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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It looks like it is a problem with the anit-theft system. Code p1610 is for an Immobilizer System Malfunction, usually set because the wrong key code was picked up by the anti-theft system. The procedure for checking it says to use a spare key that has worked in the past and if that doesn't fix it, you'll either have to have a licensed locksmith with the ability to reprogram your car to your key come out, or take it into the dealership to have it reprogrammed. The most likely cause for this is that haveing no battery power for a while as you described allowed the programmed key information to be lost. Good luck and hope this helps. keep me posted be glad to help.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
Check Fuse #9 under the hood its for DLC Power and Immobilizer System (10 Amp).
Look at the TDC wire harness. Sometimes the wire isnt put back in the holder on the rear edge of the timing cover. Then the harness gets sawed in half by the alternator belt.
Other Honda user had this problem on his 2005 Accord, after letting it sit battery disconnected for 20 minutes it was just fine. Inmobilizer for the lose.
My guess is your immobilizer kicked in because your battery in your key is dead.
So, I dont warranted if this process work...
Here is a better understanding of how a immobilizer works; each key has a code imprinted on it, no battery of any type just a random code. When you go to start the car the immobilizer computer sends a signal to the key. If the signal it receives back from the key matches one of the 5 keys it keeps in its memory, it sends a "OK start" message to the PCM starting the car. If it doesn't see the "OK start" signal it doesn't start and the green key light in the dash flashes. In short there is no way to reset it.
Try another key. If not, there is a way to bypass it shortly to get the car to a Honda dealership for reprogramming of a key or key replacement. Your Prelude may also have a problem with one of these components. It will need to be hooked up to a Honda scan tool and checked for immobilizer codes.Let me know if you have any questions. I'm a 6 year factory Honda tec.
I will try and answer all I can.Here is how to use the "pcm brake code" You weill need to call your local dealership and give them you vin # to get the code.To start the engine, follow this procedure:
1. Cut a temporary key using the key code and anon-transponder key blank.
2. Turn the ignition switch ON (II) with thetemporary key.
3. Enter the first digit of the immobilizer brake codeby pressing and releasing the e-brake pedal the samenumber of times as the digit. For example, if thefirst digit is 4, press and release the e-brake pedal 4 times.
4. Turn the ignition switch to Lock (0) and then backON (II).
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to enter the second, third,fourth, and fifth digits of the code. You have up to30 seconds to enter each digit.
6. After you enter the fifth digit, the immobilizerindicator on the dash will blink five times,meaning you can now start the engine with thetemporary key.While the engine is running, the immobilizerindicator will stay on. If the engine isn't started with in 10 minutes, you'll have to reenter theimmobilizer brake code. You'll also have to reenterthe code if the engine is shut off for more than 10 minutes.This also workes for any Honda immobilizer system. However you need to use the brake pedal. Only preludes you used the e-brake.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
Here's a quick check list for most common cost of SRS / Air bag problem.
Dirty contacts on driver and passenger seat belt buckles
Dirty contacts on seat belt connectors (under seats)
Dirty contacts on driver and passenger sides weight sensors (under seat)
Weight on passenger seat
(Example: grocery package trigger SRS / Air Bag light on the way home.)
I recommend you to pass an vacuum over the contacts and use CRC electronic parts cleaner to rule out connectivity problem.
I DO NOT disconnecting the negative battery connector to clean the code(s)
Without the code(s) the dealer will takes "BILLABLE" time to reproduce the problem.
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Posted on Dec 16, 2009
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