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Old 11-09-2009, 02:22 PM
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Default Help! Keyless remote not working after battery change

Just like the title, I changed the battery in my keyless remote and cant get it to work now. I looked in the manual and it gave directions on changing the battery but from what I gathered you just replace the battery and it should work. Tried two batteries so thats not it. I have searched around, found and tried whats listed below and still no luck. Maybe Im missing something, doing something wrong I dont know. Any help will be appreciated.

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Programming the Transmitter
NOTES:
The system accepts up to three transmitters. The
transmitter codes are stored in a stacking-type
memory. If a fourth transmitter code is programmed,
the code for the first transmitter is erased.
Entering the programming mode cancels all learned
transmitter codes, so none of the previously
programmed transmitters will work. You must
reprogram all of the transmitters once you are in the
programming mode.
You must complete each step within 4 seconds of
the previous step to keep the system from exiting the
programming mode. Program the transmitters within
10 seconds.

1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
2. Press the "Lock" or "Unlock" button on one of the
transmitters. (An unprogrammed transmitter can be
used for this step.)
3. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0).
4. Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 two more times using the
same transmitter used in step 2.
5. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
6. Press the "Lock" or "Unlock" button on the same
transmitter. Make sure the power door locks cycle
to confirm that the system is in programming mode.
7. Within 10 seconds, press the "Lock" or "Unlock"
button on each transmitter. Make sure the power
door locks cycle after you press each transmitter
button to confirm that the system accepted the
transmitter's code.
8. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0) to exit the
programming mode.
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:38 PM
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Those batteries will tell you right away if they are working...Does the little light on the fob blink red when you push the buttons? If not, it's in upside down. They only work the right way around.

(the tailgate button doesn't transmit until you hold it for about two seconds.)

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Old 11-10-2009, 03:59 AM
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I changed the battery recently on my fob and it worked just fine, didn't require any programming. The positive of battery has to be facing the compartment's cover.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:37 AM
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Check what others have suggested...
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:40 AM
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yeah.... I actually tried the battery both ways. The reason I replaced the battery is because you literally had to be 2 feet from the car in order to unlock/lock the car so maybe its just the remote. I dont know... thanks for your help anyways!
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:49 AM
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Will it still work with the original battery you replaced in the first place? The range with my remote is not great, better then 2' but the fob from my remote stater will unlock/start at a much greater distance.
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Both of my key fobs had NEVER worked well. I had put in the Honda OEM alarm system right after getting the "V" in 1997. I got it at a discount online: it actually cost me less than what the dealer wanted for keyless entry alone! Anyway...

It's rare if you can ever activate the locks if you are any distance from the V. Usually you have to be right up next to it. The alarm is located behind the panel next to the dead pedal, and the "antenna" is nothing more than a piece of wire dangling from it. The other day, I couldn't even pop the rear hatch without standing right next to the driver's door and mashing the button down a few times. Sometimes I can be at least a few feet away from the rear bumper and have it pop.

So I've never known if the key fobs were lousy, or the alarm was just lousy at receiving the key fob signals. New batteries never helped either--these have been lousy remotes since day one.
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My 1999 CR-V can be unlocked from 30 feet or more away with the original remotes. I've replaced the battery once.
My 2006 CR-V is about the same.

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OK, OK, rub it in.

I was wondering if it was the alarm system itself--I would think it takes over for the built-in keyless entry system built into the V since the alarm control unit has its own antenna. Anyone else I knew with a Honda could operate the locks from far away. I'd thought of adding to the antenna, but if it is tuned to a specific frequency, changing the length would only make it worse. Then again, ANYTHING would be an improvement!

I also don't know if the fobs are different for the Honda alarm vs. the Honda keyless entry...
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I also don't know if the fobs are different for the Honda alarm vs. the Honda keyless entry...
They are different, but I would expect the range to be about the same.

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