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 Post subject: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:31 pm 
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Has anyone successfully programmed a fob? Lost one of the keys, so ordered a new one from the local Chevy dealer. Had my locksmith cut it to match, figuring that I would follow the owners manual instructions to program it.
The first step, after turning off the car and sticking the original key into the "ignition" on the steering column, is to take the new key and unlock the driver's door 5 times in 10 seconds. This should enable a key logging function to appear on the information center.
No matter how I try to turn the key 5 times , I cannot enable the key logging function.
I even asked the electric car specialist at OnStar, but they had nothing beyond the owner's manual to offer.
Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:01 pm 
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We had the same issue. Best part was when we called the dealership and explained several times it was the EV Spark which is different the guys says np he knows how to do it 100% and to come in on saturday. We show up saturday after the 1.5 hour drive to the dealership and he goes straight into the car and starts trying to turn the key wondering why it wont turn. Ended up having to go home and come back again on another day mid week so they could call into chevy. Sweet solid 4 hour loss on the day b/c this guy was an arrogant idiot hooray!.


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 Post subject: Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:15 am 
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WetOne wrote:
The first step, after turning off the car and sticking the original key into the "ignition" on the steering column, is to take the new key and unlock the driver's door 5 times in 10 seconds.

Have you tried swapping the two keys' positions? I vaguely remember that the _new_ key needed to be in the "ignition" slot, but it's been awhile since I read the manual.


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 Post subject: Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:14 pm 
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I have a 2016 and am experiencing the same issue, can't get it to go into the programming mode. I tried a the keys both ways but it didn't make a difference. Has anyone successfully programmed the remote using the method in the owner's manual?


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 Post subject: Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:39 am 
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Same questions here. One of my factory key fob's unlock bottom "caved in". I have only one functional fob now to unlock my Spark EV. I would also like to know what's the experiences of my fellow Spark EV owner about replacing, programming a new fob. BTW, I lived in a mid-west State that Spark EV was not sold. I am pretty sure the Chevy dealerships around here are as clueless as I am regarding this matter....


Any help? Please!!


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 Post subject: Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:50 am 
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I need the same help as well with my 2014. instructions don't work.
there are instructions how to program a fob when there is no working fob but it will change the code and the working fob will be useless. I don't want to ruin my only good fob. there must be an answer some where..........


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 Post subject: Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:04 pm 
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There was a recent post on this forum (last 2 days) that had info on key fobs for Spark, and why some don't work, and a possible solution. I am too lazy to look (I don't have the problem) but if somebody finds it, please post a link here.


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 Post subject: Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:51 am 
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SparkE wrote:
There was a recent post on this forum (last 2 days) that had info on key fobs for Spark, and why some don't work, and a possible solution. I am too lazy to look (I don't have the problem) but if somebody finds it, please post a link here.


OK, somebody updated the thread, and so I just saw it :

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4783


In case some of you are trying to figure this out, I might have an update. Picked up a 2015 Spark EV for myself a few weeks ago and needed to make a spare as well. I ordered the same part pfn did (GM 94543206). Had a locksmith who programs keys as well come out to my house. He spent about 1.5 hours trying to program it to no avail. Even tried the method outlined in this thread.

After doing some research, the locksmith told me that this key apparently does not have the proximity sensor found in our original keys, which might explain why our cars are not picking up the key. I looked around and it seems like the part number we need (9513950 for the 15') is extremely rare/no longer manufactured. There is an eBay listing - https://tinyurl.com/y8upx6gm with a set of used transmitters, so we could get new blades cut and try them out. Anyone willing to chance it with me?


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 Post subject: Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:21 am 
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From the other thread - Help programming RKE transmitter for 2016

Cheezecake wrote:

After doing some research, the locksmith told me that this key apparently does not have the proximity sensor found in our original keys



This seems to likely be the case. I'm taking a shot in the dark with a different key/remote that has not been discussed (costs $30, I'm on the hook for 20% restocking + shipping ($10) if it doesn't work). I have two working keys already, but I'd like to solve this puzzle, and having another spare wouldn't hurt.

If you're someone who is ready to crack and go to the dealer, hang on for a week if possible, I should have the remote key Sat or Mon,(Edit, I just found out the seller shipped via DHL..... so it's going to be sometime next week.... probably later in the week) and I'll post whether or not it was successful (and details if it is successful).

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