HOW TO GUIDE: Toyota SW4 RKE Keyfob Programming

Toyota SW4 RKE Keyfob Programming

A easy step-by-step instruction to programming the Remote keyless entry (RKE) Keyfob that comes standard on all Toyota SW4 vehicles made in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. The step-by-step instructions are provided below for your convenience. Please  follow the instructions below.


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 Info of Toyota SW4

Toyota SW4, introduced in 2004, is a mid-size SUV made by the Japanese automaker Toyota. It is based on the Hilux pickup truck platform and has two/three rows of seats with the option of rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. It is part of Toyota’s IMV programme for emerging markets, together with the Hilux and Innova.

It was produced in Zárate, Argentina, and sold as the Toyota SW4 in both petrol and diesel versions.

It is known as the SW4 in Brazil, as it is in Argentina, and has been on the market since 2006. There were three engine options available in this market: a 3.0-litre 1KD-FTV diesel, a 4.0-litre 1GR-FE V6 petrol, and a 2.7-litre 2TR-FE flex fuel (petrol and ethanol). (source:wiki)


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