HOW TO GUIDE: Toyota Kluger RKE Keyfob Programming

Toyota KLUGER Keyfob RKE Programming

Toyota Kluger RKE Keyfob Programming

A very simple instruction on how to program the RKE keyfob of a Toyota Kluger car from the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 to 2007. Please follow the tutorial below for your reference.

RKE Keyfob Programming Toyota Kluger 2001-2007 Car Year Model

  1. Prepare Vehicle

    With the key OUT of the Ignition, OPEN and UNLOCK the Driver’s door.

  2. Enter Programming Mode – Step 1

    Perform the following steps within 5 seconds:

    a. INSERT key into Ignition (Do NOT turn) and PULL the key out.

    b. INSERT key into Ignition (Do NOT turn) and PULL the key out.

  3. Enter Programming Mode – Step 2

    PERFORM the following steps WITHIN 40 seconds:

    a. CLOSE then OPEN Driver’s door.

    b. CLOSE then OPEN Driver’s door.

    c. INSERT key into Ignition (Do NOT turn) and PULL the key out.

  4. Enter Programming Mode – Step 3

    PERFORM the following steps WITHIN 40 seconds:

    a. CLOSE then OPEN Driver’s door.

    b. CLOSE then OPEN Driver’s door.

    c. INSERT the key into the Ignition and LEAVE it in the Ignition.

    d. CLOSE the Driver’s door.

  5. Enter Programming Mode – Step 4

    TURN the Ignition to ON position (Do NOT crank engine) then back OFF.
    – Do this ONCE to retain existing remotes programmed and ADD NEW remote..
    – Do this TWICE to ERASE all existing remotes programmed and ADD NEW remote.
    – Do this THREE times to CHECK how many remotes are programmed to the vehicle.
    – Do this FIVE times to ERASE all existing remotes programmed.

  6. Enter Programming Mode – Step 6

    REMOVE key from Ignition. The power door locks will respond by cycling the locks from LOCK/UNLOCK to signal successful entry into Programming Mode.

  7. Program Remote

    Perform the following steps within 40 seconds:

    a. PRESS and HOLD the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons on the remote simultaneously for 2 seconds. RELEASE.

    b. PRESS and HOLD the LOCK button and hold for 2 seconds. RELEASE.

    The vehicle will respond by cycling the locks from LOCK to UNLOCK to indicate successful programming of the remote.

  8. Program Additional Remotes

    REPEAT Step 7 for any additional remotes to be programmed, including working ones.

  9. EXIT Programming Mode

    OPEN Driver’s Door to EXIT Programming Mode.

  10. 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.
  • If you have a remote head key with a transponder chip, this procedure will ONLY program the remote portion. You’ll need a Professional Auto Locksmith to cut and program the transponder key that will start the vehicle.
  • If you have a remote head key without a transponder chip, this procedure WILL work for your vehicle.
  • This procedure DOES NOT work for smart proximity remote key fobs.

Keyfob RKE Programming for Toyota Kluger year 2008-2022

In order to successfully program the RKE key fob on a Toyota KLUGER from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022, you will require an OBD 2 scan tool that supports keyfob/RKE programming. The Launch X431 Pro Series scanner is just one of many options in this category.


The Kluger , is a three-row seating vehicle produced by Toyota since 2000. Announced in April 2000 and arriving in late 2000 in Japan and January 2001 in North America, the Highlander became one of the first car-based mid-size SUVs or mid-size crossovers.

The Highlander is the crossover counterpart to the more rugged, truck-based mid-size and became Toyota’s best-selling vehicle before being surpassed by the smaller in 2006. The first-generation model was sold in Japan as the Kluger, which was exclusive to a dealership network and was positioned as a larger alternative to the RAV4.

The Kluger nameplate is also used in Australia because “Highlander” is a trademarked trim line name owned by

The name is derived from the German word klug, which means smart or clever (“Kluger,” written in German with an Ü instead of a U, means “someone who is smarter than another”). The Highlander (or Kluger in Japan and Australia) shared a platform with its cousin.

The Kluger was introduced to Australia in October 2003.

hp)2001–2003 3.0 L, 151 kW (203 hp).3.3 L V6, 168 kW (225 hp), 2004-2007.The 3.0-liter engine was able to propel the Kluger from 0–60 mph in approximately 8.8 seconds.

In 2004, the Kluger was given a new 3.3-liter V6 engine to compete with the more powerful offerings from its competitors, mainly the and the .

The larger engine made it possible for the Kluger to reach 0 to 97 km/h (60 mph) in 7.8 seconds.

The Japanese and Australian Kluger were released with a center console integrated with the dashboard, while the North American Highlander initially lacked this integrated center console.

Initially, the Kluger was a regular, non-hybrid SUV powered by an internal combustion engine, but Toyota later introduced the Kluger Hybrid, which combines Toyota’s technology with the company’s 3.3-liter V6 engine and is available in FWD or AWD trim.

In Australia, the new generation Kluger was launched in August 2007.

The safety and effectiveness of the Highlander/Kluger’s vehicle stability control system has been questioned by some motoring journalists.

Noting that it was the first such event in the magazine’s 45-year history, he criticised the vehicle’s stability system, stating that “Deficiencies in the Kluger’s ESP contributed to the crash”.

The three powertrain trims that will be offered include a 2.7-liter, six-speed automatic, front-wheel drive base model; a 3.5-liter, six-speed automatic model in both front-or all-wheel drive; and the AWD-only Hybrid trim with a 3.5-liter V6 mated to an.The Highlander is also approved for use as a.For the third-generation model, Toyota Motor Sales USA took the role of producing the Kluger for Australia and New Zealand after Japanese production of the second-generation model ended in 2013.

The Highlander for the UK market has been available since March 2021, a year later than the US models due to the extensive engineering work for right-hand-drive models, while the Kluger for the Australian market

A twin model manufactured by FAW Toyota was launched simultaneously as the Crown Kluger.

The Crown Kluger is based on the Highlander XSE sold in North America, with the Toyota badge on the front.

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


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