A customer was having trouble finding a replacement remote for her 2004 Acura TSX. Here is our response:
We have replacement transmitters in three different condition grades, priced accordingly. You can see all three choices at the following link: 2004 Acura TSX keyfob
Part 648-1648 that appears at the top of this linked page for $69.00 plus shipping is a “Re-Newed” part. That means it is a pre-owned original equipment circuit board that has been placed in a new replacement case. At the bottom of the page are options for an entirely new Acura part (647-1647) and for a pre-owned remote (668-1668). You can order online by clicking on the “Add to Cart” button for 648-1648, or for 647-1647 or 668-1668, by clicking on “Buy This Instead” and then on the “Add to Cart” button on the succeeding page. You can also call us during normal business hours on Monday if you would like to place an order by phone.
Any of these parts should work for your 2004 TSX factory keyless entry system. You will be able to program the system in your vehicle to add the new remote. Instructions for doing so are included with the part and we offer free phone technical support with purchase if you need any assistance.
We received a comment from a customer who was confused about programming a new remote-head key for his Jeep. He had seen some sources that said one working key are required and others that said two working keys are needed. Here is our response:
The confusion stems from the fact that there are two components of your remote-head key that require programming. One is remote functions. The other is the anti-theft transponder. You can program the remote functions of a new remote-head key if you have one working key already. But programming the anti-theft transponder requires two working keys. That is for security reasons.
Of course, the key blade will also need to be cut. If you do not have the required number of working keys for programming a new one yourself, then the new part will need to be programmed using a computer “scan tool” device. Dealerships and most well-equipped automotive locksmiths have this device and can perform key programming and key cutting.
Remotes Unlimited has part 95430-2V010 in stock and for sale at nearly $100 less than the Hyundai list price. This keyless remote transmitter was used on 2012-14 Hyundai Veloster vehicles sold in various places around the globe. To be sure this is the correct part for your vehicle, ask a Hyundai dealer to tell you the part number of the remote transmitter you need, or send the VIN with your order. You can purchase Hyundai part 95430-2V010 at the following link: Hyundai Veloster transmitter 95430-2V010
This transmitter does not come with a key blade. If you have a cut flip-key blade for your vehicle, it can be moved to the new part. A computer scan tool is required to program your vehicle to accept the new remote transmitter.
Remotes Unlimited is having a Labor Day sale on our part 706-1706. For a limited time, this OEM Hyundai remote transmitter (part number 95430-3K200, 95430-3K201 or 95430-3K202) is priced at only $59.00, a substantial savings from the dealer list price of $173.26. You can see and purchase this part on our website at the following link: Hyundai Key Fob 95430-3K20x
This remote key fob, with FCC ID OSLOKA-310T, was used on the following models:
2007 2008 2009 2010 Hyundai Elantra
2006 2007 2008 2009 (old body style) Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai introduced a new body style for the Sonata during the 2009 model year. If equipped with a key ignition, those vehicles used a transmitter with FCC ID OSLOKA-950T and OE part number 95430-3Q000/3Q001 from 2009 through 2013. That remote is functionally equivalent to our part 706-1706.
Please note that vehicles using these key fobs require a computer scan tool for programming the vehicle to accept the new transmitter. That means you will have to take the car and all remotes used with it to a dealership or well-equipped mechanic or locksmith for programming.
Order soon because quantities may be limited and the sale will end after Labor Day.
A blog reader wrote us to ask if Remotes Unlimited offers a replacement for the discontinued Nissan 3-button remote key fob with FCC ID KBRASTU10 and Model /01A. The answer is that we offer two replacement options that will work for the original transmitter. They look different than the KBRASTU10 remote but transmit the same signal. Remotes Unlimited part 739-1739 is an original Nissan part. Part 098-7413 is Remotes Unlimited’s aftermarket version of the Nissan part. You can see and purchase either part at the following link:
Replacements for Nissan 3-button remote with FCC ID KBRASTU10 and Model /01A.
Factory keyless entry systems that use this transmitter are programmable by the user. Instructions and free phone technical support are provided with the part.
CAUTION: You should be aware of this “Watch Out”. Nissan also made identical KBRASTU10 remotes with other model numbers. The options shown at the link above will only work as a replacement for original remotes with “Model/01A” shown on the back of the remote case.