PT Cruiser: Program Keyless Entry/Key Fob

No more purchasing high-cost Remote Keyless Entry/Key Fobs for your PT Cruiser from the dealership. Those days are gone now that you can reprogram your own Key Fob/Remote in a matter of minutes. Follow the uncomplicated steps below to learn how to program a new fob or reprogram an old one. 

2001 – 2010 Models

Note: You’ll need the keyless entry/key fob you want to program and any other keyless entry/key fobs that are already programmed for your PT Cruiser.

  1. Insert your key into the ignition and turn it to the “ON” position.
  2. Press and hold the “Unlock” button on a working keyless entry/key fob for at least 4 seconds but no longer than 10 seconds.
  3. While holding the “Unlock” button, press and release the “Panic” button once.
  4. Release the “Unlock” button.
  5. Press any button on the new keyless entry/key fob within 30 seconds. The doors should lock and unlock, indicating that the programming was successful.
  6. To exit programming mode, turn the ignition off and remove the key.
  7. Test the new keyless entry/key fob to ensure it works properly.

Note: If your PT Cruiser has an aftermarket alarm system installed, the programming procedure may be different. Consult your owner’s manual or contact a certified PT Cruiser mechanic for assistance.

Also, please note that this guide is only for programming keyless entry/key fobs and not for programming transponder keys. If you need to program a transponder key for your PT Cruiser, you must take it to a locksmith or dealer for programming.

1 thought on “PT Cruiser: Program Keyless Entry/Key Fob”

  1. Instructions seem do-able. Problem is she only has the one remote. That’s the one we need to program. Haven’t received the new one yet. Just want to learn what I need.


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