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.
How Much Does Honda Charge To Program Keys?
Now that we have an idea of how much it costs to buy a transponder chip programmer, or have AutoZone program our key chip, let’s learn how much Honda charges to program keys.
Honda’s exact price for programming a key varies depending on several factors. One factor that affects the price is the year of your vehicle. Newer cars will cost more for Honda to program, whether or not it is harder to program them.
Honda also charges more to program keys for high-end models. If you are driving a new Honda Civic, it will cost more than an old Honda Accord.
Despite this price variation, we can say that it should cost between 150 and 350 dollars for Honda to program a key.
The price Honda charges for programming a key is many times the price that Autozone will charge. The price is even many times the price of a transponder chip programmer, which can program many keys.
While the pricing from Honda may seem outrageous, they do offer some valuable services.
Honda not only will program your key chip, but they will also cut your key to fit the vehicle. They also program the key fob to work with your car. With Honda offering a one-stop solution for the several things that need to be done to get a new key working, they provide a convenient package.
How Do You Bypass The Chip On A Honda Key?
Sometimes you may not want to program a new key chip, and you would like your vehicle to work with a manual key with no chip. If this is what you want, you will need to bypass the transponder chip.
To bypass the transponder chip, you will need a transponder bypass kit. These are kits that bypass the transponder chip reader so that your vehicle’s key will work without a transponder chip. They also have transponder bypass kits designed to work with remote starters. If you also want to learn some tips about replacing your Honda key fob, read our article here.