How to Reset the Remote for a Honda Pilotby Matthew Fortuna
A popular brand of car throughout the world, Honda features a line of SUV models that include their top-seller: the Pilot. Among the features on the Pilot is the keyless entry remote control. This system allows owners to remotely access their car's features from up to 200 feet away. Remote access includes starting the car, popping the trunk, locking and unlocking the doors and sounding the panic alarm. The remotes and transmitters can be bought from a dealership or other outlet, and can easily be reset at home if one is lost, broken or loses the reception.
Enter your car through the driver's door, close all of the doors and trunk behind you and leave the doors unlocked. Make sure you have both your keyless remote and your Pilot's ignition key in hand.
Insert the key into the ignition and and turn it two clicks to the right to the "On" position.
Press either the unlock or lock button on your keyless remote and turn the key back to the "Off" position.
Repeat steps two and three two more times, turning the car on, pressing a button and turning the car back off. This should be done a total of three times.
Turn the key to the "On" position for a fourth time and press unlock or lock for a fourth time. This will initiate the programming sequence.
Press lock on your remote again to reset it into the transmitter. Do the same for any additional remotes you would like to program at this time (up to three total remotes). Wait for the locks to respond by cycling with each remote.
Turn the key back to the "Off" position and remove it from the ignition to end the programming sequence. You will now be free to use your reset remotes.
Matthew Fortuna is a full-time freelance writer with a journalism degree from Wayne State University, living in the Detroit metropolitan area. He has written about a wide range of topics across varying publications, including Demand Studios, wiseGEEK.com and Suite101.com, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Wayne State University.