Battery HELP! battery low and car won't start - Civinfo
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 20th November 2010, 15:38 Thread Starter
Supporter
 
danlat1415's Avatar
 
Car: 2.2d 5dr Black Civic ES 2007
Join Date: 11th July 2010
Location: Lancashire, UK GB
Posts: 503
Thanks: 31
Thanked 31 Times in 30 Posts
iTrader: (9)
HELP! battery low and car won't start

Hi guys,
I stupidly left my keys in ignition for about 3-4 hours today.

Now when I try and start the car, the clock time flashed on and off like it's been reset, and when I press the START button, the immobiliser light flashes and the car clicks like mad.
engine doesn't start.


Is this just a case of recharging the battery or jump starting, and away I go, or will I need to get the car recovered to a dealer to re-programme the immobilise and key????

please be the first...



.
danlat1415 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 20th November 2010, 16:41
Supporter
 
BurningFeetMan's Avatar
 
Car: 2006 2.2 ES, NHB
Join Date: 10th April 2009
Location: Southampton, UK GB
Posts: 362
Thanks: 2
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Should just be a case of charging the battery, give it a go? Probly just not enough oomphf to start it, especially being the diesel

BFM
BurningFeetMan is offline  
Thanks to BurningFeetMan from:
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 20th November 2010, 16:43 Thread Starter
Supporter
** Thread starter **
 
danlat1415's Avatar
 
Car: 2.2d 5dr Black Civic ES 2007
Join Date: 11th July 2010
Location: Lancashire, UK GB
Posts: 503
Thanks: 31
Thanked 31 Times in 30 Posts
iTrader: (9)
I've read on the forum not to change the battery with the key in the ignition.

I'm worried that I've left my key in the ignition while the battery has been draining, and it's wiped the codes.
I was putting wind deflectors on the car, and put the key in ignition to work the electric windows, then forgot to take the key out when I'd finished. Went back to the car 3-4 hours later and now won't start.

The car is on charge now so fingers and toes crossed.


Does anyone know what the cost would be to get the key/car recoded?
would I need to get the car recovered to a dealer, or can they come to your home?
(the car is currently safe on my driveway).

Thanks
danlat1415 is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 20th November 2010, 16:49
Supporter
 
BurningFeetMan's Avatar
 
Car: 2006 2.2 ES, NHB
Join Date: 10th April 2009
Location: Southampton, UK GB
Posts: 362
Thanks: 2
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Connecting the jump leads with the key in the ignition is a no-no on many modern cars, the surge can cause your key to lose it's coding. Leaving the key in the ignition whilst it drains should cause no problems like that as there is no surge.

Do you not have a second key to try if your worried?

It seems to be hit and miss what a dealer will charge to reprogram a key, anything from £15, perhaps expect to pay £50 ? ( http://www.civinfo.com/forum/electro...mming-key.html )
BurningFeetMan is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 20th November 2010, 18:13
 
159john's Avatar
 
Car: 2007 1.8ES i-shift
Join Date: 8th July 2010
Location: Tenterden, Kent ENGLAND
Posts: 215
Thanks: 6
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
iTrader: (0)
I know on my last car it was half an hour's labour to programme the key - but as has been said, I'd be very surprised of their is a problem with the key/immobiliser; it's just a flat battery. Good luck!
159john is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 20th November 2010, 18:23 Thread Starter
Supporter
** Thread starter **
 
danlat1415's Avatar
 
Car: 2.2d 5dr Black Civic ES 2007
Join Date: 11th July 2010
Location: Lancashire, UK GB
Posts: 503
Thanks: 31
Thanked 31 Times in 30 Posts
iTrader: (9)
ALL SORTED

It was just a case of the battery had drained too much to start the car.
like you said, diesels need a lot of juice.

Thanks for the support guys.
stopped me getting too worried
danlat1415 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 20th November 2010, 18:28
 
159john's Avatar
 
Car: 2007 1.8ES i-shift
Join Date: 8th July 2010
Location: Tenterden, Kent ENGLAND
Posts: 215
Thanks: 6
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by danlat1415 View Post
ALL SORTED

It was just a case of the battery had drained too much to start the car.
like you said, diesels need a lot of juice.

Thanks for the support guys.
stopped me getting too worried
Glad you're sorted and mobile again!
159john is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 20th November 2010, 18:55
R.I.P - (User sadly passed away)
 
J. Derek Riddell's Avatar
 
Car: 2007 1.8 'Executive' (EX)
Join Date: 8th November 2007
Location: Isle of Hundvåg, Stavanger, Norway NO
Posts: 9,228
Thanks: 297
Thanked 1,111 Times in 831 Posts
iTrader: (5)
Batteries - on any car - can suffer from 'internal failure', whether they are 3 months or 10 years old - or, it can be as simple as dirty battery terminal connections ! ...

If the problem comes back, consider an after-market battery ...

Bosch have a very good reputation - I think it's the "S6" for the 2.2 ...
J. Derek Riddell is offline  
Thanks to J. Derek Riddell from:
Reply

  Civinfo > 8th Generation Euro Honda Civic (2006 - 2011) > Electronics (8G)

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Civinfo forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Your User Name is the name that appears by all your posts on the forum, and so should not be your email address.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Faults Smoke On Start up? jme1978 Engines and Transmission (8G) 37 3rd January 2011 21:10
Flat battery Car won't start! Jimbob456 Bugs, faults and irritations (8G) 6 8th November 2010 14:08
Faults Car won't start after disconnecting the battery Benny Engines and Transmission (8G) 37 1st June 2010 21:20
Transmission All the lights on car dah start flashing, engine start button not responsive .... boring.com Engines and Transmission (8G) 9 14th December 2009 18:56
Electrics Wont Start Azeluk Electronics (8G) 5 29th August 2007 19:48

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome