honda keys 2003

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Boot Sie, Aug 18, 2003.

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    Boot Sie Guest

    i bought a new civic 2003. i almost fainted when i found out two new
    keys were going to cost 130 $

    Boot Sie, Aug 18, 2003
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  2. That's a lot. Do these keys have a remote transmitter built into them?

    New keys without a remote transmitter should cost $25-$35. That would
    include the key, duplicating it, and duplicating the anti-theft code
    from your original key into the new key.

    Do you have a breakdown of exactly what parts of the new key add up to
    $65? Is this US$65 or CAN$65? Shoot, even CAN$65 translates to US$47,
    which is still too much.

    Try another dealer.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Aug 18, 2003
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    clibert Guest

    It is probably because they are laser cut.
    clibert, Aug 18, 2003
  4. Locksmiths have these key blanks and can program them. Price around.

    Norman Koller, Aug 18, 2003
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    Gus Guest

    Sounds as though keys have become a new profit center for the dealers.
    Gus, Aug 19, 2003
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    TL Guest

    I was told that new keys for my 03 Accord would be about $200. They
    have the transmitter built into the key. I don't need more than the
    two provided with the car (plus a valet key). The salesperson was just
    warning me to try not to lose or destroy one!
    TL, Aug 19, 2003
  7. I stand corrected on this. There is no aftermarket key for the Accord, I
    guess because the remote is built into it. There are aftermarket keys
    for the Element, CRV, Civic and Odyssey.

    Norman Koller, Aug 20, 2003
  8. Oh, you can get a Honda key without the remote built into it. No
    problem. But it's a laser cut key, not able to be duplicated in the
    traditional fashion. Probably the only source of key blanks is Honda,
    which means Honda dealers.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Aug 20, 2003
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    TL Guest

    I know it adds to the cost, but I do like the remote in the key. I'm
    so tired of those extra fobs or the bulky folding key and remote that
    my Passat uses. I take it you can get a non-remote key made. That
    would be like the valet key only of course with the full key cut.
    TL, Aug 20, 2003
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    Jim Guest

    I like the fob and key separate so I can give the wife one or the other when
    we're out so whoever is done first can still get back in the car. We do this
    and don't have to carry two sets of keys w/ us. I also used the fob to leave
    the key in the ignition so I could leave it in accessory so I could charge
    my cell phone as the 12v outlet is only hot when the key is on for some
    stupid reason so my phone never charges fully. Just my two cents.
    Jim, Aug 20, 2003
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    Jim Guest

    Yes, I leave the key in the car so the cell phone will charge because the
    12v only comes on when the key is on assy mode for some silly reason I'm
    sure. Old cars it was always hot so you could use it w/o the key. I don't do
    this in any area where it's unsafe. At work sometimes where just to get on
    campus is a circus and then there's cameras and people around and everyone
    knows my car - close knit. The other place is at home. We live in a safe
    neighborhood (I know - no neighborhood is 100% safe). I'm considered secure
    by some neighbors standards. We all still leave doors open and unlocked -
    garage up when not around w/ tools - bikes etc in them etc. Lots leave their
    car windows down and keys on daily so they'd get their cars first.
    Jim, Aug 21, 2003
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    John D. Guest

    That neighborhood practice of leaving doors open and/or unlocked will
    stop real quick right after you or one of your neighbors gets robbed,
    raped or killed...too bad you all have to wait for something like that
    to happen before your wise up re: security.

    Criminals are everywhere nowadays, even in formerly "safe" rural

    Good luck, because that seems to be all you're counting on...I prefer
    my model 1911.

    John D.
    John D., Aug 22, 2003
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    Chip Stein Guest

    they aren't laser cut. they are cut with an end mill. i've cut
    them. They are expensive though.
    as for the guy talking about security. locks are to keep honest
    people honest, not to keep real criminals out. if i get your vin
    number i can start your car.
    Chip Stein, Aug 23, 2003
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    Guest Guest

    Yes, and imagine my delight when I realized-- too late-- that those
    pants I just threw into the wash had my key and automatic lock/unlock
    controller in them.

    Good news. My controller worked like a charm right after a wash. I got
    it before the dryer, though.

    Regular cycle, detergent, no chlorine bleach. <g>
    Guest, Aug 23, 2003
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    Heath Darwin Guest

    that will be great until you end up like my grandmother, she left her key in
    the cup holder and took the remote with her, and went in to a store, then
    came back and the battery was dead and wouldnt unlock it haha.... she had to
    go in and buy another battery :p
    Heath Darwin, Aug 25, 2003
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