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Toyota Key Fob Programming Guide

How to reprogram and program the Toyota Key fob to your vehicle. Instructions for syncing the keyless entry key fob.

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Whether your old Toyota key fob has lost connection with your car or truck or you purchased a new Toyota key fob you will need to sync it your Toyota. For whatever reason your keyless entry remote has stopped working, programming a new key fob or reprogramming an old or used key fob to a Toyota is fairly easy and only takes a few minutes. The Toyota key fob remote programming instructions should help most owners solve the problem of adding a key fob to a Toyota.

This how to program a Toyota key fob guide was written to help Toyota owners fix or replace a non working key less entry remote for their vehicle. The reprogram instructions for the key fob are for owners of the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Toyota Camry, Corolla, Avalon, Solara, Celica, Cressida, Matrix, MR2, Supra, Tercel, Paseo, Prius, Sera, Starlet, Venza, Yaris, Echo, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Hilux, 4Runner, SR5, Limited, Land Cruiser, Previa, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, T-100, Tundra, Lexus IS, GS, SC, CT 200h, HS 250h, ES, LS, RX, GX, LX. Read disclaimer.

Before you reprogram your key fob make sure that you do not simply have a dead battery in your key fob. For instructions on changing the battery go to How to Replace the Battery in a Toyota Key Fob.

Before you start all doors should be closed except the driver's side door which should be open and unlocked. Each step in these Toyota Key Fob programming instructions guide should be completed in order.


1. With the driver side door unlocked and open slide the key in and out of the ignition twice without turning it. (Should be done within 5 seconds)
2. Close the driver side door and then reopen it, and then close and reopen it again.
3. Put your key in the ignition again and remove it.
4. Close the driver side door and then reopen it, and then close and reopen it again.
5. Put the key in the ignition and then close the door
6. Turn the key to the "On" position without cranking the car and then turn it back to the "Off" position and remove the key.

***If you are only adding an additional key fob to the vehicle turn the key to "On" position only once. If you are "Rewriting All Key Fobs" and clearing the memory, turn the key to "On" position twice and then remove the key

7. You should have heard the door locks cycle after you removed the key. This means the vehicle is in program mode.
  ** If the door locks did not cycle you will need to repeat steps 1-6 again, you should completed step 1 within 5 seconds.
8. To program the new Toyota Key fob hold the "Unlock" and "Lock" button on the key fob for two seconds and then release. Then press the "Lock" button for up to three seconds and release. The door should lock and unlock.
  If you are programming multiple remotes repeat step 8 for each remote within 40 seconds of step 7. If you wait to long or the other keyless remotes will not program you will need to start from the beginning.
  You have now reprogrammed the Toyota Key fob to your vehicle. You may program up to 4 keyless entry remote control fobs per vehicle. If you do not want to pay for the key fob at the dealer you can buy them for a lot less money on Ebay.
You can buy a new key fob on Amazon that may work for your vehicle here - New Toyota Key Fob

For more Toyota repair and replacement guides see Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance Guides and Toyota 4Runner Maintenance and Repair Guides for pictures of easy step by step maintenance instructions and guides.

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