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I have a 1994 Honda Accord and I had to break the passenger side outside door lock to unlock the door when I left the key inside. After a few drives, now it won't crank over and start. I think that the anti-theft system is being activated so it won't get voltage to the starter solenoid wire. I do not have voltage at the solenoid when I have the key in crank position and the starter is okay, it cranks when I apply voltage to the solenoid wire. What shall i check?

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  • Ursulo Robles Nov 09, 2010

    The Honda is a 1994 Accord DX with 4 cylinder engine. The key I am using is the valet key and it locks the front door and works on the ignition lock and keys. I will replace the door lock cylinder on the passenger side door. Do you think that the anti-theft is activated? If I replace the door lock cylinder, will that de-activate the anti-theft system? Does the anti-theft system prevent the engine from cranking and starting?

  • Ursulo Robles Nov 09, 2010

    do I have to loosen or remove the inside latch assy? I have loosened the outside door latch , but, it seems that the linkages are not loose enough. Also, is the transmitter located below the inside latch assy? I am replacing only the door key cylinder. How does the transmitter operated?

  • Ursulo Robles Nov 10, 2010

    i have replaced the right side door cylinder and connected the door linkages, but, the car will not crank. To check the antitheft system if it is causing the car from not starting, where do I bypass the relay ? You mentioned the relay is under the driver's side steering column, how many wires does the relay have?


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Have you checked that the transmitter which is attached to the door lock assembly, also make sure that the connector is attached to the door lock which you had to break off.
Let me know if you need more information, also can you send me the year and model, engine size of your vehicle.

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  • Jason Maurirere
    Jason Maurirere Nov 09, 2010

    Yes, if you replace the barrel it will stop the antitheft system from causing your car from not starting.

    There is a transmitter where the barrel is that you have broken and this is causing the anti theft system to stay activated.

  • Jason Maurirere
    Jason Maurirere Nov 09, 2010

    Ok firstly you need to make sure that it is the Antitheft alarm, there is a security alarm relay which you can find just below the dash on the left hand side by the steering column.
    If you bypass this the vehicle should start, if the vehicle does start then that will determine that it is the alarm system.
    We can then look at the door transmitters, which on this model only seems to be in the drivers door, also we can make sure the alarm system is not faulty.
    You will need to check voltage outputs, and signals coming form and going to alarm control module.

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    Jason Maurirere Nov 10, 2010

    The relay has 4 terminals, you need to find out which one is live and which one goes to the stater motor. This is usually the straight up/down terminal and the top terminal which goes across ways.


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