HOW TO GUIDE: Toyota Scepter RKE Keyfob Programming
Toyota Scepter 1992-1996 RKE Keyfob Programming
The Toyota Scepter keyfob RKE programming guide for models made in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996. Please adhere to the guidelines below for your reference.
- Locate ECU Programming Receiver
LOCATE the ECU Programming Receiver.
- Insert Key into Ignition
INSERT key into Ignition and TURN to the ON position.
- 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..
- 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.
- EXIT Programming Mode
TURN OFF the Ignition to EXIT Programming Mode.
- Test Remotes
TEST all remotes. Programming is complete.
- 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.
About Toyota Scepter
Toyota replaced the V20 Camry with the Japanese market-only V30 series in 1990. However, international markets such as Australia and North America received a widened version of the V30, known as the XV10 series. While marginally larger than the V20, the V30 had to comply with Japanese , which restricted the car’s width to 1,700 mm (67 in) and length to 4,700 mm (190 in) for a lower obligation. Particularly in the United States, this narrower model was seen as compromised, thus limiting its sales potential. As a result, the “wide-body” Camry (XV10) released to North America in 1991 was developed from early 1988 and the final design frozen later that year. It was with the XV10 that Toyota upgraded the Camry’s status to its second “world car” after the , with exports starting from Australia to Southeast Asia. Japan also received the wider XV10 model, although it was sold under the Toyota Scepter name there. Toyota chose the name “Scepter” as a reference to the Camry/Crown naming tradition, as a “” is a symbolic ornamental staff held by a ruling monarch, a prominent item of royal regalia. (souce:wiki)