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i have green key flashing on dashboard but wont

i have green key flashing on dashboard but wont start

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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.

Good luck.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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Where would I find my

Where would I find my speed sensor on a 1996 honda civic dx in order to replace it, and how would i replace it.

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It is located on the side of the transmission, requires 1 bolt, will notice a power plug which you must unplug wire connector, remove the bolt then the sensor canbe removed from your transmission it will pull out. Before installing your new sensor you may want to rub a little transmission oil on the part of the sensor that goes in transmission there is a o-ring on the part. This will help it go in alot more easier also lubricate you new part. Hopefully this was helpfull the sensor is around $100.00 - $140.00.

Posted on Jan 09, 2011

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1996 honda civic lx passanger power window problem

hi, i own a 1996 honda civic lx. I have a problem, my power window on the passengers side does not roll down . I have taken apart the door panel to get at the wires that connect the switch to the motor and when i push up on the switch i hear and feel the motor work and it rolls the window up if I push down nuthing happens and the window doesnt roll down, then when i switch the wires and push up on the switch it rolls the window down and i i push down nothing happens. can you help me?

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I had this problem as well as 33 others I've spoken to online. The main floor harness runs thru the drivers side front fender and plugs into the drivers door. The harness in 1996 civics are an inch or 2 too short so after a few years a few of the 25 thru 27 wires in the plug #C556 either break off or pull out of the plug. Since the drivers door contains the master power window and lock switches and the power mirrors can also be affected it can seem like everyones problems are in different parts of the car but they are all part of the same default. So I went to ebay and purchased a floor harness with full power options and installed it myself. Until my part came in I just went to a junk yard and cut off a good plug then spliced it into my existing floor harness. Hope this helps. It took me 4 months to figure this problem out!!!

Posted on Feb 17, 2010

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Honda Civic Issue with Radio Volume Control

My 1996 Honda Civic has issues with volume control. When I turn the volume knob on my stereo system, the volume will either increase, decrease, or stay the same independent of which way I turn the knob.

(ie. Turning the knob clockwise will either increase the volume, decrease the volume, or do nothing)

When the volume works properly or not is also independent of time (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't)

Does anyone know what the problem is?

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This is a known problem with the factory units and no, there is no fix. There is a series of checks you can do, but short of that the only option has been to replace the unit. I have included the graphic for the checks, other than that it is not fixable.



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Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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PCV valve location

PCV valve location

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HERE IS A DIAGRAM OF WHERE THE PCV VALVE IS LOCATED.4395af1.gif

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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Idle Adjustment Screw Location on 96 Civic

I have a 1996 Civic LX. I just replaced a bad distributor and I need to adjust the idle speed. However, my repair manual has a picture and description that doesn't match my car. I can't find a screw to adjust the idle and I've read that I shouldn't adjust the throttle assembly. Can someone tell me where to find the adjustment on this engine? Do I need to take off the air cleaner to see it?

thanks.

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your idle can not be manually adjusted. it is controled by the ecm via the throttle position sensor on the throttle body(tps). you have to have a diagnostic scanner to interface with the ecm to adjust the idle. most service shops have this equipment

Posted on May 12, 2009

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How to change upper control arm on 1996 Honda Civic DX ?

How do you changr the upper control arm/ball joint on a 1996 Honda Civic DX ?

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UPPER CONTROL ARM:

Do not disassemble the upper arm. If the ball joint or bushings are faulty, or the upper arm is damaged, the entire upper arm must be replaced.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2. Remove the front wheels. Support the lower control arm assembly with a floor jack.
  3. Separate the upper ball joint from the steering knuckle using a ball joint separator tool.
  4. Remove the self-locking nuts from the upper arm anchor bolts. Remove the upper arm from the vehicle.

Do not disassemble the upper arm. If the ball joint or bushings are faulty, or the upper arm is damaged, the entire upper arm must be replaced.
To install:
Use new self-locking nuts when installing the upper arm and strut.
  1. Install the upper control arm assembly into the strut tower.
  2. Connect the upper ball joint.
  3. Install the front wheels and lower the vehicle.
  4. With all four of the vehicle's wheels on the ground, torque the upper control arm nuts to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm). Torque the castle nut to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm); then, only tighten it enough to install a new cotter pin.
  5. Tighten the wheel nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
  6. Check and adjust the vehicle's front end alignment.
The bushings on the front lower control arms are replaceable on most models.
This procedure requires the use of a press and may be above the skill range of the average driveway enthusiast. It is recommended that this procedure be done by a qualified machine shop if you are not skilled in the proper use of a press.
  1. Remove the lower control arm that is in need of new bushings.
It is recommended that both the left and right lower control arm bushings be replaced at the same time. The vehicles handling may become unstable if there are new bushings on one side of the car and worn ones on the other.
  1. Set up the control arm in a press.
  2. Using a impact socket of the correct length and size, press out the old bushing.
  3. Install the new bushing by slowly using the press to push it into the control arm.
  4. WARNINGExcessive force could cause the bushing to bend or tear so be careful.
  5. Once the bushing is properly seated in the control arm, remove the arm from the press and install it on the vehicle.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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2001 Lexus LS430 6 Disk CD Player "CD ERROR"

My 2001 Lexus LS430 which I recently bought used has a 6 Disk CD Player which worked fine with 5 disks installed. When I tried to install the 6th disk, the CD player rejected it. I tried to put the 6th disk in about 3-4 times, but I didn't try to force it as I knew that could damage it. After about 3-4 times, "CD ERROR" came up on the display screen and the CD player has been completely non-functional since. I had the car for about 2 days with 5 CD's playing fine, and now the CD player doesn't play at all. Everyone tells me that I have to take it back to the Lexus dealer, have the whole CD player removed and sent back to the factory for repair, and then re-installed. They say that this will cost up to $800-$900. Does anyone know of a cheaper way to fix the CD player?

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Nope thats what you have to do....they are they only ones that can repair that unit

that is a common problem with those cd players

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at https://www.6ya.com/expert/sean_54c3a3dc48a7773c

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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Gear shifter sticking (auto) from Park to reverse and vice versa.

I have a 2000 Honda civic si with an automatic transmission. I have a difficult time moving the gear shifter from park to reverse (vice verse). There is no noise. Driving the car is fine. No slippage at all. The shifter just gets stuck in between park and reverse so have have to push the shifter forcefully. But shifting into any other gear isn't a problem. I don't know how it could be fixed. Thanks.

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you need to have the shifting cable lubricated or replaced.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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Car speedo & odometer sometimes work OK, other times not at all.

I have a 1996 Honda Civic. It's speedometer,and odometer sometimes work perfectly, other times, speedometer is '0' and odometer not moving at all. The tachometer works just fine with no problems at all. No other warning signs I can see.

Please help! Thanks

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Most likely a speed sensor is going bad (most cars and truck do not use mechanical speedometer cables anymore) most sensors are located near the differential in rwd cars or near the drive shaft on the transmission. Best bet is to get a Haynes manual for your car to help locate the speed sensor. Remove it and take it to the auto parts store so you can visually compare it to the replacement. Install the new speed sensor and it should restore your speedometer and odometer.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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