Just wanted to provide an update on the remote start hack situation. This is well known now and getting these fobs is getting harder and more expensive. If interested in doing this I would definitely look to pick one of these up ASAP and probably would try a local locksmith first since a lot of dealers I hear are having issues doing this for people. It’s a great mod and definitely worth doing. Hopefully this helps some of you who are considering doing this. Feel free to leave a comment if you need help. Thanks for everything.

Comments

    • eddie c
      eddie c

      Whats the key fob sku number

      about 24 days ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to eddie c

      It should be in the description

      about 24 days ago
    • socksamazingchannel
      socksamazingchannel

      *update* 4/25/19
      Bought the Key Fob online, hopefully its the right one. (Coming in the mail today). 72147-TVA-A01

      Going to bring it to local Honda dealership today or tomorrow and ask to program it. Hopefully it still works. If dealer doesnt do it I'll ask a locksmith. I'll post if it still works in April. (Havent seen any post verifying it still work as of April 2019)

      about 1 month ago
    • socksamazingchannel
      socksamazingchannel In reply to socksamazingchannel

      Hey @Honda Jon, do you know what the size of our steering wheel is? I want to get a steering wheel cover because I'm noticing the leather on my wheel is sort of "breaking in" if that makes sense.

      about 26 days ago
    • socksamazingchannel
      socksamazingchannel In reply to socksamazingchannel

      +Honda Jon its super awesome!!!!!!! Haha super happy. I might make a short video not sure yet

      about 29 days ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to socksamazingchannel

      Nice!!! Glad to hear that. It’s awesome isnt it ? 👊🏼

      about 29 days ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to socksamazingchannel

      Nice!!! Glad to hear that. It’s awesome isnt it ?

      about 29 days ago
    • socksamazingchannel
      socksamazingchannel In reply to socksamazingchannel

      +Honda Jon Update 4/25/19
      It worked!!! Super happy. Just got it done at Thousand Oaks Honda in SoCal.

      about 29 days ago
    • socksamazingchannel
      socksamazingchannel

      Is "hondapartsguys.com" a reliable and safe source for the key fob? (72147-TVA-A01)

      about 1 month ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to socksamazingchannel

      Yeah. That’s a good one. Ask them if it’s in stock though. A lot are backordered

      about 1 month ago
    • socksamazingchannel
      socksamazingchannel

      Wait wait wait someone please confirm I'm hearing this correctly. So your saying if I have the 18/19 Accord Sport 1.5T and I just get an EX key fob or higher without installing anything I can get remote start if I get the key programmed????!?!?

      about 1 month ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to socksamazingchannel

      Thanks man. I appreciate that.

      about 21 day ago
    • Anthony Efx
      Anthony Efx In reply to socksamazingchannel

      try to be nice alot of dealerships are lying and saying it cant be done. I made a quick 2 min video with my honda invoice for the key fob so people can show dealers. Good luck. Im Glad Jon made this video calling out some dealers being difficult with such a silly matter

      about 21 day ago
    • socksamazingchannel
      socksamazingchannel In reply to socksamazingchannel

      +Honda Jon :D wow!!!!!!! Thank you, I'm going to order it today!!

      about 1 month ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to socksamazingchannel

      Exactly 👍🏻

      about 1 month ago
    • Edward Soriano
      Edward Soriano

      Can you use a key fob from an older ex like 2015-2017 ? If it looks same? With remote start button

      about 2 months ago
    • Edward Soriano
      Edward Soriano In reply to Edward Soriano

      Honda Jon ok thanks.. it was a good deal on 2 for 50$ of the 2017 model key fobs.. was hoping maybe someone had tried already.. thanks

      about 2 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Edward Soriano

      I don’t think so. The security systems are different. You would have to try it but personally I wouldn’t try since your going from a different year

      about 2 months ago
    • NextStop
      NextStop

      Will programming a remote start disable the original fobs? Hopefully not.

      about 2 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to NextStop

      No problem man. 👊🏼

      about 2 months ago
    • NextStop
      NextStop In reply to NextStop

      +Honda Jon thanks, man

      about 2 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to NextStop

      Hi. It won’t. You’ll have all the originals work just fine

      about 2 months ago
    • Tito Rodriguez
      Tito Rodriguez

      https://www.hondapartsguys.com/oem-parts/honda-fob-assembly-entry-key-72147tvaa01?origin=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQiAh9njBRCYARIsALJhQkF_rj6gv2qL9kWthFYLAQzCauRMfpgHipYltT7nEzzUha16L2UgrmgaAttJEALw_wcB
      The best guy right here to orden front

      about 2 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Tito Rodriguez

      Yeah. It says call for availability. This means they are usually back ordered. I have heard of people waiting a month. Best to make sure wherever you buy it that’s it’s in stock. 👍🏻

      about 2 months ago
    • sp3ak
      sp3ak

      IT WORKS! Just wanted say that for those that don't believe it. 2018 Accord Sport 1.5t and now I have remote start.

      I ordered part number 72147-TVA-A01 and was able to get it for ~$75 shipped.

      Got it from an online Honda parts website, was backordered for about a month but just got it yesterday. A locksmith or a sensible Honda dealer should have no trouble programming the key. I happen to have access to the equipment myself so I did it and it only took a matter of a few minutes. So I'm into it for less than $100 and have remote start!

      about 3 months ago
    • PrettyBoyVante
      PrettyBoyVante

      Hey anybody know the key hob part number?

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to PrettyBoyVante

      It is 72147tvaa01. You can use 72147tvaa21 too. That’s the driver 1 remote. They both work. 👍🏻

      about 3 months ago
    • Miguel Torres
      Miguel Torres

      Purchased online FOB, had it installed today in SF Bay Area at a local Honda dealership. FOB, $82.94 with no tax and small shipping chug at Carandtruckremotes.com, and $92.50 for Honda dealership programming. One dealership wanted $170 to program, walked out. Total cost for complete install today $175, tech was surprised it worked. I am a happy camper!

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Miguel Torres

      Nice man. Glad to hear.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mike Howard
      Mike Howard

      Does the HondaLink app for iphone allow you to remote start a 2018 accord sport 1.5t?

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Mike Howard

      No. At this time it doesn’t allow it. I’m hoping it will at some
      Point.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mr Niz
      Mr Niz

      I ordered a fob literally a month ago on Honda Oem website without giving the VIN. It still hasn’t arrived..... they just keep telling me it’s on backorder. at this point. I might try try find another place that can ship it immediately. And ask for a refund...

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Mr Niz

      If they let you refund I would. Like I said give it a couple weeks and you’ll find a lot of places have them in stock ready to be shipped. It’s just they are on back order right now. I would be scared that it would get lost since everybody’s probably going to be ordering them right now. Then when I get them back in stock you won’t have to wait for it.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mr Niz
      Mr Niz In reply to Mr Niz

      Honda Jon the website was hondaoeparts.com

      about 3 months ago
    • Mr Niz
      Mr Niz In reply to Mr Niz

      Honda Jon So I should just refund the one from the Honda OEM? Cause I already bought it. I don’t want to lose my place in line lol.

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Mr Niz

      Yeah. I would for sure. It about two weeks a A lot of places should have them back in stock. That’s what my buddy is telling me.

      about 3 months ago
    • Carlos Lomeli
      Carlos Lomeli

      I tried getting an EX-L key fob at a Honda dealership today and the first thing they asked for was a vin number for the car haha. By the way, their prices for these fobs are now 220$...sheesh

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Carlos Lomeli

      Sorry to hear that. Keep checking eBay and various other sites in a couple weeks. They should come back in and save you some money.

      about 3 months ago
    • Tin Tin71
      Tin Tin71

      Hightech locksmiths, they'll go to your house and program the keys from anywhere from $110 to $140 dollars. And that price is including the key, labor, and programming.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mario Martinez
      Mario Martinez

      Does the 72147-TVA-A21 fob work as well?

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Mario Martinez

      Yes it will. The driver 1 and 2 features won’t work but the remote start will

      about 3 months ago
    • yari gonzalez
      yari gonzalez

      Just found one at carandtruckremotes.com how do I know if it’s original or not? Don’t want to purchase until im sure,thanks.

      about 3 months ago
    • miguel rodriguez
      miguel rodriguez In reply to yari gonzalez

      Just order mine let’s pray for fast shipping and a lock smith near me 🙏

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to yari gonzalez

      I’m pretty sure they are. .Others have bought them there. Just make sure they have them. They might allow you to place the order the tell you it’s back ordered

      about 3 months ago
    • Robert Racy
      Robert Racy

      because they want people to buy the higher trim

      about 3 months ago
    • treydiggidy247
      treydiggidy247

      Went today, and he said FOBs are on back order. Had a little attitude, but showed him a video of it being done. Hopefully by the time they call me I can still get it done.

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to treydiggidy247

      Nice. That’s awesome. It’s my favorite mod and it’s all factory 👍🏻

      about 21 day ago
    • treydiggidy247
      treydiggidy247 In reply to treydiggidy247

      Honda Jon yes, got it done. $180.

      about 21 day ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to treydiggidy247

      Did they place an order for you ?

      about 3 months ago
    • MoNo K
      MoNo K

      I still don’t know if it works for the 2018 CR-V LX 🤔

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to MoNo K

      It might. You never know. Someone has to try it lol

      about 3 months ago
    • skyler odle
      skyler odle

      I did this hack 2-3 months ago now. I called a few dealers to find a Fob, they required a VIN in order get the fob, so I searched another dealer in the areas website for an Ex-L VIN, gave them that and didn’t have any issue. I paid $71 for the key then had Car keys express program it for me, the guy charge me $20 and it took him 10 minutes.

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to skyler odle

      Nice. Good find. 👍🏻

      about 3 months ago
    • Ghilliesuit35
      Ghilliesuit35

      My previous car had remote start and I used it maybe 3-4 times in the 3 years I had the car. Haven’t missed any of the fully loaded options from my previous car that didn’t come on the accord sport. Affirmed that I was paying for junk I don’t use like heated steering wheel.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mr Niz
      Mr Niz In reply to Ghilliesuit35

      I’m hoping I can use remote start for those days I have to rush to work and need my car warm and ready to drive out the driveway since it’s a turbo and they say you should take it easy driving a turbo car.

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Ghilliesuit35

      I agree with you. Other than the fact I use remote start daily all the other stuff is just more things to break 👍🏻

      about 3 months ago
    • Zac Cournyea
      Zac Cournyea

      I’m glad I had mine done on my LX a couple of months back. It’s great being able to start my car before I even go outside on cold days.

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Zac Cournyea

      I agree. It’s awesome. 👍🏻

      about 3 months ago
    • that guy
      that guy

      Will it work with my 18 Honda accord LX?

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to that guy

      Yeah. It works perfwxt

      about 3 months ago
    • Robert Rodrigo
      Robert Rodrigo

      Just buy the vehicle with the damn remote starter ready don’t have to worry about hacking like my touring hybrid 2018 fully loaded

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Robert Rodrigo

      Nice. If your happy that’s all the matters. They are sweet. I don’t drive much at all so I’m the opposite lol

      about 3 months ago
    • Robert Rodrigo
      Robert Rodrigo In reply to Robert Rodrigo

      Honda Jon Yes I got the touring hybrid I drive 90 miles round-trip a day to work gas wise I fill it up $30 and I have 500+ miles because I do mostly highway here in California and the inside all heated seats leather interior really luxurious I get a lot of compliments

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Robert Rodrigo

      They are nice. I like the value with the sport model. I put more of my money on out Pilot

      about 3 months ago
    • Robert Rodrigo
      Robert Rodrigo In reply to Robert Rodrigo

      I understand I went balls out on mine fully loaded came out to 40 gees but I’m happy with it

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Robert Rodrigo

      Maybe some people don’t want to spend that much money for an accord though.

      about 3 months ago
    • orangefirepearl FB6
      orangefirepearl FB6

      That is just stupid through Honda. But I guess I can see there point cuz ppl will steal them

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to orangefirepearl FB6

      Yeah.

      about 3 months ago
    • tkotx
      tkotx

      The Honda Dealership In Wooten Ohio had some in stock that is where I got mine for $72.50..... I think they can ship it I had a family member buy and ship mine two weeks ago. Had Lute Riley Honda in Dallas program mine for $69 they had no clue and said I was the first at their dealership to ask for it but they did it

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to tkotx

      Nice. 👍🏻

      about 3 months ago
    • Allin Jackson
      Allin Jackson

      If u own ur car why should it Be a problem giving up the VIN number???

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Allin Jackson

      This hack requires a fob that’s designed for a higher trim. That where the problem starts.

      about 3 months ago
    • Meclos
      Meclos

      I called a two local dealerships and they originally asked for a vin# and I just said I don't know what it is and bought it for $82.. went to another dealership and paid $80 to program it. They need the vin# for the valet key to be cut. Just tell them you only want the remote not the key.

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to Meclos

      When did you get this done

      about 3 months ago
    • lluvia Hernandez
      lluvia Hernandez

      Ahh nevermind it wont let me add it to the cart. Says call for availability. I have one in my cart already somehow tho. Weird....

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to lluvia Hernandez

      Yeah. That’s what everyone is running into

      about 3 months ago
    • lluvia Hernandez
      lluvia Hernandez

      I got mine at hondapartsguys.com. it asks for a vin but it's not required. I used the part number 72147-TVA-A01. It's like 57 with tax and shipping.

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to lluvia Hernandez

      Nice. That’s what I’m seeing thouh

      about 3 months ago
    • lluvia Hernandez
      lluvia Hernandez In reply to lluvia Hernandez

      Like 2 weeks ago or so. They are a dealership in California so the parts are Honda not aftermarket or anything else.

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to lluvia Hernandez

      That’s not bad. I know these sites say the vin is not required. But that is going to change. That’s why I was asking when you bought yours.

      about 3 months ago
    • Honda Jon
      Honda Jon In reply to lluvia Hernandez

      Nice. When did you get it?

      about 3 months ago