The 2003 EX's used a different keyless entry control module than the 2004-2011 models. You may be able to change the control unit to the later unit.Have anyone with an 03 Element used the Ridgeline key? I tried to programmed (unlock/lock/panic) the remote and it didn't work for me. Is there something I could do to get it to work?
A 2005 Element has a Type 3 immobilizer. A 2005 to 2008 Ridgeline has a Type 4 immobilizer, thus they are different systems. A 2005 or 2006 CRV should be a type 3 immobilizer so that should work. Emphasis on should. You would need to source a key, have it cut to your vin key cut number and then programmed. Many auto locksmiths and repair shops have tools that will program the keys.Posting here rather than starting a new thread... Most posts reference transferring a chip, what if I want to keep my current (and only) key alive? I have a 2005, and just the one fob and key, and want a second of the riddeline style and keep the ones I have now as backups. Can I have a dealer program the immobilizer? I am fine paying for it, and I can't cannibalize my current key. I haven't seen anything definitive for a 2005 answering this as of yet.