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    Re: Key Fob Programming Procedure?

    What does "Key five times" refer to? I'm not clear on this step.

    Thanks,

    Chris H.

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    Re: Key Fob Programming Procedure?

    From the Owner's manual, Page 2-6:

    "Insert the vehicle key into the key lock cylinder on the driver door handle. Then turn the key counterclockwise, to the unlock position, five times within 10 seconds."

    There doesn't seem to be much room for interpretation or ambiguity here.

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    Re: Key Fob Programming Procedure?

    Quote Originally Posted by ccclarke View Post
    From the Owner's manual, Page 2-6:

    "Insert the vehicle key into the key lock cylinder on the driver door handle. Then turn the key counterclockwise, to the unlock position, five times within 10 seconds."

    There doesn't seem to be much room for interpretation or ambiguity here.

    CC
    Well CC, thanks for the helpful reply. I'm very clear on the situation now based on your response.

    Chris H.

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    Re: Key Fob Programming Procedure?

    Levedr I don't know how you figured that out but after being unable to program my new GM fob per instructions in manual, I came to the forum to see if others had any problems. Like you mine would not display any dic message after the 5 key turns. I followed your instructions and amazingly....it worked. F*#@ the dealership and their $80 programming fee. I ordered he fob on eBay and the hard key from the dealer. When I picked it up today he tried to tell me that I could not program the fob myself. HAHA. Thank you very much for the info. 2013 ATS awd 3.6 Premium
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    Re: Key Fob Programming Procedure?

    Only problem I have now is that the driver memory settings do not automatically apply when I start the car like they did with the old fob. have to press the #1 button now

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    Re: Key Fob Programming Procedure?

    Anyone attempt to program the new style remote to a 2014 with the boxy remote?

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    I have fob from my wrecked 2016 xts, and I bought another 2016 xts but it only had 1 fob. Is it possible to have my old fob programmed to my replacement car? Has anyone done this with the proxy aka smart keys? If so what were the steps. Thx

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    Re: Key Fob Programming Procedure?

    The used key fob first has to be virginized (resetting the chip inside to become programable again) using special equipment that only large volume locksmiths have, like locksmiths that supply fobs to car dealers when keys are missing to a car. Once virginized you can program to your car using the procedures is your car manual. Thus usually easer to buy a new key fob, I saw a seller on eBay selling new fob for only $70.00 which he says is ready to program.

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    Lcm, thx for the clear answer. Guess it was just wishful thinking on my end.

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    Re: Key Fob Programming Procedure?

    Quote Originally Posted by levedr View Post
    After not giving up with several lockups and no display whatsoever I decided to try proceeding without the messages and putting the new transmitter in the pocket before I did the key "...five times in ten seconds...". I allowed about 30 seconds after pushing the start button. The lock, unlock, re,mote start worked immediately on both FOBs but the car was still locked up for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes both FOBs worked correctly for all features.

    Revised Instructions (abbrev)
    Working TX in cup holder
    New TX in pocket
    Key five times
    Press "START"
    Wait 30 or more seconds
    Remove TX from pocket
    Check by pushing "lock " or " Unlock" on new TX
    If works Push and hold "Start" for 10 seconds
    Wait 15 or longer minutes if car is locked up
    Everything thing should then work
    .....if not....buy a Honda

    This worked for me. note: NO MESSAGES EVER DISPLAYED

    Good luck
    Procedure worked for me! No messages displayed .... just wait appropriate time. 1 of my remotes failed to be recognized after I changed the battery.

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    Should these instructions work for a 2018 XRS? I've tried them and no luck programming my new key fob. I'll try again later but is there any chance of completely locking myself out and borking my only working key fob? I don't want to risk it. Also, if I can't get it to work, I will try giving the dealership a call. Should this be covered under the bumper to bumper warranty? Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Key Fob Programming Procedure?

    I still have a hard time with the dealer selling a 2018 XTS with only 1 key fob. When I purchased our 2018 XTS the salesman said that it only came with one key fob, before I could say anything the manager came over with a brand new one, programmed and ready to go.

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    Re: Key Fob Programming Procedure?

    Quote Originally Posted by wornslick View Post
    I still have a hard time with the dealer selling a 2018 XTS with only 1 key fob. When I purchased our 2018 XTS the salesman said that it only came with one key fob, before I could say anything the manager came over with a brand new one, programmed and ready to go.
    So they ended up giving you a 2nd one for free? How much does the 2nd key fob cost full price?

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    Re: Key Fob Programming Procedure?

    Quote Originally Posted by ELDORADO2K View Post
    So they ended up giving you a 2nd one for free? How much does the 2nd key fob cost full price?
    Yes, it was free. According to this website....a new one is $89.95, unless there is something in the fine print I didn't read.

    https://www.carandtruckremotes.com/2...RoCMAAQAvD_BwE

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    Key Fob Programming Procedure?

    Quote Originally Posted by wornslick View Post
    Yes, it was free. According to this website....a new one is $89.95, unless there is something in the fine print I didn't read.

    https://www.carandtruckremotes.com/2...RoCMAAQAvD_BwE
    And the dealer aka full price, $270 bucks.

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