How To Program A Chevy Silverado Key Fob? Find Out What The Key Fob Is Capable Of?

Nowadays almost all car keys come with key fobs. These key fobs can be quite helpful in times of hurry. 

When a key fob is programmed correctly, it can do a lot of things starting from controlling the door lock, the car trunk, and even any alarms that you have set. 

The Chevy Silverado has also joined the club of this innovative key fob technology. With the right setup, you too can enjoy lots of cool features with the key fob. After all, the Chevy Silverado is known as one of the most versatile vehicles for its capability to adjust to modifications.

Now you might be asking yourself, how to program a Chevy Silverado key fob? The procedure is quite simple. All you have to do is press and hold the unlock and lock buttons one by one. The programming procedure takes only a few minutes. I’ll be discussing this process down below. 

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How To Program A Chevy Silverado Key Fob?

Programming the Chevy Silverado key fob has a lot of benefits. It can make a few daily tasks on your vehicle quick and easy.

The programming process is quite simple as well. Here are the steps that you need to follow to successfully program a 2006 Chevy Silverado.

1. Insert The Key Into Ignition

The first thing that you have to do is take the key and insert it into the ignition. Before this, make sure that all the doors of the vehicle are closed.

2. Hold Down The Power Button

After you have placed the key in the ignition, you need to press and hold down the unlock button. You will find this on the driver’s door panel.

Keep on pressing down on the button, do not let go.

3. Turn The Ignition Switch On And Off

The steps after pressing the unlock button need to be done very quickly. Now, what you will do is switch on the ignition to the on position. Do not start the engine though.

After that, turn the ignition switch into the off position. Again, turn it into the on position, and finally, for one last time, turn it to the off position.

4. Release Unlock Button

Now, after you have turned the ignition switch on and off, release the unlock button. You will see that the Chevy Silverado locks and unlocks the doors automatically after you have released the button.

5. Press Down On The Buttons Simultaneously

Now, put your fingers on both the lock and the unlock buttons and press down at the same time. Keep on pressing for about 30 seconds, until the doors of the vehicle lock and unlock.

You have to repeat this step for each of the transmitters.

6. Turn The Ignition Switch On

Lastly, to exit the transmitter programming mode, you will have to turn the ignition switch on one last time. And that’s it, you are done.

We are not saying that the process is not confusing, but, if you follow all of the steps properly the programming should take you just about 5 minutes.

How Can You Change The Battery In The Chevy Silverado Key Fob?

Chevy Silverado key fobs operate on batteries. With prolonged use, the batteries will die and will need replacements.

The procedure is very easy. To replace the battery, firstly you need to set the key on a flat surface. With the help of a small toolkit such as the NEIKO 01378A Magnetic Screwdriver Set.

Gently open the case of the key. If you use the right screwdriver, the procedure will not require any force. But, sometimes the case does get a bit jammed and will require some gentle force to pry it open. But, make sure you are careful during this process because if you break the case you will have to replace the entire key fob.

Once the case opens up, you will see that there is a battery inside the construction. Remove it and replace it with a new battery. Placing the battery in the key fob is similar to placing batteries in any other appliance. Just make sure that the positive and negative terminals face the right direction.

Once you are done, place the case opening back on the key and screw it close.

If you do break the casing somehow, you can easily purchase a key replacement fob for the Chevy Silverado.

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. Do Chevy Silverado 2004 Model Come With A Chip In The Key?

Unfortunately, no, there is no chip in the 2004 Chevy Silverado key. There is a key fob that you can use to communicate with the vehicle, but there is no RFID system in the key.
If you want to know more about this topic you can check out my writing on the 2004 Chevy Silverado chip key.

2. Can You Roll Down Windows Using A Chevy Silverado Key Fob?

If you program the key fob in that way, you can surely roll down the windows of your Chevy Silverado using the key fob.

This can be done with the 2006 Chevy Silverado model. Once programmed correctly, all you have to do is place the fob near the vehicle, and press down on the power lock button. You will see that the window will start to roll down slowly.

Rolling down the windows is easy, but sometimes the door lock can cause issues. You can read my article on the door lock problem on Chevy Silverado to know more about this.

There are a lot of other things that you can make the key fob do. I suggest that you check out this chevy Silverado key fob tricks video to learn more. I will attach the video in the bellow section.

3. What Kind Of Battery Does The Chevy Silverado Key Fob Operate On?

The Chevy Silverado key fobs usually operate on CR2032 batteries. These are easily available in hardware stores so you can replace them without any hassle.

4. Is There A Remote Start Feature On The 2003 Chevy Silverado?

No, the 2003 Chevy Silverado model does not have a remote start feature. But, the 2006 one does.

If needed, you can modify the 2003 Chevy Silverado model to have the remote start by purchasing a remote start kit. Usually, these kits come with instructions that are easy to follow. And as we already know the Chevy Silverado vehicles respond quite well to changes. So you should be able to modify the 2003 Chevy Silverado model easily without any problem in performance.

Final Words 

The Chevy Silverado key fob has a lot of benefits. It can unlock the door automatically, and even control vehicle alerts, horn chips, roll down the windows, and a lot of other things.

The key fob also has a lot of tricks that you can get done with the right setup process. So, how to program a Chevy Silverado key fob?

The answer is quite simple, you just have to follow a few steps where you press and hold down on the lock and unlock button. I’ve already explained the programming process here. If you follow the steps correctly, you should be able to program the fob to your needs in minutes.

This key fob is an amazing accessory that Chevy has added to their models. Nowadays, almost all of the Chevy Silverado models running on the streets have this key fob. So, you better know how to run it properly!

Hi, this is Johnny Norris grew up in a car-oriented family. I love helping people by solving different problems they face in their Chevy car. Following my suggestions, how-to guides, you can save up on a lot of money that would have been spent on paying a professional.