Have you ever lost your keys? Your whole big set of keys? Well, I did! They are gone into that big black hole where those important things go that are never seen again.
There are certain things in life, that when you lose them you instantly feel naked. Keys, purses, cell phones and small children all do this to me! So, I went a couple of days feeling very naked and looking under everything and in everything and calling all the places I had been to find these keys. Nothing. Nada and Nowhere!
So my wonderful hubby went to the local Westlake and made me a brand new set. I was so excited and thankful. The next morning I had all the kids ready for school, loaded them into the van and stuck my shiny new key into the ignition. First it didn’t fit very well. Hmmm. . .I pulled it out and turned it over and stuck it in. It went in without a problem and then I did the magical thing that we do over and over. . .I started the van – not. It wouldn’t turn over. It would just rev and rev. GREAT! I thought something was wrong with the van so I went to pull the key out and it WOULD NOT COME OUT OF THE IGNITION! It also wouldn’t go back to the Off position, so the radio was on and the door was dinging. I was beside myself yanking and pulling on that key. It would not come out! So I called Tom at work and we figured out together, after pulling the owners manual out, that the keys to Honda’s are coded! Yes, for theft reasons a non-coded key will NOT start the van.
Needless to say, I had to call a Tow truck to wench the van out of the garage and take it to our local Honda dealer to get the key out. $162.00 later I have my van back!!!! Yes, $162.00!!!! The key removal was $53.00 and the rest of the highway robbery was by the tow service!
For all you Honda people out there. . . TAKE NOTE: DO NOT EVER EVER EVER GET A KEY MADE AND TRY IT IN YOUR HONDA.
Oh my, my . . .live and learn.