Programming The 2009 Honda Fit Using the TKO

Vehicle engine immobilizer programming has evolved beyond on-board programming methods and manufacturer-dedicated tools to the “fits most non-proprietary” vehicle makes and models programming devices. With more than 350 vehicle makes and models...


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The screens provide additional navigating information by indicating which key can be pressed in a specific screen. For example the Main Menu screen bottom right corner has icons to indicate which keys are active. They are the left and right arrows, the up and down arrows and the Enter arrow. An indicator at 1) IMMOBILIZER can be moved and can also press Enter. Pressing Enter brings up the IMMOBILIZER MENU, which is a list of vehicle manufacturers in alphabetic order with the usable keys highlighted in the right bottom corner. To move page by page, press the right arrow four times stopping at HONDA. However, for our purposes, we want HONDA USA. Press the down arrow once. Press Enter.

The HONDA USA Screen appears press the right arrow or scroll down to FIT 09-09. There is the F1 in the left bottom corner. Pressing the F1 key, the screen displays the cable (00), key blank (HO03-PT), transponder information (Phillips Crypto 2 - 46) and number of keys that can be programmed (6). Sometimes you have to scroll down in order to see all of the information.

Pressing the F2, F3, F4 and F5 keys along the bottom provides additional information. Once one of these keys has been pressed, press the Escape key to return to the F1 screen. The F3 key is a drawing with an arrow that indicates where the OBDII port is in the vehicle. The F4 screen provides a written explanation for the location of the OBDII (socket) port. F5 provides additional programming information.

Once the TKO has been powered, the password must be entered and the screen displays the Main Menu. To eliminate having to enter the password each time the device is powered, the password can be stored in memory. To store the password in memory, go to number 4 in the Main Menu, Setup and click enter. Then go to number 6 Store Password and press enter. Click yes to store the password into memory. Should the password become needed, repeat the previous and click no to require the password be entered each time the device is powered.

In addition to Setup, Main Menu choices are Immobilizer, Remote Controls, Pin Code Service, Data Base and Autotest.

For this article we will program an additional key to a 2009 Honda Fit. The OBDII port is on the right side beneath the dashboard on the driver’s side. The OBDII port is always powered. Connect the cable to the TKO and then plug into OBDII port. Follow the screens to enter the password and end at the Main Menu choosing Immobilizer.

When the Immobilizer heading is chosen, an alphabetical list of vehicle manufacturers appears. Once Honda USA has been indicated, press Enter to move to the next screen that includes the models and years. There are two options for the Fit, 07-08 and 09-09.

Choose the correct Honda Fit and follow the screen commands to insert the key into the console (ignition lock). The TKO notifies you that there must be one programmed key to complete the adding a key procedure.

Additional questions will be asked to confirm the procedure and give instructions After a minute or two of removing, inserting, turn the ignition on, etc., within a limited number of seconds, the key has been programmed. If the green key indicator light in the dashboard extinguishes or does not appear, the key has been properly programmed.

Important: Always test the programmed key and the owner’s keys to be certain they operate the vehicle.

There are two choices for purchasing a TKO programming device. The TKO is available as a complete system with all available software as of a given time pre-loaded into the unit. The 2010 TKO/SDD Guide (revised October 2010) contains a complete list of software and vehicle make and model applications. It can be downloaded from the Kaba Ilco Web Site: www.kaba-ilco.com

The TKO Select model has the most popular (based on national average) software pre-loaded. This includes the Chrysler Type 2 & Skreem, Chrysler CAN, Chrysler CAN Pin By-Pass, Chrysler CAN 2/3 Chrysler Fobik, Ford PATS 2, Ford HEC, Ford ICM, Ford PCM, Jaguar S-Type, PATS 3 CAN, PATS 4 CAN, PATS 5 CAN, GM Basic, Honda/Acura Type1, 2, 3, & 4 and Toyota/Lexus Type 1 & 2. Additional software can be added to the TKO Select to customize the unit to meet your market’s demands.

New software is introduced depending upon changes incorporated in new vehicle models and/or technology improvement that simplify the programming procedure. When updating or adding software, the TKO is connected to a PC.

The TKO comes with one OBDII Cable, one 120VAC cable, one 12VDC converter and a carrying/storage case.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Kaba Ilco Corp. Telephone: 800-334-1381 Web Site www.kaba-ilco.com. TKO technical support telephone number is 800-334-1381 Option 8. Tech support email address: tech_support@irm.kaba.com.

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