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There's been some talk lately about "oooooo, how do I buy a new remote transmitter? I can't buy it from ebay or online or whatever, because the I won't be able to program it and will have to take it to the DREADED DEALER!"

It's time these programming instructions made it into the tech section. Here's how to take any EX remote transmitter and program it to your own Odyssey:

1) put key in ignition, and turn ignition to ON

2) press any key on remote

3) turn key to OFF

4) turn key to ON

5) press any key on remote

6) turn key to OFF

7) turn key to ON

8) press any key on remote

9) turn key OFF

10) turn key ON

11) press any key on remote. You should hear the power locks clunk.

12) Within a few seconds, press any key on remote again.

Voila.

This is probably a Honda standard. They've used a similar, and probably identical, procedure since the first CRV in 1997.

So go ahead, get that extra remote transmitter mail order or from ebay. You won't have to deal with the dealer just to program it. Honest. (In fact, you're not programming the remote unit at all; you're programming the receiver in the Odyssey so that it responds to that particular remote.)

[This message has been edited by adam1991 (edited 09-29-2001).]
 

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Adam -

That looks like so much fun, I think I'll go buy a remote just for the heck of it!

You're right. This DOES belong in the tech section. Thanks!

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Yeah, I saw that on ebay. I had to laugh. But hey, anything's worth what someone wants to pay for it, I guess.
 

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I may as well ask... do you have to go through this process if the battery needs to be changed in the remote?
 

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Nope. You're training the computer in the vehicle to learn the remote, not the other way around.

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And I *believe* the receiver in the car can learn up to 4 remotes.

Although, there was that instance when the car was 2 weeks old where my receiver lost track of the original two remotes--while remembering the third one I had programmed two days earlier. Still stumped on that one. Thank goodness I knew how to reprogram them.
 

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I figure this is a stretch, but could you program a Ford remote to the Odyssey using this procedure? The buttons aren't the same, but it would keep me from having to carry around 2 remotes on my keychain. I need a universal car remote!

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Yeah, no kidding! A universal remote would be great.

Although, I'd settle for universality among Honda products. For example, I'd like to buy a CRV and program it to work with the Odyssey remote I'm already carrying around. Does anyone know if this works?
 
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