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rl3.5x2004 01-19-10 06:28 PM

Keys and remote
 
If i bought a new smart key off of ebay willl it work if i bring it to the dealership to be programmed and cut? Thanks. THis will save a lot of money. BTW i have an 04 RL3.5.

maverixz 01-22-10 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by rl3.5x2004 (Post 1539117)
If i bought a new smart key off of ebay willl it work if i bring it to the dealership to be programmed and cut? Thanks. THis will save a lot of money. BTW i have an 04 RL3.5.

My experience today:

I bought a new smart key off eBay and took it to the dealership this afternoon where I was told they couldn't program it without the "Red Key" and even if I had the red key the cost for the programming would be $65. They offered me a set of their own generic keys (T5) that comes with the Acura logo for $28 programmed so I bought 2 and it took less than 10 minutes.

C25A1guy 01-25-10 03:17 PM

That's odd. The red key is actually used to program the immobilizer unit. Goto the parts dept. and just ask them if they can try and clone the RFID from your existing master key to the new one.

rl3.5x2004 01-28-10 02:18 PM

What was the totatl cost for the set of keys and service charge?

maverixz 02-03-10 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by rl3.5x2004 (Post 1542080)
What was the totatl cost for the set of keys and service charge?

$28 per key + taxes. No service fee for buying their version of the generic key (T5 as they call it because of the inscription on the key)

rusorubles 08-25-15 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by rl3.5x2004 (Post 1539117)
If i bought a new smart key off of ebay willl it work if i bring it to the dealership to be programmed and cut? Thanks. THis will save a lot of money. BTW i have an 04 RL3.5.

Forget the dealer,there is a great auto locksmith in Queens name Armor Locksmith
718-445 9200,as long as the chip in the key is the right one(they can test it before cutting the key),call them up,they will save you a lot of money,good luck.

MadisonJessica 11-12-19 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by rl3.5x2004 (Post 1539117)
If i bought a new smart key off of ebay willl it work if i bring it to the dealership to be programmed and cut? Thanks. THis will save a lot of money. BTW i have an 04 RL3.5.

Is buying key from nearest locksmith a reliable option, what do you think?

[email protected] 11-19-19 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by MadisonJessica (Post 1726167)
Is buying key from nearest locksmith a reliable option, what do you think?

Only if the locksmith has a key blank with a chip in that is coded to the immobilizer installed in your car.


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