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WHY WILL MY CAR NOT START UNLESS I LOCK IT AND UNLOCK IT WITH MY KEY FOB, AND THEN IMMEDIATELY ATTEMPT TO START?

2004 Honda Accord • 120,000 miles

I came out this morning to go to class and got in my car. I unlocked it with my key fob and held the button down so the windows would roll down also, which worked fine. I threw my backpack in the back and sat in the driver's seat for a second (probably totaled to about 15-20 seconds before I attempted to start it. All of my gauges and my radio immediately came on, but when I turned the key nothing happened. There was no click or remote attempt by the engine to start up. Confused, I tried a couple times with no luck. I got out and checked the connections on the battery to the engine, and everything looks good (no corrosion or dirt). I realized that in the time it took me to unlock the car, get in, and attempt to start it, the doors had relocked. Thinking that this may be a security measure for the starter as well, I took my keys out, locked the car, unlocked it again, and then attempted to start it. VOILA! My car starts and has no issues on the drive to school. I get out of school, and the exact same thing happened. I unlocked the car, took a second to get in, but this time the doors weren't locked. Trying to be inventive, I went ahead and locked the doors again and unlocked it to see if it fixed the problem. Again, it worked and my car started. Now, when I got home, I shut the car off and after about 10 seconds I tried restarting it and it was fine. What's wrong? : (
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Zreesedowning
August 28, 2012.



After market alarm or factory?

Cadieman
Aug 28, 2012.
Factory alarm.

Tiny
Zreesedowning
Aug 28, 2012.
I went back out to the car and tried unlocking the door by using the key and not the key fob, and the car still wouldn't start. The only way it will work is if I lock the car with the key fob, unlock it, and then attempt to start within 3-4 seconds.

Tiny
Zreesedowning
Aug 28, 2012.
Try locking and unlocking by the door switch. There has to be a way to turn it off by the key. Ck the owners manual.

Cadieman
Aug 29, 2012.
Check the driver door switch. Seems the security system is not recognising that it is opened.

KHLow2008
Aug 29, 2012.