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Old 01-02-2009, 01:39 PM
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Car wont start with key, will start with remote starter.

Hello,
I have about 270k on my Accord LX.

FYI, I've had a non-Honda auto starter installed for the last 10 yrs.

It runs like a champ but recently(3 weeks or so) after changing the router and distributor cap, 4 plugs and the cables i noticed that my car is randomly not starting.

Normally i start the car 5 mins before leaving home every AM.
The car will start but when i sit in the car and insert the key and press the brake the engine shuts off. I turn the key and it starts and immediatly shutsdown again. if i press the car starter button it turns on!

Strange.

I litterally have to put the car in neutral and with the key in the ignition press the auto starter button to start the car.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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What brand rotor, cap, wires, and plugs did you use?
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i'll need the year of your car and what brand and model of the alarm you have. i'm pretty sure i know what it is but i need those details to find out for sure.
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To me it sounds like the ignition switch (keyed one) has failed.
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To me it sounds like the ignition switch (keyed one) has failed.
yep. try starting the car while rolling it, if it starts then its probably your starter.
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Well, I was just saying the switch that you put the key in has failed, I think the starter is probably ok given that it can be activated using the keyless. If you want a cheap fix, you could buy an aftermarket starter button. Plus that might look "bad @ss"
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Its not the starter, it sounds like your ignition barrel contacts have failed, you can get a replacement from a breaks or Ebay.
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How does the remote start work exactly

I just bought a used Honda Accord 1997 with Remote start. I press the button and the car starts. When I get in to drive I insert the key and turn it to the II position (i.e. the interior lights come on but not all the way to activate the starter) when I step on the brakes it turns off. Am I supposed to turn the key off again then on? If someone could list the exact steps that would be great. Thanks.
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Turn the key to the run position.
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