HOW TO GUIDE: Toyota Vios RKE Keyfob Programming

Toyota Vios 2007-2020 RKE Keyfob Programming

RKE Keyfob programming for Toyota Vios models from 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Please follow the instructions below on how to program the RKE keyfob on your Toyota Vios.

  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 Ignition from LOCK to ON and BACK to LOCK.
    – Do this ONCE to ADD NEW remote(s).
    – Do this TWICE to ERASE all existing remotes programmed and ADD NEW remote.

  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.


In order to accurately program the RKE key fob on a Toyota Vios from model years 2021 or 2022, you will require an OBD 2 scan tool that supports the keyfob/RKE programming feature. This can be found on several scan tools, like the Launch X431 Pro Series.

About Toyota Vios

The Toyota Vios is a nameplate used for produced by the Japanese manufacturer. Slotted below the compact, the Vios serves as the replacement to the (marketed as Soluna in Thailand since 1997 and Indonesia since 2000) It is also successor to the entry-level variants of the in some markets such as Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam. The Vios was adapted from the with modified body panels and portions of the car feature design cues from the Vitz and Platz. In Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan markets, the Vios is equipped with a 1.5 L with. The smaller 1.3 L engine is offered in the Philippines.

Trim levels for Southeast Asian markets include J, E, G and S; DLX, GL, GLX and GLXi are offered in China. In Singapore, the Vios came in E and S trim levels and powered by a 1.5 L 1NZ-FE engine. The top-of-the-line S trim comes with only a 4-speed automatic transmission. A Turbo variant of the first-generation Vios was made available only in Thailand, which only 600 cars were produced. In Mexico and certain South American countries, the XP150 series Vios (for global markets) was sold as the Yaris Sedán.

In 2017, a major facelift model was released, which introduced new sheet metal, interior design, while sharing the same front styling with the Mazda2-based Yaris hatchback. It is not offered in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Vios is sold in Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines, Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia. In the first 6 countries, the Vios is offered with the 1.5-litre 2NR-FE engine. The facelifted Vios received a minor facelift in July 2020 with a redesigned bumper and grille.

In the Philippines, the third-generation Vios was launched in July 2013 with the same 4 trim levels as the outgoing model. Toyota Motor Philippines produces the Vios in their production plant in Santa Rosa, Laguna. It is equipped with either a 1.3-litre 2NZ-FE or a 1 NZ-FE engine. The facelifted Vios received a new engine and additional features in September 2016. In Indonesia, the Vios was launched for the Indonesian market in May 2013 and initially it was imported from Thailand.

A downgraded model was sold for the fleet taxi market as the Toyota Limo. The Vios received an update in November 2016 with the 1.5-litre 2NR-FE Dual VVT-i engine. The Vios was launched in China in November 2013 after its debut at the in April. In March 2018, the facelift model with a refreshed exterior was launched. Based on the Yaris hatchback, it is known as the Vios FS (: Wēichí FS).

The fourth-generation Vios (designated AC100) debuted on 9 August 2022 in Thailand. The Yaris Ativ is available in four grades: Sport, Smart, Premium and Premium Luxury. Compared to its predecessor, the car features a -like sloping rear roof section. Sales figures target in Thailand is set at 3,500 units per month. The fourth-generation Vios became available in Laos in September 2022. (source:wiki)