Opel Omega 1998-2003 KeyFob Remote Keyless Entry Programming Procedure
Note. If battery is replaced inside key fob or if key fob buttons are operated repeatedly whilst vehicle is out of range and central locking / alarm system becomes inoperative, carry out the following re-initializing procedure.
- Switch the ignition to the “ON” position
- Programming mode activated for 30 seconds
- Press either the “Lock” or Unlock” button on the key fob to be programmed
- Central locking system operates to indicate correct re-initializing.
- Repeat above procedure for all remaining key fobs.
- Confirm operation of key fobs by locking and unlocking vehicle using key fob buttons.
About Opel Omega
The Omega B2 was launched in autumn 1999 as a facelift of the B. It was distinguished by relatively minor revisions to the front and rear styling, centre console and the introduction of electronic stability program (ESP).
In the end of 1999, the Omega received a facelift and a 2.2 L 16 valve engine was added to the range as an eventual replacement for the 2.0 L.
Opel was aiming to compete with the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, deciding to put the V8 engine into what was at the time, the flagship model Opel Omega. There were prototypes of sedan and station wagon version (equipped with multimedia systems, and named V8.com).
The V8.com concept car project was meant to be a “mobile office” it was built on Omega station wagon which was elongated by 130mm, to provide more space for the passengers and additional equipment; containing separate 9.5 inch LCD screens for all passengers, Internet access and integrated video conference mobile phone system with separate cameras and microphones providing passengers hands free operation – hence the name.
The car was also equipped with Xenon headlights, and Advanced Frontlighting System (AFS), automatically adjustable to the road conditions. It was powered by a GM LS1 V8 engine 4wd
The car debuted at Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1999.
Opel was planning to upgrade its flagship Omega model with a powerful GM LS1 V8 engine used in the Chevrolet Corvette. Unlike the V8.com which was a concept car, this model was intended to go into the serial production. The Omega V8 was shown publicly for the first time at the 70th Geneva Motor Show ( 2–12 March 2000). The V8 engined version was to be put on sale autumn 2000 but it was cancelled after 32 pre-series cars had been completed.
The reasons for cancelling production plans were concerns about whether the engine was vollgasfest (German, “Full throttle resistant”). There was fear the engine might overheat and be damaged if driven flat out on the Autobahn for long periods of time. Holden did equip its Commodore (which was a re-engineered Omega for Australian market) with the same engine. A version of this platform was used for the Holden Monaro which was marketed in the United States as the fourth generation Pontiac GTO, and in the United Kingdom as the Vauxhall Monaro. (Source Wiki)