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How to buick key fob programming

We discuss how to Buick key fob programming, transponder key programming, duplicate and lost all keys.  If you don’t have a Buick key cut that fits your specific vehicles vin check out our cut by VIN service.  You literally don’t need to call a locksmith with our step by step guide on Buick car key programming instructions.

How to Buick key fob programming

We discuss how to Buick key fob programming, transponder key programming, duplicate and lost all keys.  If you don’t have a Buick key cut that fits your specific vehicles vin check out our cut by VIN service.  You literally don’t need to call a locksmith with our step by step guide on Buick car key programming instructions.

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Before Paying A Dealership For Buick Key Fob Programming

Keep in mind you can call a local locksmith or the Buick dealership to program you a new car key however, if you have lost all your Buick keys then you will need to tow it to the dealer.  As an auto locksmith can come to you.

Before you make your decision you should continue reading and see if it’s possible for you to program your own Buick car key.  When it comes to Buick Key Programming a lot of the time with the onboard programming you can do this yourself which we explain how below.

Buick key fob programming

How To Program Buick Car Keys Yourself

Most Buick car keys can be programmed without needing special programming equipment. But you will need a key cut specific to your vehicle for it to work. If you don’t have a key cut to your specific vehicle check out our key cut by VIN service.

Once you have a key cut specific to your vehicle you can
program it yourself without calling a locksmith or having to tow your car to the dealership.

What Is Buick On Board Programming?

Buick On-Board Programming is a method to program a new key or adding a duplicate key without the need for a smart box or another special key programming machine.

All you need is a key that matches your vehicle’s ignition, a decent car battery (sometimes you will need it to be hooked up to jumper cables or a charger), and these instructions.

The process of Buick key programming, something to keep in mind is if you find your old transponder key or remote it will no longer work once you start this process.
  • Programming takes about 30 minutes without the car running so ensure you have enough battery life.  If you don’t you should hook your car up to jumper cables or a charger that can handle those specs.  If the battery dies during programming you will have to start completely over.
  • There is a different process for transponder keys vs key fobs so pay attention below to each section.
  • Pay attention duplicate key is different than lost all keys so make sure you are following the right procedure below before you begin.

 

how to Buick key fob programming

Program A New Buick Transponder Key – Without A Working Key

**Important make sure you have the right transponder key for your exact make, model, and year.  If you purchased from us we can help ensure you have the right one we also offer cut by VIN keys! **

 

1) Insert the new cut by VIN and non-programmed key into your Buick’s ignition and turn it to the “ON”
position.  Look at the instrument panel the security light should light up as you turn the key to the on position. If the security light doesn’t light up you should check your car battery and either hook up some jumper cables and proceed alternatively, you can use a battery charger if it can handle the load.  Also, you can take your battery to an auto parts store and have it tested you may need a new one. Once the security light comes on it will stay lit for 10 minutes.

2) After 10 minutes, the security light will stop flashing within 1 minute, you should turn the key to the “OFF” position and then back to the “ON” position again. The security light on the instrument panel should light up for an additional 10 minutes and then go off. Within one minute, turn the key to the “OFF” position and then back to the “ON” position for the second time once again the security light on the dashboard will light up for an additional 10 minutes and then go off.

After the security light goes off for the 3rd time (a total of 30 minutes) your new Buick key should be programmed and should be able to start the car.

**Remember, All other keys will no longer work only the new key you just programmed. If you need a duplicate Buick key programmed keep reading for those instructions.**

BUICK TRANSPONDER DUPLICATE KEY PROGRAMMING (SPARE)
In order to program a duplicate Buick key, you should have a working programmed key if you do not have one you should purchase a new Buick transponder key specific to your vehicles make, model, and year.  Then you can use our cut by VIN service and with your VIN and proof of ownership, we can ship you a cut key specific to your vehicle.

1)  insert your working key the one that you are able to start the car with into your vehicle ignition.

2) Turn your key to the “ON” position and immediately after turn it to the “OFF” position.

3) Remove the working key from your cars ignition cylinder.

4) Within 10 seconds insert the unprogrammed key into your car’s ignition and turn it to the “ON” position on the instrument panel the security light should light up for around 2 seconds which tells you the key has been programmed.  Now you can test your duplicate Buick key it should be good to go.

How Buick Key Fob Programming (Push To Start) No Functioning Key

**Warning if you program a new key fob if you find your old Buick key it will no longer work**

1) Make sure all your car doors are shut then stand outside your vehicle next to the driver’s side door. Take your Buick service key out of the remote key fob and insert it into the key lock hole, located at the bottom of the door lock on the driver side door.

2) Take your Buick service key out of the plastic cover (key fob) and insert it into the actual driver’s side door lock.  The following step should be performed within 10 seconds – turn the service key 5 times to the left (counter-clockwise). If you did it 5 times within 10 seconds, a message on the instrument panel (Dashboard)  should say: “remote learning mode” or ” remote learning in progress” depending on which model of Buick you have. This usually stays on for about 20 or 30 seconds.

3) Once the programming mode is enabled, you should see a notification that says “PRESS ENGINE START BUTTON TO LEARN” and then you can press the ignition (Push to start) button The DIC displays will again show REMOTE LEARN PENDING, PLEASE WAIT which is going to take 10 minutes.

4) Wait for 10 minutes again until the DIC displays PRESS ENGINE START BUTTON TO LEARN and then press the push to start button again for the second time.

5) Wait for 10 minutes for the third time until the DIC displays PRESS ENGINE START BUTTON TO LEARN
and then press the push to start button again (the 3rd time).

6) The DIC display should now show READY FOR REMOTE # 1. Place the new transmitter into
the transmitter pocket. The transmitter pocket is located inside the center console storage area under the cupholder. The cupholder will need to be pulled out to access the transmitter pocket.

7)  Press the push to start button. When the transmitter is programmed the DIC will show that it is ready to program the next transmitter.

8) Remove the transmitter from the transmitter pocket and press the unlock button on the key fob.

9)To program additional transmitters, repeat Steps 6-8.

10) When all additional transmitters are programmed, press and hold the ignition for 10 seconds to exit the programming mode.

**Remember, All other keys will no longer work only the new key/key fobs you just programmed. If you need a duplicate Buick key programmed (You have a working key) keep reading for those instructions.**

HOW TO BUICK KEY FOB PROGRAMMING FOR A DUPLICATE KEY  (SPARE)

A new duplicate key fob can be programmed to the vehicle when you have one working key fob.
To program, the vehicle must be off and all of the transmitters, both currently recognized and new, must be with you.

1. Place the recognized key fob(s) in the cupholder (the working key fob).

2. Insert the vehicle key of the new transmitter into the key lock cylinder located on the outside of the driver door and turn the key to the unlock position five times within 10 seconds.

The Driver Information Center should (DIC) display READY FOR REMOTE #2, 3, 4 or 5.

3. Place the new keyfob into the transmitter pocket. The transmitter pocket is located inside the center console storage area under the cupholder. The cupholder will need to be pulled out to access the transmitter pocket.

4. Press the push to start button inside the vehicle. When the Buick key fob is programmed, the DIC will show that it is ready to program the next transmitter.

5. Remove the Buick key fob from the transmitter pocket and press the unlock button on the fob.

To program additional transmitters, repeat Steps 3 through 5.
When all additional transmitters are programmed, press and hold the start button in the car for 10 seconds to exit programming mode.

 Transponder
Keys

As you probably already know you can’t simply just cut a new transponder key unless you only want it to unlock your car doors.  You need a transponder key AKA chipped key.

Service
Keys

Your Buick service key is typically located inside your key fob, it is typically used to access a vehicle with a dead battery or other electronic failure.  However, keep in mind a service key will not start your Buick.

Remote
Keys

Your Buick remote key is your remote key that is used on push to start vehicles.  No key is necessary and no more fumbling in your pocket, purse, or bag for your car keys.  These are becoming one of the most popular car key options.

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