It’s difficult to get where you need to go when you lose your keys. So, we’ll explain the How to Replace My Honda Motorcycle Key question. Lost keys are not a major problem in the grand scheme of things, but they are an annoyance that needs to be dealt with quickly, as you cannot drive your motorcycle anywhere without the key. Your local Honda dealership has the necessary equipment to replace your key. Contacting them is the fastest way to go about obtaining a new motorcycle key.
How to Replace My Honda Motorcycle Key
Call or visit your local Honda dealership. It does not matter if you visit any Honda motorcycle dealership or the dealership where you purchased your bike. Any Honda dealer will do.
Provide Honda with your motorcycle’s key code. This code is recorded in your original purchase paperwork. If you can’t locate this paperwork, call the Honda dealership where your bike was originally purchased and ask them to do a quick search for your key code.
Pay for your new motorcycle key once your key has been created for you, a process that generally only takes a few minutes. Request additional copies if you think you will need them.
Battery Life of the Keyless Entry Key
Estimating the life of your key fob battery is pretty easy. Manufacturers recommend changing the battery in most standard key fobs once every year. However, this estimate will vary when considering a new LED key fob or a motorcycle key fob.
Standard Key Fobs
Simple three or four button key fobs need their batteries changed once a year. This is per most car manufacturer’s directions. All domestic and Japanese designed key fobs such as Toyota and Nissan take a standard watch battery that can be found at any local drug store or jewelery counter. A lithium CR2032 battery is recommended for all domestic and foreign vehicle key fobs.
Advanced Key Fobs
Today’s modern key fobs, such as those featured with the most recent models of Cadillac, Corvette and Volvo, can tell you an extraordinary amount of information, including tire pressure, car temperature, mileage and even fuel economy. These new key fobs have a LED display to accommodate the information. The life span for an LED key fob battery is about the same as a standard key fob as the LED display does not draw much more power than a regular key fob.
Motorcycle Key Fobs
Key fob life for motorcycle key fobs vary greatly depending on the particular make. Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and other foreign motorcycle key fobs last about a year. However, domestic motorcycles such as the Harley-Davidson need to be changed in about eight to nine months. Motorcycle riders should always carry a spare battery in their wallet or their motorcycle’s storage to ensure that they can still start their cycle if the battery stops working.
If you also want to learn some tips about replacing your Honda key fob, read our article here.
How to Program a Honda Key Fob
Program a Honda key fob battery can be a complicated process, so you’ll need to take it one step at a time. Follow these instructions to program your Honda key fob:
- Get into your car with all of the doors closed and locked.
- Turn your ignition to the ON position.
- Press the LOCK button on the remote you’d like to program, then turn your car to OFF.
- Repeat steps 2-3 two more times.
- Then, turn your car to ON and press the lock button one more time. You should hear a clunking noise to indicate you’ve entered programming mode.
- Press the LOCK button on any remotes you’d like to program.
- Turn your car to the OFF position one more time, then remove your key from the ignition.
- Test your remote to make sure that it works.
Hopefully, these steps will help you program your new Honda key. Remember, Hondas can only remember up to three different keys. If you and your husband have two, then you can only connect one more.
How to Program a Honda Key Fob Battery
If you’ve recently bought a keyless remote entry fob for your Honda, or the battery died in your existing remote, programming it is quick and easy. For older cars you can easily do this at home, simply follow these 9 simple steps.
Most newer smart-key fobs (no physical key) are not programmable without the use of manufacturer computer equipment. If you have gotten a replacement smart-key fob, contact us and we can help you get it synched up.
Can You Program A Chip Key Yourself?
Now that you know how to program the chip key for your Honda Accord, you may be wondering if this is something you can do yourself. Programing a chip key is something you can do yourself if you have the right device.
The first step will be to acquire a transponder chip programmer. While Honda may tell you that you will need to visit the dealership to use one of these, you can get them online reasonably cheaply.
While there are other transponder chip programmers on the market, here is one of the most popular models available.