Immobilizer System | Acura, Honda

Component Matching

  • All systems (except Type 2) require component matching
    • Immobilizer components. Acura | Honda.
  • Pin Code/ Password
    • HDS will ask for a password.
    • Aftermarket tools usually don’t.
  • HDS ➱ IMMOBI ➱
    • Driver’s side MICU (fuse box, might have a built-in IMOES unit)
    • IMOES unite might be a separate box (08′ TL, 07′-08′ TSX, etc.)
    • Immobilizer Box
    • Replace PCM(All types except Type 2)
    • Replace MICU, IMOES (Type 4 and up?)
    • Replace IMMO
  • Component Matching w/ Proximity Keys
    • Or Body Control Module (Proximity Type 2)
    • PCM 
    • Keyless Access/TPMS Control Unit
    • MICU
    • ESL
    • VSA Module (Proximity Type 2)

 

 

Key Programming

Type 1-7 Systems Overview

  • Many Key Programming Tools will work with Honda/Acura most of the time
  • Each time programming is run, all key memory is erased.
    • For Type 1 you need to have all keys present.
  • Security Light
    • Blinks ⇢ keys not accepted
    • Goes out but comes back ⇢ component mismatch
  • Keys with letters
    • Original key that have a letter on a blade must be replaced with the key that has exactly the same letter
    • T5 stamped on the blade means that the key is for cloning, not programming

Oldest Type (some 1992 – 2001 vehicles)

  • 3 pin or 5 pin diagnostic connector (DLC)
  • 3-pin DLC. Honda | Acura  5-pin DLC. Honda | Acura 3-5pin DLC location. Honda | Acura   3-5pin DLC location. Honda | Acura 3-5pin DLC location. Honda | Acura   3-5pin DLC location. Honda | Acura
  • 2000 Civic. Used 3 pin connector (X100)

 

Type 1

Overview
  • I. Need both Red (learning key) and Black (master key) keys
    • If using MVP, don’t put the Red key into ignition unless prompted by the scanner, otherwise the Immobilizer will need to be reprogrammed again.
    • All keys must be present for key programming or they will be erased during the programming procedure.
      • If you have 1 or more existing keys and wish to program additional new keys, the existing keys will become new again, to the vehicle, during the programming procedure and must programmed with the other keys.
  • II. If  both keys are not available
    • Option 1. Replace immobilizer computer
      • New IMMO box come with Red and Black keys.
      • Note. IMMO Box & PCM are matched
    • Option 2. Use Transponder Key Programmers
Cars
  • 1997-2004 NSX (MVP Type 1A)
  • 1997-2001 Prelude (MVP Type 1A)
  • 1996-2004 RL
    • 1996-1999 RL (MVP Type 1A)
    • 2000-2001 RL  (MVP Type 1B)
    • 2002-2004 RL (MVP Type 1C)

 

Type 2

  • Overview
    • Security-related components are not matched, plug and play.
  • 1992-2002 Accord (MVP Type 2A or 2C)
  • 1998-2003 CL (MVP Type 2A or 2C)
  • 2000-2006 Insight (MVP Type 2A)
  • 2000-2001 Integra (MVP Type 2A)
  • 2001-2006 MDX (MVP Type 2B or 3)
  • 1988-2004 Odyssey
    • 1998-2002 Odyssey (MVP Type 2A)
    • 2003-2004 Odyssey (MVP Type 2B or 3)
  • 2003-2004 Pilot (MVP Type 2B)
  • 2000-2005 S2000
    • 2000-2003 S2000 (MVP Type 2A or 2B),
    • 2004-2005 S2000 (MVP Type 2A or 2B, some use type 3)
  • 1999-2003 TL (MVP Type 2A)

 

Type 3

  • 2001-2005 Civic
  • 2002-2006 CRV
  • 2001-2005 EL
  • 2003-2006 Element
    • 2003-2005 Element (MVP Type 3)
    • 2006 Element (MVP Type 3 or 4)
  • 2002-2006 RSX

 

Type 4

  • 2003-2007 Accord
  • 2007-2008 Fit
    • 2007 Fit (MVP Type 9)
    • 2008 Fit (MVP Type 11)
  • 2007-2011 Element (MVP Type 11)
  • 2005-2010 Odyssey
    • 2005-2006 Odyssey (MVP Type 4)
    • 2007-2010 Odyssey (MVP Type 11)
  • 2005-2008 Pilot
    • 2005 Pilot (MVP Type 2B or 4)
  • 2006-2013 Ridgeline
    • 2009-2014 Ridgeline (MVP Type 11)
  • 2006-2009 S2000
    • 2006-2007 S2000 (MVP Type 9 or 11)
    • 2008-2009 S2000 (MVP Type 9 or 11)
  • 2004-2008 TL
    • 2004-2006 TL (MVP Type 4)
    • 2007-2008 TL (MVP Type 11)
  • 2004-2008 TSX
    • 2004-2006 TSX (MVP Type 4)
    • 2007-2008 TSX (MVP Type 11)

 

Type 5

  • 2005-2012 RL
    • 2005-2009 RL (E-Key + PROX) (MVP Type 4)
    • 2010-2012 RL (E-Key + PROX) (MVP Type 11)
      • 2005-2012 Acura RL. Keyless + E-Key. 2005-2012 Acura RL. Keyless + E-Key.
    • Program E-Key first, then Proximity Key
      • Ignition twist knob must be removed to insert the E-keys.
      • Car will run with just E-key programmed.
    • Wasn’t able to program it with [Autel, Launch, SKP900, etc.]
      • MVP Pro should be able to do it.
        • Will use 3 tokens if need to program 2 new E-Sys and Prox keys.

 

Type 6

  • 2006-2011 Civic (MVP Type 7 or 8)
  • 2006-2010 CSX (MVP Type 7 or 8)
  • 2011-2014 CRZ (MVP Type 10)
  • 2007-2011 CRV (MVP Type 10)
  • 2009-2014 Fit (MVP Type 10)
  • 2010-2014 Insight (MVP Type 10)
  • 2007-2013 MDX (MVP Type 7 or 8)
  • 2007-2012 RDX (MVP Type 7 or 8)

 

Type 7 (MVP Type 13)

  • 2008-2012, 2013-2016 Accord
  • 2012-2013, 2014-2016 Civic
  • 2010-2012, 2013-2016 Crosstour
  • 2012-2013, 2014-2016 CRV
  • 2011-2012 Element
  • 2015-2016 Fit
  • 2015-2016 HR-V
  • 2011-2013 Odyssey
  • 2009-2015 Pilot
  • 2009-2014 TL
  • 2009-2013 TSX
  • 2010-2012 ZDX

 

Proximity Type 1

  • ➱ See “Component Matching w/ Proximity Keys” above
  • 2013-2017 Accord
  • 2013-2016 ILX
  • 2014-2017 Civic
    • To add a second key (with Autel ), use function “All Keys Lost”
  • 2013-2016 Crosstour
  • 2016 CRV
  • 2015-2017 Fit
    • 📝 Key Programming | 2017 Honda Fit
      • XTool ➱ Smart Key ➱ Type 3.
      • Will ask you to hold start button to turn ignition on ➱  Enter how many keys you want to program ➱ Press Ok.
      • Here it failed first time. I tried again ➱  It programmed key, but displayed “failed” ➱  Cycled ignition, security light turn off, car started.
  • 2015-2016 HR-V
  • 2014-2016 MDX
  • 2014-2016 Odyssey
  • 2016 Pilot
  • 2013-2016 RDX
  • 2017 Ridgeline
    • The immobilizer function uses the GEN 5/GEN 6 protocol, and the immobilizer function is deactivated by mutual communication between the keyless access/TPMS control unit, the PCM, and the MICU via the S-NET.
  • 2014-2016 RLX
    • The immobilizer function uses the GEN 6 protocol, and the immobilizer function is deactivated by mutual communication between the keyless access control unit, the PCM, and the MICU via the S-NET.
  • 2009-2014 TL
  • 2015-2016 TLX
    • 📝 ECM Replacement | 2016 Acura TLX
      • Autel ➱ Immobilizer ➱ Backup Control Unit ➱ Replace ECM/PCM.
        • This procedure worked fine, even though at the end it displayed “failed”.
      • Autel ➱ ECM ➱ Special Functions ➱ VIN Write
  • 2010-2013 ZDX

 

Proximity Type 2

  • ➱ See “Component Matching w/ Proximity Keys” above
  • 2018-2020 Accord
  • 2018-2020 Odyssey

 

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