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Honda Insight Keyless Entry Remotes & Programming

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What does your local dealer charge for Honda keyless entry remotes?

My Honda dealer wants $129 a piece plus $35 for programming for each of my cars (01 Insight, 00 Accord).

I'm curious to see what other dealerships are charging for new remotes and programming.

I'm done with ebay because the listings show new remotes, and 3 out of 3 times I've won - I end up with junk that doesn't work and won't program. First one was superglued together and cracked. Can't check the battery if you can't even open it. Second one was completely corroded inside from water and didn't work. The 3rd one only 1 button worked and it looked like someone tried to superglue the circuit board pieces back together. Each one was advertised as new, or like new and they obviously weren't anywhere close to that. The Keyles Ride site is run by one of those same lying ebay sellers, so thats off the list too.

What does your local dealership charge? I bet there's some that want even more than what mine is charging.
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NOPE :!: Doesn't require the HDS for programming of keyless remotes. It is required for additional ignition switch keys.

P.g. 22-149, Transmitter Programming, of the Service Manual. A 15 step process of key-on, off and keyless entry transmitter button pushes. A couple of minutes work. A LOT more in typing minutes to transcribe the instruction sequence. (1/2 page)

Maybe you can politely "shame" them in either doing it for free or at least coping the page for you.

HTH! :)
VERY close.

Timing is critical between the Key-on and off sequences.1-4 seconds.

Key on is dash lights no engine start. Press the a transmitter lock or unlock button. (choose one remote unit and don't switch them during this sequence)
Key off is just that, but do not remove key from ignition (not enough time anyway).

The above 3 times in the alloted time.

Once your in the door lock program acceptance mode you'll hear the door lock(s) actuate.


On the last sequence of the process you have up to 10 sec each for additional remote transmitters. And at that point (if you've done the dance correctly) each should actuate the door locks.

No "chirping" though. (I guess they save that feature for the high end models :p ) We just get the "industrial" clunk of the actuators operating. Nor is there a trunk release button.

Then key off, remove key from ignition, and test each remote.

HTH! :)
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AFAIK its an 00 - 01 design change thing.

Same with my 00 Civic Hx. My 02 Insight remotes can't be made to "talk" 00 Civic. Should have worked if the Accord (etc.) had been an 01 or newer.

HTH! :)
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