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Does my 1997 silverado need a new ignition key or can it be reprogrammed

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Why do you want to replace ignition key?? tumbler can be replaced with after market key tumbler assy.

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SOURCE: Do I need to reprogram all of the key fobs for my

All key fabs need to be programmed at one time.


Method 1 - No Tools Required, Program All Transmitters
Important: All transmitters which are to be recognized by the PDM must be programmed in a single programming sequence. When using this program method, all previously programmed transmitters will be erased upon the receipt of the programming signal from the first transmitter.
The order in which the transmitters are programmed will determine its numbering position within the PDM memory. The first transmitter programmed will be transmitter #1, and the second transmitter programmed will be transmitter #2. The number stamped on the transmitter case is for reference only; #2 can be programmed as #1, or vice versa. Additional unnumbered transmitters are also available.


  1. Close all the vehicle doors.
  2. Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder.
  3. Press and hold the door unlock switch.
  4. While holding the door lock switch in the unlock position, cycle the ignition ON, OFF, ON, OFF.
  5. Release the door unlock switch. The doors will lock and unlock to confirm the program mode.
  6. Press and hold the LOCK button and the UNLOCK button simultaneously on one transmitter. After a delay of approximately 15 seconds, the doors will lock and unlock to confirm the programming of that transmitter.
  7. Repeat the previous step to program up to 4 transmitters.
  8. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position in order to exit the keyless entry transmitter programming mode.
  9. Operate the transmitter functions in order to verify correct system operation.

Posted on Nov 25, 2010

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1.) from driver seat , close all doors.
2.) insert key into ignition.
3.) while HOLDING the door lock switch in the unlock position , cycle the ignition switch ON OFF ON OFF.
4.) release the door unlock switch , the doors will lock and unlock to confirm programming mode.
5.) press and HOLD the UNLOCK button and LOCK button simultaneously on one transmitter , after a delay of 15 - 30 seconds , doors will lock and unlock to confirm programming of that transmitter.
6.) repeat step number 5 for up to 4 remotes.
7.) turn ignition switch to the RUN position to exit the programming mode.
8.) test remote operation of each remote.

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