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Can I program a new keyless remote for a 2009 Chevy Cobalt

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Can I program a new keyless remote for a 2009 Chevy Cobalt
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  John replied 2 years ago.

Hello & Welcome to JA,

One will need a Tech 2 scan tool with the latest software update to start. next follow instructions. Your best bet is have the dealer do it.

Remote Control Door Lock Transmitter Programming

Important:

Up to 4 transmitters can be programmed. Do not operate or program the transmitters in the vicinity of other vehicles that are in the keyless entry program mode. This prevents the programming of the transmitters to the incorrect vehicle. The order in which the transmitters are programmed is important. The first transmitter programmed will be transmitter #1, and the second transmitter programmed will be transmitter #2. Use care to program the transmitters correctly.
The scan tool must stay connected until all of the transmitters are programmed.
The keyless entry transmitters used in the Advance 2 Way Remote Start System isare unique to the system. When servicing or replacing a transmitter, ensure that the correct transmitter is used. The correct transmitter part number can be found in the Accessory section of the parts catalog. Attempting to replace an Advance 2 Way Remote Start transmitter with a regular service part will result in a failure to program the transmitter.

Invalidate All

This procedure will erase all keyless entry transmitters from memory.

  1. Install a scan tool.
  2. Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF.
  3. With the scan tool, select Body.
  4. Select Remote Control Door Lock Receiver (RCDLR).
  5. Select Module Setup.
  6. Select Program Key Fobs.
  7. Select Invalidate All.
  8. Follow the scan tool on screen instructions.

Next Available Slot

Incremental programming allows for a transmitter to be programmed into the next available location without affecting the currently programmed transmitters. Previously programmed transmitters will not be erased during this procedure.

Important: If all 4 slots are programmed, the Invalidate All procedure will need to be performed to allow transmitter programming.

  1. Install a scan tool
  2. Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF.
  3. With the scan tool, select Body.
  4. Select Remote Control Door Lock Receiver (RCDLR).
  5. Select Module Setup.
  6. Select Program Key Fobs.
  7. Select Next Available Slot.
  8. Follow the scan tool on screen instructions.
  9. Remove the scan tool.
  10. Exit the vehicle. Operate all functions on transmitters to verify correct system operation.

Transmitter Slot Programming

Transmitter slot programming allows a single transmitter to be programmed into a specific slot without affecting any of the other programmed transmitters. By using slot programming, the transmitter originally programmed to a specific slot is erased and the new transmitter learned in its placed.

  1. Install a scan tool.
  2. Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF.
  3. With the scan tool, select Body.
  4. Select Remote Control Door Lock Receiver (RCDLR).
  5. Select Module Setup.
  6. Select Program Key Fobs.
  7. Select the key fob desired to be programmed.
  8. Follow the scan tool on screen instructions.
  9. Remove the scan tool.
  10. Exit the vehicle. Operate all functions on transmitters to verify correct system operation.

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