How To Program A Harley Davidson Buttonless Key Fob?

The Harley-Davidson buttonless key fob is just the thing for riders who want a little more control over their motorcycle. The buttonless key fob in a Harley Davidson is the feature that allows riders to start their motorcycles without having to insert a key into the ignition. Buttonless key fobs are a great convenience for riders, and they can also add a bit of style to your motorcycle.

Just like me, have you faced a problem with programming the Harley key fob. The solution is simple: you just need to use the AVDI on your computer or laptop in order to program a buttonless key fob. We will discuss the programming of the Buttonless key fob in detail.

What Does Harley Key Fob Do?

Harley key fobs are a great accessory for your Harley-Davidson motorcycle. They not only add a touch of style to your ride, but they also serve a purpose. Here’s a look at what a Harley key fob does and how it can help you enjoy your ride even more.

A Harley key fob helps you keep track of your keys. If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of keys on your keychain. With a Harley key fob, you can easily find the one you need without having to search through a bunch of keys.

In addition, a Harley key fob can also help you keep track of your bike. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to lose track of where you parked your bike. With a Harley key fob, you can quickly and easily find your bike’s location.

The key fob is also used to activate the security system. To do this, you press the button on the key fob that is labeled “security.” This will turn on the alarm and the lights.

Finally, a Harley key fob can also help you keep track of your bike’s maintenance schedule. By keeping track of when your bike needs to be serviced, you can avoid missing an important service interval. This can help you keep your bike in top condition and help you avoid costly repairs down the road.

How To Program A Harley Davidson Buttonless Key Fob with AVDI Port?

Harley-Davidson has been in the business of making motorcycles for over a century. In that time, they’ve made some pretty amazing machines. But one thing they haven’t always been great at is making key fobs. In fact, until recently, Harley-Davidson key fobs were notoriously difficult to program.

But that’s all changing with the new AVDI port. With this new port, programming a Harley-Davidson key fob is a breeze. Here’s how to do it:

  • The first step is to remove the side plastic cover in order to access the diagnostics connector. Remove the connector’s rubber cap and connect the CB305 cable connector to the AVDI using a J1850 adapter.
  • Ensure that the fuel pump button on your bike is in the ‘run’ position when the IGN is turned on.
  • Open the Key Learning menu in your Harley-Davidson bike’s software and select Key Learning from the Special Features menu.
  • Select Harley-Davidson from the list of motorcycle brands before clicking on the next button.
  • A diagnostic session will then be established with the selected unit by the software. A variety of Key Fob options will be available to you. 
  • Select the position where you want the key to be programmed. Any of the key positions can be selected.
  • In order to add a spare key, select the free position, i.e. “Key Fob 2 [0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000]” and click next.
  • Click on the next button after entering the new Key Fob serial number.
  • We have successfully completed the operation. The Harley-Davidson buttonless Key Fob has been programmed.
  • Check if the bike starts with the buttonless Key Fob now

What if you need to replace your programmed Key Fob?

You may need to replace your Harley-Davidson Key Fob if you lose the original one. When your Key Fob battery dies, you can simply replace it with a new one, and your Key Fob will work like new again. You can prevent sudden battery death by replacing the battery every year.

You will need to consult a Harley-Davidson dealer if you lose your Harley-Davidson key fob. As with the original Key Fob, the new one will need to be programmed. Harley-Davidson motorcycles come with two keys and two key fobs when purchased new. You can operate the power locks on your motorcycle as well as arm and disarm the security system with the Key Fob.

In order to ensure your safety, the bike will not start without a buttonless Key Fob. Harley-Davidson smart alarms come with an innovative siren feature. Your bike will be warned if anyone attempts to shift it.

You will need to program your Harley-Davidson Key Fob replacement after you purchase it. It will be easier for you to operate the alarm system on your Harley-Davidson bike if you know how to program a buttonless key fob. You can do it yourself easily. Nonetheless, you can contact your nearest Harley-Davidson dealer for assistance if you need it.

You will be assisted by an expert in programming your new buttonless key fob. It will take you between five and ten minutes to program a Harley-Davidson buttonless key fob. If you are doing it yourself, ensure you use AVDI.

Can I start my Harley without a key fob?

If you’ve lost your bike’s key fob and security is enabled, you’ll need the security fob bypass to start the bike. The bypass is a 5-digit backup PIN that you can easily set or change at any time.

To set or change your PIN, follow the instructions in your bike’s owner’s manual. It’s a good idea to use numbers that have significance to you or numbers that you can easily remember. That way, you won’t forget your PIN if you ever need it.

Start your Harley-Davidson bike without the Key Fob by turning the ignition switch to ON. The security light will start flashing, which means that the security is now armed. Click and hold the signal switch on the left until you come across an “Enter PIN.” It will flash with five dashes on the odometer gauge.

To activate the security system on your bike, first, enter the 5-digit personal code using the left turn switch. Then, press the signal button on the right side of the bike to select and move to the next dash slot. Entering the PIN will enable the security system. Finally, you can start your bike with ease. Keep in mind that if you lose your Key Fob, it will be very difficult to access the PIN.

How to change the security Pin on your Harley Davidson?

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If you own a Harley Davidson, you know that security is important. That’s why it’s important to know how to change the security pin on your Harley Davidson. If you want to change your motorcycle’s security PIN, you’ll need either the Key Fob present or the existing valid PIN. This will give you access to the security system.

If your Key Fob can’t be detected or isn’t available, or you can’t remember the PIN, you should contact your local dealer. If you want to take the DIY route to change your motorcycle’s Security PIN, here are the steps you’ll need to follow:

  • To turn on your motorcycle, first, locate the power switch and make sure it is in the ON position. You should see a security light come on briefly as the key fob is detected. The light will continue to blink until a valid PIN is entered.
  • Next, push or hold the turn signal ‘Cancel’ switch for 5-10 seconds. A pop-up window will appear on Harley-Davidson motorcycles with an infotainment display during this process to confirm the key fob is out of range.
  • You will then have 20 seconds to enter the Master PIN or the current rider PIN. Upon successful entry of the PIN, the security light or power switch will remain on and the horn will sound brief. Unless a valid PIN is entered within 20 seconds, the security light or power switch will flash for 10 seconds and the system will shut down automatically. If this happens, simply return to step 1 and try again.
  • Choose a new security PIN of your own choice. Enter it into the system. A successful PIN entry will result in the security light or power switch remaining on, as well as a brief sound of the horn.
  • If the PIN is not entered within 20 seconds, the security light or power switch will flash for 10 seconds. As a result, the system will exit the procedure. You will have to start again from step 1.
  • Re-enter your new PIN. When the entry matches the first entry, the security light or power switch will turn off and the horn will briefly sound, indicating that the new PIN has been saved. Make sure to record the new PIN in your owner’s manual or someplace safe. When the second entry isn’t made within 20 seconds, or if it doesn’t match the first entry, the security light flashes for 10 seconds. The system will then exit the procedure and the PIN will not be saved. You will have to continue using the former valid PIN and then return to step 1 again.

What if things go wrong? 

If things don’t move as stated or desired then it’s better to consult some expert. You can contact any Harley Davidson shop as they will be the better people to guide you. You can go to a Harley Davidson bike mechanic. He will be the right person to guide you. Also, you can take help from online portals too as they will provide you with better tips to sort out your problem.



If you’re a Harley Davidson owner, you know the importance of having a buttonless key fob. These fobs make it easy to get on and off your bike, and they’re a great way to keep your keys organized. But if you’ve never programmed one before, it can be a bit of a challenge. With this guide, though, you’ll be able to program your Harley Davidson buttonless key fob in no time.

About David Riedel

I am David Riedel founder of Bikerwhizz, I'm a technician at Keystone Harley Davidson with more than 10 years of industry experience. I’m here to help you solve motorbike problems, customizations, tweaks, and easy fixes to enjoy your rides more.

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