Honda Immobiliser Fault Repair
If you have a problem with your Honda immobiliser then we can help you. And usually for much less than the dealer will charge.
Simply post us your immobiliser box. Then we will recode the box and post it back to you fully working. Also, if you have lost your Honda car key (or keys) or just need a replacement key then send us the ignition or door barrel so we can decode the barrel and cut another key from it. (If you have different keys for ignition and door you will have to send us both barrels.)
Visit our services website specialising in Honda immobiliser fault repair to buy this service online.
Or you may want to phone us on 0116 3400157 and have a chat with us to ensure you are doing the right thing before you buy online.
From 1994 an immobiliser system was fitted as standard equipment on this range of Honda vehicles which prevents the vehicle from starting unless a programmed key is used. There are 4 types of immobiliser system used, which vary slightly in operation.
System Keys - (All types)
Both master and valet keys are programmed keys, which means they have a transponder embedded in their grips that provide an ID (identification) code when inserted in the ignition switch. This ID code is used by the immobiliser system to determine whether or notto start the engine.
Note: The master key is also referred to as the original key.
In addition to the master and valet keys this system includes a learning key (RED key) which has a unique ID code that is matched to a particular vehicle's immobiliser control unit. It allows the immobiliser control unit to be re-programmed to either add additional programmed keys and/or delete ID codes of lost keys.
This type of system receives the transponder ID code directly from the immobiliser receiver and checks it against codes stored within its memory (maximum of 5).
Code Accepted: Fuel system energised, engine starts.
Code Not Accepted: Fuel system not energised, engine will not start.
These types of system use a combined immobiliser control unit-receiver, which is located around the ignition switch. When a programmed key is inserted into the ignition switch the immobiliser is energised by electromagnetic induction and transmits its ID code to the control unit-receiver. Here it is checked against codes stored within its memory (maximum of 5).
Code Accepted: A unique serial code is transmitted to the ECU.
Code Not Accepted: Unique serial code is not transmitted to the ECU.
Unlike the other master and valet keys, those used on type 4 immobiliser system contain electronic circuitry that produce a 'rolling-type' code (determined by the control unit-receiver) when the key is inserted into the ignition switch.
On LX and EX vehicle models the master keys also include a battery operated remote transmitter allowing the vehicle to be locked/unlocked. Both master and valet keys are sidewinder-type and can be identified by a 'V' stamped on the shank.
If you have been unfortunate enough to lose or have your key stolen from you don't worry we are here to help you. We can replace and remove your old lost/stolen key from your car system and have you back on the road usually within the hour.
The dealer's solution to a lost/stolen key is to change the ECU and provide you with a key which can cost £900. Also you will need to take the car to them. We can replace your key without replacing your ECU. So don't delay, give us a call. Remember we are not a call centre - we dispatch our own car locksmiths.
If you are forward thinking you will always have a spare car key. This will save you money in the future if you lose your car key. We can cut and program a spare key for you. In some cases we don't even need the car, just the key. Give us a call for this service.
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