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Wingnutandme
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« on: November 03, 2016, 04:43:41 PM »

Within the last month I purchased this 05 black Rally. It was a reposession we picked up in central Florida. It only has 77,000+ miles on it, but appeared to have somewhat of a hard life as many repos do. As the seller said, the hood appears as though someone tap danced on it. There were some odd sized tires, the drivers seat controls were laying under the seat, one door panel was pretty abused, and not all the window switches worked. A trip to a Pull-A-Part in Atlanta, some new tires ,and a good servicing did the trick. It still has a hatch from a blue AWD, which was in decent shape. Oh, I've also been able to get a new in the box camping kit.  Those look so cool.

I have never thought Azteks were ugly and have been fascinated by them and figured this would be a fun commuter for the next year before I retire.  Yep, I don't fit into the reports that the Aztek bow has the interest of the millenials; missed that by about 30 years.  Grin
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Bill Salina
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2016, 03:28:21 AM »

Congrats on the purchase!   It looks pretty nice to me!

Camping kit - should have come with an inflatable air bed and the tent with awning.  I found that an Aerobed twin sized bed fits nicely in the back of the Aztek, and is a bit more comfortable than the one in the camping kit.  When I've gone camping I also bring a small tent to store the back seats while I have it set up as a camper (keeps them dry while they are out of the way).

Good luck with your new (for you) Aztek and yell if you need anything.  I'm here in Atlanta too.

Bill


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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2016, 07:43:34 AM »

Thanks for the welcome.

The camping kit is still in the two original unopened GM boxes. We appreciate the camping advice., but will probably only use it for display at some car shows since we already have a vintage motorhome, a Corvair powered Ultra Van (see picture)

We're still working through some minor issues here and there. Probably the biggest thing will be to come up with a second key and a couple remote fobs that work, but don't cost an arm and a leg at a GM dealer. Being a repo, one key was all we got. We've read about them on the forum, but haven't figured out the best way yet to not get the wrong thing and waste time and money.
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Bill Salina
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2016, 09:45:16 AM »

Keys & Fobs:

1 buy genuine blanks on eBay.  They'll have the Pontiac logo on them.  Under $20 each. 
2 get them cut anywhere (Home Depot).
3 As long as you have one working key you can program the chip in the new ones yourself.  Give me a couple of days to dig up the procedure.  No special equipment is needed.  I think all you do is insert your existing key, turn it to on (not start), turn it off and remove, and insert the new one.  The Aztek will then program the new one.  But let me make sure on this. (99% sure that's right though).
4 buy key fobs off eBay.  Under $10 each (genuine).
5 you can bind them to your Aztek yourself, but all fobs have to be present when you add the new ones (because you have to re-bind the current ones).  The procedure involves holding the door lock switch while turning the ignition key to on or something.

Don't spend a fortune or get this stuff from the dealer (much cheaper from eBay).

Hope this helps...

Bill
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2016, 04:30:48 PM »

Thanks for the key and fob info. I've found OEM ones on eBay and have them ordered. The owner's guide tells us how to program, so hopefully we'll be good when they come.
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