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Programing a "New" keyless remote

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Main Forum' started by firstman, Feb 2, 2009.

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  1. firstman

    firstman New Member

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    I have an 05 Prius base pkg, and lost my original (black emblem) keyless remotes. I bought a new one on Ebay with an(black emblem) uncut key. I got info from Prius chat, on how to program new remotes. I was able to program it to lock and unlock , but can't get it to start the car...Please help!!!!
  2. qbee42

    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    You don't program the remotes, you program the car to accept the remotes. You need a Toyota tool to do it, or a high end compatible locksmith system.

    Tom
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    firepa63 Former Prius Owner

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    You got the hard part done. Now you have to do the easy part.

    Just keep repeating the 5 step function described in http://priuschat.com/forums/knowled...lly-how-program-non-sks-key-fob-detailed.html
  5. patsparks

    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    You don't need any special tools, you need to get the sequence exactly right.

    1. Insert old fob into slot and remove it 4 times in a row, then insert it a fifth time and leave it in.
    2. Open and close driver door 6 times.
    3. Remove old fob from slot. Car is in fob programming mode at this point.
    4. Insert new fob and leave in the slot for a full minute. Watch the blinking red anti-theft light on the dashboard. When it stops flashing and goes dark, your new fob is all set.
    5. Remove the new fob and you're done. You should test both fobs to be sure they work properly.

    from http://priuschat.com/forums/knowled...lly-how-program-non-sks-key-fob-detailed.html

    A final note, do not touch the brake pedal or anything not mentioned in the instructions. Use a watch and make sure you wait the full minute, even 2 minutes is fine but do not take it out until the light stops flashing. If it is still flashing after 2 minutes the process likely failed, test the new fob and if it didn't work, power up then power down then start again.
  6. QuiGonJohn

    QuiGonJohn Junior Member

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    So can you program a new key FOB to work with SKS? Is that a physically different key FOB?
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    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    No you can't.
    You can program an SKS car to accept a non SKS fob but the SKS can only be partnered with a virgin fob.
  8. lopezjm2001

    lopezjm2001 Test guinea pig #9

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    I did the same for my Australian Prius and followed the instructions using the car's FOB slot and I managed to program it to start the car but could not for remote lock unlock. I think there is a compatibility problem between my Australian Prius and the American FOB.
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    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    No there isn't, it worked for me. If it doesn't work the first time try again. The sequence is very complex so it is easy to make a mistake like pressing the brake or something. Keep trying, it works.
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    I am trying to replace a keyless remote for my 2004 Prius

    I can't find one on eBay that will ship to Australia, and in any case they are always used. I found a dealer that sells new for US$129, but I'm not sure it will work.

    The US remote has an extra "panic" button that the Australian model does not have.

    Will this keyless remote work on my car?
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    Sorry I can't provide the answer, but:
    If you remove the backup key , hold the release latch & slide the back cover off the fob you can find the part number. As far as I can tell the US ones have a different number to the Aussie & UK ones.
    Perhaps Patsparks can help as he had success with a US ebay one. I wonder what the part number on that was?
    Cheers
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  12. Smileinaz

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    Hi,

    I Just purchased a 2008 Prius and only have 1 remote. I am looking to get a 2nd remote but I notice that there seems to be Black logo and Silver Logo FOB's, is there a difference? I have a Silver Logo on mine.

    Thanks TC


    1. Insert old fob into slot and remove it 4 times in a row, then insert it a fifth time and leave it in.
    2. Open and close driver door 6 times.
    3. Remove old fob from slot. Car is in fob programming mode at this point.
    4. Insert new fob and leave in the slot for a full minute. Watch the blinking red anti-theft light on the dashboard. When it stops flashing and goes dark, your new fob is all set.
    5. Remove the new fob and you're done. You should test both fobs to be sure they work properly.

    A final note, do not touch the brake pedal or anything not mentioned in the instructions. Use a watch and make sure you wait the full minute, even 2 minutes is fine but do not take it out until the light stops flashing. If it is still flashing after 2 minutes the process likely failed, test the new fob and if it didn't work, power up then power down then start again.[/quote]
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    Check the CR2032 Battery!
    Hi all, I just got a used 2007 Prius and bought a NEW SKS key fob for a Toyota dealer. I went through the programming sequence and was unable to get the remote lock/unlock to program. Finally I checked the battery on the fobs and they were BOTH at 3.01V(old and new). I changed the batteries(new = 3.3V) and everything is fine. It's had to believe that you really do need a FRESH set of batteries to link the FOBs to the car.