Honda CR-V 2002-2004 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Honda CR-V for the year 2002 and 2004.
1. ENTER the vehicle and CLOSE all doors. (Each of the following steps must be completed within five seconds of one another. If you take longer than five seconds
between steps or make a mistake, you must start the entire procedure over.)
2. INSERT the key into the Ignition, HOLD one remote in your left hand with additional remotes close by.
3. PERFORM each of the next three (3) steps in order, then repeat all three (3) steps two (2) more times for a total of three (3) times each.
4. TURN the Ignition to the ON position, marked “II” on the Ignition.
5. PRESS the LOCK button on the remote for approximately 1 second. (Say “Mississippi”)
6. TURN the Ignition to the OFF position, marked “I” on the Ignition. (REPEAT Steps 4-6 three (3) times)
7. TURN the Ignition switch to the ON position, marked “II” on the Ignition.
8. PRESS the LOCK button on the same remote. The door locks should cycle indicating the vehicle has ENTERED Programming Mode.
9. PRESS the LOCK button again on the same remote. The door locks should cycle again indicating the vehicle has successfully PROGRAMMED that remote.
10. For programming additional remotes to your vehicle, REPEAT Step 9 with each additional remote one after another. Step 9 must be completed within ten (10) seconds for each additional remote. You may program up to three (3) remotes to your vehicle.
11. TURN the ignition to OFF.
12. Test all remotes. Programming is now complete.
13. After successful programming, if your remote has a TRUNK RELEASE Button — you will need to hold that button down for 5-10 seconds for that function to begin operation.
About Honda CR-V
Since Honda introduced its car-based CR-V as a 1997 model, several newcomers have entered the compact sport utility vehicle market. To counter this assault, Honda completely redesigned its compact SUV for 2002, adding more interior space and space behind the rear seat. Passenger space increased by about 3.5 inches in front and an inch in back, and headroom increased by about 2 inches. The previous 2.0-liter engine was replaced by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC engine with 160 horsepower.
LX models are available with front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, as well as an automatic or manual transmission. The upscale EX edition is only available with four-wheel drive. Little has changed for 2004, except for the addition of a new front-passenger power door lock switch.
The CR-V was the most popular car-based SUV on the market in its first generation. The Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, and Toyota RAV4 are among its competitors. The most recent CR-V is manufactured in Japan and England. It has received five-star ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for both front and side-impact crash tests (NHTSA).
The CR-passenger-car V’s platform is still hidden behind semi-traditional SUV styling. A short, sharply raked nose and high-visibility rear lights are among the styling features. The CR-V has a wheelbase of 103.1 inches, an overall length of 178.6 inches, and a height of 66.2 inches. The EX model includes a moonroof and privacy glass.
Interior The CR-V accommodates five passengers in front bucket seats and a three-person rear bench that folds flat. The 60/40 split reclining and sliding rear bench seat folds and tumbles. Cargo volume is 72 cubic feet when the rear seat is folded down and 33.5 cubic feet when the backseat is folded up. The parking brake and automatic transmission shift levers are located beneath the instrument panel.
The Inside of the Car The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with i-VTEC intelligent valve control produces 160 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. The CR-V complies with LEV II (Low Emissions Vehicle) standards from 2004. The engine is paired with either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic transmission with intelligent grade logic control. There are front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models available. To maintain traction, Honda’s Real Time 4WD system engages automatically.