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2002 chevy malibu: I program a keyless entry remote..remotes

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How do I program a keyless entry remote for a 2002 chevy malibu. This a replacement and my daughter does not have any other keyless remotes.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  George H. replied 6 years ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,


This vehicle does have keyless entry installed and the remotes are lost?


To add a remote to the Keyless Entry system on your vehicle will require a Tech 2 scantool so you will have to find an ACDelco shop or a good independent shop that has the tool. Of course the dealer will have a Tech 2 also.


Here are the instructions even though you do not have the tool yet


Programming RKE Transmitters With RCDLR Module

IMPORTANT: All key fobs must be programmed each time any one fob is programmed.

The scan tool must stay connected until all of the transmitters are programmed.

  1. Install a scan tool.
  2. Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF.
  3. Select Remote Function Actuation.
  4. Select Special Functions.
  5. Select Program Key Fobs.
  6. Select the number of key fobs to be programmed.
  7. Press and hold the LOCK and the UNLOCK buttons simultaneously on the first transmitter for approximately 15 seconds . The Power Locks should cycle to confirm programming of the first fob is complete.
  8. If you are programming more than one transmitter, repeat the previous step to program up to four transmitters.
  9. Remove the scan tool.
  10. Exit the vehicle. Attempt to lock/unlock the doors to verify the programming.
  11. Operate the transmitter functions in order to verify correct system operation.

Let me know if you have further questions about this


Thank you



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