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I have been using manual key entry for a while for my 2006 Honda Pilot. My keyless FOB stopped working a few years back and I did not get much help from my dealer or mechanic when asking for solutions to my issue.

I would like to resolve this issue and have been trying to fix a few other things as well. I replaced the batteries for my two keys and neither of them would unlock the vehicle.

I am wondering what steps I should do to diagnose the issue? I am going to take a look at the keyless entry module to see if this looks fine. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced your remotes not working and you know that it is not the battery on the remote?

  • is there a way to check the keyless entry module to ensure it works?
  • is there a fuse that could be involved with the keyless entry?
  • any other ideas of things that would stop the remotes from working?

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Have you tried going through the fob reprogramming process? Sometimes it takes a few tries to get it right.

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.
 

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Do the fobs flash the red LED when you press a button? If not and you changed the battery they may be shot.
If so, try reprogramming. Search "fob reprogramming process" in this forum. It helped me out.
I bought a two pack off amazon because I didn't get any LED response after changing batteries. Swapped the electronics but kept the original case, transponder and keys, then reprogrammed.
 

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On the first remote, both the buttons work correctly. Light comes on as expected. For second remote, only the unlock light seems to be working. I have ordered a new shell as my case is worn out. I will try to get that remote to work. If that is successful, then I will get another key shell and try with second remote.
I have not tried reprogramming yet. Didn't think I needed that, but will give that a shot to see if that works.
 

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Okay. Issue seems to be resolved. 1st remote works fine. Not sure if me opening and cleaning the contacts corrected the issue, but put in a new battery and tested it and it remote properly locks and unlocks the vehicle. Yeah! 2nd remote, looks like there is issue with the lock button. But I now have one working remote and believe I can get the second one fixed.
Thank you for advice!
 
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