HarryHouck
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Re: Fob Programming

Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:30 am

ed5000 wrote:Reed Brothers Security
4432 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA

They quoted me $176 to buy a fob plus $80 to program it. I'll post the final total when I buy mine (Dublin Toyota only gave me one). I asked him (at Reed Bros.) if these dealers are selling the extra fobs and he said "No, they always keep one in case they have to reposses the car. Grrrr. :evil:



So, a tip for cash buyers, ask for the extra fob because they don't need it to re-posses the car!

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KK6PD
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Re: Fob Programming

Tue May 31, 2016 9:04 am

I found a new 4 button FOB for 80 bucks, cut the key myself, I have access to a key cutter, by the time I took it to Nissan, there was so little left to do, they programmed it for free!
NICE!!!

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Re: Fob Programming

Wed May 24, 2017 3:52 pm

KK6PD wrote:I found a new 4 button FOB for 80 bucks, cut the key myself, I have access to a key cutter, by the time I took it to Nissan, there was so little left to do, they programmed it for free!
NICE!!!

Which dealer did the programming for you for free? Thanks.
One of the FOBs for my 2012 LEAF stopped working a few years ago. When I replaced the LEAF battery about 3 weeks ago I asked them to reprogram it. After the battery work is done he told me the FOB is bad because it doesn't emit any signal. He would have probably done it for free if the FOB is still good. Now we ask him for a quote to program if we buy a FOB elsewhere. He said the programming fee is $85. This is from Premier Nissan in Fremont.

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KK6PD
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Re: Fob Programming

Wed May 24, 2017 6:45 pm

anjieli wrote:Which dealer did the programming for you for free? Thanks.
One of the FOBs for my 2012 LEAF stopped working a few years ago. When I replaced the LEAF battery about 3 weeks ago I asked them to reprogram it. After the battery work is done he told me the FOB is bad because it doesn't emit any signal. He would have probably done it for free if the FOB is still good. Now we ask him for a quote to program if we buy a FOB elsewhere. He said the programming fee is $85. This is from Premier Nissan in Fremont.



Glendale Nissan, but teeth had to be pulled to get it to happen.

I bought the FOB here ...
http://www.carandtruckremotes.com/2012-nissan-leaf-remote-smart-remote.html

this URL is for a 2012.... your year.
You will also need to get the key cut, I had access to a key machine where I work..

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Re: Fob Programming

Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:09 am

Levenkay wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote: Here is what you can do (and I have done) to go swimming or whatever activity is awkward with the whole fob: remove the steel key from the fob, and put that securely on your person (a zippered key pocket is best), then wrap the fob inside a 4" or so ball of aluminum foil, and place that out of sight inside the car. The foil will block the fob's signal and stop the car from throwing a fit because of a fob inside, the steel key gets you back inside, and once you unwrap the fob, it works once again to start the car.
That sounds as if the "ball of aluminum foil" gets worn out & replaced often. Would an Altoids tin work as well? The lid may not seal electrically, I guess.. will try it this evening.


Here is a thought. What about one of those RFID envelopes that they use to block chip signals on things like Credit Cards or Passports. Seems like it might be a lot more practical than a ball of foil if it works.

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Re: Fob Programming

Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:25 am

Old Altoids tin?
Pulled the trigger on going EV on 10/2016 with a 2012 Leaf, and a Tesla Model 3 reservation expected to receive in late 2018.

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