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      Amazon.com : 2004 honda pilot key fob

      https://www.autozone.com/electrical-and-lighting/remote-keyless-entry/honda/pilot/2004


      You could also flip out, like I did.


      Amazon or eBay or AliExpress for the standard fob with remote electronics, but why not use the opportunity to finally put an end to your key jabbing you or making a hole in your pocket, and upgrade to a flip key? I know I wouldn't go back now that I have a couple.

      2 +1 3 Buttons Remodel Remote Flip Folding Key Shell Cover For Honda Civic Pilot | eBay

      You'll need to carefully dig out and transfer your immobilizer chip and reprogram your fobs.

      Once you go flip, you won't go back.

      Program 2005 Pilot Key . That's how I went about it.

      I did it again for my second fob. Very happy.

      For my first one, which works fine to this day, I went with this model, which I later discovered allows you to open it up just where the remote electronics are to change the battery without having to completely separate the two halves and then struggle to reassemble the spring mechanism.

      For the second one, I went with this model because the area you attach your key ring is smaller and just in the middle, rather than the entire width of the fob like the first one, so it makes just enough of a difference so that my other attached dangling keys don't hit my knee, which had been driving me nuts (well, a little) since day one. I cursed Honda for placing the ignition switch too low on the steering column. I know, first world problems, but now that issue is solved.

      Here are some more updated links:



      DSP Flip Remote Key Shell fit for Refit HONDA Flip Key Case Fob 2 BTN + Panic | eBay


      2004 Pilot ExL Keyfob Doors Won't Unlock / Lock

      Fortunately, you can get them pretty cheap nowadays if you can wait for delivery from AliExpress.
      10.84US $ 16% OFF|Keyecu for Honda Civic Pilot 2003 2004 2005 Remote Control Car Key Fob 433MHz NHVWB1U523 NHVWB1U521|Car Key| - AliExpress

      12.99US $ 40% OFF|433Mhz Remote Control Keyless Key Fob NHVWB1U523 For Honda 2001 2005 Civic EX LX,2003 2004 PILOT,2003 2005 ELEMENT 3 Buttons|Car Key| - AliExpress

      12.89US $ 25% OFF|2+1 Buttons Keyless Entry Remote Car Key 433Mhz For Honda Civic EX LX Pilot Element 2003 2004 NHVWB1U521 NHVWB1U523 Key|Car Key| - AliExpress

      Or even treat yourself to an upgrade to an all-in-one flipkey. I did and would never go back to the stabber key regularly causing unseemly pain while in my pocket. :eek:

      20.15US $ 12% OFF|KEYECU Upgraded Flip Remote Key With 3 1 4 Buttons 433MHz T5 Chip FOB for Honda Odyssey Pilot 2003 2004 2005 FCC ID: A269ZUA101|Car Key| - AliExpress


      You can also pays yer money and takes yer chances on eBay, which if you're careful may be OK. You pay more but the shipping is nominally faster.

      2004 honda pilot key fob | eBay



      Finally, reprogram the fob(s) yourself. The attached PDF is how the 2006 Service Manual says to do it. Going from II to I is what did it for me.
      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 1remote 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 button.​
      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 programmed.​
      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 "pop".​
      Here's a video that might also help.​
      Keep trying, it eventually does work, if your fobs are good. In the end, what finally worked for me when using the method that goes from II to 0 didn't work: Going from II to I is what did it for me.

      The last step is to call the dealership, ask them what they would charge, laugh and thank them all the same, then use the amount you saved as the deciding factor for what kind of restaurant you take the little lady out to, a place with real linen tablecloths or what I went with to get my money's worth. :)

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      First of all, does the little red light light up on the fob?

      First get a new CD1616 battery, then reprogram all your fobs together like in this youTube how-to video, and now they should work fine.




      Keep trying, it eventually does work, if your fobs are good. In the end, what finally worked for me when using the method that goes from II to 0 didn't work: Going from II to I is what did it for me.


      Might want to take the opportunity to go for a flip key while you're at it.

      Key fob replacement
      Could be, but others have succeeded with only new fobs. Keep trying, since for some reason it takes some folks several tries for it to take.

      Also note what I said at the end of one of my links for the procedure:

      Keep trying, it eventually does work, if your fobs are good. In the end, what finally worked for me when using the method that goes from II to 0 didn't work: Going from II to I is what did it for me.
      Or the battery. It's easy to put a new one in upside-down without noticing. +/- vs. -/+

      If that doesn't help, test the battery. Some have been on the shelf well beyond their shelf life, particularly from some less than reliable internet sources. Where did you get yours?

      If your battery tests good (use a multimeter), then the next step is to get another fob (or two, especially if you only have the one). Fortunately, you can get them pretty cheap nowadays if you can wait for delivery from AliExpress.


      10.84US $ 16% OFF|Keyecu for Honda Civic Pilot 2003 2004 2005 Remote Control Car Key Fob 433MHz NHVWB1U523 NHVWB1U521|Car Key| - AliExpress

      12.99US $ 40% OFF|433Mhz Remote Control Keyless Key Fob NHVWB1U523 For Honda 2001 2005 Civic EX LX,2003 2004 PILOT,2003 2005 ELEMENT 3 Buttons|Car Key| - AliExpress

      12.89US $ 25% OFF|2+1 Buttons Keyless Entry Remote Car Key 433Mhz For Honda Civic EX LX Pilot Element 2003 2004 NHVWB1U521 NHVWB1U523 Key|Car Key| - AliExpress

      Or even treat yourself to an upgrade to an all-in-one flipkey. I did and would never go back to the stabber key regularly causing unseemly pain while in my pocket. :eek:

      20.15US $ 12% OFF|KEYECU Upgraded Flip Remote Key With 3 1 4 Buttons 433MHz T5 Chip FOB for Honda Odyssey Pilot 2003 2004 2005 FCC ID: A269ZUA101|Car Key| - AliExpress


      You can also pays yer money and takes yer chances on eBay, which if you're careful may be OK. You pay more but the shipping is nominally faster.

      2004 honda pilot key fob | eBay



      Finally, reprogram the fob(s) yourself. The attached PDF is how the 2006 Service Manual says to do it. Going from II to I is what did it for me.
      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 1remote 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 button.​
      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 programmed.​
      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 "pop".​
      Here's a video that might also help.​
      Keep trying, it eventually does work, if your fobs are good. In the end, what finally worked for me when using the method that goes from II to 0 didn't work: Going from II to I is what did it for me.

      The last step is to call the dealership, ask them what they would charge, laugh and thank them all the same, then use the amount you saved as the deciding factor for what kind of restaurant you take the little lady out to, a place with real linen tablecloths or what I went with to get my money's worth. :)

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      Or the battery. It's easy to put a new one in upside-down without noticing. +/- vs. -/+

      If that doesn't help, test the battery. Some have been on the shelf well beyond their shelf life, particularly from some less than reliable internet sources. Where did you get yours?

      If your battery tests good (use a multimeter), then the next step is to get another fob (or two, especially if you only have the one). Fortunately, you can get them pretty cheap nowadays if you can wait for delivery from AliExpress.


      10.84US $ 16% OFF|Keyecu for Honda Civic Pilot 2003 2004 2005 Remote Control Car Key Fob 433MHz NHVWB1U523 NHVWB1U521|Car Key| - AliExpress

      12.99US $ 40% OFF|433Mhz Remote Control Keyless Key Fob NHVWB1U523 For Honda 2001 2005 Civic EX LX,2003 2004 PILOT,2003 2005 ELEMENT 3 Buttons|Car Key| - AliExpress

      12.89US $ 25% OFF|2+1 Buttons Keyless Entry Remote Car Key 433Mhz For Honda Civic EX LX Pilot Element 2003 2004 NHVWB1U521 NHVWB1U523 Key|Car Key| - AliExpress

      Or even treat yourself to an upgrade to an all-in-one flipkey. I did and would never go back to the stabber key regularly causing unseemly pain while in my pocket. :eek:

      20.15US $ 12% OFF|KEYECU Upgraded Flip Remote Key With 3 1 4 Buttons 433MHz T5 Chip FOB for Honda Odyssey Pilot 2003 2004 2005 FCC ID: A269ZUA101|Car Key| - AliExpress


      You can also pays yer money and takes yer chances on eBay, which if you're careful may be OK. You pay more but the shipping is nominally faster.

      2004 honda pilot key fob | eBay



      Finally, reprogram the fob(s) yourself. The attached PDF is how the 2006 Service Manual says to do it. Going from II to I is what did it for me.
      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 1remote 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 button.​
      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 programmed.​
      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 "pop".​
      Here's a video that might also help.​
      Keep trying, it eventually does work, if your fobs are good. In the end, what finally worked for me when using the method that goes from II to 0 didn't work: Going from II to I is what did it for me.

      The last step is to call the dealership, ask them what they would charge, laugh and thank them all the same, then use the amount you saved as the deciding factor for what kind of restaurant you take the little lady out to, a place with real linen tablecloths or what I went with to get my money's worth. :)

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