Your Honda Civic doesn’t start anymore? Have you analyzed all kinds of things? Battery, alternator, spare keys… And you have the feeling that the issue comes from your immobiliser ? It is actually quite plausible, in fact that it is in question if your car doesn’t want to start anymore or stalls when starting for no reason. You want to disable the immobiliser on your Honda Civic ? You are on the good article, we have written this content to help you see more clearly and resolve your trouble related to this part. First, we will see how the immobiliser works on your Honda Civic, then the different techniques to disable it.
How your immobiliser system works on Honda Civic
Before describing the different alternatives available to you, here is a short intro to describe the intent and functions of the immobilizer in your Honda Civic. This electronic element was invented 30 years ago and intends to prevent the theft of your Honda Civic. In fact, thanks to a transponder and an antenna (coil) integrated in the key, and, a immobilisation control box integrated in the ECU and a reception antenna on the neiman, your Honda Civic will go each time you place the key in the ignition, it checks that the code emitted by your key is in fact the one asked by your immobilization box. It is only at this moment, that it will permit you to start. It is thanks to RFID technology (chip in the key) that this unit will work.
The different solutions to bypass the immobiliser on your Honda Civic
Enter the code to turn off the immobiliser
First procedure, your key no longer enables your Honda Civic to start, you want to turn off the immobiliser of your Honda Civic, but first of all you should try this approach to start it and take it to a mechanic examine that you can not execute a less important operation to restore the normal start of your car. In fact, with your car you should have a spare key (which you should try and which should start your Honda Civic), but if you don’t have it you should at least have the “code card”, it contains the start code. Thanks to this code, you will still be able to start your car by entering it manually. To do this, turn on the ignition, use your centralized button to enter the digits, several quick presses (example: 2 for digit 2) then a stop of one and a half seconds to confirm the digit and resume, replicate the operation until you have entered the full code. This should let you start your Honda Civic without having to remove the immobiliser.
Repair your key at a key specialist or your dealer
If even though a battery swap, different tries to enter the immobiliser code on your Honda Civic still doesn’t want to start, it’s most likely your key that’s at issue. We can understand that you still want to bypass the immobiliser device from your Honda Civic. In fact, your transponder must have been injured or must have fallen off your key. To correct this issue, only solution, go to a key specialist (also available on the internet) or, at your dealer who can restore your Honda Civic key. Depending on who you go to the repair should cost you about 100 euros if you still have a copy or your “code card” and about 350 euros at your dealer if you have no support and you want a new functional key, it will avoid you having to remove the immobilizer from your Honda Civic.
Manually remove your immobilizer
Although you may be attracted to bypass the immobilizer from your Honda Civic, this is not advised at all for several reasons. First your Honda Civic would be much more vulnerable to theft attempts. In fact, without an immobiliser box, simply doing “the wires” may be enough to start it. Moreover to that, your insurance, in case of theft most likely won’t refund you if it knows that the immobiliser on your Honda Civic has been removed, bypassed or deactivated. This if you still want to do it, some sites still give the process, we have made the choice not to disclose it, because it could benefit people with bad intentions.
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