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    Key Fob programming

    Okay, my key fob shouldn't be laundered, I know. But, um...it did. And after 4 days in a bag of rice, still no go. I opened it up and the battery tested DOA. Additionally, the parts inside pretty much crumbled to the touch. I ordered a new fob, got it, included the battery, too. But, I called North Park and they want $120.00 to program the new fob!!! Is that rediculous or what? I mean, they're not providing any parts, right?

    Okay, so does anyone know how to get this done for MUCH less??? Anyone?
    George Lucas
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    I found a video that told about programming it yourself and had these instructions.

    2006-2009 MX-5 with out Smart Entry System

    1. Remove key from ignition

    2. Close all doors.

    3. Open drivers door.

    4. Perform following steps within 24 seconds. A. Turn ignition switch ON and back to LOCK position three times B. Close and open drivers door three times C. Door locks should lock and unlock automatically, if they do not wait 40 seconds and repeat procedure starting at step 1.

    5. Press UNLOCK button of each keyless remote to be programmed twice, door locks should lock and unlock after each remote is programmed. If door locks do not lock and unlock proceed as follows. A. Close and open drivers door once, door should lock and unlock twice. If door locks do not lock and unlock, start procedure over with step 3.

    6. Exit vehicle and test remote(s)

    If this doesn't help Google "programming your key fob for your car". If that is all there is then $120 is a ripoff.

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    Don Privett to the rescue..........AGAIN.

    As I stated earlier in this thread, one of my key remotes drowned. That was my "good" remote, my original first one has a glitch in the buttons. So, I ordered a new remote. Tried programming the remote using the remote's provider to no avail. Tried every which way, and truthfully, I think those instructions were written by someone that English may not be their first language. So, what to do, what to do...I put out an alert here and sure enough, Don Privett saw it, realized that this dummy (that would be me) wasn't having any luck and needed help. Sure enough, he did more research and posted the instructions from one of his sites. WORKED first time! I was able to program both of my remotes!

    The value of people like Don in our club is immeasurable.

    Thanks Don, you're the best!

    Oh, let me add that dealers want a fortune to sell you a remote and program it for an additional $120. I paid $24.95 for the remote on Amazon and only a few dollars to have the key cut.

    Last edited by Coolhand; 10-31-2016 at 06:25 PM.
    George Lucas
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    Great news George. I'm glad it worked out.

    I've searched many times on how to fix things and there is almost always someone on YouTube that explains how to do what you are trying to accomplish. The internet is a great thing.

    Don

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    Need Replacement Key for 2010

    I have a 2010 liquid silver PRHT that came to me with only ONE key. It is not the flipper (switchblade) type, but the variation with the four buttons and NO visible key. The key is in a detachable section in one end. I have found a wide selection of the flipper-type key blanks and fobs, however, none of the type I have. The only replacement key/fob I have found that looks like mine is listed as being for the the 2016 & 2017 MX-5. This is at URL:

    https://www.carandtruckremotes.com/m...a-remotes.html


    If I were to get the flipper-type, get it cut and programmed (according to Don's instructions above), would it work?

    Larry Stivers

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    Larry, it sounds like you have the active Smart remote that you just carry in your pocket. Same as the one that I have for my 2016.

    Here is a company that sells them for almost half price at $89.95. And it comes with a blank key to have cut. I put in your MX-5 specifics to get to a key price. It started at $69 also. Make sure it matches your car.

    I just need to see if there are programming instructions available.

    From what I can tell it takes a piece of hardware to program the key to work with each car. So you will probably need to take it to a dealer or locksmith for programming.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMQef2Vgtm8

    Don
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