Programming Instructions for Vehicles

by Contributing WriterUpdated June 12, 2017

Whenever you lose your Vehicles and buy a new one, you have to program it Vehicles your particular car. You may also have to reprogram your Vehicles if it's been reset by interference from an electronic device such as a toll booth signal or other electronic signal. Don't panic, it's relatively easy Vehicles you to program your device, provided you own a car that has a self programming system. If not, you'll need to have it programed by the dealership or a qualified automotive locksmith. Either way, you're not far from a solution.

Under The Hood:

 Programming Instructions for a Ford Windstar Keyless Entry

1995 to 1997 Ford Windstar

Turn your key to accessory mode ("Acc") or turn it to "On," but don't crank the Windstar's engine.

Open the Windstar's glove box. Push the sides of the glove box inward and lower it. Behind the glove box you'll see the programming connector.

Insert the ends of the jumper wire into the two programming connector holes. You'll hear the Windstar's doors lock and unlock. Remove the pins.

Push either "Unlock" or "Lock" on the remote. You'll hear the Windstar's doors lock and unlock again. Push either button on the next remote you want to program, if you are programming multiple remotes. Turn the key to "Off" and remove it.

Push the glove box into position and squeeze the sides inward to move it back into its place.

1998 to 2003 Ford Windstar

Insert the key into the Windstar's ignition and leave it in "Off."

Turn the key from "Off" to "Run" eight times in a 10-second window. Stop with the key in the "Run" position.

Push either "Unlock" or "Lock" on the remote. You'll hear the Windstar's doors lock and unlock. Push the button on the next remote if you are programming more than one.

Turn the Windstar's key to "Off" and remove it.

Items you will need

  • Jumper wire (optional)

 Programming Instructions for a Toyota Keyless Entry

Open and unlock the driver's door. Within 5 seconds, insert the key into the ignition, and then pull the key out and do it once more. Within 40 seconds, close and open the driver's door, and then do this once more. Insert the key into the ignition and pull the key out.

Close then open the driver's door within 40 seconds, then repeat this again. Insert the key into ignition and close the driver's door. Turn the key to the "ON" position but do not start the engine. Turn the key to the "Off" position and remove the key from the ignition. The power doors lock then unlock indicating entry into the programming mode.

Press the "Lock" and "Unlock" buttons on the remote simultaneously for 1.5 seconds within 40 seconds of the vehicle entering the programming mode. Immediately after letting go of the lock and unlock buttons, press the "Lock" button by itself and hold for two seconds. Within three seconds, the doors lock then unlock to indicate the remote has been programed. Open driver's door to exit the programming mode.

 Programming Instructions for a Viper 476V Remote


To begin programming your Viper 476V security alarm remote, you should first enter your car with all of the doors and windows on your Viper locked. Make sure the trunk is closed, and sit in the driver's seat with your remote or remotes to be programmed in hand. You should then open your driver's side door and place your Viper key into the ignition and turn the key to the "On" position, which is two clicks to the right of the off position, and one click short of starting the ignition.

Programming Sequence

To begin the programming sequence, you should press and release the valet switch on your 476C remote nine times in quick succession. After the ninth time pressing the valet switch, press and hold the button and allow the alarm to beep in your car nine times. Continue holding the button and you should then press and release the lock button on every remote that you are programming, up to three remotes. Keep the valet switch held in your one hand. The buttons on the multiple remotes do not have to be pressed simultaneously, but they should be done in quick order.

Completing the Process

Once you press the lock button on each remote, you can release the valet switch on the first remote and turn the key in your ignition two clicks back to the left, to the "Off" position. Wait for the alarm to beep an additional nine times and remove your key from the ignition. You can then press any button on your remote to test to see if the programming sequence was successful on your Viper 476V remote.

 Programming Instructions for Keyless Entry Remotes

Check the batteries on your remote. If the signal has stopped working, it might be time for a new set. You can buy them at an auto parts dealer, electronics store as well as most drug and department stores. Buy a watch battery, such as a CR 2025, remove the remote cover and exchange batteries. Test your remote to see if this solves the problem.

Consult your owner's manual which will have the procedure for programming both your car's keyless entry remote and any extra coded keys you may need to program as well. Programming remote entries and keys varies from brand to brand, so if you cannot find the instructions in the owner's manual, call the dealership and ask or consult an online database such as Program your

Enter your car and follow the programming directions. Most involve putting the key into the ignition and turning it to the "On" position and back again in a specific time-related sequence to set up the programming mode. When in this mode, you need to press the buttons on your keyless remote and wait for the car to signal that it is programmed with a chime.

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