Honda CRX Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Honda CRX Key. Tips, Cost, Your Options and More.

Honda CRX Replacement Keys

Honda CRX Replacement Keys

 

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In this article:

Honda CRX Replacement car keys – Introduction

Honda CRX keys replacement by year – not sure which key you had: a regular, transponder chip or remote key fob? Find out here

Have you lost your Honda CRX car keys – How do I get a new replacement key? What options do I have?

Honda CRX key replacement near me – things to remember before calling a locksmith

On-site coding service by automotive locksmith - Honda key fob

On-site coding service by automotive locksmith – Honda key fob

Honda CRX car key replacement cost

Can I get a replacement Honda CRX key by VIN?

Honda CRX key programming – which keys you can program yourself, how to program & more

Keyless entry information Honda CRX

 

Introduction:

Automotive locksmith making a spare Honda key - Transponder with keyless entry

Automotive locksmith making a spare Honda key – Transponder with keyless entry

The Honda CRX model was introduced in 1985. This model has two types of keys.

Non-Transponder Key: 1985-1991 – Two types of keys.

Transponder key coding machine - Honda

Transponder key coding machine – Honda

  • Please keep in mind that while keys/remotes may look the same they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways and therefore it is important to have the right key/remote.

 

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Click on the type of key you had/ year below to get the most accurate information:

 

1988, 1989, 1990, 1991: (X182/HD91)

1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 Honda CRX Non-Transponder Key Replacement X182/HD91

1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 Honda CRX Non-Transponder Key Replacement X182/HD91

 

1985, 1986, 1987: (X181/HD90)

1985, 1986, 1987 Honda CRX Non-Transponder Key Replacement X181/HD90

1985, 1986, 1987 Honda CRX Non-Transponder Key Replacement X181/HD90

 

 

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Q: I lost my Honda CRX car keys, have no spare and need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

Honda CRX Replacement Keys

Honda CRX Replacement Keys

A: For a more detailed explanation including tips on how to SAVE TIME AND MONEY please visit our blog post: How to get a replacement key.

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. First, call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Honda CRX cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Second, tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Third, order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program (if necessary) it for you.
Programming service for Honda car keys

Programming service for Honda car keys

A word of caution: The type of key you need will depend on the year and model of your Honda CRX. Therefore, the options on how to get a new key made and programmed depending on whether you need a remote, an intelligent fob, push to start button, a transponder or a regular key.

Not ready to call for service just yet? Click here for some GREAT ideas on how to find lost car keys.

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Q: What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I call for the service?

Honda CRX Key Replacement Service Near Your Location - Tips

Honda CRX Key Replacement Service Near Your Location – Tips

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make and model, e.g. 1991 Honda CRX.

In addition, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car located on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror (Click here for more information). That would help the locksmith or dealer verifying the year, make and model of the car and the type of key you had.

Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents. The title, ID, insurance card, etc.

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Q: Honda CRX key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace Honda CRX key without the original? What is the average price?

Honda CRX Key Replacement Cost

Honda CRX Key Replacement Cost

A: The answer below is a short explanation. For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement cost

In short, to replace a Honda CRX key can cost between $50-$160. It depends on a few factors:

  1. Type of key
  2. The year manufactured
  3. Time of day & your location
  4. Where you get a key replacement (dealer, automotive locksmith, online, etc.)
  5. Availability of code to cut a new key
  6. Original ignition or not

    Price of cutting a new Honda CRX key may vary

    Price of cutting a new Honda CRX key may vary

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are maybe the most important factors (chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The newer the car is, the better security features the key had and therefore you can expect to pay more than $250 for a replacement key. Click here to see this model type of key you had for a more accurate price and information.

In addition, it depends on where you get a key replacement. The dealer, automotive locksmith or get it online. Click here to get a more detailed explanation of how to get a replacement key.

The dealer usually charges about 10%-15% less than a locksmith would for the key. However, most chances you will have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote and therefore the total price is usually higher.

Furthermore, consider that if you are looking to have a locksmith to come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may go up.

Finally, in case your ignition cylinder was changed before (usually with older cars), that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful and the key will have to be either cut manually by a locksmith or to change the ignition again which in this case the dealer can’t be of help.

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Q: Can I get a Honda CRX key replacement by VIN?

A: That depends on the year of your car and the type of key you had.

The VIN allows the dealer or automotive locksmith the option to access the key code on file, i.e. to cut you a replacement key by code which makes the process very fast and easy. There are however two things to consider:

  1. For Honda CRX vehicles that are older than 10 years: There are no codes available. Therefore, an automotive locksmith is your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For Honda models that are equipped with a transponder system and/or remote/ intelligent key/ fob key: Codes are available. However, programming is necessary and therefore you will have to either tow the car to the dealer or have an automotive locksmith come and program the key on site.

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Q: Honda CRX key programming – Which keys you can program yourself, which keys require programming tool & more

New key fob programming - Honda

New key fob programming – Honda

A: Honda has a few types of keys. Some require programming and some don’t. All transponder chip keys and/or smart key fobs need to be programmed with a special programming machine that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has. There is no need to program non-transponder metal keys.

To make things simple we divided all Honda keys into 2 categories:

  1. No programming needed
  2. Keys that needs to be programmed and you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer

 

No Programming needed

Honda CRX non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them and therefore no programming is needed:

X181/HD90, X182/HD91.

 

Honda CRX keys that need to be programmed and you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer

Car Key Programming Tool

Car Key Programming Tool

These keys, also known as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, as well as transponder keys, have a security chip in them and programming is needed. In addition, a special machine is needed to program them and therefore an automotive locksmith or dealer should do it for you (Usually for models made after 1998).

None – All the keys for this model are non-transponder.

 

Keyless entry information Honda CRX:

There is no available keyless entry for this model.

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