How to Program a Porsche Key Fobby John Smith
The stylish Porsche cars come equipped with a remote entry system for controlling the door locks and alarm system. The system is controlled by a wireless transmitter in the Porsche key fob. This device has three buttons: lock, unlock and a panic alarm button. Before you can use the key fob with your car you must program it to work. Most keyless transmitters come already programmed from the Porsche dealership, but you can also reprogram it yourself using the ignition key and the security code.
Enter the Porsche by the driver's seat and be sure everything is closed. This includes all doors, boot lids and bonnet.
Insert the key into the ignition and turn it clockwise until you start the Porsche engine.
Turn the 911 engine off and remove the key from ignition. Wait 90 seconds before continuing to the next step.
Turn the ignition to the "On" position and wait 15 seconds. This position is as far as you can turn the key without starting the engine. The immobilization light located in the 911 dashboard clock will go out.
Turn the ignition off again then turn it back on. After 15 seconds, the immobilization light will begin to blink.
Enter the four digit security code using the ignition. For instance, if the first digit in the code is three you would turn the ignition from on to off, then back on. This would equal 1 digit, so you would repeat this step two more times if the first digit is "3." Afterwards, wait for the immobilization light to flash then repeat this step for the next digit. After the fourth and last digit is entered, the light will flash again to signal you are in programming mode.
Press a button on the key fob and hold it until the LED light blinks. This will indicate it has been programmed.
- The immobilizer code is found in the original owner's manual. It can be provided to you by the manufacturer should you lose the code.
Things You'll Need
- Porsche key fob
- Ignition key
John Smith began writing back in 2003. Smith is a technology writer currently living in Lansing, Mich. His articles have appeared in online publications including PC World and IGN, where he specializes in mobile apps for both Android and iOS.