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Can someone please post a picture of the keyless entry device (front and back) and picture of the key.. just curious and CAN'T WAIT for mine..

well, no, I am actually researching getting my own keyless with Auto-START..

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Base model is different

Be aware that the remote for the base model looks slightly different from the touring model. It does not have the instructions on it for the memory seats.

They appear to work the same though, because I got an extra remote and it is a touring remote, but it works fine on my base model. I can only assume that a base model remote would work properly on a touring with the memory seats.
 

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thanks for the quick reply,

I wonder what's the blank button for? Also, you said that the Touring remote looks diffent - how so? more buttons or just different shape?

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Extra Button

Good question about the extra "blank" button.
I opened up the key fob and there is a physical button there.
The picture looks cloudy because there is a weather protective rubber over that side of the key fob.
-Jay
 

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Thanks,

true, the blank is not a button, however there is a clear contact on the "motherboard" :)
Can anyone figure out what it's for??
 

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genemish said:
I wonder what's the blank button for?
My theory on the blank button is that Hondacura was saving money by using a standard remote key fob design. My old CR-V used an almost identically designed remote key fob, but the spot where the blank button is located on the MDX fob is where the CR-V fob had a rear hatch button. You had to hold it down for about a 1/2 second and then the glass hatch would unlock. On the MDX, since there is no seperate glass hatch I suppose they figured there was no point in having a seperate unlock button for the tailgate. The remote key fob is one of my few gripes with the MDX. Although it looks kind of neat (reminds me of a Star Trek phaser or something :p ) the buttons themselves are hard plastic whereas on the CR-V they were of the more tactile feeling rubber variety :(
 

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genemish said:
thanks, Gator

speaking of trunks, how does the trunk open on the MDX??
You're welcome. With the remote, the first press of the unlock button unlocks only the driver's door. The second press within approximately 5 seconds unlocks the rest of the doors as well as the tailgate. The tailgate opens upwards as one giant piece (btw, make sure you've got enough clearance overhead as it winds up higher than the roof.) One press of the lock button locks everything, and a second press of the lock button within approximately 5 seconds sounds an electronic beep noise as an audible confirmation that everytning has been succesfully locked. On the CR-V it would honk the horn as the audible confirmation. I think the beep noise is a nice improvement :)
 

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GatorGreg is correct about the 'blank' button. My TL uses this button to open the trunk, as it did similarly for his CR-V tailgate. A good cost saving measure (economy of scale).

I thought I had read in the features for the 2002 that it had an autio-open rear hatch button. Can anyone with a 2002 confirm this? Is this button operational?
 

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What do you mean by auto-open rear hatch?? I did not read this in the manual. If you tell me more, I could try it out this evening.
 

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I have a remote start on my 99 Mitsubishi, which I bought from Circuit City. Is it possible to use it on the 'X, and still use the factory remote... I really like the remote start feature, and would like to have it on the 'X
 

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GatorGreg said:

My theory on the blank button is that Hondacura was saving money by using a standard remote key fob design...
I don't remember which one but my salesman said it is intended for trunk release on another Acura.

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No Auto-Open Function

GCK,
Found what I was thinking about, and NO, it was not an auto-open function. It was just remote keyless unlocking feature as on the 2001.

Too bad, that would be nice to have the rear hatch open remotely as the trunk on my TL does.

Oh well.:)
 

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Re: Re: Picture of Keyless entry please..

remery said:


genemish,
Settle down boy, your MDX is almost there. I know it's tough but hang in there.;)
oh boy oh boy oh boy, i am so excited.. i can't settle down.. oh boy oh boy oh boy..
 

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MarkC said:
I thought I had read in the features for the 2002 that it had an autio-open rear hatch button. Can anyone with a 2002 confirm this? Is this button operational?
I'd venture a guess that Honda wouldn't design a auto-open back hatch for safety reasons (e.g.: someone accidentally releasing the hatch while in motion, causing kids and groceries to spill out). That's probably why the CRV release button operates only the back window and not the entire hatch.

- ablank
 

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GatorGreg said:

My theory on the blank button is that Hondacura was saving money by using a standard remote key fob design. My old CR-V used an almost identically designed remote key fob, but the spot where the blank button is located on the MDX fob is where the CR-V fob had a rear hatch button. You had to hold it down for about a 1/2 second and then the glass hatch would unlock... :(
I agree. On our TL that button is used to open the trunk.
 
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