I respectfully disagree, but your opinion is obviously what works for you, so I wish I felt like that about our key fob.My humble opinion, which you can ignore...
Interesting - as an exercise in "can I do that?", but the Honda key fob does everything your reprogrammed Acura key fob does, but without the "hassle" and cost of materials and service, for reprogramming. If I want to open the trunk, I simply press the unlock button twice. I'm not concerned that the door locks open, too. A press of the lock button, locks everything.
Now, if we can get someone to figure out how to improve the Nav programming and features, thru user hacks, I'm all ears!
Anyway, I *hate* having to depress the unlock twice (because sometimes on the 2nd depress I have my hand on the trunk release and it won't go) only because I am often holding a 70lb tool bag, and maybe another one across my shoulder. I hate that I have to do exactly what it want's me to do with two depresses on the keyfob and then wait a second and then grab the trunk release. It's not the boss of me! I want a darn trunk release like every other $35k vehicle. Or at bare minimum a positive indication of when *everything* is unlocked, and two cycles of light blinking doesn't count to me.
I asked the dealer the other day if they could just program my remote to make everything unlock on one depress, and they can't (after 20 min he comes back and says "good news, just press it twice!"), which is weird because you have some wiggle room with how the locks work from the inside. Though I believe he's completely correct, there's no evidence in the service manual or any technical documents I've seen that our remote can do other tricks.
I don't know if I'm going to get an Acura key though, because just looking at it - keys that long that stick straight out of the steering column have a tendency to jab me in my long kareem adbul-jabar legs. My knees would shut off my sister's old Jeep Commander all the time, even in motion once in awhile.
and Blackvl and lots of other people may be fine with the stock arrangement, there's a lot of stuff that other people might find funny that I have no problem with, that's why they call them preferences. . .no one is wrong
PS - would you settle for some HVAC system hacks? It's only a few inches away from the Nav display! Check out this cool stuff.