Discussion in '4th Generation (2013-2017)' started by Chriscrv, Monday 26th Nov, 2018.
Does anyone know if there is a way to disable the keyless entry?
Although, am curious why you'd want to do this in the first place?
As above, what is the reason you want to do this?
Answer to this may help us advise you further.
The main reason that I would like to disable that feature is for security. It looks like this feature increased the theft of cars in UK significantly the last couple of years (check that link: https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/consumer-news/100213/uk-car-thefts-soar-by-56-per-cent ) due to the smart technology that thieves can use. There are plenty of articles, even videos of how thieves can stole a keyless entry car within 60 seconds by using a transmitter & receiver that can easily buy from the internet.
I know there are some gadgets out there that can prevent/block the key signal but I think it will be much better if there is a way to manually disable the keyless entry for piece of mind.
Sorry, but I don't share your paranoia.
If someone is intent on stealing a car, they will. No deterrent will prevent that.
Second, CR-Vs are not exactly sought after for car theft. Honda keyless systems are very good and arent as poor as those found on more commonly stolen/intercepted junk BMWs and the like.
Also, how would a would-be thief even KNOW that your CR-V is keyless for a start?
As sad as it may sound - you ultimately have two choices. Enjoy the car and let insurance deal with the theft issue if it happpens (and I hope it never does for anyone), or secondly, get rid of the car and get something else that isnt keyless. Really dismayed and flummoxed you'd buy a car with keyless tech to then want to disable it.
Sounds utterly daft.
Paranoia can't be helped but at the same time trying to circumvent the vehicles own security system isn't the right approach either.
On the plus side, if you look at any listed ordered by make of cars stolen, Honda don't even get a mention.
Hope this may be of some use
Might be worth finding information on how to prevent
Some useful info here below - there may be other options
Thank you all for your replies.
I don't think that I am paranoid, I just see the security from a different perspective.
I'm not looking to completely disable that feature but what I am after is to disable the keys from sending any signal to the car.
I checked today the manual but I didn't find anything related to that so I assume it is not supported.
On Lexus cars, pressing the lock button twice disables the keyless entry, I've not seen anything similar on the Honda's unfortunately.
Perhaps try that in the hope that it's an undocumented "feature"
Your not paranoid it’s a perfectly reasonable question to ask and is obviously a flaw in the security system if it can be hacked by a relay transmitter/amplifier
Many moons ago I had friends who would take out the distributor cap as an anti theft method - But tech has moved on
( yes ok l’am getting on a bit )
Hello @Chriscrv, look into ghost immobiliser system, it's a secondary immobiliser. A pin will need to be entered before starting the car. The pin will be of your choice in a set sequence and integrated into the existing buttons on the car such as radio or steering wheel buttons.
Car will not start without the pin.
Spend £5 on a faraday cage bag from Amazon and the problem is solved. I have tested mine and it definitely stops the car from opening when the key is in the bag.
There is no documented method to disable/bypass the keyless system, it’s all integrated within the immobiliser system. I share the sentiment of others that if someone wants to nick your car there going to do it regardless. You don’t really want to add further immobilisers as it would become an inconvenience.they need your keys RF ID which changes each time the ignition is cycled. So shielding you key until you get to the car is prob the best/cheapest and less agrivating solution
Put a damned great yellow steering wheel lock on it. Old fashioned and probably easy to get round, but it would slow them down so may put them off
Completely agree with this, I even did a few tests on a discovery sport and Peugeot 108 both with keyless entry and even with the key in the bag right next to the door handle it won’t open.
This is a lot more effective, wouldn't take too much more to link it to an alarm or whatever I imagine, it will alert anyone nearby with its noise, will prevent anyone from ever trying to steal your, or anyones car again. No need for long drawn out and expensive investigations etc. Judge, jury and executioneer. Might happen to accidentally hit the switch when the wife is next to it??