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

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

Programming Transmitters to the Vehicle

Only RKE transmitters programmed to this vehicle will work. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased and programmed through your dealer. Each vehicle can have up to eight transmitters programmed to it. See your dealer for transmitter programming.

Battery Replacement


Never allow children to play with the RKE transmitter. The transmitter contains a small battery, which can be a choking hazard. If swallowed, internal burns can occur, resulting in severe injury or death. Seek medical attention immediately if a battery is swallowed.


To avoid personal injury, do not touch metal surfaces on the RKE transmitter when it has been exposed to extreme heat. These surfaces can be hot to the touch at temperatures above 59 °C (138 °F).


When replacing the battery, do not touch any of the circuitry on the transmitter. Static from your body could damage the transmitter.


Always replace the battery with the correct type. Replacing the battery with an incorrect type could potentially create a risk of  battery explosion. Dispose of used batteries according to instructions and local laws. Do not attempt to burn, crush, or cut the used battery, and avoid exposing the battery to environments with extremely low air pressures or high temperatures.

Replace the battery in the transmitter soon if the REPLACE BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY displays in the Driver Information Center (DIC).

To replace the battery:

  1. Separate and remove the back cover of the transmitter with a flat, thin object, such as a coin.

  2. Press and slide the battery down toward the pocket of the transmitter in the direction of the key ring. Do not use a metal object
  3. Remove the battery.
  4. Insert the new battery, positive side facing up. Replace with a CR2032 or equivalent battery.
  5. Push together the transmitter back cover top side first, and then the bottom toward the key ring.

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