Car key fobs, also called electronic car keys, control car doors, alarms, trunks, and remote starts. Like other electronic gadgets, key fobs can lose signal with time. When this happens, you can reset the key fob without calling a locksmith. This article covers the processes one should follow while programming a car key remote. Read the user’s handbook or look it up online for individual automobile steps. Different manufacturers’ key fob reprogramming processes differ. Car key fob programming requires several stages.
Steps in key fob programming
Step 1: Activate the Ignition
All doors should be locked while you wait in the driver’s seat with the key in the ignition and the key fob in your possession. Now put the key in the ignition and turn it to the “start” position, but don’t really start the engine.
Step 2: Activate The Lock Button
Press the lock button on the key fob and direct the signal to the receiver mounted in the front of the vehicle, just above the driver’s side mirror. After waiting a few seconds for the remote to power up, press the lock button.
Step 3: Disable the Ignition
Get out of the car immediately and reach for the key in the ignition. Keep going at a high rate of speed, and the car’s system will reset the commands after a short while. You should remove the key from the ignition slot and press the lock button within a few seconds of turning the key.
Step 4: Repeat with the rest of the key pobs
To program additional key fobs, simply repeat the preceding procedures. It is recommended to do so because most car models will delete all other key fobs after one is reprogrammed. To do so, first turn the car off, then press the lock button on the next key fob you’re programming. Remember, there should be no pauses in between these steps or the process could fail. It is possible that not all of the remotes will be properly programmed into the vehicle, necessitating a reset. Some car models need to be programmed multiple times if the process fails because of delays between actions. It is imperative, then, that each key be meticulously reprogrammed shortly after the previous one.
Step 5: Begin Again
After the last remote has been programmed, turn the key but not the engine on to start the process over. Push the lock button on the first keypad to keep the door locked. If the car’s locks make a clicking noise, it means the procedure was successful. To ensure success, check that the locking mechanism on each key fob can be heard. Keep in mind that the precise procedure for reprogramming your car’s key fob will vary from one vehicle model to another. The above procedure is the simplest and most generalizable choice. It works with a wide variety of cars, but you should check the handbook first to make sure it’s compatible with your model.