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Toyota Rav4 key programming

Updated on March 27, 2013

Toyota Rav4 key programming


Black key programming

System operation

The Toyota Rav4 central locking system operates in the following way. When the vehicle is unlocked, the doors and the doors or tailgate is not opened within thirteen seconds, the alarm and locks are reactivated.

The key or keys should be program if a key or keys is being added or replaced or the system has malfunctioned.

The following steps should be followed to program a new key or keys for a Toyota Rav4.

The driver’s door should be opened and the keys removed from the ignition switch first then insert a key into the ignition switch, then remove it.

In about forty seconds the driver’s door should be opened twice then the key should be inserted into the ignition switch and removed. Now open the driver’s door twice within forty seconds then close the driver’s door.

Now insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition on and off once to program a new key code whilst retaining the original codes or twice to program a new key code whilst erasing the original codes.

Now remove the key, the system should now lock and unlock the vehicle, at least twice based on which mode has been selected. Follow this procedure twice with twenty seconds. Simultaneously depress and hold the following buttons twice within one to five seconds.

Within three seconds depress the key lock button for a minimum of one second and then release it. The vehicle system should now lock and unlock. Kindly note if the system locks and unlocks the vehicle twice, the programming procedure has not been completed. The button procedure should be repeated. When done exit the programming mode by opening the driver’s door. A maximum of four key can be programmed.

Immobilizer

System operation

The system is armed after the ignition is switch off. Programming is required after a system malfunction or a key is added or replaced. Two types of keys can be programmed, a black key and a grey.

For the programming of the black key the following should be done. Obtain one programmed black key and insert it into the ignition switch. The acceleration pedal should be press and release five times with fifteen seconds.

Now press the brake pedal six time then remove the black key. The black key to be programmed should be inserted into the ignition switch with ten seconds and within ten seconds, press and release the acceleration pedal twice.

The immobilizer warning lamp should now flash and extinguish within one minute. If another key is to be programmed within ten seconds insert a black key to be programmed into the ignition switch, then press and release the acceleration pedal once. The immobilizer warning lamp should now flash and after one minute the immobilizer warning lamp will extinguish.

A maximum of seven black keys can be programmed. To exit the programming mode, remove the ignition key and press the brake pedal at least once within ten seconds or wait for at least ten seconds.

Grey key programming

Note: The tailgate or boot will not be operated by the grey key.

One programmed black key should be available. Armed with this key insert it into the ignition switch and with fifteen seconds press and release the accelerator pedal four times. The brake pedal should be press and release five times with twenty seconds.

Now remove the black key and insert the grey key within ten seconds into the ignition switch. Within ten seconds, press and release acceleration pedal once. The immobilizer warning lamp will now flash for one minute and then extinguish. If another key is to be programmed, insert it within ten second into the ignition switch then press and release the acceleration pedal once. For one minute the immobilizer warning lamp will flash then extinguish.

A maximum of three grey keys can be programmed. When finish exit the programming mode by removing the ignition key and pressing the brake pedal at least once with ten seconds, or wait for ten seconds.

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