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Old 03-03-2016, 02:59 PM
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Immobilizer help

Hey guys.. long story short both my keys were stolen for my Honda Prelude that I have been trying to sell. From what I'm reading I need to have my immobilizer reset and have keys re-programmed to it. I found this listing Keys Cut Programmed for Honda Acura Immobilizer ECU Includes 2 Keys | eBay
was just wondering if one.. are there any other places you guys know of that do this service for cheaper or is this a good price? Or secondly is there something else I can do thats cheaper.. a bypass, I don't know.. I'm not that great with cars. I talked to the guy on the phone.. sounds simple enough, remove my immobilizer, mail it to them, they reflash it and send it back with two keys that will also work for my trunk. (Have to send the trunk piece in to) .
I found this.. says its a bypass will allow remote start to work.. is this anything or something completely different to what I need. Idatalink Multi Platform Transponder Bypass Data Immobilizer FOR Infiniti Honda | eBay. I actually just found somebody now in my city that does it.. they hook it up to a computer and cut a key for me.. is this something I can do with my own computer then?

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Have a dealer or locksmith do it. Otherwise you risk damage to the system
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Have a dealer or locksmith do it. Otherwise you risk damage to the system
In terms of price is $200 + tax good?
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Yes, that'd be a decent deal. Dealers can cut new keys in a quick minute, but without a key to copy, programming is difficult. Especially without a red key, not some quick in house thig
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Yes, that'd be a decent deal. Dealers can cut new keys in a quick minute, but without a key to copy, programming is difficult. Especially without a red key, not some quick in house thig
Well Honda is saying they would have to replace the immobilizer themselves which is a lie.
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Well Honda is saying they would have to replace the immobilizer themselves which is a lie.
If you don't have the red key which belongs to the immobilizer in your car, they do.

Immobilizer + red key = ability to program new keys. You can have keys cut that will turn tumblers, but without the chip communicating with the immobilizer, you're hooped. It won't start.

The dealer themselves lost the red key for my first Prelude. They had to cough up for a new immobilizer and new keys for me.
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If you don't have the red key which belongs to the immobilizer in your car, they do.

Immobilizer + red key = ability to program new keys. You can have keys cut that will turn tumblers, but without the chip communicating with the immobilizer, you're hooped. It won't start.

The dealer themselves lost the red key for my first Prelude. They had to cough up for a new immobilizer and new keys for me.

So then why is there this place in the States that's telling me if I send my immobiliser to them they will reprogram it and send back two keys with it, why can't Honda do this? And Honda is suppose to have an extra red key? When I called they only asked if I had one and didn't mention themselves having one.
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So then why is there this place in the States that's telling me if I send my immobiliser to them they will reprogram it and send back two keys with it, why can't Honda do this? And Honda is suppose to have an extra red key? When I called they only asked if I had one and didn't mention themselves having one.
Dealers do not have red keys. They are unavailable for individual purchase, you have to order a complete immobilizer/ignition kit in order to get a new one.



Sending the unit out is exactly what a locksmith would do, why I said let a locksmith or Honda dealer handle it. You will receive black keys back- up to you to keep them marked. The physical red key is not "replaceable" without getting a complete kit from Honda.


If you had an old key, or even a hidden key for a remote start, you could have the code copied at Honda for $80 or less (this includes 1 new master key). Master keys are a quick and easy thing to copy when you have at least one existing chipped key. Obviously this is not an option in your case, since the keys were stolen. Due to being stolen, I would have just purchased a new kit from Honda....otherwise there is a set of keys floating around out there that can turn your ignition.
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