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Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual: Keyless Access Operation

With the Keyless Access system, you can lock and unlock the doors and access the liftgate without removing the RKE transmitter from your pocket, purse, briefcase, etc.

The RKE transmitter should be within 1m(3 ft) of the liftgate or door being opened. If equipped, there will be buttons on the outside door handles.

Keyless Access can be programmed to unlock all doors on the first lock/unlock press from the driver door. See Vehicle Personalization.

Keyless Unlocking/Locking from the Driver Door

When the doors are locked and the RKE transmitter is within 1m(3 ft) of the driver door handle, pressing the lock/unlock button on the driver door handle will unlock the driver door.

If the lock/unlock button is pressed again within five seconds, all passenger doors will unlock.

Driver Shown, Passenger Similar
Driver Shown, Passenger Similar

Pressing the lock/unlock button will cause all doors to lock if any of the following occur:

Keyless Unlocking/Locking from Passenger Doors

When the doors are locked and the RKE transmitter is within 1m(3 ft) of the door handle, pressing the lock/ unlock button on that door handle will unlock all doors. Pressing the lock/unlock button will cause all doors to lock if any of the following occur:

Passive Locking

If equipped with Keyless Access, this vehicle will lock several seconds after all doors are closed if the vehicle is off and at least one RKE transmitter has been removed or none remain in the interior.

If other electronic devices interfere with the RKE transmitter signal, the vehicle may not detect the RKE transmitter inside the vehicle.

If passive locking is enabled, the doors may lock with the RKE transmitter inside the vehicle. Do not leave the RKE transmitter in an unattended vehicle.

To customize the doors to automatically lock when exiting the vehicle, see "Remote Lock, Unlock, Start" under Vehicle Personalization.

Temporary Disable of Passive Locking

Temporarily disable the passive locking by pressing and holding on the interior door switch with a door open for at least four seconds, or until three chimes are heard.

Passive locking will then remain disabled until on the interior door is pressed, or until the vehicle is turned on.

Remote Left in Vehicle Alert

When the vehicle is turned off and an RKE transmitter is left in the vehicle, the horn will chirp three times after all doors are closed. To turn on or off, see Vehicle Personalization.

Remote No longer in Vehicle

If the vehicle is on with a door open, and then all doors are closed, the vehicle will check for RKE transmitter(s) inside. If an RKE transmitter is not detected, the DIC will display NO REMOTE DETECTED and the horn will chirp three times. This occurs only once each time the vehicle is driven.

To turn on or off see Vehicle Personalization

Keyless Liftgate Opening

When the doors are locked, press the touch pad on the liftgate handle to open the liftgate if the RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft).

RKE System Operation
The keyless access system allows for vehicle entry when the transmitter is within 1m (3 ft). See "Keyless Access Operation" later in this section. The RKE transmitter may work up to 60m (197 f ...

Programming Transmitters to the Vehicle
Only RKE transmitters programmed to the vehicle will work. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased and programmed through your dealer. The vehicle can be reprogrammed ...

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