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If you own a late-model Chevrolet Colorado, you will likely use a remote control to manipulate the door locks and set the car alarm. This keyless entry system is easy and convenient, but these remotes must be programmed for your specific Colorado before they can be used. Typically this is done by the dealer, but if you are in a position where you need to reprogram your remote and cannot get to the dealer, you can do it yourself. You don’t need to be a tech savvy to do this and it should only take a moment or two to complete the process.
Sit in the driver’s seat of your Colorado and make sure all the doors are closed and the engine is off.
Insert the key into the ignition while simultaneously holding down the “Door Unlock” button. This is the first step in putting your car in “Program” mode.
Turn the key to the “On” position in the ignition and then turn it off. Repeat this step and then release the “Door Unlock” button on the remote control. The doors will now lock and unlock automatically to confirm that the car is now in “Program” mode.
Press and hold the “Lock” and “Unlock” buttons simultaneously. Press and hold these two buttons for approximately 15 seconds, at which point the doors will lock and unlock again to confirm that the remote has been programmed.
Repeat the process if you have more than one remote control, then turn the key to the “On” position in the ignition to exit programming mode. Your car’s remote control is now programmed.