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How to Reprogram a Nissan FOB Remote

Key FOB remotes for vehicles are common to see on the key rings of those in Collingswood, Mt. Laurel, and Cherry Hill. They’re used to unlock vehicles, lock them, pop the trunk, and even start the engine. With such an important part of the vehicle right in your bag or pocket, it’s important to take care of it and make sure it’s not damaged. However, life happens, and the FOBs can get damaged and need reprogramming.  The process itself isn’t long, but some drivers still have trouble. To help, we’ve written a step by step guide on how to re-program a Nissan FOB remote below.

1 The first thing you need to do is get into the driver’s seat of your Nissan and lock the doors using the controls on the driver’s side window.

2.  Then you need to insert your key into the ignition and take it our six times within ten seconds. The key needs to be withdrawn completely each time you take it out. It is important to mention that while this step the does require speed, it’s it in your best interest not to rush. If you’ve successfully performed this step, the side markers, tail, and license lamp will flash. The interior lights will flash twice as well.

3. Once all the lights flash, put your key back into the ignition and turn it to the Accessories mode.

4. Next, press any button on the FOB once. The hazard lamps should illuminate once to indicate that your function has been programmed. Just be sure to only press the button once, if pressed twice, the FOB will not program properly.

5.  If there is more than one button on the FOB that needs to be programmed, you need to unlock to door, lock it again using the main control on the driver’s side door, and repeat step 4.

6. After all the buttons of the fob have been programmed, remove the key from the ignition, unlock the doors, open the driver’s side door, and then close it.

Upon completing all the steps listed above, your Nissan FOB remote should be reprogrammed and able to perform the button functions properly.

While this is a common way to reprogram your Nissan FOB remote, it’s best to consult your owner’s manual or stop by Cherry Hill Nissan to get a more exact.

The FOB remote for your Nissan performs important tasks that range from unlocking the car to setting off the car alarm in the event of an emergency. While it is important to take care of it, it’s understandable when it does go through unpredictable damage that requires you to reprogram. So if you need to reprogram your Nissan FOB remote, follow the steps above and refer to your owner’s manual for a more exact procedure.

As always, if you have any questions or are looking for just replace your damaged Nissan FOB remote, stop by Cherry Hill Nissan, where we’re proudly serving those in Cherry Hill, Mt. Laurel, and Collingswood to talk to our parts and service advisors about any concerns or questions you have.

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