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2013 Key Fob programming

PostPosted: May 08 2019, 2:18am
by PMEDIC9
I have seen conflicting information about Key Fob for my 2013 Sierra 1500 with DIC. Is it possible for me to buy one off of Ebay or Amazon and program it myself or am I forced to go to the dealer and pay them?

Re: 2013 Key Fob programming

PostPosted: May 08 2019, 2:42am
by ricka182
You can buy one and do it yourself. I paid $10 for a fob from Amazon, had it programmed in 30 seconds, Came with instructions, pretty simple.

Re: 2013 Key Fob programming

PostPosted: May 08 2019, 2:46am
by PMEDIC9
I read somewhere that my year and a year or 2 around mine was different

Re: 2013 Key Fob programming

PostPosted: May 08 2019, 4:09am
by esox07
Yes, your 2013 needs to be programmed and you cannot do it yourself. But, you can buy a kit made by Dorman that has the fob and a programming device that will program up to three FOB's and it costs about $60 on Amazon. Otherwise, you need to go to a dealer and it will likely cost you well over $100 for the FOB and programming.

With REmote start: https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-99162-Key ... 2-fkmrnull

without Remote Start: https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-99161-Key ... 1-fkmrnull

Re: 2013 Key Fob programming

PostPosted: May 09 2019, 12:04am
by PMEDIC9
Thanks I ordered the kit. Dealer wanted $124.00 for fob plus cost for programming

Re: 2013 Key Fob programming

PostPosted: May 09 2019, 12:05am
by esox07
Yep, that is pretty typical for a dealer.

Re: 2013 Key Fob programming

PostPosted: May 13 2019, 3:12pm
by PMEDIC9
I received the kit and followed the directions it took about 1 minute to program the new fob and reprogram the old fob. it worked flawlessly and the fob's work great and both also remote start my truck.

Re: 2013 Key Fob programming

PostPosted: May 13 2019, 9:17pm
by esox07
Awesome. Glad to hear that and glad that you saved a bunch of money by not having to go to the dealer.