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How do you program a remote for keyless entry?

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The process of programming a remote for keyless entry is different with every manufacturer. To program a GM vehicle that has VIC, get inside the vehicle while leaving all the doors closed and unlocked. Press the button with the image of a car on it until the display says "Press V to Relearn Remote Key," then press the Set/Reset button until "Remote Key Learning Active" appears. Press the Lock and Unlock button simultaneously until you hear a chime.

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To program a GM vehicle without VIC, sit inside the vehicle with all the doors closed and unlocked. Insert the key into the ignition, but do not turn the key. Press the driver door unlock switch, and without letting go, turn the ignition key on and off three times, just as far as it will go before actually starting the engine. If the program mode activates, the doors will lock and unlock one time upon releasing the driver door unlock switch. Otherwise, repeat the process.

To program a Toyota keyless entry remote, quickly insert and remove the key from the ignition twice. Close and open the driver side door twice, then insert and remove the key from the ignition once. Again, close and open the driver side door twice, then insert the key again but do not remove it. Close the driver door, then quickly turn the ignition switch on and off three times to enter Confirmation mode. When you remove the key from the ignition, the power locks will lock and unlock three times to confirm that it is in Confirmation mode. Open the driver's door to complete the process.

For vehicles other than a GM or Toyota, it's best to review the owner's manual, as these often come with step-by-step instructions for the procedure.

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