10-008 - Honda

10-008 - Honda
Service Bulletin
Applies To:
November 29, 2011
Retractable Master Key Does Not Lock in Its Extended Position
(Supersedes 10-008, dated April 26, 2010, to revise the information marked by the black bars)
2007–08 TL - Driver 1
P/N 35120-SEP-305
INFORMATION, 2011–12 models were added.
2007–08 TL - Driver 2
P/N 35120-SEP-306
2009–12 TL (without push button start) - Driver 1
P/N 35120-TK4-305
The retractable master key does not lock in its
extended position.
2009–12 TL (without push button start) - Driver 2
P/N 35120-TK4-306
The release button and the collar on the master key
become worn after rough use.
2009–12 TSX Sedan - Driver 1
P/N 35120-TL0-307
2009–12 TSX Sedan - Driver 2
P/N 35120-TL0-308
2010–12 ZDX (without push button start) - Driver 1
P/N 35120-TK4-305
2007–12 MDX – ALL
2010–12 ZDX (without push button start) - Driver 2
P/N 35120-TK4-306
2007–12 RDX – ALL
2007–08 TL – ALL
2009–12 TL (without push button start)
2009–12 TSX Sedan – ALL
2010–12 ZDX (without push button start)
The normal warranty applies.
Replace the key case, cut the new key to match the
original, then rewrite the transponder code into the
immobilizer control unit with the HDS.
Operation Number: 1161D3 (one or more keyless
remote modules)
Flat Rate Time:
0.4 hour
Failed Part:
P/N 72147-S0K-A23
Defect Code:
Symptom Code:
Skill Level:
Repair Technician
Key Case (does not include transmitter or cover):
2007–09 MDX - Driver 1
P/N 35121-STX-305
2007–09 MDX - Driver 2
P/N 35121-STX-306
2010–12 MDX - Driver 1
P/N 35120-STX-305
2010–12 MDX - Driver 2
P/N 35120-STX-306
2007 RDX P/N 35120-STK-305
2008–12 RDX - Driver 1
P/N 35121-STX-305
2008–12 RDX - Driver 2
P/N 35121-STX-306
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BTB 43108-47352
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CLIENT INFORMATION: The information in this bulletin is intended for use only by skilled technicians who have the proper tools, equipment, and
training to correctly and safely maintain your vehicle. These procedures should not be attempted by “do-it-yourselfers,” and you should not assume this
bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle has the condition described. To determine whether this information applies, contact an authorized
Acura automobile dealer.
4. To add a key with the HDS, you need these items:
NOTE: Make sure to use a #0 Phillips Screwdriver that
is in good condition, and apply enough down force
when removing the screw to avoid damaging the
1. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the screw
from the key case. Remove the cover and the key
• The new master key
• First password (This five character code is
available on the iN.) Go to SERVICE, select
Vehicle Information from the left column, then
select Immobilizer Code Inquiry.
• HDS with software 2.020.018 or later.
NOTE: Make sure the market, the date, and the
time on the HDS setup screen are correct. Select
the F12 key in the upper right corner to get the
Set-up Details screen. Make sure Market is set to
USA. Select the time display in the lower right
corner to get the Date/Time Properties pop-up
window. Make sure the date and time are correct.
For details, refer to the HDS Set-up Instructions
listed under Tool Information in ISIS.
5. Connect the HDS to the DLC (data link connector).
6. Insert the client’s original key (now without the
keyless transmitter) into the ignition switch, and
turn the switch to ON (II). Turn on the HDS.
7. At the screen prompts, enter the VIN and the
odometer reading, then verify the correct date and
8. From the system Selection screen, select IMMOBI.
9. From the Immobilizer Test Mode screen, select
Immobilizer Setup.
10. From the Immobilizer Setup screen, select Add
and Delete Keys.
11. From the Add and Delete Keys screen, select Add
1 Key.
12. From the Add 1 Key screen, select Begin to Add
1 Key.
NOTE: If there are six keys already in memory,
you’ll need to stop and do Delete or Add Multiple
Keys, but that requires all of the client’s keys. Any
key not present will no longer start the engine.
2. Follow the Decode and Copy instructions on the
Matrix X key cutter to cut a new key with the new
key case. This allows you to use the original key
without needing the key code.
13. From the first password screen, enter the first
password, then follow the screen prompts. When
you are finished, turn the ignition switch to LOCK
(0), then turn off and disconnect the HDS.
3. Assemble the cover and the transmitter onto the
new key case, and install the screw.
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