Honda Element Car and Truck Keyless Entry Remotes and Fobs

The Honda Element has an impressive number of safety features, one of which is the Honda Element keyless entry remote. The Honda Elements locking system has been specially redesigned to keep the Honda Element safe, secure, and virtually immune to burglars. Learning the difference between keyless entry remotes and fobs will help you choose the right one for your Honda Element car or truck.

What is a keyless entry remote fob?

A keyless entry remote fob is much like a traditional key fob. The difference is in how the key is used to get into and then start your vehicle. A traditional key fob has a button you can press to reveal a small key to unlock your door and start your car. The Honda Elements keyless entry remote is one large key. This is not to say that it has a key that doesnt fold in but rather that the fob itself is used as a key.

How do key fobs start a car?

Even though these remotes dont have keys on them, they can still start a car because of the shape and functionality of the key fob. A vehicle with a key fob that doesnt have a key has a means of starting that is different from normal key-based cars. In some of these vehicles, there is a button near the dashboard you can press to start the car once you are inside and the door is closed. In other vehicles, there is a small slot near the ignition where you insert the remote as though it were a key.

What is the advantage to this kind of key fob?

With a keyless entry remote, the ability to open the door to your Honda vehicle is all electronic, meaning there is no lock for a potential burglar to pick, making your car much safer. Having a keyless entry remote can also reduce the number of keys you maintain on your keychain. Also, if you dont need to use a key to open your Honda Elements door, the paint will not get scratched, and your Honda will look much nicer.

Does this remote need any programming to work?

No. Honda wants its technology to be accessible to all of their customers. Therefore, Honda programs the remote to your vehicle. However, there are some replacement versions of this key fob that can be programmed if desired.