Honda MRV Keyfob RKE Programming

HOW TO GUIDE: Honda MR-V RKE Keyfob Programming

Honda MR-V RKE Keyfob Programming

Programming instructions for the RKE Keyfob that may be used with any Honda MR-V produced between 2002 and 2008, including the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 models.

Honda MR-V RKE Keyfob Programming Procedure 1

  1. Prepare Vehicle

    TURN Ignition to the ON (II) position (just shy of cranking engine).

  2. Enter Programming Mode

    PRESS and HOLD the VALET/DISARM Button located between the AM/FM and CD/TAPE Buttons. The vehicle will respond by cycling the door locks LOCK/UNLOCK, indicating successful entry into Programming Mode. HOLD the VALET/DISARM Button UNTIL instructed to RELEASE.

  3. Program Remote

    WITHIN 5 seconds, PRESS the LOCK or UNLOCK Button on the remote. The vehicle will respond by cycling the door locks LOCK/UNLOCK, indicating 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 MUST have the original factory radio for this procedure to work.

Honda MR-V RKE Keyfob Programming Procedure 2

  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.

Honda MR-V  RKE Keyfob Programming Procedure 3

  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.

Honda MR-V  RKE Keyfob Programming Procedure 4

  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 4 times:

    a. TURN the Ignition to the ON (II) position. WAIT for a quiet clicking sound from the vehicle.

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

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

    d. During the fourth (4) cycle of these steps, the door locks should cycle LOCK/UNLOCK indicating the vehicle has successfully entered Programming Mode.

  4. Program Remote

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

  5. Program Additional Remotes

    To Program any additional remotes to your vehicle, REPEAT Step 4 with each additional remote one after another WITHIN 5 seconds of one another.

  6. EXIT Programming Mode

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.
  • You MUST CLOSE ALL doors and the rear liftgate/trunk in order for this programming procedure to work.
  • This procedure DOES NOT work for smart proximity remote key fobs.
  • You MAY program up to 3 remotes to your vehicle.

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