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.
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.
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