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Changed the ignition switch and key for 1998 Honda accord do I need to program it

Someone try to steal it and broke the ignition I replace it with one from the junkyard but the car wont start

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disconnect wire at drivers door under trim

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 honda accord won't start

He may have locked up the pin sequence. You might need to buy a new switch not that exspensive. Stay away from the dealership or it will be.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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All you need to do is push the Shifter in harder into park and the key will come right out.. I had this problem once too.. The car just doesn't know it's in park because you didn't push it in far enough. 

Posted on May 25, 2009

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the 1998 accord has a recall on the ignition switch that sounds like the problem go to car fax to see if your vin number is among teh ones being recalled if not you might have to pay for anew one

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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SOURCE: Someone tried to steal my 96 honda accord by

Good Morning Jerry,

hmm.. Deep thoughts are trying to put this together since I didn't see or participate in this project...

There are a number of things which come to mind. The obvious first here is the painful and daunting task of removing the steering wheel once again - and of course with that is the disarming of the airbag (if equipped). Disconnecting the positive battery cable for a minimum of ten full minutes prior to removing the steering wheel is imperative - and once removed, always hold the unit facing away from you just to be sure.

Bottom line is that there has to be something which didn;t get reconnected. - in this case, it could be more than likely that there are two items not one.

Can you confirm (with your minds eye) that the dash lights worked after your unfortunate experience of the break in, but before you removed the steering wheel - if so, it will be an issue of missing a connection at time of re-installation.

If not, then you have a problem with missing hooking up some wires, namely in the form of a plug - or a plug could possibly been switched with another one or hooked together in an incorrect position. It is entirely possible that there may be an issue with what is commonly referred to as the clock spring (which governs the turn signals, cruise control, etc.). Since the clock spring does not typically power the problem areas, I mention this as on this vehicle the power to the areas you don't have power which may be routed through the clock spring? unfortunately, there really is no test for the clock spring that I know of -- it either works or does not.

So you may want to remove the steering wheel and do a real thorough inspection to see if there are any connections which may have come unhooked or are otherwise not hooked in correctly first.

FYI: First, before you remove the wheel and all that, is there any chance the person who tried to break in could have cut some wires or unplugged something to try to hot wire the car? A thorough under dash inspection may also be at hand here... In fact the more I think of that, the more I get the hunch this is the culprit of your problem.

FYI2: If you need more specifics, say schematics, your local dealer would have that detail, and possibly more. I always mention to people (the obvious which no one thinks of - and yes, I too learned this one the hard way!): If you feel the need for more specific information, go to (not a phone call) your local dealer, approach the parts department -- NOT the service desk. Tell the csr the problem and ask nicely if they could provide a printout of the schematics and any photos. Typically they will oblige your request.

I hope you find this helpful and always entertain a follow up (to settle my curiosity) and as always, please provide some feedback rating.

Best regards

Posted on Oct 28, 2011

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