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Driver side unlock code

I want to change my code because, I think someone has it and are taking items from my truck. How do I change it?

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Unfortunately, it looks like you can't actually change it. You can program your own code, but my '97 manual says that if you program your own code, the vehicle will accept both the original AND the one you programmed.

Here are the instructions anyway:

1) Enter the original code.
2) Within 5 seconds press the 1/2 button.
3) Within 5 seconds press the 5 digits you want to program.

To erase your programmed number:

1) Enter the original code.
2) Press the 1/2 button within 5 seconds.
3) Wait 6 seconds.

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