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My new NO REMOTE button small key

Honda have just released a very small lightweight key which although it has no remote buttons on it can open, start and lock the car with all alarms enabled.

The previous non-remote key could not be used with 2008MY cars as it could not disable or enable the alarm. To set the alarm so that the lights flash I just turn the key backwards and then forwards in the drivers door. The remote key can still unlock it OK. Likewise after setting the alarm and double locking using the remote key the little key when inserted in the door can unlock the car and be used to drive it. No alarms will sound.

You can see how much smaller it is from these photos. My wife who does not often drive the car wanted a small lightweight key to keep in her purse so she could always get into the car when I was not around. As she already had a big remote key for her own car this new key is ideal.
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Unfortunately it still looks like a pocket 'hole punch'

Flip keys are far more gentle to pocket linings.
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why would you want to use a key in a lock when you have remote central locking? a flip key would have been more use.
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This keys sounds a bit like the one that you used to get with a Mini. It was a Purse/wallet key so that if you were out and you lost your keys then you would still be able to get into the car and drive home. Only downside being that you had to have your purse or wallet with you and hadn't lost that too!

Don't think that key looks nice, I know its only a key but I don't like the look of the wee one
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if that is the only 2 keys you now get then honda must be saving loads on not having to supply a 2nd fully remote key.
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if that is the only 2 keys you now get then honda must be saving loads on not having to supply a 2nd fully remote key.
Yeah must be a cost cutting measure, while other manufacturers are getting away from giving you one key with remote central locking and one or two even without Honda are doing the opposite Will this be a trend others follow shortly?
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The latest trend seems to be away from keys completely and into transponders/transmitters that stay in your pocket, with a key hidden inside the plastic body for emergency use.


Works for me
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To clarify: This is a third key (cost £60).

My wife will keep it in her purse and does not want or need a flip key. She wants a small lightweight key. It will only be used when she needs access to the boot or inside of the car when I am not at her side. She does not drive the car. It is in fact the same size as her own Ford Fiesta remote key.

What is interesting is that we now know you can open Civic doors with a key that does not have a remote or if the remote will not work. I have read on this forum that unlocking the car with a key in the lock rather than the remote sets the alarm off. This is not so.
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What we really need is a chip under the skin that unlocks the car when you are you near it
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What we really need is a chip under the skin that unlocks the car when you are you near it
Would you then have to hand your arm/hand/leg in when you left the car for servicing???
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Would you then have to hand your arm/hand/leg in when you left the car for servicing???
Haha - well I'm guessing Honda could do a portable chip for when you hand the car for servicing or lend it to a friend etc!
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What we really need is a chip under the skin that unlocks the car when you are you near it
1995 technology... What do you think they tag animals with?

Idiots have tried implanting the non bio-compatible ones (Google for Kevin Warwick. I can't be bothered today)
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Would you then have to hand your arm/hand/leg in when you left the car for servicing???

Why not, you already do when you pay!

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The small key is what you get with the previous shape Civic. The remote unit is separate.
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Have ye a part number off the invoice for that key ?? I was told that to have Thatcham approval for the ultrasonics etc, there is no door handle micro switch link anymore to disable the alarm ; that had to be done via the remote.... if you know otherwise, then please reply !!
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