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Old 01-07-2019, 12:10 PM
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Key Houseing Replacments

Hi there, BRAND new to this form. I own a 2008 Honda Fit. The housing that holds the key broke and now i can't use the key. Key is fine and so is the command locks but the metal key won't stay in the housing. I tried to order one off Amazon but when it came it didn't fit. Any good repeatable places to buy Honda Key parts where I don't need to mortgage my house? I could go to Honda but they want $85 to cut a new key and program it.

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Old 01-08-2019, 11:02 AM
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I have a similar problem. The key housing slit on one of my keys. I look forward to seeing replies in this thread.
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:51 PM
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I don't have a proper solution for you.

However, maybe you've forgot about your hidden spare key? Assuming you still have the spare key somewhere at home...

Because the key has a built-in immobilizer, you definitely can't get away with a cheap key replacement from Canadian Tire. A few years ago, I got a spare made for my 98' Chrysler Intrepid for only $6-7 (clearly without the remote).

If you can't find a decent solution to fix your existing key, think about this: $85 at the dealer isn't even all that bad, taking into account that many of the crappy new "keys" on modern cars will cost you $500 - $600 for a replacement at the dealer.

Here's an article about key replacement costs from Consumer Reports (dated 2013):

Car key replacement for less
A dealer replacement and programming will cost $200 or more
Consumer Reports magazine: July 2013

https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/...less/index.htm

$85 isn't too much, especially if the car still has some life in it.
You probably spend more money a year on coffee @ Tim Hortons.
 

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Old 01-08-2019, 09:42 PM
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Thanks! I have two keys so Iím still driving. I just need the housing. The key is just fine but Honda wonít sell me just the housing and told me that they would have to cut a brand new key! I think itís just a money grab. Iíll keep searching the net and possible find one.
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:36 PM
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Check on Ebay, there are sveral people that sell a replacement housing , the blade usually brakes off, you have to dig out the transponder chip and bladeband expoxy them into a new case, about $10. , by the way for the Honda dealer to charge you $85 to cut and program a key that is a very good deal the local dealers around here one almost $ 200
 
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:31 AM
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Like Jerry said, find a shell on ebay and swap the electronics and the blade.

Many people do it on 7th gen Accords.
 
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:48 AM
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I bought this one specifically for my wife's key and it works no problem:
Amazon Amazon


You just have to break the guts out of the old plastic housing and transplant them into this one. The new holder comes with clear plastic shims so the metal key part will be nice and tight.
 
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