How to Program a C5 Corvette Key FOB

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How to Program a C5 Corvette Key FOB
Keyless entry has rolling codes, and remotes must sometimes be reset for the codes to match. (keyless remote image by Ray Kasprzak from

The C5 Corvette was produced from 1997 through 2004. Through all of these years, Chevrolet added the convenience of keyless entry via a remote. The key remotes are not interchangeable through all of the years, however. The key fobs are broken down into two types: 1997 through 2000, and 2001 through 2004. While they were not the same remotes, they did have the exact same reprogramming procedure. You must reprogram the key fob if you need to either replace a broken remote or if the battery was replaced.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Sit in the driver's seat of your C5 Corvette.

  2. 2

    Insert the key into the ignition and turn it to the "RUN" position.

  3. 3

    Turn off power to the radio.

  4. 4

    Press the "RESET" button on the Driver Information Center (DIC) to clear any warning lights. The DIC is to the right of the instrument panel.

  5. 5

    Press the "OPTIONS" button on the DIC until a blank message appears on the screen.

  6. 6

    Press and hold "RESET" on the DIC for 2 seconds.

  7. 7

    Push the "RESET" button once when the screen reads "FOB TRAINING." This will bring up the message "HOLD LK + UNLK 1ST FOB" on the DIC screen.

  8. 8

    Hold down "LOCK" and "UNLOCK" on the remote at the same time for 15 seconds.

  9. 9

    Watch the DIC, as it will read "FOB LEARNED" when the programming is accepted for that remote.

  10. 10

    Repeat steps 8 and 9 to program any additional key fobs.

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