HOW TO GUIDE: Toyota Fortuner RKE Keyfob Programming

Toyota Fortuner RKE Keyfob Programming

A step-by-step guide that is extremely simple to follow that will teach you how to program the Remote keyless entry (RKE) Keyfob that comes standard on all Toyota Fortuner models manufactured in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. For your convenience, the step-by-step instructions are below. Please follow them.


1. Close driver’s door.

2. After 10 seconds, insert the old key into the ignition & turn to the ‘Acc’ position. You have 3 seconds to begin step 3.

3. Remove and insert the old key 4 times in 10 seconds – turning the key to the ‘Acc’ position each time it is inserted.

4. Open and close driver’s door 6 times within 20 seconds.

5. Remove the old key.

6. Within 10 seconds, insert the new key and turn the ‘Acc’ position. Leave it for 60 seconds.

7. Your new key is now programmed.


  1. Key removed from the ignition
  2. Drivers door open, all other doors closed
  3. Insert key into ignition then remove it – do this twice
  4. Close and Open drivers door twice
  5. Insert the key into the Ignition then remove it
  6. Close and Open drivers door twice
  7. Close the door and Insert key into the ignition
  8. Turn ignition from off to on and back to on – once to add a new remote while retaining the original remotes, and twice to erase original remotes
  9. Remove the key from the ignition cylinder (Locks will cycle once for adding remote, and twice if erase mode was selected)
  10. Press the Lock and Unlock Buttons on the remote at the same time for 1 second
  11. Press any button on the remote (Door locks will cycle once if programming is correct, and twice if unsuccessful)
  12. To close procedure open drivers door and insert key into the ignition

Quick Information About Toyota Fortuner

Toyota Fortuner was introduced in 2005 at the 13th Gaikindo Auto Expo in Jakarta. The 2.5 G and 2.7 G diesel engine option is not sold in Indonesia, due to the heavier tax regulations imposed on vehicles with diesel engines larger than two-litre. The Fortuner 2.7 VVT-i and TRD Sportivo was launched in the Philippines in 2005. It was initially offered in two variants, with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 2.5-litre diesel engine. For the 2009 model year facelift it was replaced by a 4-speed automatic transmission and received a variable nozzle intercooled turbocharger upgrade known as VNT.

In Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the Fortuner was launched in 2005. In South Africa, it became the best-selling SUV since its launch. In Venezuela, two grades are available for 2011 – 4XR and 4.0 TRD Sportivo. In Singapore, the 2.7 V grade is the only available model. A minor redesign of the Fortuner was launched in July 2008.

It features new projector headlamps and grille, Bluetooth connectivity, new light sand interior, electronic adjustable driver’s seat in 4×4 V model, rear air conditioning from ceiling for second, and third row which was originally located on the sides. Fortuner 3.0 (KUN61; first facelift, Thailand) 2013 Fortuner 2.5 G TRD Sportivo 4×2 (KUN60; second facelift, Indonesia)

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