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My wireless remote does not work. How can I determine if it is the remote or other problem. It has a new battery installed.

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  • edgrummer Jul 14, 2009

    I am referring to the keyless entry remote.

  • edgrummer Jul 15, 2009

    How do I program a new keyless remote for my 2000 Toyota 4 Runner?



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You may need to get the remote programmed to the car, the program code is only available with the toyota guys. You need to check with then.

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Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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    Shereena M Smillan Jul 15, 2009

    To programme the keyless remote please try these steps

    1. Start with the following conditions: you are in the vehicle

    a. Key is out of the ignition
    b. Drive door is open ( all other doors are closed)
    c. Driver door is unlocked (other door locks don't matter)

    2. Insert the key into the ignition (don't turn it) and pull it out.

    3. Perform these steps within 40 seconds:

    a. Cycle the power locks 5 times. Use an even pace and try
    to go relatively fast.

    b. Close, then open the drivers door.

    4. Perform these steps within 40 seconds:

    a. Cycle the power locks 5 times (same as before).
    b. Turn the ignition to ON then back to OFF.
    c. Turn the ignition to ON then back to OFF.
    d. Remove the key from the ignition.

    5. Within 3 seconds, the power door locks should cycle (automatically)
    indicating successful entry into programming mode. Return to step 1
    if the locks do not cycle at this point.

    6. Perform these steps within 40 seconds:

    a. Press the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons on the transmitter
    simultaneously for 1 second.

    b. Immediately after letting go of the lock and unlock buttons,
    press the lock button by itself and hold for 2 seconds.
    Within 3 seconds, the door locks should cycle ( LOCK then
    UNLOCK) once-- indicating successful programming. If
    the door locks don't cycle, or cycle twice. Repeat steps
    6a and 6b--this remote has not been accepted.

    c. Repeat steps 6a and 6b for EACH transmitter that will
    operate the vehicle. Including any old transmitters.

    7. Close the driver door.

    Hope this helps




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Hi There,

If you are referring to a remote for a radio you may want to check if there is voltage between the ends of the IR of the remote. If there is there is none then it could be a problem with the IR or the board of the remote. If there is voltage running then you may have to check the IR receiver in your car. If you can find a similar remote and have it tested but you will have to check with the manufacturer if all remotes give out similar signals in order to do this.

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