Security Code F12x
No, I did not write it down!!!!!! Went to take out the 02 F12x for the first time this season and cannot get the unlock code to work. I ran it on the trailer about 3 months ago and I am using the same code (I think). But I am not 100% sure, maybe I changed it and forgot and no I did not write it down.
Has anyone had the code stop working? Put the 3 digits in and then hold down the set button for a couple of seconds and instead of unlocking the alarm buzzer goes off. Three tries and then must remove and insert the key for 3 more tries. It sounds like I am using the wrong code, but I just can't recall changing it.
Anyway, called Dallas dealer and they want me to make appointment, leave it for a day and pay $70 to have the code reset. This sounds outrageous. I already pulled it home from the lake house 70 miles, it is another 50 miles to the dealer. Should this require an appointment and two trips at 50 miles each way (200 miles) and should it cost $70 to reset. I imagine it requires hooking up a diagnostic computer and punching a button at most.
Any other options?? Disconnect power for a few days or some such???
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Call Steve at Haps
Call Steve at Hap's. They might share it with you if you can convince them you bought the 'ski insted of "swiped" it...
I am sure, sometime last year this proceedure was posted right here...
Is that the dealer you bought it from? I'd sure expect them to be more cooperative. It is something they can instruct you easily over the phone, no special tools needed.
I suspect a dealer who did NOT know you might not tell, but if they know you bought it...?
It actully is not the dealer I bought it from. My dealer is closed on Sun and Monday so I called the another one that is owned by the same family but is open on Mon. They never asked my name or if I bought it there they just said I had to bring it in. I had actually negotiated to buy from them but left when they screwwed up the delivery. I will call my dealer Tue and see if they will help now that I know it does not require a trip in to the shop.
I guess I should add that when giving me the orientation I was told by my dealer where I bought it that "if you forget, you have to bring it back to us to unlock".
Now that's differnet (I hope) than calling with a problem hours away. But who knows. Guess it depends on whether they are flexible or sticklers for rules.
Re: Security Code F12x
Well, just to make sure you are putting the code in correctly, after each number is put in you need to press the "ID No. Set" button once, and this does include AFTER the last ID No. has been entered, THEN you hold the "ID No. Set" button and hold it for 2-3 seconds, then the buzzer will beep unlocking it.
Originally Posted by RHonda
There is no other way to get around resetting it yourself unless you know the code. A trip to the dealer is the only other alternative if you've forgotten the code. You just have to think real hard about what you might have set the code to.
Good luck punching buttons !!
Thanks for the tips...I am entering the digits correctly. I have had this ski for a whole season last year and used the same code all year. That is why I asked if anyone had had problems with the correct code not working. Maybe I did change the code and just don't recall. I would like to do the reset procedure first and then if it still doesn't work then invest the time and money for a shop visit.
Why do you say it has to go to the dealer to be reset? Who told you this? Honda may prefer that and the dealers who want $70 obviously prefer it.
Previous posts say that it does not require any special tools to reset and that the technique has been posted here before. I looked up the previous posts and found that it had been posted but the instructions had been removed to prevent illigitimate uses.
sorry to hear about the problem.
i know it's a hassel, but taking the ski to a dealer allows them
to verify that you do own the ski.
to all of us honda owners, including (Rhonda), this is a good thing!
hopefully this can help to prevent ski theft!
that is why honda put the feature on it, and that is why (Rhonda) used it.
i would hope that the dealer you purchased your ski from would cut you
a break on the charges. 70 bucks sounds high. after all you did buy the
ski from them.
good luck, let us know what happens...
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In order to reset the code yourself, you have to put in the correct one to unlock it first. My dealer told me that if I ever forget the code that ONLY a Honda dealer can change it, at the dealership. They need to make sure you actually own the craft first and not someone trying to pull a fast one on them. I would have great concerns if a Honda dealer told a person over the phone how to bypass and reset the code without verifying in person that he is the actual owner. If that is the case then the security code is worthless. Who's to say someone can steal your AquaTrax and pretend over the phone they are the owner and have the code reset. Then any "Joe Shmoe" can call up and have the code reset and defeating the purpose of even having it in the first place.
Originally Posted by RHonda
If an owner forgets his code and has to have the dealer reset it, then it's quite obvious they are going to charge you for their time. If you lose the keys to your house and call a locksmith, he's not going to come out and offer his services for free.
If you've forgotten the code, then there's not much else you can do here. Look on the bright side, at least the code is only 3 digits. That translates to only 1000 different combinations. Make sure your battery is well charged !
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