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#20 of 69 Re: Please help me with my alarm!! [mrbill1957]
Jan 27, 2009 (7:23 am)
I'll have a look for the switch...thanks for your help!
#21 of 69 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Security [elroy5]
Feb 27, 2009 (11:17 am)
"The security system automatically sets 15 seconds after you lock the doors, hood and trunk. For the system to activate, you must lock the doors from the outside with the key, lock tab, door lock switch, or remote transmitter. The security system light on the instrument panel starts blinking immediately to show you the system is setting itself."
This is a direct quote from the owner's manual, I've just noticed. Thing is, my system activates as soon as I remove the key from the ignition (2006 EX 4 liter). Locking the doors, manually or with the remote, makes no difference. Reinserting the key in the ignition deactivates the system (or, at least, the dash light stops blinking).
I've only just noticed this now because I've wondered whether leaving the car unlocked (in a locked garage) might help to avoid a battery drain problem I've been having. Twice now, late in winter, after leaving the car in the garage for a day or two, the battery's lost enough cranking power that I can't start up (headlamps are still bright, oddly enough.)
I'm not sure it's worth the bother, but I can't even begin to experiment with it with the system as it now functions. Leaving the driver's side door unlocked should keep the system from activating, as I understand it. I guess I'll have to have the dealer take a look (still under warranty.)
#22 of 69 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Security [robgrave]
Feb 27, 2009 (1:12 pm)
As an edit to the above post, I should mention that the light for my system is not located in the instrument panel. It is on the dash, just above the "eject" button for my CD changer (I don't have a navigation system, where the configuration may be different.) The light is labeled "anti-theft device." But the light in the instrument panel, as illustrated in the manual, is not present.
It may be that my system is a different one that is discussed in the manual (?). And if so, perhaps its operational characteristics are not quite the same.
Funny that I should have the car for over 2 1/2 years without noticing this, but then, there it is: it never mattered until now.
#23 of 69 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Security [robgrave]
Feb 27, 2009 (8:39 pm)
That light on the stereo is not an alarm, but simply a theft-deterrent. Honda has used these since the early 90s.
The alarm system in EX Hondas is the light in the instrument cluster.
#24 of 69 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Security [thegraduate]
Feb 27, 2009 (9:21 pm)
You know, standing directly behind the car, the steering wheel blocks out that light in the cluster. Never even noticed it before. I always assumed the anti-theft blinker was what mattered. (Manual says nothing about that one, BTW). Feel more than a little foolish about this, but anyway, thanks for straightening me out.
Yes, the alarm system light does work as advertised. It remains to be seen whether disabling the system is of any consequence as far as battery drain is concerned. Perhaps someday I'll have something positive to report about it.
#25 of 69 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Security [robgrave]
Feb 28, 2009 (2:08 pm)
No problem my friend!
#26 of 69 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Security [thegraduate]
Mar 01, 2009 (9:02 am)
Well, these mistakes do happen. The first time I drove my Honda in the rain, I had to pull over to the curb, take out the Manual, and find out how to operate the wipers! Fifteen years with an Olds Cutlass was a foundation for confusion, it seems.
Re the alarm system: it was designed, I'm sure, to be activated over long periods of time without putting any significant load on the battery. I don't know specifically what the amperage requirements are, but I would suppose they are minimal. If the battery is fully charged, I would think there would be no problem.
Trouble is, the battery will weaken over the winter, particularly when the car doesn't get driven much. By late February (twice this has happened to me now), there can be starting problems. Then -- maybe -- disabling the alarm for overnight garage storage might make a difference. And then again, maybe not. Won't hurt to try.
#27 of 69 06 Accord Navigation password
Mar 04, 2009 (5:50 pm)
We just put in a new battery and now the navigation system is asking for a security code in order to activate .
Is there an initial code that comes on the car , or how do I reset the code?
#28 of 69 Re: 06 Accord Navigation password [kbussell]
Mar 04, 2009 (8:38 pm)
You should have received a card with the radio and navi codes on it when you bought the car. Perhaps it is with your owner's manual?
If you can't find it, I believe you have to get help from a Honda dealer.
#29 of 69 Security System Hood Switch not working on 2007 Accord
May 28, 2009 (8:45 pm)
I just installed the Factory Honda Security System Hood Switch (part# 08E49-SDA-100) on my 2007 Accord SE, but it doesn't work. I ordered it from the dealer who said it would work with my car and installed it myself. I've made sure all the connections are good and all the parts were installed correctly (I've worked on many cars and know what I'm doing for the most part). I set the alarm with someone inside, have them release the hood and open it but the alarm does not go off. I've tried triggering it with a flat blade screwdriver, but that does not work either. Any ideas?