Thursday, October 18, 2012

Program Your Own Remote Transmitter

I'm Good!

Last night when I got home, I called the Honda service center and told them the problem with the key fob.  I asked if there was anything I could do to program it, but the girl I talked to said I'd probably have to take the car back in to get it programmed. (Hence the frustration)

Well, I called again today to talk to the guy I dealt with both times I was in there.  He was busy, so I left a message for him to call me back.  He hasn't called, and I got tired of waiting, so I looked up the User Manual for the car.  I searched 'remote transmitter' and found that I could either take the transmitter to the dealer for programing, or I could program it myself.  I followed the instructions, and it worked!!  The fob works now, and I don't have to find time to go back!!

Yes, I'm happy.

The instructions were really easy -
Programming remote transmitters
It is necessary to have all (maximum of four — original and/or new) of your remote transmitters available prior to beginning this procedure.
To program the transmitters yourself:
  • Place the key in the ignition and turn from 2 (LOCK) to 3 (OFF) and cycle between 3 (OFF) and 4(ON) eight times in rapid succession (within 10 seconds) with the eighth turn ending in the 4 (ON) position. The doors will lock/unlock to confirm that programming mode has been entered.
  • Within 20 seconds, program a remote transmitter by pressing any button on a transmitter. The doors will lock/unlock to confirm that the remote transmitter has been programmed. (If more than 20 seconds pass before pressing a remote transmitter button, the programming mode will exit and the procedure will have to be repeated.)
  • Repeat the previous step to program additional remote transmitters. The doors will lock/unlock to confirm that each remote transmitter has been programmed.
  • When you have completed programming the remote transmitters, turn the ignition to 3 (OFF) or wait 20 seconds. Again the doors will lock/unlock to confirm programming has been completed.
These instructions are for a 2001 Ford Taurus.  Please check your Users' Manual for instructions for your own car.
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