HOW TO GUIDE: Honda Civic RKE Keyfob Programming

Honda Civic RKE Keyfob Programming

Honda Civic RKE Keyfob Programming

RKE Keyfob programming for Honda Civic models produced between 1991 and 2006, including those manufactured in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 20013, 2004, and 2005.

Honda Civic 1991-1993 RKE Keyfob Programming

  1. Enter Programming Mode – Step 1

    LOCATE the keyless entry system control module in your vehicle (likely located beneath the Driver’s seat).

  2. Enter Programming Mode – Step 2

    LOCATE the keyless entry memory chip compartment on the control module.

  3. Enter Programming Mode – Step 3

    REMOVE the circuit board compartment cover and REMOVE the keyless entry memory chip.

  4. Enter Programming Mode – Step 4

    REPLACE the chip with the replacement chip that you were sent with your replacement remote to ENTER Programming Mode.

  5. Program Remote – Step 1

    LOCATE the small “Reset Button” next to the keyless entry memory chip cover on the control module.

  6. Program Remote – Step 2

    PRESS the “Reset Button” for a few seconds in order to ACTIVATE your new remote.

  7. Test Remotes

    TEST all remotes. Programming is now complete.

Programming Notes:

  • Verify the following prior to following these instructions:
    • Your vehicle is equipped with keyless entry, and
    • You have a key fob remote that is compatible with your vehicle.
  • Obtain ALL remote transmitters for this vehicle.
  • You will need the original remote’s memory chip on hand in order to successfully program a new remote. This will be found in the keyless entry system control module, not the remote itself.

Honda Civic 1994-1998 RKE Keyfob Programming

  1. Prepare Vehicle

    TURN Ignition to the ON (II) position .

  2. Enter Programming Mode

    PRESS and HOLD the VALET/DISARM Button located beneath the steering wheel. HOLD the VALET/DISARM Button UNTIL instructed to RELEASE. The LED light on the upper steering column will FLASH indicating the vehicle has successfully entered Programming Mode.

  3. Program Remote

    PRESS the TOP button on the remote for approximately 3 seconds. The parking lights will flash to confirm successful programming of the remote.

  4. Program Additional Remotes

    WITHIN 10 seconds, REPEAT Step 3 to program any additional remotes.

  5. Exit Programming Mode

    RELEASE the VALET/DISARM Button to EXIT Programming Mode.

  6. Test Remotes

    TEST all remotes. Programming is now complete.

Programming Notes:

  • Verify the following prior to following these instructions:
    • Your vehicle is equipped with keyless entry, and
    • You have a key fob remote that is compatible with your vehicle.
  • Obtain ALL remote transmitters for this vehicle.
  • You may program up to 4 remotes to your vehicle. However, this procedure will erase programming memory of the oldest remote once you surpass the 4 remote limit. If you need to remove a lost or stolen remote from the keyless entry system’s memory, you can simply program one remote 4 times.

Honda Civic 1999-2006 RKE Keyfob Programming

  1. Prepare Vehicle

    ENTER the vehicle and CLOSE and UNLOCK ALL doors.

  2. Prepare Remote(s)

    INSERT the key into the Ignition, HOLD one remote in your left hand with additional remotes close by.

  3. Enter Programming Mode – Step 1

    EACH of the following steps MUST be completed within 5 seconds of one another. REPEAT these steps 3 times:

    a. TURN the Ignition to the ON (II) position.

    b. PRESS and HOLD the LOCK button on the remote for approximately 1 second.

    c. TURN the Ignition to the OFF (I) position.

  4. Enter Programming Mode – Step 2

    TURN the Ignition to the ON (II) position.

  5. Enter Programming Mode – Step 3

    PRESS the LOCK button on the same remote. The door locks will cycle LOCK / UNLOCK indicating the vehicle has successfully entered Programming Mode.

  6. Program Remote

    WITHIN 5 seconds, PRESS the LOCK button AGAIN on the same remote. The door locks should cycle again LOCK / UNLOCK indicating the vehicle has successfully PROGRAMMED the remote.

  7. Program Additional Remotes

    To Program any additional remotes to your vehicle, REPEAT Step 6 with each additional remote one after another WITHIN 5 seconds of one another.

  8. EXIT Programming Mode

    TURN the ignition to OFF (I) and REMOVE the key to EXIT Programming Mode.

  9. Trunk Release Programming

    After successful programming, if your remote has a TRUNK RELEASE Button — you will need to PRESS and HOLD that button down for 5-10 seconds for that function to begin operation.

  10. Test Remotes

    EXIT vehicle, CLOSE all doors and TEST all remotes. Programming is now complete.

Programming Notes:

  • Verify the following prior to following these instructions:
    • Your vehicle is equipped with keyless entry, and
    • You have a key fob remote that is compatible with your vehicle.
  • Obtain ALL remote transmitters for this vehicle.
  • If you have a remote head key with a transponder chip, this procedure will ONLY program the remote portion. You’ll need a Professional Auto Locksmith to cut and program the transponder key that will start the vehicle.
  • If you have a remote head key without a transponder chip, this procedure WILL work for your vehicle.
  • This procedure DOES NOT work for smart proximity remote key fobs.
  • You MAY program up to 3 remotes to your vehicle.

Honda Civic 2007-2022 RKE Keyfob Programming

In order to successfully program the RKE key fob on a Honda Civic model year 2007 through 2022, you will require an OBD 2 Scan tool that comes equipped with the keyfob programming function.

 

Thank you very much! This tutorial was compiled and researched by Erwin Salarda.