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I lost one of my key (one of those that has the remote on the key handle), I don't have the push start system.

The dealership wanted to charge quite a bit of money to cut and program a new key. I found some uncut keys on ebay and was wondering if I could cut and program a key myself. I read online that you could program older nissan keyless entry remotes, but am not sure if I could DIY on the Cube.

Please Help!

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We had a '99 Maxima, and that needed the dealer to program the remote. Ford lets owners ddo the programming for free - a much better deal.
 

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I found this online! Has anyone tried?

http://www.ehow.com/how_5029243_program-entry-key-fob-remote.html

How to Program A Nissan Keyless Entry Key FOB remote
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If you have lost your keyless entry remote or just want to add keyless entry to your Nissan, you can do it yourself. The dealer will charge you several hundred dollars to do this but all you need is the key fob remotes and about 10 minutes of free time. Follow these steps to program your keyless entry on a Nissan.

Instructions

Step 1

The first step is to actually get the remotes. If you already have the remotes, proceed to step 2. If you do not, get on eBay and find the remotes for your year and model Nissan. You can usually get them for about $50 a pair, shipped. This is at least half of what the dealer will charge you.

Step 2

Open the drivers side door of the vehicle and get in the vehicle. Close the door. Press the lock button on the drivers side door to lock all the doors.

Step 3

Insert your key into the ignition and remove it at least 6 times. It may take up to 10 times. This needs to be done in a good pace, but not too fast. At least 6 times within 10 seconds is about right. If you have done it right, you will see the hazard lights flash twice.

Step 4

Once you see the hazard lights flash twice, the car is now in program mode. Insert the key back into the ignition and turn it to ACC. Push any button on your keyless entry FOB remote ONCE. This should be done within 5 seconds of turning the key to ACC. You should notice your hazards flash again. If you have another remote to program proceed to step 5, otherwise turn the key off and remove it. The remote should now be programmed.

Step 5

If you have another keyless entry remote to program unlock the door with the drivers side power lock and then lock them again. Press any button on the next remote. Turn the key back to the original position and remove the key. The remotes should now be programmed.
 

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This sounds good, but before I buy any remotes, I want to see if it actually works with the Cube. Anyone care to try it?

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CincinnatiCube said:
I lost one of my key (one of those that has the remote on the key handle), I don't have the push start system.

The dealership wanted to charge quite a bit of money to cut and program a new key. I found some uncut keys on ebay and was wondering if I could cut and program a key myself. I read online that you could program older nissan keyless entry remotes, but am not sure if I could DIY on the Cube.

Please Help!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-...r_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item1c0fe0c974
CincinnatiCube said:
I found this online! Has anyone tried?

http://www.ehow.com/how_5029243_program-entry-key-fob-remote.html

How to Program A Nissan Keyless Entry Key FOB remote
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By mwchambers
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Article Rating: (9 Ratings)

If you have lost your keyless entry remote or just want to add keyless entry to your Nissan, you can do it yourself. The dealer will charge you several hundred dollars to do this but all you need is the key fob remotes and about 10 minutes of free time. Follow these steps to program your keyless entry on a Nissan.

Instructions

Step 1

The first step is to actually get the remotes. If you already have the remotes, proceed to step 2. If you do not, get on eBay and find the remotes for your year and model Nissan. You can usually get them for about $50 a pair, shipped. This is at least half of what the dealer will charge you.

Step 2

Open the drivers side door of the vehicle and get in the vehicle. Close the door. Press the lock button on the drivers side door to lock all the doors.

Step 3

Insert your key into the ignition and remove it at least 6 times. It may take up to 10 times. This needs to be done in a good pace, but not too fast. At least 6 times within 10 seconds is about right. If you have done it right, you will see the hazard lights flash twice.

Step 4

Once you see the hazard lights flash twice, the car is now in program mode. Insert the key back into the ignition and turn it to ACC. Push any button on your keyless entry FOB remote ONCE. This should be done within 5 seconds of turning the key to ACC. You should notice your hazards flash again. If you have another remote to program proceed to step 5, otherwise turn the key off and remove it. The remote should now be programmed.

Step 5

If you have another keyless entry remote to program unlock the door with the drivers side power lock and then lock them again. Press any button on the next remote. Turn the key back to the original position and remove the key. The remotes should now be programmed.
I tried this procedure and it works as it should. No trouble at all. Completed three in under a minute. Thanks for the posting!
 

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Based on your post, I just ordered a remote/key from ebay for $48.88. I hope it works with these programming directions.
 

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I received my new Cube key from ebay, and it looks exactly like the original. I printed the directions, and thought I'd go out and program it.

One step was left out of the directions: have the key cut. I could insert it into the lock, but I wouldn't be able to turn it to ACC without having it cut. When I do have it cut, I'll go to a locksmith. If the local hardware store messes up, it will cost me $48 for a new key. A locksmith will (hopefuilly) do a better job. It's been pouring for two days, so I'll wait to do this.
 

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Remote Yes/Key No. No local locksmith would take a chance cutting a $50 key, so I took it to the dealer. The parts guy cut the key for free. I tested it on the driver's door lock, and it worked fine.

I went home and followed the directions. It worked like a charm - on the remote. I cannot use the key to start the engine. When I turn it to Start, everything lights up, but the starer doesn't engage. I tried programming it again, but it didn't react at all. I guess once it is programmed, that's all it will accept.


Any ideas how I can get the key to start the engine?
 

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You Need the dealer techtools to program the transponder of your key, there no other way... It's a safety anti-theft feature.
 

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I'll stop by next week. He has good free coffee and donuts.
 

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I asked my dealer how much it would cost to program the new key. It costs $50 for programming all of the keys at the same time. Only the keys that are reprogrammed will start the car. Any key(s) left at home will no longer work.

I wish there was a way to do it myself - like on a Ford - because I'm not going to pay $50 to have it done. The only "security" involved is the dealer's financial security.

The key I have now will open the doors with the remote or by inserting the key into the lock. I'll have to be satisfied with that.
 

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I have a 2011 cube with the keyless remote start (It does not even have a place to insert a key to start). The only key I have is a keyfob, though there is a cut key inside the fob. I need a backup. Does anyone know if this process will work with the programming for a system like mine?
 

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Yes, as far as I can tell the cut key is only for the doors. I took a round plastic plug about 2" in diameter off the right side of the steering column where I suppose the key is for non-button start cars, and found only an empty hole. Now you can see why I am so nervous with only one keyfob and want to get a backup!
 

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Based upon what I read in this thread I think I am screwed and will have to go to a dealer, since there is nowhere to insert a key to reprogram.

Yuck.
 

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You have only one keyfob? That's no good. No matter what it costs, you need a backup or two. When keys were $1.00, I used to have them all over the place. Who ever thought we would get to the place where a car key would cost $100?
 

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Jerry said:
I asked my dealer how much it would cost to program the new key. It costs $50 for programming all of the keys at the same time. Only the keys that are reprogrammed will start the car. Any key(s) left at home will no longer work.

I wish there was a way to do it myself - like on a Ford - because I'm not going to pay $50 to have it done. The only "security" involved is the dealer's financial security.

The key I have now will open the doors with the remote or by inserting the key into the lock. I'll have to be satisfied with that.

Sorry to burst your bubble but all new ford also need to be program at the dealer, they are 80bit encrypted.
 

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Jerry said:
You have only one keyfob? That's no good. No matter what it costs, you need a backup or two. When keys were $1.00, I used to have them all over the place. Who ever thought we would get to the place where a car key would cost $100?

Yea but who ever thought you will be able to unlock your car just by touching the handle and start the car pushing a button with the key in your pocket :)
 
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