Use Key Chip To Locate Key

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Dick, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Dick

    Dick Guest

    I know this is far-fetched, but with the newer Accords having a chip
    in the key that is read by the ignition before the car can start, what
    would it take to be able to locate a lost key by reading the code with
    some kind of receiver? I suppose you would somehow have to duplicate
    the system in the Accord. Also, the receiver probably has to be very
    close to the key. I envision something like a metal detector that you
    can use throughout your home to find the elusive key.

    Dick, Jul 10, 2007
  2. Dick

    camgere Guest

    Put an RFID chip on your keychain and if you are real nice to the
    green grocery guy he'll let you use his RFID scanner to find your lost
    keychain. Passive RFID has very limited broadcast range.
    camgere, Jul 11, 2007
  3. Dick

    Dick Guest

    Yeah, but what do you do about one that is already lost? :)
    Dick, Jul 11, 2007
  4. Dick

    marco Guest

    Nothing. Actually, you have to go to the dealer and get a new key, and
    you have to hope you don't need to get the car re-chipped. A real Honda
    dealer will be able to make a new key for you without 'extra costs'.

    marco, Jul 12, 2007
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