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milkman2010
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Dec 21, 2017, 1:58 PM

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Hello. I have a remote starter on my Civic. Its worked fine for six years. Now when I press the start button the car cranks but won't start. The remote is not in valet mode, the lock/unlock buttons work fine, the hood is closed. The car starts fine manually with the key. I even placed the key in the ignition and tried the remote but it didn't work. Any ideas?


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Dec 21, 2017, 2:02 PM

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You probably need to contact the manufacturer of the remote start system. We wouldn't have any info on an aftermarket system.



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milkman2010
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Dec 21, 2017, 2:05 PM

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Thanks. I've contacted them and I'm waiting for their reply. Their manual provides very little in terms of troubleshooting. Remote starters are great when they work but are a pain to troubleshoot.


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Dec 21, 2017, 2:10 PM

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They are actually very high tech so you have to have a deep electrical understanding of the systems to even be able to install one.



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milkman2010
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Dec 21, 2017, 2:13 PM

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Yeah there's a lot going on when you energize one of them. There's very little on the Internet in terms of do it your self because of the complexity of the system. I just hope its nothing serious when I take it to the installer.


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Dec 21, 2017, 2:32 PM

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Unless it's an installation issue they are probably going to advise just replacing the whole unit. Nobody repairs these things.



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Sidom
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Dec 21, 2017, 3:03 PM

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Is this an auto or manual trans?...

If the system has failed, then it will probably need a new unit...

A few things you could check would be to make sure the brk light is coming on when you put on the e brk... If the unit doesn't sense the e brk it won't start (usually won't crank, so I guess that isn't a good sign)

Also make sure the theft light isn't flashing while it's cranking,, The factory alarms need to be defeated (bypassed)... Once again, if this was a problem it probably wouldn't crank or start and die... but it still wouldn't hurt to check them...

manuals have a few more hoops to jump thru to arm,,,but just go back and triple check all the steps...






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