Toyota VANGUARD Keyfob RKE Programming

HOW TO GUIDE: Toyota Vanguard RKE Keyfob Programming

Toyota Vanguard RKE Keyfob Programming

Quick and simple tutorial on how to program the RKE Keyfob on Toyota Vanguard from the year 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 to 2012. Please follow the tutorial instruction below.

Vanguard RKE Keyfob Programming for 2005-2012 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.

About Toyota Vanguard

The third generation RAV4 is offered in two versions: a short- or a long-wheelbase model. The short-wheelbase model is sold only in Japan, Europe and New Zealand (diesel only in NZ), with the long-wheelbase RAV4 sold in Australia, New Zealand and North America. Since 2007, the extended-length RAV4 is also sold alongside its shorter counterpart in Japan as the Toyota Vanguard, albeit with a revised front-end body work incorporating a revised grille, bumper, bonnet and headlamps. When the larger XA40 arrived in 2012, the short wheelbase model was kept in production for the Japanese market and sold instead of the new version until 2016.

Toyota discontinued the Vanguard in November 2013 in favour of the redesigned . The RAV4 continued to grow beyond the “compact car” segment in Japan due to enlarged exterior dimensions and engine displacement, placing it in the upper tax bracket as defined by Japanese government’s and annual .

In 2011 (for the 2012 model year), the RAV4 underwent another facelift, based on the Vanguard‘s styling.

Model ranges include XG and Sport, replacing RAV4 L and RAV4 J. The X and G can be ordered with either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The Sport model with over fenders is four-wheel drive only. The extended-length RAV4 is sold in Japan as the Toyota Vanguard, released on August 30, 2007. It is sold in five- and seven-passenger versions and slots between the regular RAV4 and . As it is often the case in Japan-only vehicles, the Vanguard comes loaded with high-tech gadgets, including steering-assisted stability control, keyless entry and satellite navigation. The Toyota Vanguard was facelifted in 2010.

Unlike the North American variant that came with a 4-speed automatic gearbox, the Japanese RAV4 (or Vanguard) came with a 7-speed Automatic Transmission from the line also known as Super CVT-i Sports Sequential Shiftmatic. That was along with the upgraded that was rated at 177 hp (132 kW).

In Malaysia, the 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre automatic variant is available, both in X and G trim. This model uses the 1AZ-FE four-cylinder, inline 16-valve engine with DOHC and . The output for the 2.0-litre RAV4 in Malaysia is at 112 kW (150 hp; 152 PS) at 6,000 rpm with a torque of 194 N⋅m (143 lb⋅ft) at 4,000 rpm while the 2.4-litre uses the 2AZ-FE engine. Both the RAV4 and the Vanguard was available through general importers, but not officially sold by UMW Toyota Motor.

For the Japanese market, the previous generation in short-wheelbase length remained on sale in Japan until 2016 instead of the newer, export only, XA40. The replaced the long-wheelbase model in Japan, previously badged as the Vanguard. Source: Wiki

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