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- car locksmith Hey there. Have you broken or lost the key to your Honda? Do you wish to copy high sec, transponder key or fobic remote? Glancing for a convenience and inexpensive replacement key solution?

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

Furthermore, we can solve all your Honda key, ignition and locks troubles.

Does Honda use transponder keys?

transponder keys Honda started using transponder keys with the Honda Prelude 1996. Since 2002 all other Honda models adopt transponder keys.

In 2003 all Honda 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 Honda transponder key used for?

car anti theft Honda transponder keys mainly used as a vehicle anti-theft technology. Together with the immobilizer, transponders helps protecting your Honda 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 Honda immobilizer works?

Honda imobilizer prevent the engine from kindling unless a matched key applied! distinct generations of immobilisers produced for different years. Each have distinct applying processes.

The immobilized system feature the keys, the control board and the vehicle ECM. When a transponder key inserted into the ignition key-hole, the chip wakes up. Then it delivers a combination of audio and infrared authorization back to the motor vehicle computer.

If the authorization matches the code in the auto computer, the vehicle engine will kindle. Otherwise, the combustible fuel system 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 Honda models have an onboard interface to program a duplicate key. However in most cases a dedicated programmer required to make keys.

This modernized Honda 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 Honda models that use transponders:

  • Honda Civic 2001+
  • Honda CR-Z 2011+
  • Honda Odyssey 1998+
  • Honda Element 2003-11
  • Honda Pilot 2003+
  • Honda CR-V 2002+
  • Honda Ridgeline 2006+
  • Honda S2000 2000-05
  • Honda HR-V 2002+
  • Honda Accord 1998+
  • Honda Prelude 1997-02
  • Honda Fit 2007+
  • Honda Crosstour 2010+
  • Honda Insight 2000+

How to duplicate Honda keys and remotes?

lost key made First generation Honda 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 Honda 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:

Honda 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.

Honda 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 madeIn 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 Honda 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: For Honda Prelude 1997 and up the immobiliser module need to be re-flashed. This is a service unique to only few specific locksmiths.

My Honda 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 Honda 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 functional all year round. Ready to handle all your Honda ignition and keys pains. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

Our work truck is fully supplied with modern programming, cutting and diagnostic tools able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle in most cases done same day.

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


  2. wikipedia - Smart Entry System
  3. Honda tech - The leading unofficial Honda and Acura technical resource site.
  4. edmunds - American online resource for automotive information.

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