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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Key Programming

There are 2 types of Keys Available for this vehicle: (Please Scroll down and match your remote type for more information)

1. Vehicles with regular ignition that use a transponder key featured below:

FOR VEHICLES WITH REGULAR IGNITION that use a high-security transponder key featured below:

Programming procedure when at least 1 working key is available:

Please get the new keys cut by your local automotive locksmith prior to performing the procedure.

1. Insert the original, already programmed key in the ignition and turn it to the ON/RUN position.
2. After the engine has started, turn the key to LOCK/OFF and remove the key.
3. Insert the new key to be programmed and turn it to ON/RUN position within 5 seconds of removing the original key. The security light will turn off once the key has been programmed.

Repeat steps 1 through 3 for each additional key to be programmed.

Programming procedure when there are no working keys available:

Please get the new keys cut by your local automotive locksmith prior to performing the procedure. This procedure will take approximately 30 minutes to complete for the first key. The vehicle must be off and all of the keys must be with you.

  1. Insert the new key into the ignition.
  2. Turn to ON/RUN position. The security light will come on.
  3. Wait 10 minutes until the security light turns off.
  4. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF position.
  5. Repeat Steps 2–4 two more times. After the third time, turn to ON/RUN; the new key is now programmed and all previously known keys will no longer work with the vehicle.

To program the remaining keys follow Programming procedure when at least 1 working key is available. (see above)

2. Self DIY Programming Instructions for GM vehicles with push-button ignition that use smart proximity remotes as the featured on the image below:

DIY PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS FOR GM VEHICLES WITH PUSH-BUTTON IGNITION THAT USE SMART KEYS FEATURED BELOW:

Procedure with at least one programmed transmitter available:

  • Please read and understand the programming procedure before you begin. You can also find instructions specific to your vehicle in the vehicle owner’s manual. 
  • Have all remote transmitters with you, both working remotes and new
  • NOTE: Switch ignition OFF
    1. Remove the insert metal key blade from the existing remote and place the remote in the cupholder (pull the metal key blade out of the remote by pressing the release button located in the front of the key)
    2. Insert the metal key blade into the driver’s door lock (use trunk lock for 2-door vehicles)
    3. Turn the key blade in the door lock to the unlock position 5 times within 10 seconds. Driver’s information center DIC will display READY TO LEARN ELECTRONIC KEY #2, 3, 4, ETC.
    4. Place the new remote into the center console transmitter pocket (open the storage area and remove the storage tray to access the transmitter pocket spot)
    5. Press the ignition button. When the new remote is programmed, the DIC will display that it is ready to program the next transmitter.
    6. Remove the new transmitter from the transmitter pocket and press UNLOCK or LOCK button on the remote.
    7. Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6 for each additional remote.
    8. When all additional remotes are programmed, press and hold the ignition button for 5 seconds to exit the programming mode.
    9. Test each of the remotes to make sure they are working.

Procedure when no programmed transmitters available.

Please note: This feature is not available in Canada.
This procedure takes about 30-35 mins to program a key.
Also, the insert key blade needs to be cut prior to performing this programming procedure.

  • Please read and understand the programming procedure before you begin. You can also find instructions specific to your vehicle in the vehicle owner’s manual. 
  • Have all remote transmitters with you
  • Switch ignition OFF
  1. Insert the key blade into the driver’s door lock (use trunk lock for 2-door vehicles) (pull the metal key blade out of the transmitter by pressing the release button located in the front of the key).
  2. Turn the key blade in the door lock to the unlock position 5 times within 10 seconds. Driver’s information center DIC will display REMOTE LEARN PENDING, PLEASE WAIT.
  3. Wait for ten minutes until the DIC displays PRESS ENGINE START BUTTON TO LEARN and then press the ignition button. The DIC displays will again show REMOTE LEARN PENDING, PLEASE WAIT.
  4. Repeat step 3 two additional times
  5. After the third time, all previously programmed transmitters will no longer work with the vehicle. The remaining transmitters can be relearned during the next steps. The DIC display should now show READY FOR REMOTE # 1.
  6. Place the new transmitter into the center console transmitter pocket (open the storage area and remove the storage tray to access the transmitter pocket spot)
  7. Press the ignition button. When the new transmitter is programmed, the DIC will display that it is ready to program the next transmitter.
  8. Remove the new transmitter from the transmitter pocket, and press UNLOCK or LOCK button on the remote.
  9. Repeat steps 6, 7, and 9 for each additional transmitter.
  10. When all additional transmitters are programmed, press and hold the ignition button for 5 seconds to exit the programming mode.
  11. Test each of the remotes to make sure they are working.
  • NOTE: Remote transmitters can also be programmed using diagnostic equipment by an automotive locksmith or a dealer.