the explanation I like to hear!Two words: Service Manual.
The door locks are controlled by the BCM, but commanded by the switches. If one fails in the right way it will continually, or sporadically, send incorrect signals to the BCM, thus causing the erratic and incorrect action.