How to Program a 2009 Toyota Corolla Key

by Matthew Fortuna

The Toyota Corolla allows you to program transponder keys to your engine to control your car starter. These keys, also known as chip keys or smart keys, are electronically synced to your engine as an extra safety and convenience measure. Once programmed, only a transponder key can start your car. You can program the keys by yourself in just a few seconds from the driver's seat of your 2009 Corolla.

Have your Corolla key on you and close all of the doors and windows of the vehicle.

Lock and unlock the driver's door with your key. Enter the car through that door and close it behind you.

Insert the key into the ignition and leave it there without turning until the security light turns on and remains on for 15 seconds.

Leave the key and press the brake pedal five times to complete the process.

Remove the key and open the driver's door to confirm the programming sequence.

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Matthew Fortuna is a full-time freelance writer with a journalism degree from Wayne State University, living in the Detroit metropolitan area. He has written about a wide range of topics across varying publications, including Demand Studios, wiseGEEK.com and Suite101.com, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Wayne State University.

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