Can separate key fobs control settings other than seat position?

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Mark W, Oct 3, 2018.

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  1. Mark W

    Mark W Active Member

    I know that when you have different keyfobs, you can link one of the fobs to one seat position, and when you get in the car with the other fob, it will switch the seat position for that driver. Is there anything else on the car that will adjust based on using one key fob or the other?
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  3. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    The climate control system, page 195 in the Owners Manual:

    When you unlock the doors with your remote, the
    driver’s ID (DRIVER 1 or DRIVER 2) is detected, and
    the climate control settings are turned to the
    respective mode automatically when you set the
    power mode to ON.

    I assume that means the last settings selected by each respective driver, but haven't tested that assumption.
  4. su_A_ve

    su_A_ve Active Member

    Is this only for touring?

    Also, does it adjust the mirrors?
  5. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member

    No mirror(s) or steering wheel adjustment, just seat and climate.
  6. mpeters42

    mpeters42 Member

    There are a number of settings that are saved in the driver (key fob) profile. I know that the walk-away-lock setting is among those as our two drivers keep different settings for that. I'm not sure if there's a comprehensive list of which settings are keyed to the fob, though.
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  8. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    I believe you've completed the comprehensive list of the 3 things that operate differently per key fob. The walk-away lock is a special case because only one fob (or the other fob) can be set to do this. The customized seat-position and climate-control settings work for both fobs.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2018
  9. Candice

    Candice Active Member

    The key fobs also change the dashboard display if you have them programmed differently.
  10. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    The Owners Manual doesn't say anything about that, so I tried to get that to work.

    After starting the car with my fob I changed the Driver Information Interface to display the compass instead of range. Then I turned off the car and got my wife's key fob. After squeezing my body into her close-up seat position, the DII showed the compass for her fob, too. I changed the DII back to range. The DII now also displays range for my fob.
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2018
  11. Candice

    Candice Active Member

    Sorry for making you squeeze in to test this out. I did this awhile ago so I am going off memory...On the touchscreen, you can set what each fob will see for choices on the driver information interface. For my (main) fob, I chose 4 things that I use the most so I don't have to scroll through all of them. I think "settings" is always on there. Then on the other fob which we just keep in our extra key drawer, I chose a few other ones. Now when my husband wants to move the car and uses the spare fob, the interface is always on maintenance minder when I get in. Maybe if you have not customized them, it does not change. Or maybe my husband pushes buttons on the steering wheel when he is driving. That is what I thought the first time I got in but he insisted he didn't push anything and it is always on the maintenance minder when he uses the other fob.
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  13. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    No problem with the squeeze--it's all in the interests of learning more about our wonderful car. Thanks for discovering and explaining something new. We need more explorers like you on this forum.

    The Owners Manual section on Customizing the Meter (beginning on page 219) says you can create up to 3 customized meter configurations but doesn't reveal that the selected configuration sticks with the key fob. I wonder why the chosen meter setting doesn't also stick with the key fob?
  14. Candice

    Candice Active Member

    It has only happened two or three times (that is all I allow him to drive my car) so I haven't actually set out to test it like you did. It might just be a coincidence. I did offer the fat finger explanation above but I think it would take a few accidental finger bumps to get the interface to change so that is not likely. I will have to swap the fobs and see if it persists.
  15. Candice

    Candice Active Member

    So here it what I found...I parked my car after work last night, having used the main fob, and the dashboard looked like this...

    Then, when we left for dinner, I used the other fob and the dashboard looked like this...

    Then, when I left for work in the morning, I used the main fob and it looked like this...

    So I thought that the settings on my fob must have the maintenance minder as my default. I went into the Customize the Meter setting and noticed that I was using configuration 2 and that the Maintenance Minder was in position 1. I moved the Range screen into position 1. Then I noticed that configuration 1 had the Eco drive display in position 1, which is what appeared with the other fob. I have never used this fob so I didn't know what appeared when my husband used the other fob. I am guessing from this information that the fobs are default set with Configuration 1 and I accidentally set my main fob to Configuration 2 and since that is what I always use, I didn't notice anything different. Except when my husband uses the other fob. Then it goes to Config 1, and then back to Config 2 for me where I had MM as my default. Long story short, I believe the fobs CAN control the display but with several steps.
  16. MikeB

    MikeB Member

    Thanks - This one tripped me up. I misplaced my key fob and was using my wife's for a while, without knowing that the car was not locking when I walked away. Discovered it - and reset the walk-away-lock feature (not realizing it would apply to hers at that point, but not mine). Then, when I got my fob back and was using it again, I did not realize that my fob was no longer set to walk-away lock..... I know, I know... read the manual (very carefully).
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  17. Mayjend

    Mayjend New Member

    I’m so thankful for this forums. I was super confused why the walk away lock stopped working tonight when my husband drove. No wonder!
    What a pointless thing it is to only be able to set it for one key fob but not the other. -.-
  18. dnb

    dnb Active Member

    LMAO I love how it looks like your car had issues from you swapping because the reminder showed up :D

    I wonder if its just set to change the configuration and show the first / "favorite" each time a keyfob is swapped?

    I only use one so haven't tested any of these features.
  19. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    It would have been easier for Honda to have both key fobs activate walk-away locking. So there's a reason only one fob can do it, but I haven't been able to figure out if it's to prevent a potential problem or if it's due to a technical limitation (which seems less likely to me).
  20. Valente

    Valente Active Member

    Something that I discovered that may or may not matter to most folks: I set my car to charge only from 10P to 8A cause that's when electric rates are lowest. If I arrive home after 10P and plug in my car, the car will not charge until 10P the next day. So I hit the key fob "charge door" button and the car starts charging immediately. This is especially useful when I charge my car away from home. I use it a lot at local businesses where they have free charging stations. If I arrive there prior to 10P the car will not charge unless I hit the "charge door" button after I plug in the charger.
  21. dnb

    dnb Active Member

    Wow that is some broken logic.. you might see if there are any service Bullitins available like the other charging one, that might fix that logic.
  22. Candice

    Candice Active Member

    @dnb that is not the reminder showing up, that IS the issue from swapping the fobs. That same maintenance screen showed up whenever my husband used the car. I agree that it must be set to change to the default (first) option each time you use a different fob. After testing it, I changed my default to the range screen instead of the service screen and now when we use the other fob I don't have to change it back to the range screen.
  23. dnb

    dnb Active Member

    Ah dang that is annoying :(

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