2003 Accord Key Remote

Discussion in 'Accord' started by breeze, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. breeze

    breeze Guest

    One of the key remotes stopped working on my 03 Accord. Has anyone had
    experience repairing these? Not sure if it has an internal battery or
    just needs to be reprogrammed. Thanks.
    breeze, Jan 6, 2007
  2. breeze

    motsco_ Guest

    motsco_, Jan 6, 2007
  3. "motsco_" wrote
    WHAT? You mean these cars come with manuals? What will they think of next!?

    If the '04 EX uses the same key as breeze's '03, there is a cross-head screw
    on the back, and a small slot in which to insert a screwdriver to pop open
    the back. To be sure, I got out my manual and that is the, uh, case. Look in
    the manual's index for "Remote Transmitter," not "key!" Gosh, only a moron
    would look in the index for "key" when he/she wants to replace its
    battery.... Reminds me of a catalog that had a coat rack indexed not as
    "coat rack," but as "costumer."
    Howard Lester, Jan 6, 2007
  4. breeze

    breeze Guest

    AH! The manual! Should have seen that one coming. Anyone had to
    reprogram one of these buggers?
    breeze, Jan 7, 2007
  5. breeze

    RnR Guest

    No, never. I just buy a new car when that happens to avoid this
    problem... only kidding.
    RnR, Jan 7, 2007
  6. breeze

    bbtaco Guest

    The battery number is CR1616. Each transmitter uses

    one battery.

    How to program the remotes:

    Entering the programming mode cancels all learned

    transmitter codes, so none of the previously

    programmed transmitters will work. You must

    reprogram all of the transmitters once you are in the

    programming mode.

    .. You must complete steps 1-6 within 4 seconds of

    the previous step to keep the system from exiting the

    programming mode.

    1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).

    2. Press the "Lock" or "Unlock" button on one of the

    transmitters. (An unprogrammed transmitter can be

    used for this step.)

    3. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0).

    4. Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 two more times using the

    same transmitter used in step 2.

    5. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).

    6. Press the "Lock" or "Unlock" button on the same

    transmitter. Make sure the power door locks cycle

    to confirm that the system is in programming mode.

    7. Within 10 seconds, press the "Lock" or "Unlock"

    button on each transmitter. Make sure the power

    door locks cycle after you press each transmitter

    button to confirm that the system accepted the

    transmitter's code.

    8. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0) to exit the

    programming mode.
    bbtaco, Jan 7, 2007
  7. "bbtaco" wrote
    But just replacing the battery doesn't require reprogramming, does it? (The
    manual doesn't say anything about needing to.)
    Howard Lester, Jan 7, 2007
  8. It would be very unusual if it did. Certainly unlike every other car we
    have ever owned.

    Kenneth J. Harris, Jan 7, 2007
  9. "Kenneth J. Harris" wrote
    That's why I brought it up. I don't think people should be pressed into
    abject fear every time they need to replace the battery in the remote.


    Howard Lester, Jan 7, 2007
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