Car keys and keyless remote FOB programing/matching.
I bought a 2001 Acura EL that came with only one key and remote FOB. I purchase two keys online and now need to get them cut and program. Can I simply get them cut at any key cutting shop and is there a way I can program them myself? I have been searching for a second remote as well but because the vehicle was only sold in Canada no online store I have visited carry an exact FCC code ID match on the remotes they sell. The closet match are the 2004-2006 Acura TL remotes, will these remotes work with my car?
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its in the manual
call acura and ask for help
or read the sections at alldata.com
or read the operators guide. lost in glove box. ?
there are aftermarket remote fob sold, with full docs./
in fact can go online and read there pages and docs,
all for free to read...... learn mode and all that.
You need to get an aftermarket coded key which can be cut by the serial number of the vehicle. You need to be a locksmith to get the cut codes or know a locksmith. Then you have to get the car to the dealer and have the key programmed using the Tech 2 scanner.
You can take the car to the dealer and have them give you a key, programmed and everything but it will cost around $300 for the 1st key.
I bought a 2001 Catera for $1,500.00 because it had no keys.
I used serial number to get key codes and cut the key; doors opened and seller retrieved her personal stuff. I towed car to dealership and had the key programmed; $130 for 10 minutes work (min 1 hour shop charge). I then programmed 3 more keys (using a key code reader) instead of letting the dealership rape me.
BTW, they (dealer) also want $350 for a programmed door remote; the stock remote! Instead, I bought a remote starter unit (Bulldog) with 2 remote fobs for $100 and now my wife can start and find her car easily.
Do you have a keyless entry FOB. If you do replace the battery then program the system. Unlock the doors turn the ignition key to the "ON" position then press either the lock or unlock button of the FOB turn the ignition key off.Now turn the ignition key on again and press either button on the FOB. Turn the ignition off again. Do this 3 times. This initiates programming for the power door locks. Press the lock button of each remote one at a time to be stored in memory. this must be done within 10 seconds of each remote.
3 remotes max. Turn the ignition off and remove the key to complete programming procedure. then test each remote.
2000 Mazda 626
Note:Make SURE the battery is new. Instructions for programming ONE keyless remote fob. 1.Open the driver’s door & leave open. 2.Insert the key in the ignition. 3.Turn the key to the on and off position 3 times. 4.Remove the key from the ignition. 5.After door open chime stops, press the door open button 3 times. 6.After chime, press any fob key twice. 7.After second chime, press any fob key twice again. 8.After third chime, press any fob key twice again. 9.Press the door open button once. 10.The car should give another acknowledgement chime. 11.Test key fob. This DOES work. I just programmed mine successfully today, three hours ago.