Easy Fob Key Programming Tips For The Do-It-Yourselfer
What Is A Fob Key?
A fob key is the latest technology in door lock systems. Fob stands for “Frequency Operated Button”, and it adds additional security to a specific set of doors, which it’s programmed to lock and unlock., from up to about 20 feet away, depending on your car make. While common now for cars, it’s also common to see fob key programmed for other types of doors such as buildings or certain access doors within buildings.
In the automotive industry, fob keys have been taking over the traditional car key. Also known as keyless entry remotes, fob keys are super convenient and as often small enough to fit in your pocket. This may be why they’re also super easy to misplace or lose altogether.
Do It Yourself Fob Key Programming
If you find yourself having to reprogram a replacement key fob, you can call your local car dealers or automotive locksmith, but that may run you at least $50. Your keys or fobs can actually be programmed fairly simply, so we have put together this guide for fob key programming instructions to help you.
First step is to get into your car with your fob and your ignition keys and make sure to close all the car doors and trunk. Start your car and press “lock” on your fob and then turn the key back to off. This must be repeated 4 times in total but be sure to finish the 4th time in the “on” position.
You should hear the locks click, which indicated that the fob is ready to be reprogrammed. Hit the “lock” button on your remote and you should hear another click, telling you that you have reprogrammed your replacement fob key successfully. If you have additional fobs to program, press “lock” again on the ones you wish to program. Once you’ve got your fobs programmed, turn the ignition off.
We suggest that you print off these instructions and keep them with your owner’s manual so that you can refer to them whenever you need them, and if you’re ever in a situation where you need to access these instructions.
Additional fobs can be purchased from your car dealers, but depending on the make and model of your vehicle, you may be able to purchase them at your local hardware store.
We hope that you have found this information helpful, and we’re also hopeful that you never have to use it. If you do however, or if you run into any other issues, at 1st Pick Locksmith Service, we’re here to help you with all your automotive locksmith needs as well as any residential and commercial locksmith requirements you may have.
Don’t hesitate to call 1st Pick Locksmith Service when you need us. There’s a reason that we’re the 1st pick! When you need a fob key programming service, give us a call and we will be there for you.