Chevrolet Silverado: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Keyless Access) / Programming Transmitters to the Vehicle

Chevrolet Silverado 2019-2024 Owners Manual / Keys, Doors, and Windows / Keys and Locks / Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Keyless Access) / Programming Transmitters to the Vehicle

Only RKE transmitters programmed to the vehicle will work. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased and programmed through your dealer. The vehicle can be reprogrammed so that lost or stolen transmitters no longer work. Each vehicle can have up to eight transmitters matched to it.

Programming with Recognized Transmitters

A new transmitter can be programmed to the vehicle when there are two recognized transmitters.

To program, the vehicle must be off and all transmitters, both currently recognized and new, must be with you.

  1. Remove the key from a recognized transmitter.
  2. Place the two recognized transmitters in the cupholder or on the passenger seat.
  3. Insert the vehicle key into the key lock cylinder on the driver door handle. Then turn the key counterclockwise, to the unlock position, five times within 10 seconds. The DIC displays READY FOR REMOTE#3, 4, 5 ETC.

    Transmitter Pocket without Bucket Seats (Lower Compartment)

    Transmitter Pocket with Bucket Seats

  4. Place the new transmitter in the transmitter pocket/insert
  5. Press ENGINE START/STOP. When the transmitter is learned, the DIC display will show that it is ready to program the next transmitter.
  6. Remove the transmitter from the transmitter pocket and press or on the transmitter.

        To program additional transmitters, repeat Steps 4–6.

        When all additional transmitters are programmed, press and hold ENGINE START/STOP for approximately 12 seconds to exit programming mode.

  7. Return the key back into the transmitter.

Programming without Recognized Transmitters

If two currently recognized transmitters are not available, follow this procedure to program up to eight transmitters. This feature is not available in Canada. This procedure will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The vehicle must be off and all transmitters to be programmed must be with you.

  1. Remove the vehicle key from the transmitter.
  2. Insert the vehicle key into the key lock cylinder on the driver door handle; then turn the key counterclockwise, to the unlock position, five times within 10 seconds.

    The DIC displays REMOTE LEARN PENDING, PLEASE WAIT.

  3. Wait for 10 minutes until the DIC displays PRESS ENGINE START BUTTON TO LEARN, then press ENGINE START/STOP.

    The DIC will again display REMOTE LEARN PENDING, PLEASE WAIT.

  4. Repeat Step 3 two additional times. After the third time all previously known transmitters will no longer work with the vehicle. Remaining transmitters can be relearned during the next steps.

    The DIC should now display READY FOR REMOTE # 1.

     Transmitter Pocket without Bucket Seats (Lower Compartment)

    Transmitter Pocket with Bucket Seats

  5. Place the new transmitter in the transmitter pocket/insert.
  6. Press ENGINE START/STOP. When the transmitter is learned, the DIC display will show that it is ready to program the next transmitter.
  7. Remove the transmitter from the transmitter pocket/insert and press or on the transmitter.

    To program additional transmitters, repeat Steps 5–7. When all additional transmitters are programmed, press and hold ENGINE START/STOP for approximately 12 seconds to exit programming mode.

  8. Return the key back into the transmitter.

Starting the Vehicle with a Low Transmitter Battery

If the transmitter battery is weak or if there is interference with the signal, the DIC may display NO REMOTE DETECTED or NO REMOTE KEY WAS DETECTED PLACE KEY IN TRANSMITTER POCKET THEN START YOUR VEHICLE when starting the vehicle.

To start the vehicle:

Transmitter Pocket without Bucket Seats (Lower Compartment)

Transmitter Pocket with Bucket Seats

  1. Place the transmitter in the transmitter pocket/insert.
  2. With the vehicle in P (Park) or N (Neutral) press the brake pedal and ENGINE START/STOP.

    Replace the transmitter battery as soon as possible.

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