CRV keyless entry kit?

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Smed, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. Smed

    Smed Guest


    I'm trying to find "the perfect gift" for my dad for Christmas. He owns an
    '03 or '04 CRV but it didn't come with keyless entry. I'm thinking about
    buying him a keyless entry kit and either installing it myself or having it
    installed. When you put the key in the door handle and turn it a specific
    way it will unlock all the other doors and on the inside of the driver's
    door next to the window controller there are the buttons for locking and
    unlocking the other doors so this means it is wired for central control.

    First, is this a simple project? According to the brief synapses on the
    internet it they say it is very easy to install, but I would like someone's
    opinion that actually installed one.

    Second, should I stick with a Honda brand unit or does anyone have another
    they could recommend? I like the idea of buying Honda as it SHOULD just
    slap into place, but they are asking about double what some of the other
    units cost. I found a list of them on this website*:

    Thanks for any help.

    *I am in no way affiliated with I am merely passing the link
    on as a reference. This is not spam.
    Smed, Nov 18, 2007
  2. Smed

    Tony Hwang Guest

    I installed remote starter and keyless entry, alarm, etc. a few time on
    different cars including '97 CRV. If you are handy with electronics
    theory with good soldering skills it is not a diffidult task. If you sre
    not, worst case you can blow ECU. After market units are more robust.
    As a matter of fact I installed one today for my wife's new Suzuki SX4.
    It was little tricky due to factory anti-theft engine kill feature. I
    needed a bypass kit in addition.
    Tony Hwang, Nov 18, 2007
  3. Smed

    motsco_ Guest


    Under $100 US, plug-n-play, comes with two remotes:

    The installation instructions are included and it should take about an
    hour. The revenue also helps to support a really great web site.

    motsco_, Nov 18, 2007
  4. Smed

    motsco_ Guest


    Oh yeah, Just remembered: It's OEM Honda and you can install it ahead of
    time without them suspecting anything, and just give them the remotes
    wrapped up as a gift at Christmas.

    What a thoughtful child you are!

    motsco_, Nov 18, 2007
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    bigjcw1023 Guest

    I have a 97 crv. Honda installs keyless entry in all vehicles and
    sells the remotes for 250 or so. Here is a website that can get you
    the remotes for 65 brand new. Installation is a breeze, just need the
    key. I found this out from the dealer
    when I bought a kit to install and asked them a question about it and
    that is what they told me. Saved me a LOT of work. They try to tell
    you that it runs through the factory radio, but it dont!
    bigjcw1023, Nov 18, 2007
  6. Smed

    Smed Guest

    Wait a minute. Are you saying that the remote receiver is already installed
    inside the vehicle and all I need to do is buy a replacement remote and
    "arm" it to the car?
    Smed, Nov 18, 2007
  7. Smed

    motsco_ Guest


    Yes, it was on the '97 (first generation). Read the instructions I
    pointed you to and you'll see that you'll be installing the receiver
    yourself on a Generation II CR-V.

    motsco_, Nov 18, 2007
  8. Smed

    bigjcw1023 Guest

    It is cheaper at the site I pointed out, but yeah its there. Cute
    little trick eh?
    bigjcw1023, Nov 19, 2007
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