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How to Program a Remote for a 2000 Camry

by Megan Mattingly-Arthur

The 2000 Toyota Camry is a popular mid-sized vehicle available in sedan, coupe and convertible body types. The 2000 Toyota Camry also offers an optional keyless entry remote that lets you lock and unlock the vehicle's doors from up to 40 feet away. Before you can take advantage of the keyless remote feature, the remote must be programmed to your vehicle. The entire programming process can be completed in less than five minutes.

Open the driver's side door of your 2000 Toyota Camry and leave the opened door unlocked. Close and lock all other vehicle doors.

Insert your key into the Camry's ignition cylinder and immediately remove it. Avoid turning the ignition while inserting and removing the key from the ignition cylinder.

Use the power locks on the control panel of the driver's side door to cycle the vehicle through five locking cycles. Press the "Lock" button followed by the "Unlock" button. Do this five times, pressing the buttons at a steady, even pace. Quickly close and open the Camry's driver's side door.

Press the "Lock" and "Unlock" buttons on the driver's door control panel to take the vehicle through another five locking cycles. Quickly insert the key into the Camry's ignition cylinder and turn the ignition "On," "Off," "On," "Off." Remove the key from the vehicle's ignition cylinder.

Wait for the vehicle's locks to cycle on their own, indicating that you have accessed the keyless entry remote programming mode.

Press and hold the "Lock" and "Unlock" buttons on the keyless entry remote for at least one second. Release the "Lock" and "Unlock" buttons, then press and hold the "Lock" button for two seconds. Note that the vehicle's locks will cycle to indicate that the keyless entry remote has been successfully programmed.

Close the driver's side door to complete the keyless entry remote programming process for your 2000 Toyota Camry.

Tip

  • Avoid allowing more than 40 seconds to elapse between completing each step.

Warning

  • If the locks do not cycle to confirm, the programming was unsuccessful.

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About the Author

Megan Mattingly-Arthur has been writing professionally since 1998. She has contributed to various publications, including "Teen Voices" and "Positive Teens" magazines, as well as a book, "The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published." Mattingly-Arthur is studying travel and tourism through Penn Foster Career School.

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