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SNHOND3 install KILLED my car!!

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Old 01-12-2007, 05:07 AM
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After installing the SNHOND3 (directi ipod connection for honda's) in my 2003 Accord I found that I tripped the anti theft and blew a spark plug for the radio. When I replaced the spark plug and entered my radio code, everything was fine until...I found that my car will not start. Does anyone know what is happening? The car sort of just clicks, the headlights dim to almost dark when starting. All spark plugs are ok. Any advice?
 
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:39 AM
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E-mail Desert Honda or HondaDude on this one, they both will have had experience on this question:

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Old 01-12-2007, 03:26 PM
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Thanks so much. I feel like it is some simple electrical thing that I need to modify in my car.
 
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:14 PM
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sounds like something provided a draw on the battery.... it honestly just sounds like a dead battery or poor battery connection to me.... Have you tried to "jump-start" it?
 
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:22 PM
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Yea I tried that. No difference in outcome. The battery is ok, my lights all work and the indicator button says its fine. I am going to try to clean the battery when I get a chance, but do the battery connections corrode that fast? My car was in perfect running condition before I did this.
 
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:01 PM
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batteries can go from working to not working very quickly, especially if the connection is a little bit loose, however unless it's a loose connection on the starter (which is possible) or ground wire then chances are it's something else....
 
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:04 PM
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could be the starter itself.... if it's just clicking then it's probably trying to at least go through the motions.... make 100% sure that all your connections are clean/tight first though...
 
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:03 AM
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Checked all the wires and connections. I took them apart and cleaned. Now it seems like the problem is even worse. The car headlights wont turn on but everything in the car still seems to work fine. Have any of you heard anything about the immobilizer? Could this be what is causing my car's death?
 
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Old 01-14-2007, 02:12 PM
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i believe the immobilizer just prevents the engine from turning on, are you use you didnt splice or accidently cut wires you shouldnt have?
 
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:13 PM
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The car is ok now. I called AAA and had them look at my car. It tuns outit wasjust be the battery!! I was relieved but felt pretty stupid. The guy told me it was a combination of the cold weather lately, and the fact that my jumper cables were crap. Thank you guys for all your input. I really appreciate it.
 
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