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I have a 2001 Honda Accord EX, with the factory alarm. I did something, and now the Lock button will lock the doors, but the lights don't flash and the horn does not beep when I push it twice. It still flashes when I unlock the car. It also does not seem to arm automatically when I leave the car, but only when I lock it manually.

Is there anything I can do short of going to the dealer?
 

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What is 'something'?

Did you mess with wiring?
 

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What is 'something'?

Did you mess with wiring?
I don't touch the wiring. As near as I can tell, I pushed the panic alarm by accident, could not turn it off with the fob and put the key in the ignition which turned off the alarm. I may have hit various combinations of buttons, but no wiring.
 

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What's odd to me is that the panic stopped by inserting the key into the ignition... I will have to try it, but with mine, if you were to try and start it when the system was armed, the alarm would go off, not off, even if the car acknowledged the key and started up.

Make sure all your door locks are in working order, if they are sticking up or down that can effect if the system honks when you press lock twice or arms.

If you lock the door by pressing the lock button the drivers door, the closing the door, the security light on the drivers door should blink once the door is closed. That blink means its armed.

If you lock the door with the key, same thing.

If you lock the door with the remote, same thing. Though, on my car, the rear door lock sometimes sticks so I end up having to press lock 2-3 times before it honks and arms.
 

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What's odd to me is that the panic stopped by inserting the key into the ignition... I will have to try it, but with mine, if you were to try and start it when the system was armed, the alarm would go off, not off, even if the car acknowledged the key and started up.

Make sure all your door locks are in working order, if they are sticking up or down that can effect if the system honks when you press lock twice or arms.

If you lock the door by pressing the lock button the drivers door, the closing the door, the security light on the drivers door should blink once the door is closed. That blink means its armed.

If you lock the door with the key, same thing.

If you lock the door with the remote, same thing. Though, on my car, the rear door lock sometimes sticks so I end up having to press lock 2-3 times before it honks and arms.
The passenger side sticks... I will have to check and make sure that it is in the down position and see if that helps. Will check the others in the morning.

Thanks for the help. If you come up with anything else, in case this isn't it,
I would appreciate it.
 

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It almost sounds like its in a "valet" mode but only the accessory alarm has that.

Just for poops and giggles, set off the panic alarm again. But this time, use the remote to stop it. Maybe that will reset it? :dunno:

Speaking of reseting, maybe disconnecting the battery for a few minutes will help. Again, another guess but resetting often works for other maladies.

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It almost sounds like its in a "valet" mode but only the accessory alarm has that.

Just for poops and giggles, set off the panic alarm again. But this time, use the remote to stop it. Maybe that will reset it? :dunno:

Speaking of reseting, maybe disconnecting the battery for a few minutes will help. Again, another guess but resetting often works for other maladies.

:thmsup:
It will probably work fine once his passenger door lock is acutally locked.
 

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It will probably work fine once his passenger door lock is acutally locked.
Nope. It is not arming and locking the door with the key (which does work, even though the automatic lock does not on it) does not seem to help.

All the doors seem to close properly, and the dome light turns off when the doors are closed (and is on when the doors are open.)

I am baffled by this. I can lock the door, but it does not arm, nor do the lights flash or the horn sound when I push the lock button multiple times. I have tried repeating what I did with the panic button to no avail. I have not yet disconnected the battery, but will probably try it this weekend.
 

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Have you checked all the fuses? There's a box under-hood, on the drivers side and passengers side of the dash.
 

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Hey
I have 2000 Accord EX 4dr, 4cyl
I am having the same problem: When I lock the car, the doors lock, but no horn or flashing lights, and no blinking security light on the driver's door. I had this problem once before, and read somewhere that several 'lock-unlock's using the door lock button on the drivers door fixes the problem. Last time- it worked. However when I try it now, after several pushes all the doors except driver's door lock button get stuck, and still no alarm armed.
Tried the fuses, checked all the doors, trunk and hood - everything closes properly. I don't know what triggers the problem, but it could have something to do that both times a key (not remote) was used to unlock the door.
So my question is to djharkavy: How did you fix yours? Or if anyone has got any solutions i would appreciate it too.
Thanks in advance
 
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