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Key Programming Toyota FJ Cruiser 2007-2008

Toyota FJ Cruiser 2007-2008 Key Programming Procedure


The following are the key programming procedures for Toyota FJ Cruiser for the year 2007 to 2008.


1. Start with key out of ignition, driver’s door is open all others closed and driver’s door unlocked.

2. Perform these steps within 5 seconds.
a. Insert key into the ignition (Do NOT Turn). Pull key out.
b. Insert key into the ignition (Do NOT Turn). 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). Pull key out.

4. 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 ignition and leave it in ignition.
d. Close the driver’s door.
e. Turn ignition to ON (Do NOT Start) then back to OFF.
f. 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 1.5 seconds.
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 cycle twice, repeat steps A and B in step 6 as the remote has not been accepted.

c. Repeat steps A and B in step 6 for each new remote.

7. Open driver’s door.



About Toyota FJ Cruiser

The 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser midsize SUV is available in only one body design, which is effectively a two-door SUV with a pair of smaller, reverse-opening doors behind the conventional front doors. There is only one trim level available, which includes 17-inch black steel wheels, a two-tone exterior paint scheme, air conditioning, a six-speaker CD/MP3 audio, power windows and locks, an eight-way manual driver seat adjustment, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

A convenience package with keyless entry, power side mirrors, cruise control, rear privacy glass, and rear park assist is available as an option. There are also two “Upgrade” packages available, which include features like alloy wheels, a locking rear differential, an upgraded audio system with a six-CD changer and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, a 115-volt power outlet, active traction control (4WD models only), and an information display with a compass and inclinometer. A portable navigation system from Garmin that mounts above the gauges is now available. The new All-Terrain package for this year comprises special 16-inch wheels and all-terrain tires, Bilstein shock absorbers, an additional engine air filter, and a locking rear differential calibrated with the stability control system for greater rock-crawling performance.

Toyota’s refined workhorse 4.0-liter V6 powers all 2008 FJ Cruisers. It produces 239 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque in this application. Buyers of the FJ Cruiser can select between a five-speed automatic and a six-speed manual transmission. The majority of automatic-equipped FJs will have a part-time four-wheel-drive system, however Toyota also offers a two-wheel-drive option. Vehicles fitted with a manual transmission have a full-time 4WD system. A 4WD automatic FJ Cruiser in our testing traveled from zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds. Towing capacity is approximately average at 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, as is fuel economy. A 2008 FJ Cruiser automatic gets 16 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the interstate.

Standard features include stability control, traction control, antilock disc brakes, front seat side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags. The 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser received a high five-star rating for driver safety in head-on crashes in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests. Four stars for front passenger protection. Front and rear passenger protection scored five stars in the side-impact test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the FJ as “Good” for occupant protection in frontal-offset and side-impact crashes.

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