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Here at Low Rate Locksmith we are your source for free instructions on how to program your Honda, keyless entry remote control and all other kinds of vehicles, both foreign and domestic. Whether you drive a car, a truck, or an SUV we have the information you need to program your remote. Low Rate Locksmith offers detailed step-by-step directions from the manufacturer of your Honda car or truck, detailing how to program the key fob remote control, or programmable key for your vehicle. If you have lost a key, replaced a defective key-less entry remote, or added a new key, we have the instructions that you need to make the remote control work for your car, truck, van, or sport utility vehicle. Please select your Year from the menu below.

Introduction to Key Fobs and Remotes:

This invention relates generally to an encryption process for a remote keyless entry system and, more particularly, to an encryption process for a remote keyless entry system that includes a rolling code updating scheme that provides heightened security integrity against unwanted entry.

The Honda remote keyless entry system enables a vehicle operator to perform certain functions, such as lock or unlock a door or trunk of the vehicle, from a remote location are known in the art. Keyless entry systems of this type generally include a portable transmitter carried by the vehicle operator, usually included as part of a fob attached to a key chain for carrying keys of the vehicle. The transmitter will include a button that, upon activation, will cause the transmitter to broadcast a radio frequency signal as a series of coded data bits. If the vehicle is within the operating range of the transmitter, an antenna and receiver associated with the vehicle will receive the coded signal. If the receiver determines the coded signal to be valid, then the receiver will automatically cause the desired function to be performed as encoded on the signal.

Items you will need

  • Honda Odyssey Car 🙂
  • A working Key to the car
  • ALL keyless remotes to be programmed for the vehicle (you have to program them all together)
  • a non-programmed remote will work for this process

Step-By-Step instructions to program 2009-2011 Honda Odyssey key fob (Method 1):

Have all remotes for the vehicle on hand. Make sure all the doors and rear
hatch/trunk are closed during programming.

Only need to use 1 remote to get into program mode but all remotes must
be programmed during the same session. Each step must be completed
within 5 seconds.

  1.  Sit in the car with all doors/trunk tightly closed
  2.  Turn the key to the ON position, marked by “II” on the ignition bezel
    so the dash lights come on, then within 5 seconds press the
    “Lock” button on the remote for 1 second or so and release the
  3.  Turn the key to the OFF position, marked by “I” on the ignition
    bezel – dash lights go off.
  4.  Repeat steps 2 & 3 three more times (A total of 4 times)  each step
    must be done within 5 seconds of the previous step.
  5.  Upon the 4th turning of the key to “ON”, press the lock button on
    one remote, the locks will make a cycling sound (clunk), locks will
    NOT lock or unlock at this point, they will just make a noise. The
    system is now in programming mode. Do not turn key off.
  6.  Within 5 seconds of entering programming mode and within 5
    seconds of each other, press the lock button ON EACH remote
    you are programming, for a second or so and release. This step
    needs to be completed within 10 seconds. Each time a remote
    button is pushed, the locks should cycle. Up to 3 remotes can be
  7.  Turn ignition completely off and remove the key. Step out of car
    and close door. The remotes should be programmed and should
    work. If you have a trunk/hatch release, the button for this feature
    needs to be held for a few seconds before the trunk/hatch will

Step-By-Step instructions to program 2009-2011 Honda Odyssey key fob (Method 2):

Programming Notes:

Obtain all remote transmitters for this vehicle. This procedure will erase all previously programmed remotes. You must program all existing and new remotes that you wish to use on the vehicle at this time.

These instructions will only program a keyless entry remote. If you have the Honda remote/key combo, these instructions will only program the remote portion of the fob. You will still need to get the transponder key programmed to start your vehicle at an Automotive Locksmith.

Step-by-Step How To Programming Instructions:

  1. ENTER the vehicle and CLOSE all doors. (Each of the following steps must be completed within five seconds of one another. If you take longer than five seconds between steps or make a mistake, you must start the entire procedure over.)
  2. INSERT the key into the Ignition, HOLD one remote in your left hand with additional remotes close by.
  3. PERFORM each of the next three (3) steps in order, then repeat all three (3) steps two (2) more times for a total of three (3) times each.
  4. TURN the Ignition to the ON position, marked “II” on the Ignition.
  5. PRESS the LOCK button on the remote for approximately 1 second. (Say “Mississippi”)
  6. TURN the Ignition to the OFF position, marked “I” on the Ignition. (REPEAT Steps 4-6 three (3) times)
  7. TURN the Ignition switch to the ON position, marked “II” on the Ignition.
  8. PRESS the LOCK button on the same remote. The door locks should cycle indicating the vehicle has ENTERED Programming Mode.
  9. PRESS the LOCK button again on the same remote. The door locks should cycle again indicating the vehicle has successfully PROGRAMMED that remote.
  10. For programming additional remotes to your vehicle, REPEAT Step 9 with each additional remote one after another. Step 9 must be completed within ten (10) seconds for each additional remote. You may program up to three (3) remotes to your vehicle.
  11. TURN the ignition to OFF.
  12. Test all remotes. Programming is now complete.
  13. After successful programming, if your remote has a TRUNK RELEASE Button — you will need to hold that button down for 5-10 seconds for that function to begin operation.
  14. If these programming instructions helped save you time and money, please consider sharing our website with friends and family so they can do the same.

Key Fob Programming FAQ:

Q: What does it cost to have a key fob programmed?

At the dealership, the cost of replacing an electronic fob can range from $50-$90, depending on the automaker or complexity of the design. All fobs need to be programmed. Some dealerships will do it for free, while others will charge a half hour to an hour of labor.

With Low Rate Locksmith you can program your key fob by yourself for free!

Q: How do you program a key fob?

You find the instructions here are Low Rate Locksmith Key Fob Programming Sections.

Q: Can you program a key fob at home?

You could reprogram a key fob to a different vehicle as long as the key is the same for the vehicle.

Q: I lost the key Fob and the key to my 2005 Honda Odyssey, what should I do?

Don’t panic. Low Rate Locksmith can help you replace your 2012 Honda Odyssey Key and remote.

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