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Old 04-18-2019, 06:42 PM   #1
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Key worn out

Anyone have their key wear out around ~3 year mark? It works fine in the trunk and gas tank but not in the ignition. Spare key works instantly. I donít know if I have a chip but I donít think I do. Curious if anyone else had this happen.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:55 AM   #2
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I'm not 100% sure but I thought I read a while back that Honda's don't have a chip for their keys. The HISS system only comes on EU bikes not US... Which I wouldn't understand why... We have thieves here as well lol.
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:18 PM   #3
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Can you turn the key between Lock, Off, and On?

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Old 04-19-2019, 10:57 PM   #4
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ok. you have my interest.

And, do to answer the No, I've never worn a key out.
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:06 AM   #5
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Very strange. A lock or ignition will wear before the key does.

However - ignitions are very sensitive to bent keys, and it is very easy to bend a key, even if it doesn't look like it.

Go get another copy made of the spare and pitch the first key, is my advice.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:31 AM   #6
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No help here but I had a car key that was so worn that I could pull it out of the ignition while running. Still worked though.
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