How to Program a Mitsubishi Car Keyby Robert Moore
To program a spare key to your 2014 Mitsubishi, you need two keys that are already programmed and working on the vehicle. If you only have one operational key, your replacement key will require programming from your local dealer or a locksmith with the correct equipment. This procedure should also work for many other Mitsubishi models.
Standard Key (Non-Push-to-Start Models)
Enter the vehicle and shut the door. Insert the first working key into the ignition and turn it to the "On" position. Wait five seconds, then turn the ignition off and remove the key.
Insert the second working key within 20 seconds of removing the first, then turn it to the "On" position. Observe the immobilizer light on the instrument cluster, and shut off the ignition when the light begins to blink.
Insert the new key to be programmed into the ignition within 20 seconds and turn it to the "On" position. Observe the immobilizer light. Turn the ignition off when the light illuminates solid for 30 seconds then turns off. Test operation of the key. Repeat this procedure for any additional spare keys you would like to program.
F.A.S.T. Key Programming
Sit in the vehicle with both valid F.A.S.T keys and the key you wish to program. Press the push-to-start button to turn the system on, but don't start the engine.
Press the unlock button on the first working F.A.S.T key and hold it. After four seconds, press and hold the lock button while holding the unlock button. Within 10 seconds of pressing the lock button, release it, then release the unlock button. Repeat this step within 30 seconds with the second working F.A.S.T key.
Observe the immobilizer light on the instrument cluster. It will blink, then turn solid for 30 seconds. Your new key is programmed when you see the immobilizer light turn off and you hear a buzzer sound for three seconds. Repeat this section for any other F.A.S.T. keys you wish to program.
Things You'll Need
- Working keys (standard or F.A.S.T. keys)
Robert Moore started writing professionally in 2002. His career started has head writer and Web designer for VFW post 1224 in Hamburg, Michigan. He has prepared business plans, proposals and grant requests. Moore is a state of Michigan-certified mechanic and is pursuing an Associate of Arts in automotive technology from Lansing Community College.