Honda / Acura Dead Key Fob Help: Part I, Getting In

Getting into Your Honda or Acura

Retrieving the mechanical key

Honda and Acura build a mechanical key into the key fob (remote control or Acura Key Style 1‘clicker’). There are three different but similar key fob styles. The first one has a release button near the gap for a key ring, and is used for Acura models.

Acura Key Style 2The second key fob, also used by Acura, uses a sliding button near the top of the mechanical key itself. The third one, found on Honda key fobs, uses a slide button just on the main body of the remote control. See the image below.


Honda Mechanical KeyTo remove mechanical key, pull it out while pressing the Acura release button or sliding the Honda release button. To reinstall the built-in key, push the key into the remote until it clicks. Use the mechanical key to unlock the driver’s door.


After using the mechanical key, return it to the electronic key fob. The key fob itself may require the mechanical key to be present to operate.

We have some video help for you here.

Continue to Part II, Getting Started …


* Keep these instructions with you in our Dead Key FOB App. Search “Dead Key FOB” at your device’s store or click here.

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