Question about key fob/transponder chip

Old 07-01-2019, 10:33 PM
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Question about key fob/transponder chip

Recently I purchased an 05 RL with Tech pkg. from a man on craigslist, but he only had one key for the vehicle. I really don't want to spend the $360-$500 at the dealer to get a second key, so I was wondering if I could purchase a blank key and a Driver2 fob from eBay, and bring them to my local automotive locksmith to have him/her program them to my car? Or does only Honda have access to the programming equipment for their smart keys?

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I was in the same situation when I purchased my RL. I purchased a clean FOB which included an uncut key from ebay. The thing looked brand new. Then I went to my local Acura dealer for them to reprogram. I believe they charged me one hour labor. Total cost was 1/2 the price if I had purchased everything directly from Acura.
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I was in the same boat as you. I bought the RL with 1 key even tho the PO said when he trade in he gave 2 keys.

I bought one key fob and blank key from Ebay - dealer fiddle two days and couldn't get it to reprogram (even tho its my fault they charged me $0)
I bought a new OEM fob with blank insert - dealer charge me 1 hour of cutting and programming.
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