Honda Element RKE KeyFob Programming

Honda Element RKE KeyFob Programming

The easy-to-follow instructions on how to program the RKE Keyfob on the Honda Element from the years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 up until 2011.

RKE Programming Procedure

  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 LOCK (0) 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 LOCK (0) 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.

If the above tutorial did not work for you, Please follow the instructions below.

Step-by-Step procedure:

1. Get into the car, close all doors and insert the key into the Ignition Switch.

 

2. Turn the ignition to the ON position (the lights on the accessories should come on and the dash will light up).

 

3. Within 4 seconds press the LOCK or UNLOCK button on the remote transmitter for approximately 1 second.

 

4. Within 4 seconds turn the ignition to the OFF position.

 

5. Repeat steeps 2,3,4 three more times and turn the Ignition to the ON position.

 

6. Press the LOCK or UNLOCK button at each remote transmitter (including any existing remote transmitters) within 9 seconds.

Make sure door locks cycle after you push each remote button to confirm system has accepted the remote.

You may program up to three remotes to your vehicle.

 

7. Turn OFF the ignition and pull out the key from ignition switch in order to exit the Remote Control Transmitter programming mode.

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

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