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2012 FOB programming
I just picked up a 2012 Impala in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada.
I only got a single key with the car, no remotes and no spare key. I have been reading around the 'net about programming these vehicles for new FOBs, and it seems everywhere I go I get the same three or four sets of instructions, none of which work. I have also noticed that many sites that sell FOBs and ignition keys seem not to have any information on the 2012 models.
1. I have checked the Chevy.ca website, and the brochure says that all the 2012 Impalas come with keyless entry. I believe mine is the LS model.
2. The owners manual says the car must be taken to a dealership to program the remotes.
3. I obtained a 2012 Impala remote from the dealership (one with remote start, which my car doesn't have).
4. I tried the programming method where you press the info button while the car is on (not running), in park. No matter how many times I press it, I never get any options for programming FOBs or remotes. I also tried holding this button in, but it made no difference. At this point I tried all the other buttons as well (both pressing them multiple times through their cycles, and holding them in for 30 seconds or so). I cannot find any option for programming.
5. I don't have a "Disp" button on my radio, so I cannot use the radio method.
6. If I use the method where you hold the door unlock button on the driver's side while turning the key on and off twice, nothing happens.
7. Since I have the in-dash computer, I don't have a trip reset/set post so I cannot use it for programming.
I can't tell if this remote will even work on this car since I can't seem to find a programming mode.
If anyone can help me out with accurate information on how to get a 2012 Impala into programming mode I would appreciate it.
I have also sent an email to Chevy Canada to see if they can help me out.
And, yes, next time I purchase a car from a dealer, I will make sure remotes and keys are a part of the deal. It never really occurred to me that something this basic would be an issue.