When I programmed the spare I got off ebay the programming did not go smoothly either. The DIC went black on me and I was not sure it worked. The new fob didn't want to do anything at first. Went back a half hour later and car still didn't recognize it. For the heck of it I tried to lock and unlock the doors. That worked and then everything worked. That fob though is a bit wonky. Sometimes the car won't recognize it until I cycle it through lock/unlock first. Not a big deal for a spare, but if it was my primary this might get annoying. I've read others say there was a delay before the car decided to recognize a newly programmed fob, so hang in there. Seems like a little patience is warranted here.