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Originally Posted by jtrosky View Post
My understanding is that with the 2012+ Impalas, there is no way to program the remotes anymore and that you have to take it to a dealer to be programmed... You could program them yourself with earlier models, but not with the 2012+...

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The newer the car the less aftermarket documentation exists in these regards but rest assured, there is always a way.
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The Dorman #99157 (remote start) or #99155 (non-remote start) fob programming kit from ebay will program remotes for the '12+ Impalas. The #99157 comes with the programmer and 5 button remote (~$55). The #99155 comes with the programmer and 4 button remote (~$40). Fwiw, you can buy extra remotes and uncut transponder keys on ebay for ~$10/ea. After plugging the programmer into the obd2 port, it literally takes seconds to program all your remotes. After having your new chipped keys cut at Ace Hardware or locksmith for ~$0-$5, just follow the simple instrs. in the owners manual to program the new keys. Easy-peasy, lol!
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Also a note, even though it's essentially what the dealerships have but if you happen to own a Chinese Tech2 clone, you can easily program the remotes with it. Technically the years only go up to 2013 but if you have a 2014-2016 Impala Limited, you can still use the Tech2, just select the year 2013. I did with this with my 2014 Impala Limited and it worked just fine. The car only came with one key and one fob so I ordered aftermarket fobs and with the Tech2 clone, was able to put it into learning mode which does flash up on your speedometer cluster so that's how you know it's active. Then you just press and hold both lock and unlock until it beeps, confirming that the remote has been learned.

I'm not going to drone on about it, but anyone who is serious about fixing/working on their own vehicles, these Tech2 clones can be quite a lifesaver and even pay for themselves in no time at all. I was a bit sketchy on buying one myself but now I'm glad I did because I don't have to pay $90 diagnostic fees anytime something creeps up.
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