Anti theft locked my car - security system problems?

Tiny
KEVIN HEID
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  • 1998 HONDA ACCORD
  • 216,000 MILES
I can't switch my car into gear made a loud alarm noise for about 10 minutes while I was driving.I had to take a part the middle console and have to use a flat head screw driver in the hole that say manual release shift and then my car will change gears and drive. But without I can't get it to switch gears it's like I'm locked out. Can you help me? I do not know what to do.
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Sunday, June 7th, 2020 AT 1:22 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

If you can't shift into gear from park, there is an issue with the park interlock system. Don't laugh, but do the brake lights work properly? The release actuator receives power from the brake light switch to release. Battery voltage is supplied at all times through "fuse 47" to the brake switch. With the ignition in "on" (II) or "start" (III), battery voltage is supplied through "fuse 9" (in the driver's under-dash fuse/relay box) to the shift lock solenoid.

This is where I would start. I need you to check both of the fuses I indicated. I attached a few pics to help with identification. Let me know if they help. Also, here is a link you may find helpful:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Let me know what you find or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe

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Sunday, June 7th, 2020 AT 7:08 PM
Tiny
PARSO_69
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  • 1998 HONDA ACCORD
Have a 1998 Honda Accord with 140,000km on the clock. My central locking works fine when I push the lock down. However, when use the remote, all doors lock (or unlock) except the drivers side door. Therefore I have to lock the drivers side door by pushing down the lock, and when getting into the car I have to use the key. Just wondering wat problem this might be and how I can take the door apart to fix it. Help would be much appreciated.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:27 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BRUCE HUNT
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You need to replace the lock actuator on the driver side. Take out the screws in the door pull and the inside door handle. The bottom of the door should be unsnapped with a slight pressure from a screwdriver slide along the bottom. This guide can help us fix it.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system

Please run down this guide and report back.

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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:27 PM (Merged)
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BANANUH
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  • 1998 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
While driving down the interstate about 80, my immobilizer light began flashing and my car jerked a little. I pulled to the side, and all the lights on my dash came on. I then turned the car off, and right back on. It started up fine and seems okay now- I made it about 20 more miles to work but I commute 80 miles round trip so I don't want to risk it happening again. What could be going on?
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:27 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi bananuh,

Something is not providing the correct contact and it is not easy to isolate the cause.

I would suggest checking the beltings and alternator charging rate. Check for loose or contaminated connectors and bad grounding straps.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:27 PM (Merged)
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SAYRE2242
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  • 1998 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 250,000 MILES
My passenger rear door does not respond at all to the keyless entry remote or the lock switch on drivers door to lock all doors. I have to manually lock and unlock it. Recently, I have noticed that the keyless entry system seemed sluggish. It would open the doors but it sounded weak like it was really struggling to do so. Now it is barely working at all. I have brand new batteries in the remote so I know that isn't the problem. Any ideas?
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:27 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi sayre2242,

When the doors locks are sluggish, it is usually because the actuators are weak or the power supply connections are poor or the battery is weak.

It has nothing to do wit the remote batteries. You need to check the door lock actuators linkages for proper lubrication.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:27 PM (Merged)
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BRUCE HUNT
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With regard to the one door that does not respond, that one actually had the actuator go out. Sounds like the rest are getting weak.

With regard to the battery in the remote, many of us by the battery from say Walmart. I have had experience with weak batteries from them. But like KHLow stated the weak battery is not the issue.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:27 PM (Merged)
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DARRYLRAWLINS
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  • 1998 HONDA ACCORD
  • 140,000 MILES
The alarm randomly goes off.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:27 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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One of the most common cause of such problems are due to door switches. It could be a faulty door switch or its cover, doors out of adjustment or the hood switch.

Sit inside vehicle and close all doors with room light set to turn on when doors are opened. You may leave the windows open. Gently push at lower rear portion of each door inner panel and note if the room light comes on. For any that turns the room light on, you need to check the door switch and door adjustment.

The hood switch should be checked as well.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:27 PM (Merged)
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SISSYGIRL
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  • 1998 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
The car starts find sometimes, but I never no when it will and when it will not start. It run good when it is running. Could this have something to do with the pass key or seuity system
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi sissygirl,

When it does not start, were the dashlights showing?
Were you able to crank the engine?
Was the security key light blinking?
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SISSYGIRL
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There is no green key when it is not going to start. After sometime it will turn over and start. It does krank like it wants to start. In the last few days I have been driving down the road and when I stop for a stop sign It died. After it sit for a bit it started a ran good. Hope you have some idea what it could be. Sissygirl
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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When problem occurs and starting is not possible, you need to check if it is ignition, ie. sparks or fuel that is not available.

Here is a link from which you can understand how to check for missing sparks or fuel.

https://www.2carpros.com/kpages/first_things.htm

Let me know what you find. From your description, it is possible the fuel pump or its circuit is intermittently malfunctioning. It coud be a faulty ignition switch as well.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:28 PM (Merged)
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CHUCK4271
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  • 1997 HONDA ACCORD
1997 Honda Accord 110000 miles

we have a accord and when you use the keyless entry to lock the doors the alarm will go off after a few hours we know theres nothing around the car that touched it to make this happen and it seems to happen only in hotter weather
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi chuck4271,

The triggering points are the door and hood switches. Check if any of them are not functioning well or if any doors are out of alignment which would trigger the alarm if there are any movements due to external forces. Eg wind, vibration when heavy vehicles moves by.

If equipped with vibration/impact sensors, you need to recalibrate it.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:28 PM (Merged)
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KIRBY18
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  • 1997 HONDA ACCORD
Electrical problem
1997 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

My alarm system is randomly giving false alarms? How can I disable the alarm system?
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi Kirby18,

Thank you for the donation.

The factory alarm cannot be disabled as it is linked to many other components such as the central locking etc.

For the alarm to go off randomly, the cause are usually the door or hood switches. Check if any of the doors are out of adjustment or door switches rubber cover are missing.

If any of the door ajar indicator is intermittently blinking, that is the door that the problem is coming from. If they do not occur, the most likely source would be the hood switch.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:28 PM (Merged)
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ANDREW RIVERA
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  • 1996 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 168,000 MILES
How do you install a remote starter on a manual car. When you are going to start the car you need to push the clutch pedal down so that the car can start. So how can I get the car to start using a remote starter.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:28 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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Hi andrew rivera,

For safety reasons, the clutch is required to be depressed while starting manual transmissions.

If you wish to install an auto start, you need to ensure that the transmission is always in neutral when the system is operated.

An additional relay to bypass the clutch switch would be required.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 1:28 PM (Merged)

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