Honda Accord Key Blanks

When choosing a blank key for a Honda Accord, youll want to make sure you get the right model for your car. Depending on the Accord, you might need to pick a fob along with the blank key. The following answers your common questions when purchasing one.

What type of battery do they use?

The type of battery used for a blank remote key depends on the year of the vehicle. Some models have a battery that goes inside the actual end of the key. Here are some common batteries you can expect to find:

  • CR1616: This is a round battery that measures 16 x 1.6 millimeters. Most Honda Accords from 2003 to the present use this model.
  • CR2016: Most blank key fobs for the Honda Accords from 1994 to 1996 use this battery model.
  • CR2032: Another common battery, these can be substituted for a CR1616 for most blank key fobs for a Honda Accord.
How do you program a blank key?

The following are steps to take to program a Honda Accord car key:

  1. Insert the car key into the ignition and turn it to the "ON" position but not enough to start the car.
  2. Within five seconds, press the lock button. Then turn the car key to the off position.
  3. Repeat the previous steps two more times and then press the lock button.
How do you replace a Honda Accord key?

To get a replacement for your Honda, you will need the VIN number. This can be found on the drivers side interior dash of your vehicle or on the vehicle title. Take this number and the year the car was made, along with your key blanks, to a local Honda dealership. There, they can cut the blank and replace the chip if required.

What comes with a blank car key for a Honda Accord?

A typical Honda Accord blank replacement comes with a fob and chip along with the uncut metal. Depending on the year of the Honda, these will vary in styles in constructions. Typical fobs include three buttons: two to lock and unlock the doors, and one for the trunk. Additional ones may also include a button to start the ignition.

What is the difference between a key fob, remote, and transponder?
  • Key fob: A key fob is a separate control from the actual key that allows you to unlock doors and open the trunk of your Honda Accord. This is often confused with a remote.
  • Remote: A remote is usually built into the actual key, and includes the typical three buttons and battery.
  • Transponder: A transponder is a head made of plastic that has a chip placed inside it. This allows the car to start when inserted into the ignition.