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Key fob broke. won't work with the spare key. help, it broke

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Key fob broke. won't work with the spare key . help
JA: Have you checked the fob's battery?
Customer: it broke in half. It's like the starter won't let it start with the pare key because it's not electronically synched don't know
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: 2004 accord. is there a work around to fix it?
JA: Are you fixing your Accord yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I've just tried the spare key. Yes I'm working on it myself. the dealership is closed
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Spare key did work tried the broken key again after that the spare didn't work either.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Hi im kevin where did key break ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
at the fob. the metal came apart from the plastic
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It started with the other key. Then I went back to the original and it didn't now it won't work at all
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Ok if you turn key in ignition and hold plastic fob as close as possible to key and it should start

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm using the other key which is not damaged and get nothing
not even turning over
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
is there a re-set for the fob?
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

No reset but car will lock itself out if it thinks its being stolen .lock car and unlock with key and retry with spare key

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no luck
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Ok so any key light on dash ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no
I'm in the car now
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Ok i would disconnect battery for a while then reconne t and try only with spare key

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
giving that a shot
How log?
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

15-20 mins

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Okay. hopefully that will do the trick. if not any other suggestions?
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Come back to me once youve tryed this

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No luck. Left the battery unhooked for a few hours. I think the immobilizer system doesn't recognize the key.Any ideas how to get it back?
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Next step is to have car plugged into disgnostic tool to find out whats going on