Chevrolet Cobalt Remote Start Not Working
Door lock and unlock, alarm and trunk functions all work correctly from my two key fobs. Remote start does not work, but I do hear a click from the hood area.
I suppose this problem is caused by the hood sensor incorrectly indicating that the hood is not closed. Is there anything else that could cause my problem?
Can someone tell me just what that hood sensor looks like and exactly where it is located and how actuated?
Sometime in the past I copied this from the internet:
"You can fix this free and your remote start will work even with the hood open. Get a short piece of wire (about 3/4") the approximate size/diameter of the male pins in the 3-prong connector. Fashion the wire into the shape of a "U". Insert the wire ends into the Female plug, shorting the Purple and Black wires. Tape up the male and female connector ends (don't plug them back together) to keep dirt out."
Has anyone used this solution to their remote no-start problem? (Also, what might be meant by "don't plug them back together")