How to Program a Chevy Key Fob

Key Fob and Key on Table

If you’re wondering how to perform Chevy key fob programming or a Chevy key fob battery replacement, you’re not alone. Many Cincinnati, OH drivers who have recently transitioned from an older vehicle using a traditional key contact us when it’s time for a new Chevy key fob battery replacement or Chevy key fob programming. The service team at Tom Gill Chevrolet is here to help! View step-by-step instructions for Chevy key fob programming and how to change a battery in a Chevy key fob below.

How to Open a Chevy Key Fob & Replace a Dead Battery

If you’re having problems with your Chevy key fob, more often than not it will need a new battery. There are two different types of Chevy key fobs, and you’ll need to know which one you have in order to change the battery.

Chevrolet Smart Keyless Entry Remote Battery Replacement

If you have a newer Chevy model with keyless entry, here’s how to change the CR2032 3V battery:

  1. Press the chrome button on the side to be able to pull out the metal key.
  2. Open the key fob and remove the circuit board and buttons.
  3. Once you can see the old battery, remove it using a small flathead screwdriver.
  4. Install a new CR2032 3V battery, making sure that the positive side matches the position of the old battery.
  5. Replace the components you removed from your key fob, and you’re all set!

Chevrolet Flip Key Battery Replacement

If your Chevy is a 2010-2016, you likely have a flip key. Here’s how to replace its CR2032 3V battery:

  1. Flip the metal key blade and remove the back cover on your key fob.
  2. Pull out the old, dead battery and replace it with a new CR2032 3V battery. Make sure to align the new battery in the same position as the previous one.
  3. Replace the key fob cover, and you should be good to go!

How to Program a Chevy Key Fob: Step-by-Step Guide

Here’s how to perform a Chevy key fob programming in nine simple steps:

  1. Manually unlock your car door with your Chevy key.
  2. Ensure all car doors are fully shut, then insert the key into the ignition, but don’t start the car.
  3. Press and hold the unlock button on the driver’s side door, then turn your key to the “On” position. The interior lights and radio will come on, but the engine should not be ignited.
  4. Turn the key back to the “Off” position, then turn it to “On” and right back to “Off” once again in quick succession. (On – Off – On – Off)
  5. Release the unlock button.
  6. After releasing the unlock button, you should hear the door locks engage and disengage, telling you that the programming sequence can begin.
  7. On your Chevy key fob, press and hold the “Unlock” and “Lock” buttons simultaneously until you hear the door locks engage and disengage again, indicating that you have successfully programmed your key fob.
  8. Re-insert the newly programmed key into the ignition in the “On” position to end the programming sequence.
  9. If you are adding a new key fob to your vehicle and want other key fobs to still work, you should program them all together to ensure they all continue to unlock your Chevy.

Whether you have a Chevy Malibu key fob or a Chevy Silverado key fob, you can follow these simple steps to program it. And if you have any questions along the way about Chevy key fob programming, don’t hesitate to contact our service team!

Where Can I Get a Chevy Key Fob Replacement?

If you lose your Chevy remote start key fob altogether, Tom Gill Chevrolet can help. The best place to get a Chevy key fob replacement is at a certified Chevrolet dealership like ours, where you can be sure you’re getting a genuine Chevy key fob that will work with your vehicle just as seamlessly as the old one did.

Need a new Chevy key fob battery? We can help with that, too! Reach out to our parts department to get started today, where our friendly Chevy parts specialists will ensure you get everything you need to get back on the road in Covington.

Get Additional Chevy Key Fob Programming Help at Tom Gill Chevrolet

Whether you need help getting acquainted with your Chevy key fob or you need a reliable source for Chevy key fob replacement, you can count on the team at Tom Gill Chevrolet for assistance. Contact us or visit our Florence, KY Chevy dealership today to get started! We’re always happy to provide answers you can trust to questions like how to update Chevy MyLink and how to program the Chevy garage door opener.

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