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Old 08-29-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: 78250
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I have a 2007 honda civic.

can someone assure me if i need to get a new programmed key? the plastic casing split in half, the last time I was at the Honda dealership the guy told me he can change it for a tenner. I should have just got it there and then when i had my oil changed.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:28 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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at the dealership, yes let them replace the cover. its a plastic shell and all you have to do is be careful about snapping it shut and fitting the buttons in the right slots.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:32 PM
 
Location: 78250
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at the dealership, yes let them replace the cover. its a plastic shell and all you have to do is be careful about snapping it shut and fitting the buttons in the right slots.
I hope they will not INSIST on spending $300 for a new freaking programmed key!!! because I know I don't need that, just the plastic shell changed.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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GEZ MAN go get some plastic glue and glue it back.....If you have 2 keys they can make another key without needing to program squat. But you dont need a key
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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There's no reprogramming. The guts get pulled out of one and get dropped into another and then the key needs to be cut in thr new case. Just go to Ebay to see what an empty one looks like.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I hope they will not INSIST on spending $300 for a new freaking programmed key!!! because I know I don't need that, just the plastic shell changed.
These keys with chips cost all of $9 or so. The rest is all labor.

You do need 2 programmed keys to reprogram a vehicle. You can buy un-programmed blanks cheap, look at ebay.
Have the un-programmed blanks cut at any key shop. I use Lowes as they never charged me as I provided the blank.
Google or look in your factory handbook on how to program a new key. It is really simple with their directions.
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