How to Program a Car Remote Starter

by Matthew Fortuna

Popular aftermarket options in cars, remote starters have become a favorite accessory for many drivers. These starters can be bought, programmed and reprogrammed for different vehicles, and can be set up with your car using a few simple steps.

Put your key into your car's ignition and turn it to the "On" position, one click before the "Start" position.

Press and release the small black button on your car remote, known as the valet switch. Press the button a second time and hold it.

Press the "lock" button on your remote while holding the valet switch.

Release both buttons and turn the key back to the "Off" position.

Press a button on your remote to test if the programming was successful.

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About the Author

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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