I just bought a new remote because my original was all scratched up. I followed the above instructions... works like a charm! Thanks Lausy.lausy said:I've attached instructions for programming a remote for an Odyssey which I believe should work for the MDX also. I found these instructions on odyclub.com site and they look like the same instructions to program a CRV remote I've in another site.
There's been some talk lately about "oooooo, how do I buy a new remote transmitter? I can't buy it from ebay or online or whatever, because the I won't be able to program it and will have to take it to the DREADED DEALER!"
It's time these programming instructions made it into the tech section. Here's how to take any EX remote transmitter and program it to your own Odyssey:
1) put key in ignition, and turn ignition to ON
2) press any key on remote
3) turn key to OFF
4) turn key to ON
5) press any key on remote
6) turn key to OFF
7) turn key to ON
8) press any key on remote
9) turn key OFF
10) turn key ON
11) press any key on remote. You should hear the power locks clunk.
12) Within a few seconds, press any key on remote again.
This is probably a Honda standard. They've used a similar, and probably identical, procedure since the first CRV in 1997.
So go ahead, get that extra remote transmitter mail order or from ebay. You won't have to deal with the dealer just to program it. Honest. (In fact, you're not programming the remote unit at all; you're programming the receiver in the Odyssey so that it responds to that particular remote.)
Also, if you go to the following site and click on installation instruction for keyless entry for LX, you'll find additional instructions for programming a Honda remote.
Actually, the replacement remote is IDENTICAL to the original remote. Gunmetal two-tone silver with the big Acura "A" logo on the back. You can even chose remote 1 or remote 2 for the linked seat position function.-=Ice-T=- said:I WOULD buy a new remote, but it wont look as nice as the one the dealer gave me
tdnone:tdnone said:On the original dealer supplied remote, there is a sticker stating L1 or L2, meaning driver 1 or 2. It is purely for visual identification purpose, not any relation to which linked seat position. My question is: does the new repote unit also have the sticker and you can choose which one to attach to the remote?
Can you provide the name of the supplier, e-mail so the rest of the board can make use of it when needed. Thanks.
MHarnois:MHarnois said:Should I be able to use these instructions to teach my MDX how to use my TL remote? It is not working for me.
It would be great to use the same remote for both cars.
TDNONE:tdnone said:Thanks, FengMD. I have the touring model and knew how to erase and set up memory seat. The real question I have - and perhaps not making quite clear - is whether the newly bought remote come with a choice of sticker L1 or L2 (seat 1 or 2). The only way I can differentiate the two sets of ket/remote is by looking at the sticker on the remote (since the key are identical). We both do not include any other keys with the 'DX key chain and want to keep the set simple by not adding anything else. Just curious for the time being since bot sets are still looked prettery new.
I just ran a search on e-bay for "acura remote" and there are a few black remotes out there. Before the nice silver Acura remotes came out, the Acura remotes were black just like the Honda remotes. This may be your best bet since the black Acura remotes should also easily program to your MDX. Just to be on the safe side... maybe you should call the dealer parts department and double check on all the compatibility issues. Just make sure that whoever you talk to knows what they are talking about!MHarnois said:I may have to go with the color coded remotes too. Black (Honda) for the black MDX and Silver (Acura) for the Silver TL. Thanks for the suggestion.