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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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93Miata said:
programming the remote to the car, my dealer said the car has to be hooked up to their diagnostic equipment to program the remote.
Wrong. It's just a proceedure you should be able to do yourself.

I bought a 3rd remote for my other Honda on ebay for like 25 bucks, which arrived brand new still sealed in the plastic bag. I had some trouble doing the programming and the service guy at my dealer just did it for me himself for free.

Interesting point, what the service guy did was quite a bit simpler than the proceedure in the manual, and in one attempt he had all 3 remotes functioning.
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