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

Honda Prelude key replacement - All you need to know

Honda Prelude key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Honda Prelude Replacement Car Keys – Introduction

Honda Prelude Keys Replacements by Year – Not sure which key you had: regular, transponder chip, or remote key fob? Find out here

Automotive Locksmith Coding a Honda Prelude Key

Automotive Locksmith Coding a Honda Prelude Key

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

Honda Prelude Key Replacement Near Me – Things to remember before calling a locksmith

Honda Prelude Car Key Replacement Cost

Key Coding and Programming Machine for Cars

Key Coding and Programming Machine for Cars

Can I get a replacement Honda Prelude key by VIN?

Honda Prelude Key Programming – Which keys can you program yourself? How to program & more.

Keyless Entry Information Honda Prelude

Transponder Chip Key for a Honda Prelude

Transponder Chip Key for a Honda Prelude

Honda Prelude key fob battery – How do I change or replace the battery? What is the cost? What size is the battery? And more.

 

Introduction:

Honda Prelude Car Key Replacements

Honda Prelude Car Key Replacements

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

Transponder Chip Key: 1997 to 2002.

Non-Transponder Keys: 1983 to 1996.

Coding a New Honda Prelude Key by an Automotive Locksmith

Coding a New Honda Prelude Key by an Automotive Locksmith

    • Please keep in mind that while some keys or key fobs may look the same, they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways. Therefore, having the right key or key fob is essential.
    • Already have your key? Need information to guide you through programming your Honda Prelude transponder key? Click here for more information.

 

Quick access or go to FAQ

 

Click on the type of key you had or your year model 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?

How to Get a Honda Prelude Replacement Key

How to Get a Honda Prelude Replacement Key

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Honda Prelude cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).
Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

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

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

Also, 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). The VIN helps the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make, and model of the car and determine which key you had.

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

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

Honda Prelude Key Replacement Cost - Estimate only

Honda Prelude Key Replacement Cost – Estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Honda Prelude key can cost between $45 to $170. The cost 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
Replacement Car Key Price Factors

Replacement Car Key Price Factors

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

Also,

the price depends on where you get a key replacement. Did your replacement key come from the dealer, or an automotive locksmith? Or did you get it online? Click here to get a more detailed explanation of how to get a replacement key.

The dealer usually charges about 10% to 15% less for the replacement key than a locksmith would charge. However, you will likely have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote. Therefore, the total price is usually higher.

New Transponder Keys Coded On-site

New Transponder Keys Coded On-site

Furthermore,

consider that if you have a locksmith come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may increase.

Finally,

in case your ignition cylinder has been changed, which is quite common in older cars, that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful. In these instances, the key will have to be cut manually by a locksmith, or you will have to change the ignition again, which in this case, the dealer can’t help.

For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement costs

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

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

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

  1. For Honda Prelude vehicles that are older than ten years, there are no codes available. So, an automotive locksmith is your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For Honda Prelude vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or remote, intelligent key, or fob key, codes are available. However, programming is necessary. 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 can you program yourself? Which keys require a programming tool? & more

Automotive Locksmith Programming a Honda Prelude Key On-site

Automotive Locksmith Programming a Honda Prelude Key On-site

A: The 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. This process requires 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 two categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys).
  2. Keys that needs to be programmed (Transponder or remote keys). These keys required the expertise of an automotive locksmith or the dealer.

 

No Programming needed:

Car Key Cutting Machine

Car Key Cutting Machine

Honda non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them. Therefore, no programming is needed.

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

 

Honda Prelude keys that need to be programmed – 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, and transponder keys, have a security chip. Programming is needed. Also, a special machine is needed to program them. An automotive locksmith or dealer should do it for you. This process must be followed for most models made after 1998.

HD106-PT.

 

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: The Honda Prelude has one option for keyless entry system. 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 for the 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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