By YOUCANIC on Feb 25, 2019
In this guide, you will find instructions on how to program a new Acura key fob. When you add an Acura keyfob, it may not lock or unlock the doors because the car does not recognize the key fob. The procedure below shows you how to program a new Acura key. These steps are performed by Acura dealers when you order a new key. Instructions
Test all Acura remotes if they are working correctly. If you find that you aren't able to program a new remote, repeat this procedure one more time. If only one remote is not working, the batteries on that keyfob may be dead. Follow this guide to learn how to change Acura key fob remote batteries.
All keyfobs need to be programmed, even the existing remotes. You can program up to three (3x) remotes. If you program a fourth remote, the first remote gets deleted. Each of these steps needs to be completed within four seconds. If you fail at one point, don't give up. Try again, and you succeed.
If these instructions don't work, you will need to take your Acura to the dealer, local locksmith or use an Acura key programmer tool.
Are you looking for an additional Acura key?
If you already have two keys, but one of them is damaged, it is a lot cheaper to simply replace the shell instead of ordering a new key.
Find an Acura key fob case online for your particular key and replace it yourself.
The other option is to order a new key from Acura dealer. Acura keys are not cheap and can cost anywhere from $250 to $500. If your Acura is a new model, you have to order the key from the dealer. For older Acura models, your local locksmith should be able to make you a copy of the key.
These instructions work on Acura TL but may also work on other models such as MDX, NSX, RDX, RL RLX, RSX, SLX, TLX, ZDX, CDX, CL, VSX, EL, ILX, Integra, Legend.