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I have a 2008 Pilot and only the keys to open door and start vehicle. The fob was lost and the key cylinder is freezing up which means I can no longer lock the car.

I am looking to get a FOB just to unlock and lock the doors. Is that possible? Where do you recommend I get one?

I was going to try the dealer but know its going to cost me $100-300.00. Not looking to spend that much. I probably should replace the cylinder on the door as well but don't want to tackle that yet.
 

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You can get a dedicated keyless fob, but often just getting an uncut key that includes a fob is cheaper, and you can even just stick it in your existing cut key shell.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=2006+honda+pilot+fob&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

2005 2006 2007 2008 Honda Pilot Keyless Entry Car Remote Key Fob | eBay


You'll need to program it. Here's how to do it yourself.

Previously programmed key does not start the car

Get a new fob off Amazon or eBay, with or without the key, whichever is cheaper. Then reprogram all remotes together.

Here's how:

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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Thanks for the info! Can I program the keys per the article you sent even if I don't have the original remote key? or do I need to take it to a dealer?
 

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IIRC when I did it, you can reprogram the fobs (you have to do them all the same time) all on your own with the instructions I gave you. No need to go to a dealership. It may take a couple of tries, but it does work.
 

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The programming is pretty easy. I bought one recently as one of mine was dead. I pulled the old chip and key blade out of the old key case and put it in the new one, then I just followed the reprogram instructions. If you have issues with the timing, you can search it on YouTube and there is a guy on there that has a video demonstration.
 

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You can get a dedicated keyless fob, but often just getting an uncut key that includes a fob is cheaper, and you can even just stick it in your existing cut key shell.

Amazon.com : 2006 honda pilot fob

2005 2006 2007 2008 Honda Pilot Keyless Entry Car Remote Key Fob | eBay


You'll need to program it. Here's how to do it yourself.

Previously programmed key does not start the car
Hey there,
I'm up a creek again with these keys! AGAIN!
This time, somehow I lost my one good key I recently had cut, got that OBD programmer gadget and programmed myself- everything was fine. Until somehow in my house/yard I lost it!
I'm using my broken key again, apparently either I didn't program it for the door locks, or the battery is dead in it. I have to manually lock and unlock the doors. Oh the humanity! Pun intended.

I'm going to have 2 more made again. I'll program them again with the OBD port thing- I think.

So, PlPl, which ones do you suggest- some come in a 2 pack- that's what I want I think?
It has to have a blank chip in there too to program, etc.
 

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The programming is pretty easy. I bought one recently as one of mine was dead. I pulled the old chip and key blade out of the old key case and put it in the new one, then I just followed the reprogram instructions. If you have issues with the timing, you can search it on YouTube and there is a guy on there that has a video demonstration.
Did you find a newer or better video than the one in my quote above? Post it if it can also be helpful.

 

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Hey there,
I'm up a creek again with these keys! AGAIN!
This time, somehow I lost my one good key I recently had cut, got that OBD programmer gadget and programmed myself- everything was fine. Until somehow in my house/yard I lost it!
I'm using my broken key again, apparently either I didn't program it for the door locks, or the battery is dead in it. I have to manually lock and unlock the doors. Oh the humanity! Pun intended.

I'm going to have 2 more made again. I'll program them again with the OBD port thing- I think.

So, PlPl, which ones do you suggest- some come in a 2 pack- that's what I want I think?
It has to have a blank chip in there too to program, etc.

Sorry for your loss. :(

You can get a couple of these, which come with the little (unprogrammed) immobilizer chip.

10.39US $ 30% OFF|1pcs 433MHz 3 Buttons Keyless Entry Remote Key Fob Clicker with 46 Chip CWTWB1U545 fit for Honda Pilot 2005 2006 2007 2008|Car Key| - AliExpress

9.43US $ 25% OFF|KEYYOU For Honda Pilot 2005 2006 2007 2008 CWTWBIU545 ID46 Chip Remote Car key Fob 433Mhz 3 3+1 Buttons|Car Key| - AliExpress


Or you can get any of the chipless ones and buy your immobilizer chips separately...

4.06US $ 30% OFF|Blank T5 ID20 Carbon Chip Car Key Transponder Chip Replacement fit for VW AUDI HONDA|Car Key| - AliExpress


...which you could then use to step up into my happy world of flip keys.
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Here are some more updated links for cool flip keys. Some will even cut your keys for you for way less than a dealer or even a locksmith.


You can get a chip yourself here, if you need to. You already have the programmer, right?

US $4.0 31% OFF|Blank T5 ID20 Carbon Chip Car Key Transponder Chip Replacement fit for VW AUDI HONDA|Car Key| - AliExpress

Depending on your needs, you could also get the whole shebang in a straight key and transfer and program the fob and the immobilizer chip.





Head spinning yet? But once you're set up, you'll be smiling. :)
 

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Sorry for your loss. :(

You can get a couple of these, which come with the little (unprogrammed) immobilizer chip.

10.39US $ 30% OFF|1pcs 433MHz 3 Buttons Keyless Entry Remote Key Fob Clicker with 46 Chip CWTWB1U545 fit for Honda Pilot 2005 2006 2007 2008|Car Key| - AliExpress

9.43US $ 25% OFF|KEYYOU For Honda Pilot 2005 2006 2007 2008 CWTWBIU545 ID46 Chip Remote Car key Fob 433Mhz 3 3+1 Buttons|Car Key| - AliExpress


Or you can get any of the chipless ones and buy your immobilizer chips separately...

4.06US $ 30% OFF|Blank T5 ID20 Carbon Chip Car Key Transponder Chip Replacement fit for VW AUDI HONDA|Car Key| - AliExpress


...which you could then use to step up into my happy world of flip keys. View attachment 149436




Here are some more updated links for cool flip keys. Some will even cut your keys for you for way less than a dealer or even a locksmith.



Thank you PlPl, I'm having trouble with my aliexpress account here from work. I'll try when I get home.
I'm not quite ready for the flip keys yet. LOL
 
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