Question about 2001 Mercury Sable

1 Answer

Key fob not opening up car

I have a honda civic 1.6 SE EXEC car and i am unable to open the car. i have replaced my battery in fob but still does not work. it was suggested my car battery is flat hence the problem....any other ideass???

Posted by hungup74 on


1 Answer


  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 379 Answers

On a 1997 civic I had, every now and again the remote would stop opening or locking the car. To get it working again, you needed to open the doors using the key and start the engine. Next time you tried the remote, low and beholdit would open and lock the doors again.

Mine had an ifra red key fob, i.e. the type that has to be pointed in to the interior of the car through the windows before pressing the button, rather than a radio type, i.e. so long as you're within a certain distance of the car, it doesnt matter which direct the key fob is pointing.

Hope this is of some help.

Posted on Nov 08, 2009


Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

The key for my honda civic 2006 will unlock the car on the press button but will not lock it

dont the inside door switches work? (wow, not stated)
and all door? wow 2.
there are 2 fobs
do both fail? No then 1 fob is bad or weak battery.
of both fail the cars receiver is bad, or a fuse blown.(if all switches fail)
car came with 2, never have just 1 fob or big trouble and getting stranded, if car has IMMO. newer cars worse,

Feb 26, 2014 | 2006 Honda Civic

1 Answer

2007 Honda Civic key fob. Cannot get the screw to turn to open and replace battery

wont turn, how can that be? a steel screw in soft plastic?
my guess , you mean screw turns but does not extract? right?
it's stripped out.
new fob time
or pry case as you turn screw to force it out.

Sep 18, 2013 | Honda Civic Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2004 Honda Civic LX Sedan. My problem with it is one, where you put the in to unlock the car,driver side, won't turn. I know the problem is the key lock cylinder itself, one of the tumblers wont...

To fix the tumblers, find a trusted locksmith. That's the way I'd go. Honda does have a kit, but, it's not a consumer one. You'd spend a decent amount of money on a kit that would fix hundreds of cars, so, that's why they won't sell it to you.

As for the key fob, have you tried putting a new battery in it? Your description is not very clear. The LX should have come from the factory with a key fob. So, if you got one, make sure it's the correct one with a good battery. To program it, put your key in the igntion, turn the key to position 2 (the position right before you start the car), press a button on the key fob, turn the key back to position 0, Repeat these steps over and over (about 4 to 5 times) until the doors lock/unlock. If that doesn't work, you could have a bum transmitter.

If some doors are not lock/unlocking, chances are bad doorlock acuators.

Sep 12, 2013 | 2004 Honda Civic

1 Answer

Smart key battery

take key to Honda. pay the money. that's all to it. if the cars a 2013 there should some kind of warranty. if you don't want to pay for a expensive key dont drive a new car

Jun 17, 2013 | Honda Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2003 Honda civic alarm fob not unlocking car

Usually when you change a Fob battery you have to re-sync it to the car. Some cars have you lock and unlock the drivers door with the key.
Should be in your owner's manual.

Jun 28, 2012 | 2003 Honda Civic

1 Answer

The battery for my honda civic type - r went flat and when i put a new one in the alarm went off so i tryed to sync the keys to the car ( it tuns the alarm off and u can drive it but once u lock the doors...

Here are the options for disarming a factory alarm while it's going off:

1. Close all doors, trunk and hood. Alarm will stop after preset time.

2. Hit the unlock or lock button on the remote. (One of the 2 works... I just don't remember which.)

3. With all doors, trunk and hood close, insert the key in the driver's door and unlock/lock the doors manually.

Also, is it a factory security system? Is it a honda key fob? or a remote start system perhaps?

Dec 21, 2017 | 2005 Honda Civic

1 Answer

How do i get my immobiliser/fob key to work

three things may be the problem.

1 the battery in the key fob needs replacement,

2 the control fob is damaged and the key needs replacment

3. the key is no longer linked to the car. and need to be reset by dealer.

in each case it is better to go to Honda and ask them to look at this issue.

I hope this was useful.

Jan 24, 2011 | 2002 Honda Civic

1 Answer

I replaced battery for remote key fob with the new battery for Civic EX 2002 but there is no light (LED) and it's not working at all, please guide.

It's possible the key fob itself was bad and not the battery. Do you have another key fob. It may need to be relearned.

Apr 07, 2010 | 2002 Honda Civic

2 Answers

2004 Civic Drivers door lock

The driver's side door lock button is designed not to lock from the inside unless the handle is pulled, or the power switch is used. This serves as a reminder to not lock your keys inside.

If you are inside, and push down on the button (not the switch) hard enough to lock it, you've probably damaged it.

Jun 09, 2008 | 2004 Honda Civic

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Mercury Sable Logo

416 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercury Experts


Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

14866 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4372 Answers

Are you a Mercury Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides