Good queston. You could probably use any old Honda remote for the LX. I don't know about the EX (with the power sliding doors and all). As for non-Honda remotes - I'm not sure. But you never know.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by erickam:
Would I have to use a Honda remote? An Oddysey specific remote?
10 Bucks!!! Yeah right. Anyway...please tell us how it goes once they come in.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by exindenver:
After I won the auction on ebay for an Odyssey remote, I got an email wanting to sell me the programing instructions for $10 bucks. I wrote back telling him I have the Helms manual and knowledgeable people on honda-odyssey.com
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This is hard to believe. The remote is simply a transmitter, so why would it get "deprogrammed"? As I understand the programming procedure, it only affects the receiver.Moo said:You may also be interested that this procedure is needed not only for new remotes, but for existing remotes that got deprogrammed. My husband's remote quit working one day and I thought it was the battery. I took it to the dealer to check and it turned out that if someone the remote was dropped or jerked a certain way such that the contact to the battery was lost, the memory will also be lost, so that it would required to be reprogrammed. I assume this will also be the case when you have to change the battery. What you need to do to check if it is the battery is by pressing a button on the remote and see if the red light comes on. If it does, it is probably not the battery. You should then try to program it again per the instructions above.
I don't believe this at all. I think you either got a poor explanation from the dealer or you got ripped-off . I have taken out the battery and the remotes still work when I put them back in.Moo said:..the remote was dropped or jerked a certain way such that the contact to the battery was lost, the memory will also be lost, so that it would required to be reprogrammed.
I think it depends on the system being used. If it is anything like the "rolling codes" system used for garage door openers and I imagine it is then it is possible for the receiver and transmitter to get so out of sync that the receiver (in the van) needs to be taught to recognise the transmitter again. The transmitter does not transmit the same code twice to the receiver and the receiver expects the transmitter to transmit a code that is within a certain range of codes, if it does not then the receiver ignores the request to unlock the doors or whatever. The same thing will be true if the electrical supply to the transmitter is interrupted for long enough, note that you can change battery and it will still retain it's memory, but if interrupted for long enough it will need to be "re-programmed".donlibes said:This is hard to believe. The remote is simply a transmitter, so why would it get "deprogrammed"? As I understand the programming procedure, it only affects the receiver.
I just got my remote from Ebay, same story, the light went on, but it wouldn't program. The programming directions I used were the same described as described on this thread and they worked for the two remotes that came with my Odyssey, just the one from Ebay didn't work and that was advertised for 1999's through 2002. Does anyone know if the remotes work on the 02's? It seems to me that they should work otherwise Honda would also change the looks of the remote or they create a lot of confusion.jl830344 said:I also purchased remotes on ebay. They appear to function (red light flashes when a button is pressed), but could not get them programmed....Does anyone know if there was a change for the 2001 EX? thanks...