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Old 08-09-2006, 11:43 AM
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Hello all! I recently purchased an 02 TL-S a few weeks ago, and absolutely love it!! I bought a key from Ebay, and was wondering if I have to go to the dealer in order to program the key. Please help! Thank you!!
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1...your new key
2...a MASTER KEY (one with the remote in it)already programmed to car.
to program the transponder- (thats the immobilizer part)
sitting in dr. seat, put the master key in ignition, and turn to on.engine OFF. press the gas pedal 5 times to floor and release. now press brake 6 times (press and release)
remove master key from ignition. install new key and turn to on...engine off. press gas to floor once. now wait. the security light will blink for about 45-60 seconds, then it will go off if you did it correctly. once the light is off, car should start.

For the remote part. in drivers seat WITH DOOR OPEN. start with door unlocked. first put master key in ignition, turn to on, then back off and remove. using the lock/unlock button on drivers door. press lock.. then unlock 5 times.(lock,unlock,lock,unlock,lock,unlock,lock,un lock,lock,unlock)
Close drivers door, open drivers door.
Performe lock/unlock procedure again.
insert key in to ignition and turn to on, then back off and remove.(at this point the doors should lock and unlock by themselves ONCE)
Now press both lock and unlock buttons on REMOTE. release after about 1.5seconds. now press just the lock button on remote.
now open and close the drivers door a couple times to close programming. if you did it right, remote will now work.
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Thank you so much! I will try this when I get home from work. I will let you know if it works!!
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Originally Posted by fsttyms1 View Post
1...your new key
2...a MASTER KEY (one with the remote in it)already programmed to car.
to program the transponder- (thats the immobilizer part)
sitting in dr. seat, put the master key in ignition, and turn to on.engine OFF. press the gas pedal 5 times to floor and release. now press brake 6 times (press and release)
remove master key from ignition. install new key and turn to on...engine off. press gas to floor once. now wait. the security light will blink for about 45-60 seconds, then it will go off if you did it correctly. once the light is off, car should start.

For the remote part. in drivers seat WITH DOOR OPEN. start with door unlocked. first put master key in ignition, turn to on, then back off and remove. using the lock/unlock button on drivers door. press lock.. then unlock 5 times.(lock,unlock,lock,unlock,lock,unlock,lock,un lock,lock,unlock)
Close drivers door, open drivers door.
Performe lock/unlock procedure again.
insert key in to ignition and turn to on, then back off and remove.(at this point the doors should lock and unlock by themselves ONCE)
Now press both lock and unlock buttons on REMOTE. release after about 1.5seconds. now press just the lock button on remote.
now open and close the drivers door a couple times to close programming. if you did it right, remote will now work.
Hi, sorry to bump an old thread, but will this also work for a 2000 TL? I keep hearing mixed messages on it and even my dealer didn't seem to be entirely sure.

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Hi, sorry to bump an old thread, but will this also work for a 2000 TL? I keep hearing mixed messages on it and even my dealer didn't seem to be entirely sure.

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It should be the same.
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Originally Posted by Gfaze View Post
It should be the same.
Hmmm, I hope so. I was looking at a key/fob online here:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/1999-2000-2001-99...ayphotohosting

And that seemed to indicate in the description that I have to get it programmed by a locksmith. I guess I can always get my key cut, try these steps, then run back in and cough up the cash if it doesnt work.

Also, do you know whether it's important for the fobs that I replace the one I've lost, as in the #1 and #2. I keep hearing about that, but I really dont know since none of these sites selling them indicate which number their fobs are.

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Hi, sorry to bump an old thread.

I tried this on a 2003 TL without success. Are the instructions different?
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Would this work on a 2000 tl-p?
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O sweet, never knew about this. Will this overwrite any old keys/remotes?
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Originally Posted by fsttyms1 View Post
1...your new key
2...a MASTER KEY (one with the remote in it)already programmed to car.
to program the transponder- (thats the immobilizer part)
sitting in dr. seat, put the master key in ignition, and turn to on.engine OFF. press the gas pedal 5 times to floor and release. now press brake 6 times (press and release)
remove master key from ignition. install new key and turn to on...engine off. press gas to floor once. now wait. the security light will blink for about 45-60 seconds, then it will go off if you did it correctly. once the light is off, car should start.

For the remote part. in drivers seat WITH DOOR OPEN. start with door unlocked. first put master key in ignition, turn to on, then back off and remove. using the lock/unlock button on drivers door. press lock.. then unlock 5 times.(lock,unlock,lock,unlock,lock,unlock,lock,un lock,lock,unlock)
Close drivers door, open drivers door.
Performe lock/unlock procedure again.
insert key in to ignition and turn to on, then back off and remove.(at this point the doors should lock and unlock by themselves ONCE)
Now press both lock and unlock buttons on REMOTE. release after about 1.5seconds. now press just the lock button on remote.
now open and close the drivers door a couple times to close programming. if you did it right, remote will now work.
just amazing, how can you find this out?
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by deeplies View Post
just amazing, how can you find this out?
This was taken from the CL side many many years ago.
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Is there a switchblade key that can be programmed for our TL? I see newer TLs have them, is there a year we could use? Or an aftermarket? Doing a search really just brings up keys for sale.
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When you say to press the gas pedal once to the floor I am assuming you also mean to release it. Is that correct? Or do I keep the pedal to the floor until the security light goes off?

Thanks for your help!
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You still have to get the new key cut first, right?
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You still have to get the new key cut first, right?
I assume so i would rather have a blank key programmed for my auto start tho
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Bump...any more info on this? This didn't work for me either.
I have an 02 TLS, have the second remote programed OK, got the second key cut and it turns the locks, but no luck after muliple tries to program the key by this method.
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Bump for great thread.

Bought two keys on fleabag for $14. Lowes cut them for me for free. Programmed flawlessly.

No more worries about losing/breaking only key!
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Yes or No-does this work on a 02TLS???

I have tried this again & again and cannot get car to enter programing mode.
I have waited for a full moon, stood on one leg, faced north, chantted weird stuff and farted while trying this procedure-no luck

Can anyone confrim they got this to work on a 02TLS...??
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I went to lowes today and got an ignition key cut AND programmed for $29. Why would anyone go through this when you can just go to lowes and have them do it for that price?
Good luck.
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Mine is a 2003 Acura TL Type-S. I believe they can program up to 2003, but beyond that it's a no go.
Also, ACE hardware can do it, but Home Depot Cannot
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I have tried this again & again and cannot get car to enter programing mode.
I have waited for a full moon, stood on one leg, faced north, chantted weird stuff and farted while trying this procedure-no luck

Can anyone confrim they got this to work on a 02TLS...??

Yeah I Just did mine today got it cut and programmed for $30 dollars at lowes. Thats your best bet IMO saves the trouble
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The Lowe's in my area won't cut and program my key, they said I have to buy there's. There key sucks it's just a plain key without the Acura logo on it. The key is for a 2g cl which is basically the same thing as the 2g tl.
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wait a minute! lowes will program them?
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From the above I'm not sure how to program new keys to my 2003 tl. I have both original keys but from bad experience with ford (cost $170) when I misplaced my 2nd key I would like to have a backup. Bob
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Does this same method work with a base 02 TL? The remote instruction s seem to differ
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Hate to ask..

Originally Posted by fsttyms1 View Post
1...your new key
2...a MASTER KEY (one with the remote in it)already programmed to car.
to program the transponder- (thats the immobilizer part)
sitting in dr. seat, put the master key in ignition, and turn to on.engine OFF. press the gas pedal 5 times to floor and release. now press brake 6 times (press and release)
remove master key from ignition. install new key and turn to on...engine off. press gas to floor once. now wait. the security light will blink for about 45-60 seconds, then it will go off if you did it correctly. once the light is off, car should start.

For the remote part. in drivers seat WITH DOOR OPEN. start with door unlocked. first put master key in ignition, turn to on, then back off and remove. using the lock/unlock button on drivers door. press lock.. then unlock 5 times.(lock,unlock,lock,unlock,lock,unlock,lock,un lock,lock,unlock)
Close drivers door, open drivers door.
Performe lock/unlock procedure again.
insert key in to ignition and turn to on, then back off and remove.(at this point the doors should lock and unlock by themselves ONCE)
Now press both lock and unlock buttons on REMOTE. release after about 1.5seconds. now press just the lock button on remote.
now open and close the drivers door a couple times to close programming. if you did it right, remote will now work.
I have a 2003 Acura TL Type S, will this work for my car??
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