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1. Close and lock all doors with the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch.

2. Insert the key into ignition and remove it all the way about 5-6 times within 10 seconds. The hazard lights will flash if you have performed this step correctly.

3. Insert key into the ignition and turn it to the ACC position.

4. Within 5 seconds, push any button on the key fob. The Hazard lights will flash.

5. If there are any other key fobs, including the old ones, unlock then lock all doors using the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch and within 5 seconds, push any button on the next remote. The Hazard lights will flash. Repeat this step for each key fob you wish to install.

6. When you are done with all key fobs, turn the key to the off position, remove the key from the ignition, unlock doors using the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch and open the driver side door.

7. Your done!!! It's that easy!! I tried it and it works.

Nissan 4 button rectangle remotes DO NOT work for our cars, I tried it, lol!!!
 

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i tried this for about a half hour...i couldnt even get the hazards to start flashing in step 2. its a 2021 hatch and when i picked up the car from nissan i asked if they could get me a key fob and they said they couldnt even get it to work...something about a body control module. any ideas?
 

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lol whoa 2021 hatch? you from the future?! ;)

im just messin. but i'd like to buy a key fob from ebay one of these days, let me know if you can figure out how to program it since we both have 2012 versa s hatchbacks!
 

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If your Versa did not come with keyless entry, then the BCM (body control module) will have to be reprogramed/replaced with one that supports keyless entry. The BCM controls the accessories/electronics thru out the car that doesnt have to do with the engine or tranny, from my understanding. It is located behind the glovebox. Id like to know if keyless and cruise is lke prewired or something. Because u can get it for $250 from Nissan. So it cant be that much of a pain or hassle to add it. Just gotta figure out what its missing. But im willing to bet both are controlled by having the right BCM.
 

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Your welcome. Its still worth a shot. See if the BCM can be reflashed in a way of speaking, to do keyless entry. I know there is also a little black box to the left behind the glovebox, that is the brain of the keyless system, if you have that, then the BCM needs to be looked at for programing.
 

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I'm in the same spot. I have a 2012 hb 1.8s and it has power door locks but no key fob. I figured out how to disable the auto-unlock when you take the key out of the ignition but I can't get it into programming mode. I do have a bcm behind the glove box and an eBay key fob. I know a couple of people at Nissan and I'm trying to get the inside scoop. So far it looks like a new bcm is required, one with key less entry from the factory. Seems as if Nissan got wise to the easy eBay programming.
 

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I have a 2012 Versa 1.8 Hatchback. It was a repo and only came with 1 key. Have had locksmith make three more keys for the price of one, because I supplied 2 transponder blanks.

Have been trying to program key fobs. Like many users around the internet, I am one of those who these programming instructions don't work. The car will never go into programming mode, i/.e. the hazard lights never flash. I try the remaining processes anyway, but it doesn't work. Here is what I have tried to far:

Had all the windows all the way up before starting the process
Verified the courtesy light comes on when each door is opened and goes off in a few moments.
Tried to check hood light the same way, but it doesn't have one.
Shut all doors
Locked all doors with driver's lock buttom
Repeated the key insertion process many times with several variations.
In and out as quickly as possible multiple times
in and out methodically multiple times
In and wiggled and out multiple times

The hazard light NEVER blinked as described.
Verified VIN with online source that the car had keyless fob support
Verifed VIN with dealer and he said it came with a keyfob initially.
He warned me not to try to program it myself as I could wipe out programming on the key and even in the car (BCM module)
He wanted to sell me one for $150 and $100 more for program and that would include all my keys being reprogrammed


Tried Tiida programming instructions I found online several times, also with variations with no results.

On thing I noticed: Everytime the key was inserted into the switch the FIRST time it unlocked the car. Car did not relock on its on


I have exhausted sources. Anyone have a fix for this? I will by an aftermarket system installed for $129 before I will pay that from the dealer.

Thanks
 

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thanks for the howto, these instructions worked on my 2014 nissan versa note sv. I have the 3 button remote with the key built into the remote as one piece
 

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That did not work, BUT THIS DID. Don’t give up and try different things.

I have a 2011 SL Versa Hatch cvt.

I am not exactly sure how or why it worked but what I do know for sure is; I locked the door with the electronic door lock before starting, I inserted the key in and out a bunch, I pushed the ignition switch in and out a bunch without the key, I again inserted the key several times, I never turned the ignition switch, I pushed the fod button several times before unlocking the car door, the only time the hazard lights flashed on is when I pushed the fod buttons.

After following instructions to the T upteen times, three, different days for over a ½ hour each, even without the hazard lights coming on I completed the instructions, it did not work. One time I disconnected the car battery for 10 minutes before trying. I did notice sometimes the green key light comes on. That’s from when you push the ignition switch in without the key, or push it in with the key, but the key does not go into the hole, hence pushing the ignition button/slot in. I have a big slot for the key, but only a small hole the key fits in making it difficult to put the key in and out rapidly.

Anyway, my hazard lights never flashed nor did the inside lights come on. I followed the above instructions and after getting frustrated, I thought one more time of trying anything. I never got out of the car but I don’t remember if I had unlocked the door and opened it to reclose it and lock it, because I had done that several times before to no avail, but you may try that.

Here’s what I did do. I put the key in and out around a dozen times. Then I pushed the ignition switch in and out (without the key so the green key light came on and off) about 10 times. Then I pushed the key in and out a few more times, not sure if it was 3 or 10. I never did turn the ignition to the ACC position. I pushed a button on the fod, then pushed it again and low and behold, the doors locked and unlocked. I think maybe the hazard lights did flash when the fod started working, but never before that. I immediately pushed the button on the other pod and it started working. I unlocked the car with the door button and tried the fod again and it still worked. SO I really don’t know what combination worked, but I think pushing the ignition switch in and out without the key had something to do with it. I also think that unlocking the car with the door lock, stops the programming. I’m thinking that when I was testing the fob before unlocking the door at the door, that the hazard flashed on each time I pushed a fod button.

Sorry for the unknown counts and vagueness of parts of this. I really was not expecting this to work, because this time I was not following instructions, just pushing things out of aggravation, lol, and it was nothing like I had read anywhere. But I think pushing the ignition switch in without the key several, maybe 10 times, has something to do with it. Maybe that’s all you need to do, or it’s in combination with inserting the key in and out multiple times, before or after or both as in my case. Unfortunately, the Nissan dealers I called just wanted me to bring it in and charge $135 just to diagnose, smh.
 

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These instructions worked on my 2012 Versa S Hatchback. Purchased a 3-button remote (28268-ZT03A) from Amazon. Only thing I did was pause for half a second between each open/close cycle. Vehicle does NOT have a fuse in the Smartkey slot underneath the hood but did have the black box receiver to the left of the glovebox. It did have electric locks from the factory, just no remotes when I bought it.
 

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Any news from the dealerships about whether they'll swap up the key fob and do the programming for us and how much it would cost? If the finance looks about right, I don't see why we can't pay them a little to get it done properly. And if they aren't able to do the programming for us, then well, they jolly well better figure out how they're going to get it done since they're supposed to be the right authority on it right?
 

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I'm going to repost it here to spread this solution a little more

Ok, so here I have the solution (hopefully final solution) to anyone looking to add a keyfob to their versas.

First of all, this solution works IF:

1) You checked under your glovebox and you in fact have the keyless receiver (part 28595X, should be the same in all versas) and BCM (you should have this anyway...part number 284B1/2-9EG0A)
2) You can't get the car to go into programming mode, no matter how hard you try...

Your solution is go to the dealership and have them manually change the entry for the Keyless Entry in the BCM, using the CONSULT III tool. This is confirmed and you can check the specs here, at BL-68 and here at BCS-18

Your car initial configuration, BEFORE changing the entry should look like this, first row you can see the KEYLESS ENTRY is set to WITHOUT:



AFTER changing the entry using the CONSULT III tool, your configuration should look like this, first row you can see the KEYLESS ENTRY is set to WITH:



Dealership will likely charge you to hook the car up to the computer (mine was 70ish $) BUT I think it's worth it since your car is already set up to pair with a keyfob, and I would say it's better to use the OEM configuration rather than installing an aftermarket kit from China (where you pay for the kit, you may need assistance and you don't how exactly how reliable it might be).
This is my opinion only, it's up to you but I'd go always go with OEM if the car is already good for it.

After these steps are performed you are good to go and you only need to do the procedure...you know...close doors, lock it from the inside etc etc

I bought a three buttons keyfob from eBay...works like a charm.
 

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I'm going to repost it here to spread this solution a little more

Ok, so here I have the solution (hopefully final solution) to anyone looking to add a keyfob to their versas.

First of all, this solution works IF:

1) You checked under your glovebox and you in fact have the keyless receiver (part 28595X, should be the same in all versas) and BCM (you should have this anyway...part number 284B1/2-9EG0A)
2) You can't get the car to go into programming mode, no matter how hard you try...

Your solution is go to the dealership and have them manually change the entry for the Keyless Entry in the BCM, using the CONSULT III tool. This is confirmed and you can check the specs here, at BL-68 and here at BCS-18

Your car initial configuration, BEFORE changing the entry should look like this, first row you can see the KEYLESS ENTRY is set to WITHOUT:



AFTER changing the entry using the CONSULT III tool, your configuration should look like this, first row you can see the KEYLESS ENTRY is set to WITH:



Dealership will likely charge you to hook the car up to the computer (mine was 70ish $) BUT I think it's worth it since your car is already set up to pair with a keyfob, and I would say it's better to use the OEM configuration rather than installing an aftermarket kit from China (where you pay for the kit, you may need assistance and you don't how exactly how reliable it might be).
This is my opinion only, it's up to you but I'd go always go with OEM if the car is already good for it.

After these steps are performed you are good to go and you only need to do the procedure...you know...close doors, lock it from the inside etc etc

I bought a three buttons keyfob from eBay...works like a charm.
Thank you! As soon as I can get to this I Will!
 
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