Toyota Celica 2001-2005 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Toyota Celica for the year 2001 to 2005.
Fits (vehicles without red LED on original remote):
1. Start with key out of ignition, driver’s door is open all others closed and driver’s door is unlocked.
2. Insert key into the ignition (Do NOT Turn) and Pull key out.
3. Perform these steps within 40 seconds.
a. Using the power lock switch on the driver’s door, perform 5 lock/unlock cycles starting with lock. Use an even pace and try to go about one cycle per second (1 Cycle = 1 lock and 1 unlock).
b. Close, then open driver’s door.
4. Perform these steps within 40 seconds.
a. Using the power lock switch on the driver’s door, perform 5 lock/unlock cycles starting with lock.
Use an even pace and try to go about one cycle per second (1 Cycle = 1 lock and 1 unlock).
b. Insert the key in the ignition cylinder.
c. Turn the ignition to ON (Do NOT Start) then back to OFF once to program remote while retaining the original remote codes. Twice to erase all original codes and add new remote. Three times to check how many remotes are programmed or five times to erase all original codes.
d. Remove the key from the ignition.
5. Within 3 seconds the power door locks should cycle automatically indicating successful entry into programming mode. Return to step 1 if the locks do not cycle at this point.
6. Perform these steps within 40 seconds.
a. Press the lock and unlock buttons on the remote simultaneously for 1 second.
b. Immediately after letting go of the lock and unlock buttons, press the lock button itself and hold for 2 seconds. Within 3 seconds, the door locks should cycle once indicating successful programming. If the door locks do not cycle, or cycle twice. Repeat steps A and B in step 6 as your remote has not been accepted.
c. Repeat steps A and B in step 6 for each new remote.
7. Close driver’s door.
About Toyota Celica
We bid farewell to the Celica with a sorrowful heart. Toyota’s long-running sport coupe nameplate will gradually fade into obscurity when production comes to an end at the end of 2005. Celicas were often ridiculed before the current generation debuted for being slow, overweight, and a touch pricey. But that’s no longer the case, as the newest Celica is a snappy performer that’s as agile as it is elegant. The Celica’s cab-forward style, designed in California, combines a high-fashion flair with motorsport design characteristics. Sharp-edged panels, dramatic plunging curves, a tall tail, and a dramatically reduced front fascia generate striking contrasts. The 2005 Toyota Celica, in high-performance GT-S trim, is the martial arts action hero of sport coupes. Thanks to ultraresponsive steering and a finely regulated suspension, it is swift, nimble, and an absolute joy to drive on twisty roads.
However, when used for commuting, the Celica’s rather stiff ride and high-strung motor can take their toll. If all you desire is a sporty appearance, more comfortable cruisers like the Hyundai Tiburon or the Mitsubishi Eclipse may be better options. If you want something in the center, the Acura RSX or Scion tC are viable options. Aside from those vehicles, the Celica is a capable performer that will rarely leave you wanting more when the road becomes tight. The 2005 Toyota Celica isn’t a horrible car in and of itself, but it is beginning to show signs of wear. Don’t be shocked if the iconic name reappears on a future sport-coupe model. We can only hope it’s as bold and entertaining as today’s Celica.