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Old 09-05-2008, 10:26 PM
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Well it was a sort of expensive Labor Day Weekend. The GF and I did some outdoor things over Labor Day and when i got home it was late so I just threw the stuff from the car in the aprtment and went to bed. The next morning, I could only find one set of keys. After checking the parking lot and lost and found I figured they were gone and started looking for a new set. found a new remote for $40 online, but apparently the keys need to come from the dealer because of the chip. My wallet is now $150 lighter just for one friggin key! $40 for the plain black key (the one w/the silver insert is $75) plus $95 to program/reprogram the key(s)! That seems to be way too much considering the chip only adds about $1.50 to the cost of the key.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:05 AM
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wow, that's unfortunate man, but you gotta do what you gotta do right?.. even if its pricey... which does suck.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:39 AM
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Too bad you didn't check here first. There is a way to program your key and it doesn't look too hard.
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:42 AM
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The keys or the remote? The remote is easy but I thought the key took a machine. I know there's a sequence to get around the key temporarily, but it would be a PIA to do it every time.
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Never had to try it but it appears to be permanent.

KEYLESS ENTRY PROGRAMMING
Have all remotes for the vehicle on hand.
Make sure all the doors and rear hatch/trunk are closed during programming.
Only need to use 1 remote to get into program mode but all remotes must be programmed during the same session.
Each step must be completed within 5 seconds.
1. Sit in the car with all doors/trunk tightly closed
2. Turn the key to the ON position, marked by “II” on the ignition bezel so the dash lights come on, then within 5 seconds press the “Lock” button on the remote for 1 second or so and release the button.
3. Turn the key to the OFF position, marked by “I” on the ignition bezel – dash lights go off.
4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 three more times (A total of 4 times) – each step must be done within 5 seconds of the previous step.
5. Upon the 4th turning of the key to “ON”, press the lock button on one remote, the locks will make a cycling sound (clunk), locks will NOT lock or unlock at this point, they will just make a noise. The system is now in programming mode. Do not turn key off.
6. Within 5 seconds of entering programming mode and within 5 seconds of each other, press the lock button ON EACH remote you are programming, for a second or so and release. This step needs to be completed within 10 seconds. Each time a remote button is pushed, the locks should cycle. Up to 3 remotes can be programmed.
7. Turn ignition completely off and remove the key. Step out of car and close door. The remotes should be programmed and should work. If you have a trunk/hatch release, the button for this feature needs to be held for a few seconds before the trunk/hatch will “pop”.
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That will program the remote Phil, but the chip in the key has to be programmed at a dealer.

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$150 bucks is highway robbery!!! I lost the key to our TL once and the key was only $25 programmed.
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Way To Go Phil! Good info for the future. My friend has a 07 Civic SI lost all the keys and was crying to me about how mush it cost him. I wonder if this procedure would work on his car because I KNOW he will lose his keys again.LOL
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:03 PM
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[quote=phins2rt;60646]That will program the remote Phil, but the chip in the key has to be programmed at a dealer.

Never had to use it, so I wasn't aware there was a separate code.
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Is there really a chip in the key, or is that a "sales feature" - one of those things that sales critters tell you and garage people laugh at?
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:29 AM
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wow you got shafted. i got a spare key made and it was only about 80 total, for the key, chip and programing. btw if i see ur lost keys ill let you know
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:51 AM
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Is there really a chip in the key, or is that a "sales feature" - one of those things that sales critters tell you and garage people laugh at?
Not sure on the Hondas but the Acuras (Hondas in disguise) have a chip in the key. With a remote start for the Acuras, you need to install a blank key near the ignition switch for the chip to send the signal to allow the car to start.
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:46 AM
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Is there really a chip in the key, or is that a "sales feature" - one of those things that sales critters tell you and garage people laugh at?
Go have Home Depot cut you a 'blank' and try starting the car with it for a few days

If I remember right, a fake key will let you start the car a few times but then you will need a real chipped key. You see the green key-shaped light in the gauge cluster flash when you start or turn off the car? That's the chip system's indicator.
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:05 PM
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You need the official Honda PGM tester to program the keys. I have done a few times when I worked for Honda of Oakland.

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Old 09-07-2008, 01:51 PM
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Is there really a chip in the key, or is that a "sales feature" - one of those things that sales critters tell you and garage people laugh at?
There's a chip and if you want to check, go to Home Depot and let them make you a nice blank key and see how many times you can start the car...(oh, and good luck...go ahead and order the new key now, you'll need it)
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:54 PM
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What about the valet key?
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:06 AM
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Key & Remotes and $$

There are several posts on how to program the remote, some more detailed than others and one with graphic depiction which I liked.
I was able to take remotes I had for my 07 s2000 and reprogram two for my 2000 s2000. worked great!
Keys are another issue. guess I'll have to pay the blood money to Honda dealership to get a new master key programed for my old 2000 s2000 unless someone knows another way....love to hear it?!!!
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:08 AM
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Key & Remotes and $$

Several posts on remotes

keys are the problem. anyone know if you can obtain the device and do it yourself??
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:52 AM
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i beleive a locksmith can typically do it and some walmarts now have the ability to program the transponders found in the keys. The walmart keys i have seen are really bulky and ugly looking and the price for those is around $50.
There isn't really a way to "DIY"
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:44 AM
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Absolutely , sorry replying too late, but yeah now a days by visiting locksmith stores or walmarts you can get the programmed key easily at very reasonable cost.

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Old 07-14-2018, 08:06 AM
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Absolutely , sorry replying too late, but yeah now a days by visiting locksmith stores or walmarts you can get the programmed key easily at very reasonable cost.
No one will notice the 6 year delay in responding. However, the Walmart near me is not able to create programmed keys.

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Old 10-24-2018, 03:04 AM
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Yes you are absolutely right no one is delaying that much time for such suggestions to use locksmith.

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Old 10-26-2018, 09:51 AM
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I hope he isn't still trying to get into his car. But it sure would keep his mileage down though.
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