How to Program a Chevy Key Fob

Key with key fob in hand

Drivers from St. Cloud to Monticello are cruising around in their new Chevrolet, but need to know how to program a Chevy key fob. Read on to learn more about Chevy key fob programming so you can enjoy the convenience and ease of remote start, hands-free locking and unlocking, and the security of a panic button all from the palm of your hand. If you’re new to this technology you’ll need to learn how to program a Chevy key fob. Have no fear — it’s simple! Chevy key fob programming just takes a few simple steps. Let Cornerstone Chevrolet show you how.



Whether you have a Chevy Malibu key fob or Chevy Silverado key fob, learning how to program a Chevy key fob is quite simple. Follow these steps to make sure your Chevy remote start key fob is ready for you to hit Maple Grove roads!

  1. Unlock your car door with your key on the driver’s side.
  2. Get inside your vehicle and shut the doors. 
  3. Press and hold the unlock button on the driver’s door while inserting your key into the ignition at the same time. Turn the key to the “On” position, but don’t turn the car on. Your interior lights and radio will turn on, but make sure not to start the engine.
  4. Keep holding the unlock button on the door, turn your key back to the “Off” position, then turn it to “On” and right back to “Off” once more in quick succession. (On – Off – On – Off)
  5. Let go of the unlock button. Your vehicle’s doors will lock and unlock, signaling that the programming sequence can begin.
  6. On the Chevy key fob, press and hold the “Unlock” and “Lock” buttons at the same time until you hear the door lock and unlock again. This means you’re all set.
  7. Re-insert the programmed key back into the ignition to the “On” position to finish the Chevy key fob programming process. 


If you’ve lost your Chevy Malibu key fob or can’t find your Chevy Silverado key fob, contact the Chevy service department at Cornerstone Chevrolet for a Chevy key fob replacement. If your Chevy remote start key fob is not working, chances are you need a Chevy key fob battery. Our skilled team can help with that as well. 


Stay up to date with all the latest Chevrolet technology and learn how it can improve your Chevy driving experience with the YOU+ Service Plan at Cornerstone Chevrolet. From Chevy key fob assistance to tires and batteries and more, we’ve got you covered! 

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