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Old 03 Jan 2013, 08:56 am
Sara II
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Default Key Problem - 95 Accord Lx

I'm having problems with the keys to my Honda - 193,000 miles. I've
been leaving a key in the ignition at the first turn to shut the engine
off. Will this drain the battery? This morning the car tried to
start but wouldn't. I've been leaving the key in for about 6 weeks.

Nancy



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Old 03 Jan 2013, 11:06 am
Douglas C. Neidermeyer
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Default Re: Key Problem - 95 Accord Lx

On 1/3/13 8:56 AM, Sara II wrote:
> I'm having problems with the keys to my Honda - 193,000 miles. I've
> been leaving a key in the ignition at the first turn to shut the engine
> off. Will this drain the battery? This morning the car tried to
> start but wouldn't. I've been leaving the key in for about 6 weeks.
>
> Nancy
>
>
>


You need to leave your parking lights on as well while he car is parked
(that's why they call them parking lights, silly). That will solve your
problem.

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Old 03 Jan 2013, 07:06 pm
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Default Re: Key Problem - 95 Accord Lx

Sara II <SaraII@TJ.net> wrote in news:kc42m9$h54$1@dont-email.me:

> I'm having problems with the keys to my Honda - 193,000 miles. I've
> been leaving a key in the ignition at the first turn to shut the engine
> off.




Why?


> Will this drain the battery?




There's a good chance it will.

The "first turn" is the "I" setting, which is known as "Accessory" or
"ACC" on many other cars. At that setting, electrical things like the radio
will operate.



> This morning the car tried to
> start but wouldn't. I've been leaving the key in for about 6 weeks.
>



Why? Are you having trouble getting the key out of the ignition? Or is it
hard to turn the key to the "0" position?


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Old 03 Jan 2013, 09:17 pm
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Default Re: Key Problem - 95 Accord Lx

On 1/3/2013 6:06 PM, Tegger wrote:
> Sara II<SaraII@TJ.net> wrote in news:kc42m9$h54$1@dont-email.me:
>
>> I'm having problems with the keys to my Honda - 193,000 miles. I've
>> been leaving a key in the ignition at the first turn to shut the engine
>> off.

>
>
>
> Why?
>
>
>> Will this drain the battery?

>
>
>
> There's a good chance it will.
>
> The "first turn" is the "I" setting, which is known as "Accessory" or
> "ACC" on many other cars. At that setting, electrical things like the radio
> will operate.
>
>
>
>> This morning the car tried to
>> start but wouldn't. I've been leaving the key in for about 6 weeks.
>>

>
>
> Why? Are you having trouble getting the key out of the ignition? Or is it
> hard to turn the key to the "0" position?
>
>


I've been having problems with turning the key to start the car once it
is in and also getting the key out. I decided to leave it in so I won't
get stranded away from home. I lock the car with the other key.
..
Nancy

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Old 03 Jan 2013, 09:40 pm
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Sara II <SaraII@TJ.net> wrote in news:kc5e3u$838$1@dont-email.me:


>
> I've been having problems with turning the key to start the car once
> it is in and also getting the key out. I decided to leave it in so I
> won't get stranded away from home. I lock the car with the other key.
> .



The key might just be really worn. How easy is it to lock and unlock the
driver's door? Do you have another, newer, key to try?



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Old 04 Jan 2013, 07:00 am
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Default Re: Key Problem - 95 Accord Lx

On 1/3/2013 8:40 PM, Tegger wrote:
> Sara II<SaraII@TJ.net> wrote in news:kc5e3u$838$1@dont-email.me:
>
>
>>
>> I've been having problems with turning the key to start the car once
>> it is in and also getting the key out. I decided to leave it in so I
>> won't get stranded away from home. I lock the car with the other key.
>> .

>
>
> The key might just be really worn. How easy is it to lock and unlock the
> driver's door? Do you have another, newer, key to try?


I just have the two original keys. It's sometimes a bit difficult to
open the driver's side door.

Nancy


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Old 04 Jan 2013, 03:04 pm
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On 1/4/2013 4:00 AM, Sara II wrote:
> I just have the two original keys. It's sometimes a bit difficult to
> open the driver's side door.


I have the same problem with my '94 Accord but after some WD40 spray
into the key hole, the key does work again for a while. Have you tried it?

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Old 04 Jan 2013, 03:38 pm
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On 1/4/2013 2:04 PM, cameo wrote:
> On 1/4/2013 4:00 AM, Sara II wrote:
>> I just have the two original keys. It's sometimes a bit difficult to
>> open the driver's side door.

>
> I have the same problem with my '94 Accord but after some WD40 spray
> into the key hole, the key does work again for a while. Have you tried it?
>


A friend put graphite in the locks and ignition. Helped a bit but not
much. The shop wants $330 to change out the starter "gizmo." I think
I'll try getting a new key. We are in a very rural area so no
locksmiths around here. I'll have to wait until I get to the big city.

Nancy

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Old 04 Jan 2013, 04:11 pm
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On 01/04/2013 12:38 PM, Sara II wrote:
> On 1/4/2013 2:04 PM, cameo wrote:
>> On 1/4/2013 4:00 AM, Sara II wrote:
>>> I just have the two original keys. It's sometimes a bit difficult to
>>> open the driver's side door.

>>
>> I have the same problem with my '94 Accord but after some WD40 spray
>> into the key hole, the key does work again for a while. Have you tried
>> it?
>>

>
> A friend put graphite in the locks and ignition. Helped a bit but not
> much. The shop wants $330 to change out the starter "gizmo." I think
> I'll try getting a new key. We are in a very rural area so no locksmiths
> around here. I'll have to wait until I get to the big city.
>
> Nancy
>


changing the lock is pretty simple and you can do it yourself if you
have some tools. the key assembly with new keys is <$100.


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Old 04 Jan 2013, 04:13 pm
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On 01/04/2013 01:11 PM, jim beam wrote:
> On 01/04/2013 12:38 PM, Sara II wrote:
>> On 1/4/2013 2:04 PM, cameo wrote:
>>> On 1/4/2013 4:00 AM, Sara II wrote:
>>>> I just have the two original keys. It's sometimes a bit difficult to
>>>> open the driver's side door.
>>>
>>> I have the same problem with my '94 Accord but after some WD40 spray
>>> into the key hole, the key does work again for a while. Have you tried
>>> it?
>>>

>>
>> A friend put graphite in the locks and ignition. Helped a bit but not
>> much. The shop wants $330 to change out the starter "gizmo." I think
>> I'll try getting a new key. We are in a very rural area so no locksmiths
>> around here. I'll have to wait until I get to the big city.
>>
>> Nancy
>>

>
> changing the lock is pretty simple and you can do it yourself if you
> have some tools. the key assembly


make that "lock assembly"

> with new keys is <$100.
>
>



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