AoA fellow members
As indicated in title I want to get duplicate key for 8[SUP]th[/SUP] Gen Civic aka reborn containing immobilizer chip.
Is it possible or not?
The background for this requirement is quite interesting. A close friend of mine (actually my roommate) has recently purchased 2007 model civic. This evening we made a plan to visit someplace for outing on his newly purchased ride. We sat in car but as soon as he inserted key, immobilizer light started blinking. He was not familiar with function of immobilizer so he turned key to start the car but........
He got annoyed and said ?what the hell is with car, why it is not starting, it was running fine this morning?.
I asked him what is the abnormality? He told me that this sign of key is appearing. I asked him to show me the key. When I looked at key the Honda logo ( H ) from key was missing. I asked him where is the logo of key? He said I don?t know, logo was on key in this morning but how logo will help in starting the car, logo is logo it has nothing to do in starting a car.
I told him that there must be a chip behind logo and you have not only misplaced logo but also that chip, it won?t start until we find that particular chip.
So the search for logo (and chip which we have never seen earlier and do not know how it looks) started. We looked all around in car, pockets, then room, cupboard, way from parking to room and what else possible place which was related.
Meanwhile I searched pakwheels for alternate. The picture PW forums portrayed was even horrible i.e. bypassing Hondas immobilizer is not that easy and getting a duplicate key in case of original key is misplaced is even more hectic task and costs around 45k from 3S dealership. After knowing this one can expect what would be our condition.
Let cut the story short, finally chip along with logo found on floor of TV room (beside couch) along with logo, friend used to watch TV in morning, thanks God it was Sunday and janitor was on rest.
I am attaching a picture of that tiny chip a reference for all so if one has never seen it must take care of it in future.
So coming to the point, I require input from experienced members in regard to get a duplicate key to avoid such condition in future.
Please post here, where to get it if it is possible.