Toyota Solara 1999-2003 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Toyota Solara for the year 1999 to 2003.
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 Solara
The Camry Solara was designed to cater to a more sporty population than those who like the Toyota Camry sedan. It aimed to combine “sporty” appearance and flair with spacious practicality. Prior to the release of the Camry Solara, the 2-door version of the Toyota Camry was simply referred to as the Camry Coupe. It was added to the third generation Camry lineup in 1993 for the 1994 model year in order to compete with the Honda Accord and other vehicles in its class. However, because it was never as popular as the Camry’s 4-door sedan, the Camry Coupe was discontinued in 1996 when the sedan was revamped for model year 1997. In the mid-1990s, a distinct successor was developed, resulting in a winning design entry in 1995 from Warren J. Crain of Calty Design and Research. Production development lasted from 1995 to the first part of 1998 once the design was approved. Patents were filed on January 18, 1996, at the Japan Patent Office under the number 1020408, and on November 14, 1996, at the United States Patent and Trademark Office under the number D407350.
The first generation Camry Solara, which replaced the Camry Coupe, went on sale in the third quarter of 1998 as a 1999 model. It was constructed in the TMMC facility in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, on the mechanical chassis of the previous generation Toyota Camry. This model had a 4-cylinder 5S-FE 2.2 L engine with 135 net HP (101 kW) and 147 lbft (199 Nm) of torque at 4400 rpm, as well as a V6 1MZ-FE 3.0 L engine with 200 net HP at 5,200 rpm (149 kW) and 214 lbft (290 Nm) of torque at 4,400 rpm with a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) time of 7.1 seconds.