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Programming Toyota remotes

Here are remote keyless entry programming instructions that apply for many years of Toyota models that include the Celica, Echo, Prius, RAV4 and Avalon:


1. Ensure the car doors are unlocked and open. Pull the key from the ignition.

2. Insert and remove the key from the ignition two times within five seconds. This will start the required sequence to reprogram the car's computer.

3. Close and open the driver's door twice within 40 seconds. This step has to be within that time, or the system will reset.

4. Insert the key into the ignition. Do not turn the key yet.

5. Close the door. Turn the ignition from LOCK to ON and back to LOCK.

6. Remove the key from the ignition.

>> At this point, your vehicle should cycle through lock and unlock, indicating that you are in programming mode.

7. Press the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons simultaneously for 2 seconds, then press the UNLOCK button.


That should do it! If not, try a second set of instuctions as found below.


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Secondary programming instructions from Toyota

If the instructions above do not work for your model and year of Toyota, the following second set of instructions work for many models of Toyota remote access keys (aka keyless entry systems).


1. Ensure the car doors are unlocked and open. Pull the key from the ignition.

2. Insert and remove the key from the ignition two times within five seconds. This will start the required sequence to reprogram the car's computer.

3. Close and open the driver's door twice within 40 seconds. This step has to be within that time, or the system will reset.

4. Insert the key into the ignition. Do not turn the key yet.

5. Cycle the key from "lock" to "on." You will need to cycle this step one time for the "add" mode.

6. Remove the key from the ignition. Immediately grab the transmitter to complete the program.

7.Press both the lock and unlock buttons on your transmitter simultaneously for 1 to 1 1/2 seconds. Release the buttons afterwards.

8. Press the lock button within three seconds of releasing on the last step. This will complete the process. The door locks will cycle from lock to unlock if the process is done correctly. If there is a problem, the lock will cycle twice.

9. Open the driver's door. This will complete the process.


Good luck!