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My key won't unlock drivers side lock on my 2004 honda civic ex

When i put my key in the drivers side lock , it won't unlock

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Your problem is not descriptive enough. Has it always been like this or just started happening? If it has always been like this, there is a possibility of a faulty lock OR someone has the door lock replaced and in that event, a new one from Honda comes with a new key that is different from the one for the ignition and the trunk and the glove box. Please provide more details.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013

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SOURCE: I have a 2004 Honda Accord EX. Key Fob works trunk but not doors

Programming
When
Key added or replaced. System malfunction.
How
Obtain all keys. A maximum of 3 keys can be programmed. Close all doors and boot/tailgate. Switch ignition ON. Repeat procedure below 3 times: Within 4 seconds: Press key lock or unlock button. Within 4 seconds: Switch ignition OFF. Within 4 seconds: Switch ignition ON. Within 4 seconds: Press key lock or unlock button. System should now lock or unlock vehicle. Within 4 seconds: Press key lock or unlock button. Within 10 seconds: Press lock or unlock button of first key. System should now lock or unlock vehicle. Press lock or unlock button of second key. System should now lock or unlock vehicle. Press lock or unlock button of third key. System should now lock or unlock vehicle. Switch ignition OFF. Remove key. Check operation of all programmed keys.
NOTE: If less than 3 keys are to be programmed, remove ignition key after programming last key.

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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SOURCE: Honda Civic 2002 keyless entry

inspect and or replace the drivers door lock actuator...

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Honda Civic door lock

If there is nothing jammed in the barrel, you will need to pull apart the lining of the interior of the door, disconnect the power motor for that switch, then see if it locks by key, sounds like the motor is seized, of out of allignment, easily fixed with a second hand or reco motor, or witha simple adjustment. Good luck, hope it helps.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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SOURCE: gauges don't work on 2004 Honda Civic EX

it sounds to me that the instrument cluster has gone bad. not for certain because I cannot see it but if you have a mechanic tell you that it is a very strong possibility.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Fuel tank door release, 2004 Honda Civic

The release cable is sticking or broken. To release the fuel door, open the trunk and pull off the fabric liner on the left side of the trunk. Behind this liner is the fuel door release cable; this cable leads to the fuel door and attaches with a twist-lock connector. It is cylindrical with two tabs. Twist the connector clockwise about 90 degrees and it should pull out, releasing the door.

Just remember, the fuel door will not stay closed until you put the connector back in.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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