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How to Reset Your Keyless Entry System

August 9, 2019


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How to Reset Your Keyless Entry System

Keyless entry has become a regular feature for both cars and homes. It’s a convenient and often safer way to protect your major investments. The extra security can often give a sense of added comfort. No more lost or stolen keys to worry about. Instead, a personalized code that only WE know.

How Keyless Entry Works

It’s simple. Similar to your high school locker, the lock is designed so that it will only open when a series of numbers or letters are entered in a specific order. Though, instead of having to dial them in with a knob, you instead punch the private numbers into a keypad like you would to use the ATM or unlock your phone. Because only you know the code, there is little chance for reproduction or invasion due to the fact that the code is personalized to you.

Due to the keyless entry system’s increased security, it has become commonly utilized in newer vehicles with companies such as Ford and home locks from well-known companies like Schlage. 

A Few Things to Know Once You Buy a Keyless Entry System

*Each lock comes with a factory assigned code

You will find this in the instruction manual of the car or home lock. Although each lock has a separate code, you may want to consider changing it to make it more private for you and your family.

*You must press the code quickly

Each system will only allow up to five seconds to punch each key. If you mess up too many times, it will lock you out for a lengthy period of time. So stay focused while trying to access your vehicle or home.

*Save your code in a safe space

First, commit the code to memory. However, whether you choose to change the code or keep it the one originally assigned by the factory, it is important that you write it down and save it somewhere for future reference, otherwise, you might find yourself in a situation where you are locked out. What would you do if you were locked out of your car, and your code was safely guarded in the glove compartment that you can not get to? Or the code is at your office but you are at home? We all forget sometimes so you need to be able to access this very important passcode in emergencies.

How To Reset Keyless Entry

This process should take just a few minutes, as long as you remember the 5-second rule.

  1. Find your factory set code. This will usually be found in the owner’s manual.
  2. Enter the assigned code quickly and in order. This will be 4-6 digits (depending on the manufacturer.)
  3. If you entered it properly, the device should unlock.
  4. Quickly press the 1-2 button
  5. Enter your personally chosen code in the order you wish for it to remain
  6. The door should then lock and unlock to verify that you have programmed it successfully.
  7. Remember to write down the new code for your records

Some locks also have memory recall, so that you may set up multiple codes using the same simple process.

Locked out of your car or home? Did you forget the code? Texas Premier Locksmith has been serving Dallas and surrounding areas for many years. This fully licensed and accredited team of professionals are well-trained and able to save you in rare times of lock crisis. If you are having difficulty with your keyless entry system, contact them immediately at 866/948-8188 for more advice or an in-person visit.