Honda Accord: Symptom Troubleshooting Information
General Check Before Troubleshooting
Before troubleshooting the immobilizer system, check the following general items and solve any if applicable: вЂў The battery is low; charge the battery fully, then troubleshoot the immobilizer system.
вЂў The ignition key is not a genuine Honda part; use a Honda-approved key blank, register the key, then troubleshoot the immobilizer system.
вЂў A key ring, keys, or a key case is used; remove the key from it, and troubleshoot the immobilizer system with a key only.
вЂў An aftermarket electrical part is attached; remove it, then troubleshoot the immobilizer system.
Symptom Troubleshooting Using the Immobilizer Indicator Lighting Pattern
The pattern of the immobilizer indicator can help troubleshoot the condition of the immobilizer system. Here are descriptions of the four possible patterns:
If the immobilizer code is identified, the immobilizer indicator quickly flashes once when the ignition switch is turned to ON (II).
The immobilizer indicator does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to LOCK (0).
Immobilizer code is not identified
If the immobilizer code is not identified, the immobilizer indicator will quickly flash once, then will blink until the ignition switch is turned to LOCK (0). When the ignition switch is turned to LOCK (0), the indicator will blink ten times, then go OFF to show the system has correctly reset.
The state of the immobilizer key registration and the IMOCD (S-NET) line can be checked by doing a SYSTEM CHECK (see page 22-434) and STATUS LOG CHECK (see page 22-436) with the HDS.
Immobilizer indicator does not come on
If the immobilizer indicator does not come on after turning the ignition switch to ON (II), there is an open or short in the F-CAN lines between the ECM/PCM and the gauge control module. Watch the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL). If the MIL stays on, go to the PGM-FI system troubleshooting (see page 11-65).
Immobilizer indicator does not go off
If the immobilizer indicator does not go off after turning the ignition switch to ON (II), do the gauge control module self-diagnostic function (see page 22-332). If the indicator drive circuit is OK, do the SYSTEM CHECK and STATUS LOG CHECK with the HDS.
Symptom IVotsbleshooting Using Malfunctioning Circuit Functions
If a malfunction o c c u r s i n the immobilizer circuit, use the table to cross-reference the malfunction criteria to the line(s) that should be checked table:
System Check and Status Log
NOTE: The HDS can be used to: вЂў Check the state of the immobilizer key registration and the IMOCD (S-NET) line by doing a SYSTEM CHECK.
вЂўCheck the number of times the immobilizer control unit-receiver doesn't permit the engine to run by checking the STATUS LOG.
1. Connect the HDS to the data link connector, then turn the ignition switch to ON (II) and follow the prompts to the MAIM MENU.
NOTE: If the HDS does not communicate with the vehicle, go to the DLC circuit troubleshooting (see page 11 -181).
2. At MAIN MENU, enter IMMOBI, then select IMMOBILIZER SETUP.
3. Do the SYSTEM CHECK. If there is a system check number, do the troubleshooting for the item indicated (see page 2 2 - 4 3 4 ) .
4. Check the STATUS LOG using the HDS. Troubleshoot the line with the highest counts first (see page 22-436). If all the lines are 0 (zero), the problem may not be caused by the immobilizer system; check for ignition or fuel problems.
Refer to PGM-FI System Symptom Troubleshooting (see page 11-14).
NOTE: Once repaired, clear the status log by removing the No. 15 (10 A) fuse in the under-hood fuse/relay box or disconnecting the battery.
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