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- vehicle lock-smith Did you lost or broken the key to your Acura? Do you wish to copy fob key, transponder key or proximity fob? Scanning for a convenience and economical replacement key solution?

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Okey DoKey Locksmith offer 24/7 fast and affordable Acura replacement keys. Call (832)408-0006 for immediate assistance, free estimate and scheduling. Our expert mobile car locksmith come to you to copy or replace your lost keys on-site.

Furthermore, we can solve all your Acura ignition, locks and key concerns.

Does Acura use transponder keys?

transponder keys Acura started using transponder keys with the Acura RL 1996 and from 2001 all other models adopt transponder keys.

In 2003 all Acura vehicles switched to a sidewinder type keys. The sidewinder is a laser cut key and use encrypted data in the transponder chip.

Since 2007 few models use proximity fobs (Keyless Access System) as either standard or optional equipment. The keyless entry device contain a transponder chip that works with a battery.

What is a Acura transponder key used for?

Vehicle Anti-theft Acura transponder keys mainly used as a vehicle anti-theft technology. Together with the immobilizer, transponders helps protecting your Acura vehicle from unauthorized access.

The immobilizer initialized to recognize each key by a programmable code. When a key with unmatched code turned in the ignition, the vehicle becomes immobilized. The fuel-pump will shut down and will not start for a few minutes.

How does Acura immobilizer works?

Acura imobilizer prevent the engine from kindling unless a privileged key used! distinct generations of immobilisers displayed for different years. Each have distinct utilizing processes.

The immobilized system feature the keys, the dashboard and the automotive computer. When a digital key inserted into the ignition key-tunnel, the chip lights up. Then it transfers a radio-frequency indicator back to the ECU.

If the indicator matches the code in the auto computer module, the vehicle engine will run. Otherwise, the fuel injector block and the car will not start.

The immobilizer has nothing to do with the opening/closing of the doors, the alarm or the trunk.

Can I program a transponder key myself?

Some older Acura models have an onboard interface to program a duplicate key. However in most cases a dedicated programmer required to make keys.

This modernized Acura transponder keys do make everyday life more convenient driving a vehicle. Closing and unlocking the doors and trunk, finding the vehicle by a horn sound in a big parking lot and many more.

With electronic key-lock, losing or breaking your key have a different price tag and process. Not only the higher price, but the process is totally different. For the key to start the vehicle, it has to be programmed to the car. This means that to make a key the vehicle has to be present.

How do I know if I have a transponder key?

Following are the list of Acura models that use transponders:

  • Acura ZDX 2009
  • Acura MDX 2001+
  • Acura TSX 2004+
  • Acura CL 1997-02
  • Acura RLX 2013
  • Acura ILX 2012
  • Acura RDX 2007+
  • Acura TLX 2015
  • Acura TL 1999+
  • Acura Integra 2000-01
  • Acura RSX 2002-06
  • Acura NSX 1997+
  • Acura RL 1996+

How to duplicate Acura keys and remotes?

duplicate Acura keys First generation Acura electronic keys (1996-2002) duplicated by a very economical cloning process. Cloning was done by the dealer or a locksmith with car key cutting machine and programmer. Owner can program a duplicate key using onboard programming procedure.

In 2003 Acura switched to an sidewinder keys with encrypted transponder chip. With sidewinder, duplicate key made requires diagnostic equipment from a dealer or a locksmith. When duplicating a sidewinder key, all previous keys must present.

If you have at least one functional key, you have 2 options to get a copy:

Acura key made by VIN

Your vehicle computer contains a special key-code saved by the manufacturer with the VIN. The key-code contain information designated for the cuts in the key. Using the VIN and a proof of ownership, a licensed locksmith or the dealer can originate a new key.

Acura key cloning

Cloning is copying the key cut and program data onto a new transponder blank. Using dedicated cutters and programmers the key cut and programmed to match the original.

Lost/stolen key replacement! What to do?

lost key made In the case of losing all your keys, the vehicle computer is reprogrammed to accept a new key and reject the old one. This provide a security measurement assuring the disabling of the old/lost/stolen key.

Reprogramming interface and tools are available only to the Acura dealer or to a licensed locksmith. This means that the car towed to the dealer or a mobile locksmith will have to come out to the site of where the car is at.

Exception: Acura RL 1996-2004 and the Acura NSX 1997-2005 With these models, the immobiliser module need to be re-flashed. This is a service unique to only few specific locksmiths.

My Acura ignition key wont turn! What to do?

ignition repair There are many reasons for ignition problems! Please check our article about ignition repair and replacement.

How much is a replacement Acura key?

Service Price
Car Lockout $60-$120
Locked keys in trunk $60-$190
Door lock rekey/repair/change $160-$280
Lost key replacement $120-$200
Duplicate car key $100-$180
Remote/Flip keys $200-$300
Keyless entry device $220-$320
Ignition repair $110-$180
Key extraction $80-$130
Ignition replacement $160-$280
ECU re-flash $225-$285

* Estimates above includes the technician coming out to you the parts and the labor.

Final price depends on:

  • The state of the lock and the computer in the vehicle.
  • The type of equipment that the technician need to use.
  • The type of key that you would like to have.
  • The chip configuration.

The tech will diagnose the vehicle and provide a price for you to approve before doing anything.

How long does it takes to make a key?

emergency mobile locksmith Our emergency mobile vehicle lock-smith are available Monday through Sunday all day 24/7. Ready to handle all your Acura keys and ignition pains. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

Our trademarked truck is absolutely paired with most advance programming, cutting and diagnostic devices able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle in most cases done same day.

We taking pride in implementing a bargain price and reliable services. Give us a call at (832)408-0006 for a FREE ESTIMATE and our Acura expert will arrive to your place ASAP. Okey DoKey Locksmith is always here to meet your needs in a professional way.


  2. wikipedia - Keyless Access System
  3. acurazine - The largest online community dedicated to all things Acura.
  4. edmunds - American online resource for automotive information.

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