by Megan Mattingly-Arthur
Car keyless entry and remote alarm image by Jaimie Duplass from Fotolia.com
The Hyundai Elantra is a South Korean compact car that has been in production in the United States since the 1991 model year. Elantras manufactured between 2000 and 2006 are considered the third generation of the Hyundai Elantra. The 2001 Hyundai Elantra allows you to program keyless entry remotes to lock and unlock your vehicle. The keyless entry remote programming process for the Hyundai Elantra is extensive and requires you to remove the fascia from the vehicle’s dash. Still, the entire scheduling process can be completed in an hour or two.
Remove the ashtray and use a Philips screwdriver to remove the two screws behind it. Locate and remove the two bolts on the vehicle’s gauge cluster. Go around the edges of the dash fascia with a flat-head screwdriver to release the plastic tabs that hold it in place. With the edges free, look behind the dash to disconnect the harness connectors. Lower the steering column as far as possible and carefully remove the fascia from the dash; Set the dashboard aside until the remote keyless entry programming process is complete.
Remove the climate control group and wiring harness by removing the four screws that hold these components in place. Set the removed components and screws aside.
Use a flashlight to illuminate the exposed components of the dash. Look for the small ETACS unit; Note that the unit is marked with a small label that is labeled “Off” and “Set.” Remove the sticker to access the recessed adjustment switch.
Move the recessed adjustment switch to the “Set” position with an optical size flat blade screwdriver. Press the “Lock” or “Unlock” button on the keyless entry remote to pair it with your 2001 Hyundai Elantra. Return the recessed trim switch to the “Off” position after the remote has been programmed. keyless entry.
Replace the climate control group and wiring harness, reinsert the removed screws and tighten them. Align the plastic tabs on the edges of the dash fascia with the edges of the exposed dash components. Apply gentle pressure on the fascia to begin engaging the plastic tabs to lock the dash fascia in place. Replace and tighten the removed ashtray and indicator group screws; replace the ashtray.
- Repeat step 4 to program an additional keyless entry remote for your 2001 Hyundai Elantra.
- All keyless entry remotes for your 2001 Hyundai Elantra must be programmed at the same time. The vehicle can support up to two keyless entry remotes. To add a third keyless entry remote control to your 2001 Hyundai Elantra, contact your local Hyundai dealer or service center.
Articles will need
- Philips screwdriver
- Optical size flat blade screwdriver
- Keyless entry remotes