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Old 31 Aug 2009, 08:46 pm
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Default Can you start 2008 Civic with a unprofessionally copied key?

A key that is made of lead. Like Put a real keys print into clay and pour melted lead into the imprint. will the hardened key be able to start the car? I heard something about an electronic system system in newer car determining if the key is fake.
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 09:01 pm
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if the key has a sensor or chip cannot copy.















I have a Hyunid and sold a Nissan in July and both cars just had conventional keys like to open the door to your house.















they could be copied easily.
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 09:16 pm
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 09:31 pm
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You can probably only open the door/trunk/glove box only. Late model Hondas have "Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer" where there is a chip within the key and when you stick the key in the ignition a computer confirms the code. If you use the lead key, you probably wouldn't be able to start your car and you would see green key flashing on the dash.































The best was to get a copy of the key is to go to the dealer and have them make one for you (if the price is reasonable, should be more than $100) or you can just buy a blank on ebay, cut it, and have it programmed at you dealer.
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You might open or you might not open, chances are 50/50. But i were you dont try it. It may cause problem only in your key hole. Better to use if duplicated the one copied by proffesional through a machine.
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 10:01 pm
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NO,NO,NO it won't work.!! you must have the key made at a honda dealer then it has to be programed by them. no locksmith can do this. lead key would twist and break as soon as you turned it !! why would you even think of this ?? honda tech 12yrs.
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Default Re: Can you start 2008 Civic with a unprofessionally copied key?

I agree, the fake key wont work in the new cars as they have censor to detect the original keys. My advice is to get a new key made by the authorized dealer.
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