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Car prombles with the " Immoblizer system "

Pretty much my car starts when it wants to, one day I'll put my key in and it will start and then I'll come back to it and it won't start.
I'm not sure if my remote starter had any thing to do with it it's a after market " viper " if any ideas on how to solve my promble please e-mail me .

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  • pmayeux Jun 30, 2009

    My dad did some troubleshooting and found that the main relay had bad ground internaly, he took out the relay and did inspect the soldering but found it was ok, he took the relay cover off and found that only one relay was engerizing,the coil ground was loose, the pot metal that holds the coil in place expands when it is hot outside above 78 degress and causes the ground problem. He changed the relay and all works ok. He did not put the relay back in the bracket he used ty raps to attach it to another spot incas this happens again, by the way my dad did alot of research on this problem, too bad Honda didn't do there homework when they designed this



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Replace main relay

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did you read the operators guide on starting?
so car only starts with the CEL off, will that is impossible
on most cars.
you key on, and the CEL must glow. if not.?
then ECU is out to lunch
or immoblizer is active.
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and on line, if you google it.
why run a car with out the op guide. ?
what if you were stranded, and the answer was in the glove box.?
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