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2001 Toyota Avalon XL w/Bench Seat 4dr Sedan (GS)

2001 Toyota Avalon
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Large
21 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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August 13, 2012, 5:43 pm

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Question: Programming Remote for 2002 Avalon

I purchased a remote for a 2002 Avalon from ebay. It is identical to the original remote, and I have programming instructions that have failed. Does anyone have the directions so I could compare?

August 17, 2012, 9:57 am

Tyler O


No need to panic rush through this procedure, just do it right. Haste makes waste.

1. Simultaneously depress and release brake and accelerator pedals 1 time.

2. Insert an original Master Key into the ignition but do not turn it.

3. Within 15 seconds depress and release accelerator pedal 5 times.

4. Within 20 seconds depress and release the brake pedal 6 times and remove key.

5. Within 10 seconds insert New Key into ignition but do not turn it.

6. Within 10 seconds depress and release the accelerator pedal 1 time.

7. Now sit and wait for about one minute until the security light in the center counsel stops blinking and turns off.

8. Remove new key and depress and release brake pedal 1 time.

9. Test your key now. It should work if you followed the instructions. If not, you may want to try the following instructions:

If your car is a:

Toyota Camry, Camry LE (1998-2002)

Toyota Camry CE, LE (2003-2006)

Toyota Prius (2001-2003)

Toyota Highlander (2001-2003)

Toyota Land Cruiser (1998-2002)

Toyota Sienna Van XLE, LE (1998-2003)

You can try this method to program it. I did not need this method so I have not proven this method:

1. Make sure all doors and windows are closed.

2. Insert existing Master Key into the ignition switch.

3. Cycle the ignition switch from On to OFF five times.

4. Open and close the driver's side door 6 times.

5. Remove the Master Key and insert the New Duplicate key.

6. Turn the ignition switch on.

7. The new key should be registered after 60 seconds. The theft light on the dashboard will go out, indicating that programming has been completed.

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