Ignition issue (transponder)

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LISA TAVE
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  • 2002 HONDA CRV
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 555,555 MILES
I have an ignition issue. 2002 CRV. My car needed to be moved for the street sweeper. Only my keys were in someone's property that was incarcerated. So a friend of mine took a heat gun and melted away the entire ignition area so he could put the car into gear and push it. It worked. Only he jacked up the whole thing. The two transponders, one in the immobilizer box and the other in the key are fine. I know after putting in a new cylinder how to put the chip in the old key into my new one. So that part is squared. But he melted and destroyed the receiver PC board (circular part that goes around the cylinder. I know everything goes to the cars computer as far as signal of the transponder and whether it is allowed to start or not. My question is what besides a new ignition cylinder do I need. Is it called an immobilizer unit (the small box with one transponder attached to the circular part that held the PC board receiver) and if I were to buy another one would it be compatible with my transponder chips already synced with the cars computer? Thank you. Lisa T.
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Thursday, May 12th, 2016 AT 2:54 PM

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Tiny
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You need to put the ignition switch in first and have a mechanic see if it will program to the transponder. Any garage can do this with a professional scanner.
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Thursday, May 12th, 2016 AT 4:18 PM
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But for now since my ignition is drilled out already, all I am trying to do is get the computer to get the signal from my key and I will start it with a screwdriver I mean I can do that much. I get the cranking sound of when you first start a car, but just no catching it and actually the engine is turning over.
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Saturday, May 14th, 2016 AT 4:25 AM
Tiny
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It will not run because anti theft is engaged.
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Saturday, May 14th, 2016 AT 4:26 PM
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LISA TAVE
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What is the professional scanner called exactly
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Friday, June 3rd, 2016 AT 10:40 AM
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Here is a link to it

http://www.dealershipcloseouts.com/store/#!/Honda-MVCI-Dealer-Diagnostic-Tool-Package/p/49989772

Let us know if you need anything else, we are here to help

Best, Ken
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Friday, June 3rd, 2016 AT 11:54 AM
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They are just scanners like you get in auto parts but way more expensive and do a heck of a lot more than the auto parts ones. New ones run $4000-6000 dollars
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Friday, June 3rd, 2016 AT 12:20 PM
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I seen the link that was supposed to show me some programmers. And yes very pricey. I did some looking further into them and found a hella lot more for a hella lot cheaper. $87.00 being the cheapest. By launch company. Does that sound legit to you
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Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 AT 10:36 PM
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Not at all it sounds like one for engine and trans. The problem is that they cannot program your car which it needs done. Your cheapest option is to take it to a local pro for this.
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Thursday, June 9th, 2016 AT 5:32 AM

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