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Immobilizer

Discussion in 'Prelude' started by Justin66, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Justin66

    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

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    As any of you who own a 5th Gen prelude, you know about the immobilizer. My main key is getting worn out and while it starts the car with little problem, it still is tricky, also it doesnt unlock any of the doors anymore, the valet key will open the doors but obviously wont start the car since it doesnt have the chip. As i am the third or forth owner of the car, the plate with a special number on it for more keys or something is long gone, same with the radio anti theft code (yay).

    I went to Honda and priced out a key, they said i would have to get a new immobilizer unit also, thats over $400.... no thanks. However the guy there showed me a trick. If you take off the cover behind the steering wheel and tape that master key to it (permanently keeping it activated, you can start the car with any cut key. I have managed to start the car with the valet key, keeping the master key as close to the ignition as possible, but its a bit hard to get it tweaked.

    Before i ask Honda, do you know if i can just get rid of the immobilizer entirely? Or is it something integrated into the ECU or something or too much of a mess to take out? Cause its old enough now that its probably not necessary to really need it anymore.

    Any thoughts.
     
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    .: FF CHIPS :. OBD-2 / Immobilizer Bypass -

    This place gets great reviews on services provided on the other web site I am a part of. I guess you call them up and send in your ECU then the Immobolizer wouldn't be a problem any more.
     
  3. Justin66

    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

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    Thanks for the link, i really was hoping it wouldnt be something like that.... dammit honda why!
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    The valet key should start the car.. How the fuck is the valet supposed to park and retrieve your car?

    There is something else wrong.
     
  5. Justin66

    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

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    Ok it may not be the valet key, i think its just a honda blank thats been cut, my bad.

    Fuck i think this is the last used car im gonna buy lol. You learn something new from each one. So far though its a good car and has none of the problems my teg had........ i jinxed it??... lol
     
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    eg'sforlife New Member

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    its special valet witchcraft
     
  7. Justin66

    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

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    I would rather park my car myself then let some guy in a vest touch my car. I wont even let my parents drive it, hell i barely let my gf drive it.
     
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