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98 LX: Power lock problem & do I have keyless entry?

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Old 10-21-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
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Lightbulb 98 LX: Power lock problem & do I have keyless entry?

My 1998 Honda Civic LX automatic door locks stopped working this past weekend.

I do not have the key-less entry, just the power door locks.

Is the Control box in the driver side door?

I was thinking about buying an after market key-less entry system and just swapping out the old control box with the new key-less entry box. Do you guys think that would work?

Also, how do I rule out the driver door lock/unlock switch?

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What exactly is the problem?

The keyless receiver for your Civic would be located in the stock radio. If you have the stock radio, then you just need a remote.
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My 1998 Honda Civic LX automatic door locks stopped working this past weekend.

I do not have the key-less entry, just the power door locks.
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Is fuse 51 under the hood blown?

Just curious, how do you know that your Civic does not have the keyless system?
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Fuse 51 under the hood is not blown. Good question.

I do not know that I do not have the keyless sytem if it was installed by the factory, but I did not opt for it at the dealship when I purchased the car.

When I try to use the switch on the driver side door to lock or unlock the car, nothing happens. First time in 10 years it has not worked.
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Does your radio have a valet button?

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Fuse 51 under the hood is not blown...When I try to use the switch on the driver side door to lock or unlock the car, nothing happens. First time in 10 years it has not worked.
The power lock control unit is behind the driver door panel. Check whether the Wht/Grn wire at the control unit has battery voltage.

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These additional tests will help to pinpoint the problem:



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Holy Cow! RonJ you are the amazing! Thank you very much for all the help!! Simply astounding!
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i have an extra power door lock control unit you can have for 20 bucks, in case it turns out thats what you need...
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jcamb, please email me so I can get details on your extra power door lock control unit.
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RonJ, can you contact me offline at nickenumbers@yahoo.com I wanted to ask you about the keyless aspect of the 98 Honda Civic. Even though I didn't opt for the keyless option from the dealership, what do I need to do to activate it?

I do have the Valet Switch on my head unit/radio.

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Pull the radio out and check whether connector B (see diagrams) is plugged into the rear of the radio or possibly loose and unplugged behind the radio. If you have connector B, plug it into the rear of the radio and purchase a remote.







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RonJ, excellent. Thank you.

More questions.

1. Where would you suggest that I get the wireless remote?

2. Does it have to be a Honda Civic wireless remote or is any remote smart enough to memorize the signal from the head unit/radio?

Thank you.
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Of course, first verify that you have connector B behind the radio. If you do, here's one place that you can buy a genuine Honda remote:

http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/

(enter your VIN for best results)







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