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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-04-2011, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Remote Keyless Entry FOB Programming

Picked up a third RKE FOB and transponder key as a spare set. The 2011 owners manual goes over how to program the transponder key but not the remote FOB. The manual says only the dealer can program the remote FOB's.

I've seen some posts on other sites indicating that new FOB's can be programmed through the DIC but the feature "PRESS TO RELEARN REMOTE KEY" is not listed on the 2011 vehicle information scroll list.

Any suggestions out there on how to program a new FOB?
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Re: Remote Keyless Entry FOB Programming

I read that for 2011 GM's FOB programming is now a dealer ONLY thing.

An owner can no longer do /

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Re: Remote Keyless Entry FOB Programming

Here is the exerpt out of the 2010 owner's manual on page 5-25

RELEARN REMOTE KEY
This display allows you to match
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitters to your vehicle. This
procedure will erase all previously
learned transmitters. Therefore, they
must be relearned as additional
transmitters.
To match an RKE transmitter to your
vehicle:
1. Press the vehicle information
button until PRESS V TO
RELEARN REMOTE KEY
displays.
2. Press the set/reset button until
REMOTE KEY LEARNING
ACTIVE is displayed.
3. Press and hold the lock and
unlock buttons on the first
transmitter at the same time for
about 15 seconds.
On vehicles with memory recall
seats, the first transmitter
learned will match driver 1 and
the second will match driver 2.
A chime will sound indicating
that the transmitter is matched.
4. To match additional transmitters
at this time, repeat Step 3.
Each vehicle can have a
maximum of eight transmitters
matched to it.
5. To exit the programming mode,
you must cycle the key to
LOCK/OFF.

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Re: Remote Keyless Entry FOB Programming

yup- I knew Id read about it...
Seems youre going to have to pay the dealer...

Key Fob Programming
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If the owner of a 2011 Impala, Escalade model, Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, or Yukon Denali XL requests to have a Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter (key fob) programmed, a scan tool must be used. This does not apply to Impala and Tahoe fleet vehicles.

TIP: Starting in the 2011 model year, key fobs can only be programmed using a scan tool.

In previous model years, it was possible to program key fobs for these vehicles using the vehicle's Driver Information Center (DIC), if equipped. Programming key fobs through the DIC is no longer an option on the 2011 model year vehicles.


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Re: Remote Keyless Entry FOB Programming

Kinda what I figured since there wasn't anything out there on how to program the 2011 FOB's.

The 2011 DIC definitely does not have that option available like the 2010.

I wonder how deep the dealer is going to reach into my pockets to program the RKE FOB...
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Re: Remote Keyless Entry FOB Programming

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I wonder how deep the dealer is going to reach into my pockets to program the RKE FOB...

Depends how well you get along with your dealer or salesperson....I think that my salesperson would 'get it done' for me for no charge.

Let us know what happens, and what the price tag is.

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Starting in the 2011 model year, key fobs can only be programmed using a scan tool.

Is this an OBDII scan tool or a special GM scan tool?
I can borrow an OBDII tool if that's the case.

If it's like on my Dodge truck, the dealer had a tool named StarScan that allowed most of the features on the truck to be modified. ie delay on key off accessory power which was factory set at 10 minutes could be changed anywhere up to 90 minutes.

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Re: Remote Keyless Entry FOB Programming

Chances are it's the GM Scan tool that they will need to use. I think it's called Tech 2 or something like that.

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Re: Remote Keyless Entry FOB Programming

yup most likely the tech2.

BUT on the other 2011s with the newer architecture (like the Equinox and Terrain)-- those are using a whole new tool...
I believe it will be the new architecture for more platforms.

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Re: Remote Keyless Entry FOB Programming

Well, since it looks like I'm taking it to the dealer to program an additional RKE FOB, are there any other features that can be activated/manipulated through the Tech2 Scan tool while I'm there?

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