GMC Sierra HD 2006-2010 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for GMC Sierra HD for the year 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
On-Board Programming for use in most GM vehicles for model years 2006-2010. Some vehicles may require a dealer or aftermarket programming tool. Most GM vehicles for model years 2011- 2012 require a dealer or aftermarket programming tool.
USE THIS PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLES WITH DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER BUTTONS:
This display allows you to match Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters to your vehicle. This procedure will erase all previously learned transmitters. Therefore, they must be relearned as additional transmitters.
1. Press the vehicle information button until PRESS V TO RELEARN REMOTE displays.
2. Press the set/reset button until REMOTE LEARNING ACTIVE is displayed.
3. Press and hold the lock and unlock buttons on the first transmitter at the same time for about 15 seconds. On vehicles with memory recall seats, the first transmitter learned will match driver 1 and the second will match driver 2. A chime will sound indicating that the transmitter is matched.
4. To match additional transmitters at this time, repeat Step 3. Each vehicle can have a maximum of eight transmitters matched to it.
5. To exit the programming mode, you must cycle the key to LOCK/OFF.
USE THIS PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLES WITHOUT DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER BUTTONS:
To access this display, the vehicle must be in P (Park). This display allows you to match Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters to your vehicle. This procedure will erase all previously learned transmitters. Therefore, they must be relearned as additional transmitters. To access this display, the vehicle must be in Park (P) with key in the on position (as far as you can go without cranking engine)
1. Press the trip odometer reset stem until RELEARN REMOTE KEY displays.
2. Press and hold the trip odometer reset stem for three seconds. The message REMOTE KEY LEARNING ACTIVE will display.
3. Press and hold the lock and unlock buttons on the keyless remote at the same time for approximately 15 seconds. A chime will sound indicating that the remote is programmed.
4. To program additional remotes at this time repeat step 3. This vehicle can have a maximum of eight remotes programmed.
5. To exit programming mode turn key off and remove key. Test remote(s).
About GMC Sierra HD
The GMC Sierra HD, available as a 2500 or 3500 truck, is an appealing option for heavy duty trucks due to its powerful engines, versatile interiors, and easy-to-live-with ride and handling. The Sierra HD’s 6.6 liter diesel engine, which generates torque like it’s going out of style, has received rave reviews from critics.
The Sierra HD, on the other hand, differentiates itself (slightly) from its cousin, the Chevrolet Silverado HD, with a slightly more upscale appearance and some interior touches. Aside from that, the two trucks are nearly identical – and very good at what they do. “If I needed a brand-new pickup, I know who I’d be writing a check to: General Motors,” writes Car and Driver.
However, most heavy duty truck buyers choose these rigs because they need to haul or tow more than a full-size truck can. While the Sierra HD can tow up to 13,000 pounds and haul just over 5,000 pounds depending on configuration, the Ford Super Duty trucks can pull a lot more. The Ford F-250 can tow about 3,000 pounds more than the Sierra 2500, and the F-350 can tow about 5,000 pounds more than the Sierra 3500. If towing and hauling are more important (much more important) to you, the Ford is a better option. If you tow or haul less frequently, the Sierra HD trucks are difficult to beat in terms of ride and handling.
Furthermore, while the Ford Super Duty trucks begin lower than the Sierra 2500 and 3500, a fully optioned Ford costs more than a fully loaded Sierra HD. For your extra money, Ford will give you some features that the Sierra HD doesn’t have, but the options GMC does have, such as Bluetooth, navigation, and a DVD system, may be enough to satisfy most buyers.