Key Fob Remote Programming Instructions for a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 2500 3500

Many people don’t know that they can purchase their own replacement vehicle entry remote, save up to 70% off of marked up Dealership prices, and program the replacement remote to their vehicle themselves. We know how good it feels to save money and do something yourself; and we aim to make it as painless as possible for you!

KEY FOB REMOTE - OPTION 1
Step-By-Step How To Programming Instructions

Insert key
Insert the key into the ignition and turn the ignition to the ON position (just before starting).

Enter programming mode-step 1
Press and hold the unlock button on the working remote control for 4-10 seconds.

Enter programming mode-step 2
While holding down the UNLOCK button, press the PANIC button for 1 second, and then release both buttons at the same time. The prompt tone will sound within 3 seconds, indicating that you have successfully entered the programming mode.

Remote programming-step 1
Press any button on the same remote control until you hear another beep, indicating that the remote control has been successfully reprogrammed. This step must be completed within 30 seconds after hearing the first tone in step 3.

Remote programming-step 2
Press any button on the new remote control within 30 seconds to program your vehicle.

Programming additional remote control
Repeat step 5 to set up any other remote controls for your vehicle.

Exit programming mode
Set the ignition switch to OFF and the REMOVE button to exit programming mode.

Test the remote
Test all remote controls. Programming is complete.

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Time required: 5 minutes.

KEY FOB REMOTE - OPTION 2
Step-By-Step How To Programming Instructions

Sync Existing Remote
Using an existing working remote, PRESS the LOCK button 5 times at 2 second intervals to re-synchronize the remote.

Inset Key
INSERT a key into the Ignition and TURN the Ignition to the ON position (just before cranking).

Enter Programming Mode – Step 1
PRESS and HOLD the UNLOCK button on a working remote for 4-10 seconds.

Enter Programming Mode – Step 2
While holding the UNLOCK button, PRESS the PANIC button for 1 second and RELEASE both buttons at the same time. A chime will sound within 3 seconds to indicate successful entry into Programming Mode.

Program Remote – Step 1
PRESS the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons simultaneously on the same remote then RELEASE. The vehicle will chime to indicate that it has recognized the remote.

Program Remote – Step 2
PRESS and RELEASE the UNLOCK button on the same remote. The vehicle will again chime to indicate successful programming of that remote. This Step MUST be done within 30 seconds of hearing the first chime in Step 3.

Program Remote – Step 3
WITHIN 30 seconds of completing Step 5, PRESS the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons on the next remote to be programmed and then RELEASE. You will again hear a chime indicating that the vehicle has recognized the remote.

Program Remote – Step 4
PRESS and RELEASE the UNLOCK button on the remote. The vehicle will again chime to indicate successful programming of that remote.

Program Additional Remote
REPEAT Steps 6-8 to program any additional remotes to your vehicle.

Exit Programming Mode
TURN Ignition to OFF and REMOVE key to EXIT Programming Mode.

Test Remotes
TEST all remotes. Programming is complete.

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Programming Notes:

Verify the following prior to following these instructions:
Your vehicle is equipped with keyless entry, and
You have a key fob remote that is compatible with your vehicle.
Obtain ALL remote transmitters for this vehicle.
You MUST have at least one working remote in order for this procedure to work. If you don’t have at least one working remote, you MUST have the remote programmed by an Automotive Locksmith.
If Procedure #1 does not work for your vehicle, try Procedure #2.

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