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Old 04 Nov 2011, 12:31 pm
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Default Why won't my valet key start my 2004 Honda Civic?

I lost my master key a few weeks ago. I have been using my valet key for a week or so, and it started the car up fine. Now it only clicks and the green key thingy lights up when I try to start my car. I don't want to have to pay to tow it to the dealership AND pay for a new master key which is 150.00 or something. Please help!
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Old 04 Nov 2011, 12:46 pm
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Your best bet is an automotive locksmith - in the US you can find one with the search at the first source. They key needs an automotive locksmith or the dealer to program it in, and you can even get a new master key or two made at the same time for a reasonable price.

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Old 04 Nov 2011, 01:01 pm
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just a shot in the dark, a guess more less, but it could be a built in saftey feature( to make sure the valet didnt steal the car, or just someone stole it and used the valet key which is often kept in the glovebox. maybe after like 10 consecutive starts with the valet key it locks the valet key out until the master key is used in it again.. idk just a thought, i could be horribly wrong, but i cant think of anything forsure that sounds like may have happened, my suggestion, just get the master key, you will eventually regret it if you dont.,
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