Question about 1994 Honda Civic Del Sol
Someone damaged the ignition cylinder lock on my vehicle while trying to steal it. A screwdriver or bladed instrument was jammed into the ignition to force the car to start. There is no deformation of the keyhole itself and there are small metal shavings inside the cylinder. There is no damage to the wires leading to the ignition assembly.
I can insert the key about half-way, but no further. I can turn the key to all positions in the ignition as well but nothing happens (it does not ''catch'' at each position and my car battery is also dead). I cannot tell if the tumblers are destroyed, or if there is a removable obstruction.
After performing some research, it turns out that I will need to replace the ignition cylinder lock (about $50) or the entire ignition cylinder lock assembly (about $250 to $300).
With the given information, is it worth trying to repair or clean out the cylinder? It is difficult to guess the result, since I also need to replace the battery. If I must replace the cylinder lock or assembly, would anyone advise going to a junk yard to retrieve the required part (I do not know if I can even get the keys that match the ignition).
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Take it to a locksmith. You don't want to risk pulling it down yourself especially where the immobiliser harness is concerned, in addition Honda tumblers are really hard to source, the defectives ones will have to be removed. You need an experienced locksmith to do this.
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
Also the jiggling thing could be a coincidence. :0)
Tell me this.... when you turn the key, do you hear a CLICK?? If so your starter is probably bad.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
When the battery is disconnected and replaced and when the battery is drained and then recharged, the anti-theft device in your car was activated.
Refer to your Manual to arm and disarm the anti-theft device, it should reset
If this does not work using the remote, try locking and unlocking the driver side door with the key and IMMEDIATELY START the car.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
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You need to take this to your local Honda Dealer, before you cause more electrical or engine damage.
A vehicle that has been submerged can have water inside the engine, this can cause what's called "Hydrolock"and if it was to start for a moment, it could destroy the entire engine or at least do expensive major damage.
If the Electrical system is wet in the wrong places, remember water is a conductor and you keep trying to start it, bad things may happen. Think about what would happen if you poured a glass of water into your home computer tower. Most modern cars have at least 6 onboard computers connected via a network system called "multiplexing". Your electrical ignition switch may have fried out, locking it in place.
You need to get this looked at by the right people.
Posted on May 06, 2009
The fact that the ignition was possibly damaged when the car was stolen may or may not have something to do with your problem., but If you want to test the circuit, you can run a fairly heavy INSULATED wire between your pos. battery post and the SMALL terminal on the solenoid (just touch the end to the solenoid). If the starter turns, you may have a ignition switch, neutral start switch, or some other wiring problem. If the starter does not turn (or if the solenoid doesn't even click) I would think that you need to check the battery charge.
Hope this is helpful.
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
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The ignition lock cylinder case, including the Passlock?"¢ sensor
The ignition switch
The body control module (BCM)
The security indicator on the instrument cluster
The powertrain control module (PCM)
Ignition Lock Cylinder Case, Including the Passlock?"¢ Sensor
The ignition lock cylinder fits inside the ignition lock cylinder case and operates the ignition switch when turned by a key with the proper mechanical cut. When the ignition key is used to turn the ignition lock cylinder to crank, start, a magnet on the lock cylinder passes close to the Passlock?"¢ sensor within the ignition lock cylinder case. The magnet activates the security hall effect sensor in the Passlock?"¢ sensor which completes a circuit from the security sensor signal circuit through a resistor to the security sensor low reference circuit. The resistance value will vary from vehicle to vehicle.
If a magnet from outside of the ignition lock cylinder case is used to attempt to steal the vehicle, the tamper hall effect sensor will be activated. This completes a circuit from the security sensor signal circuit through a tamper resistor to the security sensor low reference circuit bypassing the security resistor. If the ignition switch is forced to rotate without the correct key, or if the ignition lock cylinder is removed by force, the Passlock?"¢ sensor will be damaged and will not operate.
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Disconnect the negative battery cable with a socket or box wrench. Pull the airbag fuse from the driver's side fuse panel using the fuse removal tool found on the panel. Disable the theft-lock system on the radio.
Remove the instrument cluster by removing the bezel screws with a screwdriver and prying the bezel off with a prying tool or flathead screwdriver.
Remove the two screws holding the ignition switch in place with a screwdriver.
Push the ignition switch about one inch toward the front of the vehicle so that it will clear the mounting bracket. Lift the switch up and out from behind the instrument panel.
Disconnect the electrical connectors from the ignition switch. Put the key in the ignition and turn it the Run position.
Press the spring-loaded pin on the side of the ignition switch with a small screwdriver. Pull the lock cylinder out by the key.
Place the ignition key in the new ignition cylinder and push the cylinder into place in the ignition housing. Turn the key to the off position and remove it.
Connect the electrical wires to the back of the ignition switch.
Put the switch assembly in position in the cluster and install and tighten the two screws with a screwdriver.
Install the instrument cluster bezel and attach the two screws with a screwdriver.
Replace the airbag fuse in the driver's side fuse panel. Connect the negative battery cable with a wrench. Enter the code for the Theft-lock system into the radio.
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