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Quick Tip: Harley-Davidson® Key Fob Programming

Applies To: APOLLO-D8™, APOLLO-D9™, ETHOS® Edge, ETHOS® PRO, ETHOS® Tech, MODIS Edge™, MODIS Ultra™, P1000™, SOLUS Edge™, SOLUS Ultra®, TRITON-D8®, VERUS® Edge, VERUS® PRO, ZEUS®

Vehicle: 2015 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited. If you or your customer loses a key fob, that can be pretty inconvenient, right? They usually need to be programmed to the vehicle. In this Diagnostic Quick Tip, National Field Trainer Jason Gabrenas shows you how to program a Harley-Davidson key fob using a scan tool.



Many new Harley Davidsons come with this proximity fob, which works with the security system.

And what it does is as long as this fob is anywhere near the motorcycle, it'll allow you to start it and drive it and all that.

As soon as it leaves the area of the motorcycle, the alarm arms, and then it keeps the bike from getting stolen.

But what if you lose a fob? What if one of your customers loses a fob? With 17.2 and newer software on any of the Snap-on scan tools you can actually get into Harley and program this new fob.

It's a 24 digit number you need to program in. Let me show you what happens if the font is not programmed that a bike - the power won't even come on.

This is a brand new fob, not programmed to the bike. And if I turn the ignition switch lights don't come on. Nothing happens.

So in order to fix that, we need to program this fob in so let's walk through that process right now.

This is a pretty simple coding procedure so all we need to do is go into Body Control Module. It's going to have to determine which Body Control Module it has. Once it's done that, it's listed under Functional Tests and then it is a Special Function under Configurations.

Once it collects the information, it's going to give you a few different things. It has auto-arming enabled. Here's the pin number. That's what you'd need to use to turn the bike on if you don't have a fob for it.

Say the customer lost both the fobs, you'd have the program that in using the turn signals as a procedure and the owner's manual tells you how to do that.

This key fob right here has all zeros. So if I hit edit, I'm going to go in there, clear out the zeros, and then I just need to punch in the number that came with the fob, and then just hit the okay button when you're done. You can see it's loaded there.

You can confirm it by checking with the tag then hit okay once more, and it's programmed in. The configuration is complete.

It says do you want to start again? No, I'm good. I don't need to start over again. That brings us back to the top menu. So now let's take the fob and we'll go over and cycle the key, to make sure the power comes on.

Cycle the key on. Lights come on. Power is good. So you can see, it's a pretty simple procedure that allows you to program these key fobs.

Last Updated: August 14, 2020

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