2005 Honda Civic


#1

So, I have a 2005 Honda Civic. It’s been great. My wife gets in it last night, turns the key, and the lights on the dashboard blink on and off rapidly, and a clicking sound comes from inside the engine compartment (I think, hard to tell, it may be from behind the radio or in the glove compartment).



It happens when I turn the car on (before actually turning to START). It pauses when I press on the brake.



Ideas?


#2

Blinking lights sounds like some kind of security system activation. You dont mention if engine cranking or engine starting is affected. Owners manual or dealer contact may help resolve situation


#3

When I try to crank, I get nothing. At all. The OM didn’t describe this behavior, and Google came up without much to go on. If I can’t figure it out, I’ll have to pay for a tow to the dealer, I guess.


#4

Oh, and I forgot to mention, I tried both keys to see if it was a security problem. And pressing the lock/unlock button makes the faintest of noises in the door, but the door locks don’t actually move. The horn panic button does nothing at all.


#5

It might just be a dead battery. Try jump starting it before you call for a tow truck.


#6

Or loose/dirty battery cable connections