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I purchase replacement keys fromm ebay 2011 Accord V6. The

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I purchase replacement keys fromm ebay for my 2011 Accord V6. The remote is programmed in two new keys and the lock works. However the green key light is on and the motor does not start. Where I live we do not have Honda service nearby. Can you help?
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: The engine works fine with the old key (with a broken remote).
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I programmed the remote but I have to go around with the old key and the new remotes.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for taking time to ask your Honda question on JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** online handle is Honda-Man I will be assisting you. I have over 21 years experience repairing strictly Honda vehicles.

If you don't have a dealer close by you will need to call a mobile locksmith or go to your local locksmith shop.. They can come to you if needed and do the immobilizer key programming.

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Thank you,


Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

Most locksmiths today are capable of performing key programming.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I need instructions to do it myself if possible
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

It's not possible without a handheld programing tool and the immobilizer code from the dealer. Locksmiths can bypass the code but they use a special tool.

Sorry but it's s anti-theft device so it's not a do-it-yourself procedure.

Thanks again,