2000 Honda Civic CAR WONT START

Tiny
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  • 2000 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 97,000 MILES
HI I have a viper alarm with remote start on my car. I turned my key to on (not start) for about 1 minute then I turn it to start and a split second later the engine turns off everything turns off. I took my keys out and tried it again it did not work. There was also no more light when I turned it to on on guages. However my map light still works but my head lights did not work. I poped my hood just to see what is going on but did not touch anything. 5 mins later I try restarting it again after I realize the headlights work as my friend turns it on. Then I tun the car on having a feeling it will be good and the engine started. I dont know what the problem is perhaps if it has anything to do with my viper alarm since it has the automatic engine disable, but im not sure how that works.
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Saturday, November 15th, 2008 AT 7:47 AM

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Tiny
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Look for the reset button. Usually the installer attached the button of the driver side kick panel. But sometimes they hide it along with the wiring and the alarm module. All you have to do is press the reset button, while pressing it down, turn the key on. That should reset the alarm. If you can't find the button, you have to get in touch with the installer to find where he hides it.
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Saturday, November 15th, 2008 AT 6:59 PM
Tiny
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So should I reset it now or just leave it alone since everything is fine
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Saturday, November 15th, 2008 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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Leave it alone. But if you don't know where the reset button is, find out where. Just in case, for the next time.

Good luck.
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Saturday, November 15th, 2008 AT 10:53 PM
Tiny
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Yea I think I know where it is ive been told where it was by my installer. But im concerned if it is my battery, my starter or main relay? Any comments on those?
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Sunday, November 16th, 2008 AT 12:02 AM
Tiny
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I have seen on one occasion where the engine turned off soon after being started, and the alarm system went into diagnostic mode. For about three minutes we couldn't turn anything on the car. Since the engine was abruptly turned off after starting, the alarm system was "checking" to make sure that the car was not being stolen. By cutting power to mail system, the system is preventing would-be car thieves from driving away.

I believe that is what happens in your case. To make you feel better, you can go to Checker O'Reilly or Autozone and have them test your electrical system. They will check your battery, starter, and alternator. You said that the car starts now, so I wouldn't worry about the main relay.
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Sunday, November 16th, 2008 AT 10:45 PM
Tiny
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Yo thx alot master tech im glad u inform me about this. I apprecieate it made me feel alot better
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Monday, November 17th, 2008 AT 4:22 AM
Tiny
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Hey im back again with the car not starting. We discussed about this a month ago but this time was a little different. So what happened was I turn my key to start the engine and everything shut off. Then I waited couple minutes hoping it would work since thats how it worked last time. Anyways there power to the headlight so now I try to start the engine again and everything shuts off. I waited couple minutes and there was no power to anything. 30 mins later a friend came by and used jumper cables and my car started. Now it looks like I have a bad battery? So now I dont think it has anything to do with my viper alarm. Im planning to pick up a brand new battery tomorw. Any comments on this?
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Saturday, December 20th, 2008 AT 3:43 AM

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