Chevy Malibu Keyless Entry Programming Instructions

by Abby Vaun

Keyless remote entry allows car owners to unlock and lock doors from a distance. If you own a 2000 or earlier Chevy Malibu, you can program the keyless remote yourself. For 2001 and newer models, you have to go to the dealership to have the remotes programmed.

Get in the driver's seat and close the door. All the doors must be completely closed to program the remote.

Insert the key into the ignition and turn it to the "On" position and then to the "Off" position. Do not turn on the engine.

Take the key out of the ignition.

Push and hold the driver's side lock/unlock button in the "Unlock" position. You will be holding the button until step 7.

Put the key in the ignition and remove two times without turning the key.

Reinsert the key into the ignition and leave it.

Release the "Unlock" button. There will be three beeps to let you know you've entered the "program mode."

Push the "Lock" and "Unlock" buttons on the remote at the same time. Hold the two buttons until the car beeps twice.

Repeat step 8 with each remote you need to program. You can do this for up to four remotes.

About the Author

After accidentally stumbling into a journalism class at University of North Texas, Abby Vaun has been writing ever since. She honed her skills writing for "The Dallas Morning News" and as a copy editor for Earle Palmer Brown in New York City. From Dallas to New York to L.A., she has enjoyed freelancing for 10 years and expanding her knowledge through her profession.

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