Honda Pilot RKE Keyfob Programming

Honda Pilot RKE Keyfob Programming

A step-by-step tutorial on how to program the RKE Keyfob on a Honda Pilot manufactured in any year between 2003 and 2011, including but not limited to 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 and 2011.

Honda Pilot 2003-2004 RKE Keyfob Programming

  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.

IF THE ABOVE TUTORIAL DID NOT WORK FOR YOUR HONDA PILOT 2003-2004 MODEL. PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION BELOW.

  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 Pilot 2005 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 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 YOUR HONDA PILOT 2005 MODEL. PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION BELOW. THE GUIDE BELOW WILL ALSO WORK FOR HONDA PILOT 2005 MODEL.

 

Honda Pilot 2006-2011 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 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.

 

Honda Pilot 2012-2022 RKE Keyfob Programming

You will require an OBD 2 scan tool that is equipped with the keyfob programming feature in order to successfully program the RKE key fob on a Honda PILOT manufactured in any of the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022.

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

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