How to Program a Chevy Key Fob

Key with key fob in hand

If you’re just bought a new or pre-owned Chevy vehicle in Oneida and you’re having trouble with your Chevy remote start key fob, you’re not alone! Plenty of drivers are unsure of how to program a Chevy key fob, and the service team at Sun Chevrolet is here to help. As long as you follow the proper steps, Chevy key fob programming is a breeze. Read on for the details, and feel free to contact our office with any questions or for information about a Chevy key fob replacement!

Chevy Key Fob Programming: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Manually unlock your Chevy with your key and climb behind the wheel. Make sure all the car doors and windows are fully shut before you begin.
  2. Insert the key into the ignition but don’t start your vehicle.
  3. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on your driver’s side door, then turn the key to the “On” position. This should start up the interior lights and infotainment system, but won’t ignite the engine.
  4. Switch the key to “Off,” then back on and back off in quick succession (the whole sequence should be on – off – on – off).
  5. Release the driver’s side UNLOCK button. You should hear the door locks engage and then disengage, which means that the Chevy remote start key fob programming sequence can begin.
  6. On the key fob, press and hold the UNLOCK and LOCK buttons simultaneously. You’ll hear the door locks engage and disengage again, which means that you’ve successfully programmed the Chevy remote start key fob!
  7. Re-insert your newly programmed key into the ignition in the “On” position to end the programming sequence.

Getting a Chevy Key Fob Replacement

If you lose your Chevy key fob, don’t worry! We’re here to help. You can find a Chevy key fob replacement at a certified Chevrolet dealership such as Sun Chevrolet. It’s best to work with a certified dealership because they’ll be able to give you a genuine replacement that seamlessly works with your vehicle. We can also help you replace the battery in your existing Chevy key fob so you can get back on the Canastota roads in no time.

Keep Your Vehicle in Top Condition at Sun Chevrolet

If you have any questions about your Chevy key fob, stop by our service center near Utica to chat with a member of our team! You can also check out our service specials if you’re interested in saving on your next maintenance appointment, as well as our other service tips and tricks for more ways to keep your Chevy running in top condition.


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