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I'm trying to program my fob for my 2012 Malibu, but it is

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Hi! I'm trying to program my fob for my 2012 Malibu, but it is not working using these instructions
JA: Did the fob come with the vehicle, or did you buy a blank?
Customer: I bought 2 from Amazon
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, I tried the key in the ignition and holding the unlock button and turning it on, off, on off and then letting the unlock button go but the car didn't lock
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: That is it
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Gary replied 11 months ago.

Hi there,

This is the procedure for adding or replacing keys without a scan tool.

May only work with genuine keys, so if your key doesn't work then I cannot help you.

Can you try to second half of this procedure, takes 30 minutes?


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
My keys are the original keys, but my fobs are what I'm trying to program
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Is this something I have to have the dealership do or can I do this at home