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Old 29 Sep 2008, 04:01 pm
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Default How can I get a replacement key for 2002 Honda Civic?

I have lost the one and only key that came with our used Honda Civic. I have read that the key will need to made by a dealership since it has a chip in it. Will the car need to be present to make a new copy of the key or can they make a copy with just the VIN? I would rather not pay to have it towed to the dealer.
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Old 29 Sep 2008, 05:01 pm
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dealer is right and no just need the vin or really the other key you have
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Old 29 Sep 2008, 05:16 pm
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A little more than just the VIN But that is a start. I don't know particularilarily on your model but on mine there is a special code placed on the car. Phone your dealership and they will tell you where to look to copy out the serial number for the key
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Old 29 Sep 2008, 05:31 pm
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Go to the dealership with proof of ownership and the vehicle ID.
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Old 29 Sep 2008, 05:46 pm
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never make a copy of a key cuz if the key is worn down the copy will come out worn. to get a new key for a lost one like urs just take the vin and proof of ownership like a title to the dealer. if ur not sure and want to be 100% call the dealer and ask. the car i know doesnt have to be present.
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Old 29 Sep 2008, 06:01 pm
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if your 02 civic has the immobilizer system (and it probably does), then your keys have a chip in them, and your car has a receiver in it.if you want a new key, you have two options.1) get a copy made of your current key, and have the chip in the copy matched to the chip in your existing key.or2) have a new key cut for your car, and have the car re-programmed to recognize the new key.since you don't have any keys to copy, you'll have to take your car to the dealer. the dealer can cut you a new key off the VIN, and they can program your car to recognize it.it is possible to start a newer honda with an properly cut but unrecognized key, but there is a specific set of instructions involving the brake pedal to allow the car to start. your local dealer may or may not be willing to give you that info, it can be very difficult to do properly.
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