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How to program Nissan Keyless Entry Remotes?

Nissan keyless entry remote control programming (called installation or activation) is do it yourself uncomplicated procedure. Despite of the widespread name - remote programming, the method involves training the automobile to recognize a newly purchased remote. Free DIY remote programming instructions including instructional video are included below in this article.




This procedure only works for standard Nissan remotes. It will NOT work for so called smart of proxy remotes - looking like this



List of vehicles applicable

1997-2006 Nissan Altima remotes

2004-2009 Nissan Armada remote controls

1998-2010 Nissan Frontier truck keyless entry keyfobs

1996-2010 Nissan Maxima key fob controls

2003-2007 Nissan Murano remote entry

1998-2009 Nissan Pathfinder remotes

1998-2007 Nissan Sentra remote transmitters

2004-2010 Nissan Titan remotes

1997-2009 Nissan Quest remote keyless entry controls

2008-2010 Nissan Versa keyless keyfobs

2000-2010 Nissan Xterra SUV remotes and keys

2003-2008 Nissan 350Z remotes




PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE TRYING! IF AT ANY TIME YOU MAKE A MISTAKE, START AND STOP YOUR CAR, EXIT THE VEHICLE AND START OVER. THE REMOTE CAN BE ONLY PROGRAMMED WITH A MASTER KEY

1.SIT IN CAR WITH DOORS AND WINDOWS CLOSED.

2.LOCK DOORS WITH POWER DOOR LOCK SWITCH ON DRIVER'S DOOR.

3.PUT IN AND PULL OUT KEY FROM IGNITION APPROX. 8 TIMES OR UNTIL YOU SEE THE HAZARD/TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS FLASH.(older models lights may flash after 4 or 5 times) YOU NEED TO DO THAT IN LESS THEN 10 SEC

4.WHEN HAZARD LIGHTS FLASH (ON 2005 AND NEWER MODELS THE GAUGE NEEDLES MAY JUMP A LITTLE INSTEAD) , PUT KEY IN IGNITION AND TURN TO THE ACC POSITION.(when your hazard lights flash your car is sending a signal to be received by the remote)

5.PRESS LOCK BUTTON ON THE NEW REMOTE TRANSMITTER, LIGHTS SHOULD FLASH AGAIN.

IF YOU HAVE 2 REMOTES, 1 NEW AND 1 OLD OR 2 NEW ONES, PLEASE CONTINUE WITH STEPS 6 AND 7. IF NOT, SKIP TO END.

6.PRESS UNLOCK BUTTON ON DRIVER'S DOOR, THEN LOCK BUTTON ON DRIVERS DOOR, LIGHTS WILL AGAIN FLASH

7.PRESS LOCK BUTTON ON 2ND NEW OR OLD REMOTE. LIGHTS AGAIN WILL FLASH.

YOU ARE DONE. EXIT VEHICLE AND TRY YOUR REMOTE. IT WILL NOT WORK FROM INSIDE CAR OR WITH KEY IN IGNITION.


Note: if your hazard lights flash after inserting your key in and out, but you can't get the remote to program, you may have a dead battery or the wrong remote. If instructions do not work, do it again but when you get in - shut the door, buckle seat belt and lock doors, then proceed to putting key in ignition

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