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    Angry Replacement keys are expensive!

    Have: 2007 Odyssey EX-L
    Have not: second set of keys

    Yep, lost one set of keys already. So I called 2 dealers to see what valuable service they could offer in return for all my spare money.

    New key: $18
    New fob/transmitter: $78
    Program key/fob: $45 at the first dealer, $110 at the second (!)
    Total: you do the math

    Argh! Why so expensive?

    Anyone have a better idea?

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    I can see the key and especially transmitter not being cheap, its the "programming" charge that I question.

    I bet it doesn't take them more than a few minutes to do it.

    I wonder if its in the "rip-off manual", oops, "flat-rate" manual?

    James

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    Re: Replacement keys are expensive!

    Originally posted by Stress|Strain
    Have: 2007 Odyssey EX-L
    Have not: second set of keys

    Yep, lost one set of keys already. So I called 2 dealers to see what valuable service they could offer in return for all my spare money.

    New key: $18
    New fob/transmitter: $78
    Program key/fob: $45 at the first dealer, $110 at the second (!)
    Total: you do the math

    Argh! Why so expensive?

    Anyone have a better idea?
    When I lost a set of my Accord's keys, they wanted $45 for the key and $125 for FOB. If I chose to re-initialize the car's keys memory (chipped keys) then that was an additional $65.

    I had them make the chipped key for $45 and turned to ebay for the FOB. A new seller was starting out and I saw his closed auction for no bids for $10 shipped ($5 + $5 shipping). I offered him $7 shipped which he accepted. Got a mint FOB in that price.

    So, turn towards ebay and see what you can reap.

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    A key, programmed should be no more than $40. at a dealer. (you go to the parts counter) There are other places that can cut and program keys. Shop around. You must have the one good key (or the valet) to get a new one programmed.

    Then do get another fob off Ebay. If you do a search here at the Odyclub, the key fob programming instructions are posted.

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    All modern automobile keys and remotes are costly to replace.
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    Let me make you feel a little better. The GTO has a Key the size of a tennis racket with the fob as one unit. The Unit is sealed...So when the battery goes dead, you can not replace it, You have to buy the entire key. From what others have posted.......300 bucks
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    Originally posted by wild willy
    Let me make you feel a little better. The GTO has a Key the size of a tennis racket with the fob as one unit. The Unit is sealed...So when the battery goes dead, you can not replace it, You have to buy the entire key. From what others have posted.......300 bucks
    Ah. Willy finally found a gripe for his GOAT.

    Seriously, that sucks willy. I guess that's why sales of these domestic automobiles have plummeted as they surely come up with ways to rip off the unsuspecting buyers (quality/reliability issues aside).

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    nyc cost 350 Dollar for 1 key and remote program

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    2002 instructions are in this thread.
    My guess is that the 2002 instructions will work or be close.

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