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

Honda Prelude Replacement Keys

Honda Prelude Replacement Keys

 

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In this article:

Honda Prelude Replacement car keys – Introduction

Honda Prelude 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 Prelude car keys – How do I get a new replacement key? What options do I have?

Honda Prelude 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 Prelude car key replacement cost

Can I get a replacement Honda Prelude key by VIN?

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

Keyless entry information Honda Prelude

 

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 Prelude was introduced in 1983. This model has four types of keys.

Transponder Chip Key: 1997-2002 – One type of key.

Non-Transponder Key: 1983-1996 – Three 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.
  • Already have your key? Need programming information on how to program Honda Prelude transponder key? Click here for a step by step information!

 

Quick access: or go to FAQ

 

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

 

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002: (HD106-PT)
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Honda Prelude Transponder Key Replacement HD106-PT

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Honda Prelude Transponder Key Replacement HD106-PT

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996: (X214/HD103)

1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 Honda Prelude Non-Transponder Key Replacement X214/HD103

1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 Honda Prelude Non-Transponder Key Replacement X214/HD103

 

1991 : (X195/HD98)

1991 Honda Prelude Non-Transponder Key Replacement X195/HD98

1991 Honda Prelude Non-Transponder Key Replacement X195/HD98

 

1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990: (X181/HD90)

1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 Honda Prelude Non-Transponder Key Replacement X181/HD90

1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 Honda Prelude Non-Transponder Key Replacement X181/HD90

 

 

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FAQ:

 

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

Honda Prelude Replacement Keys

Honda Prelude 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 Prelude 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 Prelude. 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 Prelude Key Replacement Service Near Your Location - Tips

Honda Prelude Key Replacement Service Near Your Location – Tips

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make and model, e.g. 2002 Honda Prelude.

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

Honda Prelude Key Replacement Cost

Honda Prelude 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 Prelude key can cost between $50-$260. 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 Prelude key may vary

    Price of cutting a new Honda Prelude 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 Prelude 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 Prelude 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 Prelude vehicles 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 Prelude 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 Prelude has different 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 Prelude keys into 2 categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys)
  2. Keys that needs to be programmed and you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer (Transponder or remote keys)

 

No Programming needed

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

X214/HD103, X195/HD98, X181/HD90.

 

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

Honda Prelude Car Key Programming Tool

Honda Prelude 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).

HD106-PT.

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Q: I have a Honda Prelude key and would like to get a keyless entry system to unlock all doors as well. Can you tell me which one should I get, does it need to be programmed and can I do it myself or not?

A: Honda Prelude has a few options for keyless entry systems. For newer models, there is a built-in keyless entry in the key you have (Remote head key or key fob/ smart key). Some need to be programmed by a professional locksmith or dealer and some don’t. Below you will find all the relevant information.

 

Keyless entry information Honda Prelude:

Keyless entry information Honda Prelude

Keyless entry information Honda Prelude

Honda Prelude has 1 keyless entry. Choose the year of your car:

1996-2002: A269ZUA101 (Choose Method A)

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