Umm... have you looked in the Owner's Manual? (it's a rhetorical question because obviously you haven't).I lost one of my remote keyfobs. I went on line, and from Chevy bought the fob and key (separately). There are no instructions on how to program it. Anybody know how to do it, have printed instructions, etc.?
Too funny. I have the manual and did do a search and could not find the info yesterday. Who in God's green earth call their key fob a transmitter. I'm an engineer. But come on people, write the manuals so "normal" folks can use them. Worked with sensitive equipment in my former life where we had to police RF devices. Smart watches, cell phones, and key fobs were on our list.Umm... have you looked in the Owner's Manual? (it's a rhetorical question because obviously you haven't).
Pages 36 and 37.
I recommend you download the PDF version and use the search function the next time you have a question about how the car or its accessories work.
Oh, and don't forget that you'll need to get the key cut too. That's something you'll have to go to the dealer or a locksmith to have done.
Unfortunately the manual is what it is and we're stuck with it.Too funny. I have the manual and did do a search and could not find the info yesterday. Who in God's green earth call their key fob a transmitter.
Just trying to teach you to fish instead of leaving you dependent on other fishermen...Personally, I would have avoided the smarmy comments and just said "check page xx in the owner's manual, you'll find it there." But, that's just me.
Just as a caution for our Canadian members I believe I recall reading that the longer single-fob procedure doesn't work on Canadian versions of the Bolt.Answering my own question: On Page 37 there is another, longer procedure following the two key procedure. This procedure clears the old remotes and I assume is the one needed for a lost remote. It takes 30 minutes!! Going to study and see if it's worth the effort or just take to Chevy.
Are you sure that this is really a "thing"? I can't imagine any reason the key fob would need to know that cars it's authorized to use - if the car doesn't recognize the fob then it's basically a moot point.Getting a key fob to forget the car is another story. It must be factory reset by an automotive locksmith that has the proper key fob maintenance programmer.
Thank you for sharing this unfortunate experience. I'm in the exact situation. Were you able to figure this out? I can still start the Bolt even with the theft deterrent warning and lockpad icon lit but it is concerning that the negative indicators will not go away.I tried this procedure today to add a second remote. It didn't work. The original key programs fine. When doing the second remote, it never completes. Also, now I have a theft deterrant error on the console and a light as well.
Can someone help me reset this light? Will just programming the one remote turn it off? HELP!
Hi, the Bolt locked me out the next day and would not let me start the car. Waited a few hours and it started. I had to take the car into the Dealership and have them re-program the key and turn the light off.
The procedure in the manual does not work!
I programmed two new remotes (I now have a total of four including the two that came with the car), one right after the other, and had no problems.Same thing happened to me. It somehow got stuck in the programming mode still looking to learn the second remote...