donarudo
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Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?

Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:55 pm

That's great to hear. I am in Seattle too, with the same problem. Which dealer did you go to, may I ask?

TheLondonBroiler
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Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?

Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:37 am

Td911 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:11 pm
I purchased a 2016 Spark LT1 2 weeks ago from a Seattle Chevy dealer and I needed a 2nd key fob made. The parts department ordered it and it came in a week. They cut the key fine but when they tried to program the fob the car wouldn’t go into programming so they had to connect the car to their computer and and it went fine. The service advisor said some of the Spark ev fobs need to be programmed that way. $62 for the fob, $68 to program it., but I got the salesman to cover the programming part. Done and it works.
Good to hear. Even @ $130, that seems like a bargain compared to what most charge. I discovered that the programming procedure GM outlined in the manual is actually impossible due to a hardware limitation, which I outlined in a similar thread on this forum.
2015 Spark EV w/ DCFC 48,XXX miles
Purchased 1/20/18 w/ 16,5XX miles
0-40k mile efficiency avg - 5.3 mi/kwh

2019 Bolt EV w/ DCFC 73,XXX miles
Purchased 3/16/19 w/ 87 miles
Lifetime efficiency avg - 4.8 mi/kwh

Mesasand
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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?

Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:30 am

I’ve contacted several third party locksmiths and nobody will touch it. From all my research it appears the fob can only be programmed by a Chevy dealer. My local Buick dealer can’t even do it. It must be a Chevy dealer.
Mesasand
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2016 Spark EV LT2, 30k miles

two20142lts
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Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?

Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:29 am

Even thought the manual gives instructions it does not work only a dealer or level scan tool will work. I got the dealer to do it for 50.00

SparkyAZ
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Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?

Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:31 am

Our 2016 Spark EV only came with 1 key so I ordered one from the local Chevy dealer and they called me 2 days later that it was in. I had to wait over an hour for them to install it, they had issues and had to use a computer and make some phone calls. They also don't have a clue about EV's because he said I had a Bolt, I said you mean Spark? lol In the end it only cost $65 for the 2nd key fob and they didn't charge for the install!
2016 Spark EV 1LT w/DCFC

ZNuts
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Location: Puget Sound Area

Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?

Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:48 pm

So, does anyone know the procedure they used? The dealer I bought from ordered another one for me delivered but they are like 50 miles away and I figure I would have to give detailed instruction for a local dealer to program it.

Mesasand
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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?

Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:40 pm

Dealership gave me two fobs but only one was programmed. You MUST go to the dealer to get it programmed. I used some of my GM Rewards credits to get it for about $40.
Mesasand
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2016 Spark EV LT2, 30k miles

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