Toyota Corolla 2010-2013 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Toyota Corolla for the year 2010 and 2013.
TRANSPONDER PROGRAMS SEPARATELY FROM RKE W/ A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL
1. Start with the key out of the ignition, driver’s door is open, all other doors and trunk closed and driver’s door is unlocked.
2. Perform these steps within 5 seconds. A. Insert the key into the ignition (Do NOT Turn it) and Pull key out. B. Insert the key into the ignition (Do NOT Turn it) and Pull key out.
3. Perform these steps within 40 seconds. A. Close then open the driver’s door. B. Close then open the driver’s door. C. Insert the key into the ignition (Do NOT Turn it) and Pull key out.
4. Perform these steps within 40 seconds. A. Close then open the driver’s door. B. Close then open thedriver’s door. C. Insert the key into ignition and leave it in the ignition. D. Close the driver’s door. E. Turn the ignition to ON (Do NOT Start or crank engine) then back to OFF. F. Remove the key from the ignition.
5. Within 3 seconds, the power door locks should lock then unlock automatically indicating successful entry into programming mode. Return to step 1 if the door 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 1.5 seconds. B. Immediately after letting go of the lock and unlock buttons, Press the lock button by itself and hold for 2 seconds. Within 3 seconds, the door locks should lock and then unlock once indicating successful programming. If the door locks cycle twice, repeat steps A and B in step 6 as the remote was not accepted. C. Repeat steps A and B in step 6 for each new remote.
7. Open driver’s door. Test all remotes. Programming is complete.
About Toyota Corolla
The 132-horsepower four-cylinder engine in the 2013 Corolla struggles to provide enough power for passing cars on the highway and climbing hills. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a four-speed automatic transmission is optional. The ride is comfortable and composed overall, but the steering is numb and unresponsive. This sedan is adequate for daily commuting, but competitors such as the Mazda3 offer a more engaging ride. The Corolla gets 26-27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, which is a class average.
The Corolla has two rows of seats that seat five people. Its cloth seats are soft and comfortable, but they provide little support. The front seats have plenty of head- and legroom. The rear seats have adequate space, but taller passengers may feel cramped. The visibility is excellent all around. Cabin styling is conservative, but audio and climate controls are simple to locate and use. On the outboard rear seats, there are two sets of LATCH car-seat connectors and an upper tether anchor.
When it comes to standard features, the Corolla falls short. It has a four-speaker audio system as well as a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. You’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim level to get features like Bluetooth, a USB port, cruise control, and heated power mirrors.
The Toyota Corolla 2013 is the final model year of a generation that began in 2009. Because there were no major changes between 2012 and 2013, buying a 2012 Corolla can save you money while still getting you a very similar car. The exterior of this sedan was refreshed in 2011, so models from prior years will look different. Consider a used 2014 Corolla if you’re looking for safety features. It has a backup camera, Bluetooth, and a USB port.
The 2013 Toyota Corolla is available in three trim levels: L, LE, and S. The base L trim has few features, so one of the higher trims is preferable. Bluetooth, a 6.1-inch touch screen, and a USB port are all standard features on the Toyota Corolla LE. The Toyota Corolla S includes sporty features such as a rear spoiler and sport seats. Some used 2013 Corollas may have the Premium Complete package, which includes an easy-to-use navigation system with voice recognition.
The 2013 Toyota Corolla has one of the highest reliability ratings in the class, but you may want to consider a certified pre-owned model for added peace of mind. All Toyota certified pre-owned vehicles come with a one-year/12,000-mile limited warranty, and the original new-car powertrain warranty is extended to seven years or 100,000 miles. Toyota CPO vehicles must pass a 160-point inspection. Additional benefits such as towing and roadside assistance may be available, so carefully read the Toyota warranty page.