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Old 14 Jul 2006, 09:17 pm
maxikworld@yahoo.com
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Default After 2 weeks vacation keyless remote stopped working suddenly: honda civic ex 1998 2drs! why ???

Dear Experts,

I have a Honda Civic EX 1998 2DR with a factory remote keyless and
factory AM/FM receiver and factory CD player.

Problem: After 2 weeks I came back from a vacation (nobody drove the
car). The keyless remote stopped working. Nobody dropped it.

I replaced the keyless remote batery. The same effect - no
functionality. Tried to re-program the keyless remote - no result, no
functionality, the car doesn't see the keyless remote even during the
re-programming. I cheked the fuse for the keyless entry/cruise control.

It is OK. The cruise control works fine.

Symptomes:

1) My friend who looked after my car while I was away told me that once
in the night he noticed that the interior overhead light was
flickering. He switched
it to the "OFF" postion (he had a regular metal key).
2) The charge of the car battery became weaker (probably as a result of

that light flickering).
3) The car starts wells, runs well, the interior overhead light works
fine when I close/open the doors, no flickering, AM/FM is fully
functional, CD is ok.

I read in the forum that the keyless remote unit is built into the the
standard receiver head unit and it is also responsible for that
overhead light.

1) What might be the cause? Does the AM/FM receiver have a blown
circuit for the keyless remote?
2) Do I use the right reprogramming instructions: doors unlocked,
ignition on, lock or unlock button .... ? I have honda civic ex, 1998,
2drs. My manual refers me to the dealership for the re-programming. I
encountered somewhere on the web that for some honda civics you have to
hold a button between AM/FM and CD/tape and do something with the
keyless remote at the same time. I can't find this again.
3) Any other ways to determine the cause of the problem?

P.S. I completly trust my friend - anyway the mileage was the same.

I don't feel like paying hundred bucks for a stupid diagnostic at the
dealership if the problem is at the surface. I'm sure someone had a
similar problem.

Thanks,
Max.

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Old 14 Jul 2006, 11:07 pm
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Default Re: After 2 weeks vacation keyless remote stopped working suddenly: honda civic ex 1998 2drs! why ???

The problem is RESOLVED! I checked the honda forum and resolved the
problem.

There are two different ways how to re-program keyless remote:

1) Honda Civic 1996-98: (rarely discussed)

http://www.handaaccessories.com/civic/98keyless.gif

2) Honda Civic 1999-2000: (discussed more frequently)

http://www.handaaccessories.com/crv/KEYLESSPROG.pdf

I used the wrong re-programming instructions #2. For my 1998 honda
civic EX 2drs the first instructions #1 worked fine. Hold that narrow
button between the AM/FM and CD/Tape buttons for about 3-7 seconds
before the locks cycle and don't release it before you finishe the
re-programming procedure.

It looks like that after two weeks my AM/FM receiver flashed its memory
about registered keyless remotes for an unknown reason.

It's really weird. Anyway it worked and I'm happy.

Max.

P.S.

I really hate companies who write in its manuals: if you need to
re-program a keyless remote, please contact a local dealer. It really
pisses me off: what's the hack: it is really easy -- don't be griddy -
put that information into the manual. Another issue -- a lot of
companies cut off features of cell phones not to let you directly
download pictures to your laptop, disable bluetooth modem to make you
buy their on PCMCIA device for $150-200. You have to browse the web to
find a way how to hack it or re-program or activate.

It is everywhere. It's not right: you pay money, they cheat you and
make you bound to their expensive services.

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Old 15 Jul 2006, 10:27 am
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Default Re: After 2 weeks vacation keyless remote stopped working suddenly: honda civic ex 1998 2drs! why ???

The information is in the service manual. Buy it if you want service
procedures for the car.


<maxikworld@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1152936425.655043.64720@m79g2000cwm.googlegro ups.com...
> The problem is RESOLVED! I checked the honda forum and resolved the
> problem.
>
> There are two different ways how to re-program keyless remote:
>
> 1) Honda Civic 1996-98: (rarely discussed)
>
> http://www.handaaccessories.com/civic/98keyless.gif
>
> 2) Honda Civic 1999-2000: (discussed more frequently)
>
> http://www.handaaccessories.com/crv/KEYLESSPROG.pdf
>
> I used the wrong re-programming instructions #2. For my 1998 honda
> civic EX 2drs the first instructions #1 worked fine. Hold that narrow
> button between the AM/FM and CD/Tape buttons for about 3-7 seconds
> before the locks cycle and don't release it before you finishe the
> re-programming procedure.
>
> It looks like that after two weeks my AM/FM receiver flashed its memory
> about registered keyless remotes for an unknown reason.
>
> It's really weird. Anyway it worked and I'm happy.
>
> Max.
>
> P.S.
>
> I really hate companies who write in its manuals: if you need to
> re-program a keyless remote, please contact a local dealer. It really
> pisses me off: what's the hack: it is really easy -- don't be griddy -
> put that information into the manual. Another issue -- a lot of
> companies cut off features of cell phones not to let you directly
> download pictures to your laptop, disable bluetooth modem to make you
> buy their on PCMCIA device for $150-200. You have to browse the web to
> find a way how to hack it or re-program or activate.
>
> It is everywhere. It's not right: you pay money, they cheat you and
> make you bound to their expensive services.
>



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