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Remote Control programming for 1998 Camry with RS3000
Just wanted to share my experience in trying to program an extra remote for a 98 Camry LE with RS3000 system. I bought the car used recently with one working remote and wanted to add another. I saw a bunch of posts all around for programming it but a lot of it was not specific to my car and so I thought I would put it up here. I bought a 98 camry manual from Ebay and the instructions were not really correct, dont know if this was a dealer or factory installed alarm.
Anyways the remote was a gray 2 button remote with and FCC number on the back FCC ID:BAB237131-022. I got another one from ebay making sure it was also gray. Got it for 13 bucks shipped. You have to make sure it is the gray one as the black will not work even though both have same FCC numbers.
Then I had to find the Alarm ECU which is the hardest part in this. Many posts said they were located under the driver seat, but I think that is mostly for 4Runners with RS3000 or maybe some dealer installed alarms. Also someone had it behind the glove box? To access it I found it behind the alarm/dimmer/mirror panel left of the steering wheel.
When you open the panel you will see a black box attached to the upper panel with three connectors coming into it from left. The front end(facing driver) was held by a zip tie to a connector so I just cut it and tilted it down which reveals a small green program switch. From here the instructions are the same from this 4runner example http://www.4runners.org/articles/rs3000/
1. Put your key in the ignition and turn it to the "ON" position:
2. Press the green button on the side of ECU. Hold it down for several secs till the LED on your alarm turns red:
3. Quickly press the top button on your remote, the Led should turn off and then turn key to lock position.
Should be programmed. Takes about 10 minutes. Dealer charges 100+ for remote and 35-50$ for programming. It cost me $13 this way. questions: firstname.lastname@example.org Hope it helps