How to Program an Accord Key Fob

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According to, the Honda Accord was first introduced in 1976. Replacement key fobs for Accords with power door locks and factory keyless remote entry systems can be purchased from Honda dealers or online retailers. Key fobs purchased from Honda can be programmed by the dealer at the time of purchase but might be more expensive than aftermarket alternatives. Aftermarket key fobs purchased online from websites such as are less expensive but require programming by the vehicle owner.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Insert the key into the ignition, and turn the key to the "On" position. Press either the "Lock" or "Unlock" button on the remote to be programmed. Turn the key in the ignition to the "Lock" position. Repeat the tasks in this step twice.

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    Turn the key in the ignition to the "On" position.

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    Press either the "Lock" or "Unlock" button on the remote to be programmed. The door locks will cycle indicating the vehicle has entered remote programming mode.

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    Press either the "Lock" or "Unlock" button on each remote that needs to be programmed. After each remote is programmed, the door locks will cycle, indicating that the programming was successful.

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    Turn the key in the ignition to the "Lock" position to exit remote programming mode. Test each remote by locking and unlocking the doors of the vehicle using the remote.

Tips and warnings

  • These procedures will erase the entry code stored on all existing remotes. Once programming mode is entered, all keyless remotes need to be reprogrammed to function with the vehicle.
  • All steps need to be performed within 5 seconds of the previous step to ensure the vehicle stays in remote programming mode.

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