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2008 Honda Pilot Key Fob Remote Programming Instructions

Posted by Keyless Entry Remote on Apr 29th 2013

Here are the programming instructions for a 2008 Honda Pilot Key Fob Remote. If you need an extra Key Fob or Replacement Fob for any vehicle you might have visit us at You can also leave comments or suggestions at the bottom of this blog and if you like what we provide please forward on to your friends & family; people like you are our best advertising tool!


  Have all remotes for the vehicle on hand.

     Make sure all the doors and rear hatch/trunk are closed
     during programming.

    Only need to use 1 remote to get into program mode but all
    remotes must be programmed during the same session.

    Each step must be completed within 5 seconds.

1. Sit in the car with all doors/trunk tightly closed

2. Turn the key to the ON position, marked by "II" on the ignition bezel
    so the dash lights come on, then within 5 seconds press the
     "Lock" button on the remote for 1 second or so and release the

3. Turn the key to the OFF position, marked by "I" on the ignition
    bezel - dash lights go off.

4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 three more times (A total of 4 times) – each step
    must be done within 5 seconds of the previous step.

5. Upon the 4th turning of the key to "ON", press the lock button on
    one remote, the locks will make a cycling sound (clunk), locks will
    NOT lock or unlock at this point, they will just make a noise. The
    system is now in programming mode. Do not turn key off.

6. Within 5 seconds of entering programming mode and within 5
    seconds of each other, press the lock button ON EACH remote
    you are programming, for a second or so and release. This step
    needs to be completed within 10 seconds. Each time a remote
    button is pushed, the locks should cycle. Up to 3 remotes can be

7. Turn ignition completely off and remove the key. Step out of car
     and close door. The remotes should be programmed and should
     work. If you have a trunk/hatch release, the button for this feature
     needs to be held for a few seconds before the trunk/hatch will

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