Problem: I try to start my car with the original factory key, as well tried with the other factory key (both have chips in them) and the car will start, run for a second then shut off. All the while there is a green key symbol flashing on the dashboard.
I read online others having this issue as well. One site turned up this information regarding a "service bulletin":
Make : HONDA Model : CIVIC Year : 2006 Manufacturer : HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.) Service Bulletin Num : 09012005 Date of Bulletin: SEP 01, 2005 NHTSA Item Number: 10018480 Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Summary: NEW IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM ON '06 CIVICS.
Which provides me with no information at all. Some sites mentioned disconnecting the battery cables and reconnecting after 20 minutes to cause a reset.
I have a unique situation to add to this problem everyone else is having. I have aftermarket Viper Smart Start (remote start) and I am able to start my car fine with the remote start, put my key in and drive off.
Leads me to believe it is this "immobilizer system" is the issue as the remote start should be bypassing it.
Ive had my car for 7 years and this problem just started happening in the last 3 months.
I do not know if this is related but here is more info: This is before the key light issue. I had the car parked for winter. Came back in spring and battery was dead, had to jump it and charge it. I charge the battery and car starts fine all day, then the next day the car wont start - have to jump again. This was repeating daily.
Aftermarket stuff: stereo deck + amp + speakers, backup sensors, second dry cell battery in the trunk, and one of those $70 devices that is suppose to keep your primary batter from dying because you left your stereo on too long - dont remember what its called.
Im not really sure where to start, honda dealership, stereo shop? The battery is only 1 year old and they told me they wont replace it because they think the stereo caused a drain to the battery and I need to fix it first.