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Old 04-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Key fob programming

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C6 Key Fob Programming Procedure:

IMPORTANT: This procedure is not available when the maximum number of 4 fobs
have been programmed. If 4 key fobs are programmed to this RCDLR and this method
is attempted, the driver information center (DIC) will display, MAX FOBS LEARNED
and the programming procedure will exit.

This procedure will add key fobs. Fobs will be numbered in sequence based on when
they are programmed; if 2 fobs are currently programmed to the RCDLR, a fob programmed
using this method will be numbered as Fob 3. This procedure requires that you have a
known good key fob, a replacement key fob, and the vehicle's mechanical key.
1. The vehicle must be off.
2. Open rear compartment
3. Place a known key fob within the interior of the vehicle.
4. At the rear of the vehicle, insert the vehicle key into the rear compartment lock cylinder,
located above the license plate and cycle the key 5 times within 5 seconds.
5. The DIC will display: READY FOR FOB X (X = fob 2, 3, or 4).
6. Place the replacement key fob in the glove box fob pocket with the buttons facing right.
7. A beep will occur and the DIC will display: READY FOR FOB X (X = fob 3 or 4) or
MAX FOBS LEARNED.
8. If programming additional key fobs, repeat steps 5 and 6, or press the OFF/ACC portion
of the ignition switch to exit programming mode.
9. Operate the active portion of each key fob in order to verify correct system operation.
Replacement battery CR2032

GOOD LUCK
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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or remember/save the C6 FAQ link...
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...questions.html

about 1/3 way down under...
Key FOB Programming Instructions: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...tructions.html

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:21 PM   #3
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You might consider coping this post a word doc.

C6 Key Fob Programming Procedure:

IMPORTANT: This procedure is not available when the maximum number of 4 fobs
have been programmed. If 4 key fobs are programmed to this RCDLR and this method
is attempted, the driver information center (DIC) will display, MAX FOBS LEARNED
and the programming procedure will exit.

This procedure will add key fobs. Fobs will be numbered in sequence based on when
they are programmed; if 2 fobs are currently programmed to the RCDLR, a fob programmed
using this method will be numbered as Fob 3. This procedure requires that you have a
known good key fob, a replacement key fob, and the vehicle's mechanical key.
1. The vehicle must be off.
2. Open rear compartment
3. Place a known key fob within the interior of the vehicle.
4. At the rear of the vehicle, insert the vehicle key into the rear compartment lock cylinder,
located above the license plate and cycle the key 5 times within 5 seconds.
5. The DIC will display: READY FOR FOB X (X = fob 2, 3, or 4).
6. Place the replacement key fob in the glove box fob pocket with the buttons facing right.
7. A beep will occur and the DIC will display: READY FOR FOB X (X = fob 3 or 4) or
MAX FOBS LEARNED.
8. If programming additional key fobs, repeat steps 5 and 6, or press the OFF/ACC portion
of the ignition switch to exit programming mode.
9. Operate the active portion of each key fob in order to verify correct system operation.
Replacement battery CR2032

GOOD LUCK
I'm trying to add a fob but cannot get the car to beep or DIC to turn on after I turn the key the 5 times.. Any help would be appreciated
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:32 PM   #4
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i've read that it counts 5 in 5 seconds, but you can turn it HARD as many times as you need to make the 5 count. maybe up to 20+ times before it finds 5 good ones.

you are positive that a good fob is located in the car when it normally would start the car?

one person said this is no the only way they could get the 5 to count...
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/1570351932-post19.html

added Elmers programming method.. http://www.ls2.com/boggs/c6/C6%20Fob%20Programming.pdf

fyi... i see your from PA so this most likely doesnt apply, but.. I have read that Canadian version cars can only have a fob programmed at a dealership. just a fyi

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I got it lol Thanks for the quick reply.. My licence plate frame was keeping my fat fingers from making the full turn required to work.. I took the plate and frame of and in the first try it worked
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I got it lol Thanks for the quick reply.. My licence plate frame was keeping my fat fingers from making the full turn required to work.. I took the plate and frame of and in the first try it worked
awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:42 AM   #7
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From another thread:

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First, you are aware there is a "short" programming procedure to add another FOB, which in most cases would be #3, which means the new one won't work with the driver memory settings. Only #1 and #2 can work the memory settings.

So, if you just want to "add" FOB #3 (or #4, the max is 4) then you use the short procedure.

To make a new #1 (or #2) FOB, with access to the memory settings, then you have to use the "long" programming procedure, which is lengthy. Doing the "long" procedure means you erase all existing FOB's from memory and start over. The first FOB you program will be #1, the second will be #2 for memory settings purposes.

The procedures in the manual seem to work only sometimes.

Here is a verified and tested procedure, long and short, that will work if you follow exactly.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...tructions.html

OR you could go back to the dealer and have them do it, probably for a fee. Good luck.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:43 AM   #8
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This procedure will add key fobs. Fobs will be numbered in sequence based on when they are programmed; if 2 fobs are currently programmed to the RCDLR, a fob programmed using this method will be numbered as Fob 3. ...
This means that you should NEVER have to do this or any other FOB programming procedure unless you are adding new FOBs to the system. Each FOB contains only a unique identifying ID. It is the car that remembers which FOBs are "legal". You program the car to accept a new ID as valid. The car NEVER forgets an ID unless you do the long procedure instead of this short procedure or start replacing RDCL components in the car. Removing batteries from the FOBs or car do not cause the car to forget.

If you are having problems with your FOBs you NEVER need to reprogram the car unless you give up and buy a new FOB.
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Filing this away just in case! Thanks for sharing.
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