Wrong. It's just a proceedure you should be able to do yourself.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.
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.