Chevrolet HHR 2006-2011 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the 2006 and 2011 Chevrolet HHR.
ADD DUPLICATE KEY (Requires at least one working key):
1. Verify that the new key has “PK3” or “+” stamped on it.
2. Insert the original, already programmed key into the ignition lock cylinder and start the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service.
3. After the engine has started, turn the key to LOCK/OFF and remove the key.
4. Insert the key to be programmed and turn it to ON/RUN within 10 seconds of removing the previous key. The security light will turn off once the key has been programmed. It may not be apparent that the security light went on due to how quickly the key is programmed. (If your vehicle does not have a security light (04-07 Grand Prix, Bonneville, Impala), wait 10 minutes 45 seconds to make sure the key has been programmed).
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 if additional keys are to be programmed.
About Chevrolet HHR
The Chevrolet HHR (an abbreviation for Heritage High Roof) is a retro-styled, high-roofed, five-door, five-passenger, front-wheel drive crossover designed by Bryan Nesbitt and introduced by the American automaker Chevrolet as a 2006 model at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5, and Saturn Ion all share the GM Delta platform. Beginning in 2007, Chevrolet also sold a panel van version of the HHR. The HHR was manufactured in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, and sold throughout North America until May 2011.
The design of the vehicle was inspired by late-1940s/early 1950s Chevrolet cars and trucks, specifically the 1947 Chevrolet Suburban and Advance Design pickups, which featured large, square fender flares and a hemispherical grille.
Bryan Nesbitt, a former Chrysler designer who was the lead designer of the Chrysler PT Cruiser, was credited with the design of the HHR. GM hired Nesbitt to join its design team, and he later became the Chevrolet brand’s chief designer. The cargo capacity of the HHR was 62.7 cubic feet (1.78 m3). All models had a flat-load floor (passenger models have a split bench with a 60/40 split) and a fold-flat front passenger seat. It was available in four trim levels for the 2007 model year: LS, LT, 2LT, and Special Edition. In 2007, only the LT trim level received a panel van variant, which was expanded to include all trim levels in 2008. In the 2008 to 2010 model years, a “Half Panel” (RPO code AA5) rear quarter window delete option was available.
Every HHR came standard with a slew of features. Power windows and door locks (front for the HHR Panel Van and front and rear for the standard HHR), dual front SRS airbags, a Driver Information Center, an A/M-F/M stereo radio with a single-disc CD/MP3 player and an auxiliary audio input jack, a four-speaker audio system, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, keyless entry, cloth seating surfaces, a folding rear bench seat (for standard HHR) Upper trim levels added features like a multifunction steering wheel, a cruise control system, aluminum-alloy wheels (which were also polished on some models), a remote vehicle starter system (for vehicles equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission only), a single-pane power moonroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, the OnStar in-vehicle telematics system, front side seat-mounted SRS airbags, and front seat-mounted SRS airbags (ABS).
The HHR could also be ordered with a variety of luxury features, including a power-adjustable front driver’s seat, a Pioneer seven-speaker premium audio system with an external amplifier and a rear cargo area-mounted subwoofer, luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces with dual heated front seats, front-mounted fog lamps, power-adjustable and heated exterior side mirrors, and power-adjustable and heated exterior side mirrors.