HOW TO GUIDE: Toyota Cynos RKE Keyfob Programming

Toyota Cynos 1995-1998 RKE Keyfob Programming

Quick and simple instructions for programming the RKE Keyfob for Toyota Cynos from 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998.

  1. Locate ECU Programming Receiver

    LOCATE the ECU Programming Receiver.

  2. Insert Key into Ignition

    INSERT key into Ignition and TURN to the ON position.

  3. Enter Programming Mode

    PRESS and HOLD the ECU’s Programming Switch for 3 seconds using a paperclip or small screwdriver. The Status Monitor LED light will turn on for 5 seconds to indicate successful entry into Programming Mode..

  4. Program Remote

    WITHIN 5 seconds, PRESS and RELEASE ANY button on the remote. The Status Monitor LED light will turn OFF, the piezo chirper will chirp ONCE and the exterior lights will flash ONCE to indicate successful programming of the remote. IF you hold the button too long and the vehicle alarm sounds, simply press the TOP button on the remote to reset the alarm.

  5. EXIT Programming Mode

    TURN OFF the Ignition to EXIT Programming Mode.

  6. Test Remotes

    TEST all remotes. Programming is complete.

Programming Notes:

  • Verify the following prior to following these instructions:
    • Your vehicle is equipped with keyless entry, and
    • You have a key fob remote that is compatible with your vehicle.
  • Obtain ALL remote transmitters for this vehicle.
  • Important: For MOST vehicles, the ECU Programming Receiver is located UNDERNEATH either the Driver or Passenger front seats. For SOME vehicles, it is located BEHIND the Driver’s Dash and can be accessed by prying out the black faceplate (5”x3”) BEHIND the mirror control switch. It is a BLACK box with 3 connectors and a recessed GREEN RESET button. Refer to the Owner’s Manual for your vehicle’s ECU location.

Please try this procedure as well if it applies to your Toyota Cynos.

1. Sit in vehicle with all doors closed (including boot).
2. Open driver’s door.
3. Insert and remove key from ignition barrel twice (In-Out In-Out).
4. Close and open driver’s door twice. (Close-Open Close-Open).
5. Insert and remove key from ignition barrel once (In-Out).
6. Close and open driver’s door twice (Close-Open Close Open).
7. Close the door (keep it closed).
8. Insert key in to ignition barrel till the tachometer needle goes up (approx 2 seconds) then turn the key to the
Off/Lock position and remove from ignition barrel.
The door locks should now lock and unlock. You are now in learn mode.
9. On the new remote, press and hold Lock and Unlock together for 4 seconds then release.
10. Then press Lock by itself for 4 seconds.
11. If successful, the door locks will lock and unlock.
12. If door locks sequence twice, this indicates the timing of the buttons hasn’t been performed correctly. Simply
repeat steps 9+10.
13. Repeat steps 9+10 for any additional remotes. Old remotes do not need to be re-learnt.
14. To exit learn mode, simply open and close driver’s door.

About Toyota Cynos

  1. The Toyota Paseo (known as the Toyota Cynos (Japanese: トヨタ・サイノス, Toyota Sainosu) in Japan and other regions) is a -styled sold from 1991 until 1999 by and was directly based on the .
  2. The name “Paseo” is Spanish for “a walk” or “a stroll”, while the name “Cynos” is a coined word taken from “cynosure”, meaning “the target of attention”.
  3. The first-generation Paseo was made from 1991 until 1995.
  4. In most markets, the Paseo’s engine was rated at 74.5 kW (100 hp; 101 PS) at 6,400 rpm and 123 N⋅m (91 lb⋅ft) of torque at 3,200 rpm.
  5. In Japan, the Cynos was available in α (Alpha) and β (Beta) trim levels.
  6. The α trim is powered by a 5E-FE engine producing 77 kW (103 hp; 105 PS), while the β trim is powered by a engine producing 84.5 kW (113 hp; 115 PS).
  7. In β trim, four-wheel disc brakes and electronically controlled suspension can be selected as options.
  8. The second-generation Paseo was introduced in Japan in 1995, and for the 1996 model year in North America.
  9. Apart from some modernizing in the engine electronics, the only noticeable change was in the body sheet metal.
  10. A model was shown at the October 1995 and was released for sale in August 1996.
  11. The second-generation Paseo was sold in the United Kingdom from 1996 to 1998, but was withdrawn due to slow sales.
  12. The UK market Paseo was offered in three trim levels: the base ST, the Si; adding 14-inch alloy wheels, a Sony CD player, color-coded boot spoiler with third brake light and an , and the Galliano, adding a color-coded chin spoiler, mud guards and yellow paintwork with aquamarine decals on the bodysides, as well as wider 15-inch alloy wheels with low-profile 195/50 tires.
  13. All UK models came with the 5E-FE engine producing 66 kW (89 hp; 90 PS).
  14. The top speed, as claimed by Toyota, was 180 km/h (112 mph).[]The Japanese market version was again named “Cynos”.
  15. Both the Paseo and Cynos were discontinued in 1999. (souce:wiki)

Thank you very much! This tutorial was compiled and researched by Erwin Salarda.