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  1. Car needs to be cranked several times to start in not-so-cold weather

    Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat
    Hey there, everyone. First post. I got this beautiful Honda Civic 2012 EX, automatic almost 2 years ago. Happy with it so far. But this winter something weird started happening, and I kind of have been able to live with it--although I would love to fix it before next winter. One day...
  2. Hard Start when Cold, Starts fine when Warm

    Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat
    Hello, I have a 2012 Civic LX and for the past few months, I've had an interesting problem. When the car has been sitting for a while (overnight, 12+ish hours), I have to turn the key for a longer time for it to start, and in some cases, the car sputters/shakes a little before starting up to its...
  3. Car Won't Start. Need help ASAP

    Engine, Engine Swaps, Pulleys, Injectors
    My car wont start and the brakes are locked. When i turn the key, it says check ABS. Also, the radio and lights works but when it press the brakes, it dies. I have a capacitor in there and a sub. I recently removed the subs from the speaker wire, and nothing more. Could that have caused the...
  4. Remote Start

    Audio/Video & Navigation
    What bypass module should I use for the 2013 model?
  5. Does remote start void warranty/Is it hard to install?

    Audio/Video & Navigation
    Hello! So a question for you guys. Does installing a remote start myself void the warranty? I've heard mixed things on this. Also, has anyone done it with a 2013 civic? Is it hard to install? Since the 2013 got a new interior I wasn't sure if it was different to install compared with the '12...
  6. 2012 all lights flashing no start

    Drivetrain Problems
    I have a 2012 honda civic si. Got into the car turned key it started then died now the lights are flashing like crazy after trying to start the car.Head lights tail lights and dash lights. The car will start but then die. Will not stay running longer then 30 secs. I have changed the fuel pump...
  7. Navigation System won't start

    Audio/Video & Navigation
    Okay, so I had my sound system upgraded (speakers and twitters), added an amplifier and and lcq6 processor. When I started my car, the Navi won't start up. Its just stuck to a screen that says, it needs to recalibrate (which usually takes less than 10 minutes) and everything. I had Westcoast Car...
  8. 9th Gen SI cold start engine noise has me baffled.

    Drivetrain Problems
    The more and more i drive this car it becomes more baffling with me. I figured I would ask the forum what your car does. So this is my first K series car. I used to race/tune/build d series engines and did all the maintenance. That being said, i know what noises sound like and usually when...
  9. Cold start "bbrrap!" noise on '12 Si coupe

    Exterior Problems
    Temps are in the teens at night here in Montana. When I start my Si in the morning I hear a half-second-long unusual "b-b-brap!" noise come from the front of the car. The brief note is different from the usual sounds the engine makes. It does not make the sound during warm starts. It almost...
  10. DIY: Start car without clutch switch (Si)

    You don't have to use a switch for this mod if you don't want to. Skip to step 8 then just splice the black and brown wire in pic 3 together. Here is my DIY on how to start your manual car without using the clutch. I do this so that my wife can start the car from the passenger seat or if I...
  11. Start car without using clutch (Si)

    Drivetrain Problems
    I personally like to do this mod on all of my cars. I found the switch by the clutch and disconnected it. I then attached my own toggle switch to the plug so it shows the car that the clutch is always engaged. I can start the car now without using the clutch. I don't ever put my car in gear...
  12. So my Si wouldn't start

    Engine, Engine Swaps, Pulleys, Injectors
    As soon as I turned the key, no start and all electronics dead. I had to open the door and then close to get power back to everything. Then as soon as I tried to start it again, all power cut again. I opened the hood and found the battery positive terminal was just sitting on top of the post...
  13. remote start problem

    Audio/Video & Navigation
    evrytime i start the car remotely i cant open the doors using the cars keyfob and the remote starter keyfob. i have to open the dors manually with the use of the key itself. but once i turn off the car the cars keyfob works again. is it something to do with RFID cause that was what the mechanic...
  14. Rear Spring Upper Mounting Cushion Is Not Properly Installed 2012

    Technical Service Bulletins and Recalls
    Product Update: Rear Spring Upper Mounting Cushion Is Not Properly Installed BACKGROUND During assembly, the rear spring upper mounting cushion was not properly aligned. VEHICLES AFFECTED 2012 Civic 4-Door VIN 19XFB2E5.CE000041 From VIN 19XFB2F2.CE000167 thru 19XFB2F2.CE000190 From VIN...
  15. Viper 5101 Remote Start

    Audio/Video & Navigation
    Hi all I recently had the Viper 5101 remote start installed in my 2012 civic lx sedan. I cannot figure out how to make the car stay locked after remote starting it. The viper user instructions don't have any information on it. Their website is useless with no contact info for direct tech...
  16. 2012 Civic EX - Remote Start Shutdown Workaround?

    Audio/Video & Navigation
    First, I apologize that my first post is a question. Usually try to contribute before asking, but I know very little about the Civics. With that said, I negotiated the remote start from Honda be installed on my Civic as part of the deal. I did not realize it would only be 1 remote and then...
  17. Might as well start my build Thread. PMM Si 4dr

    Build Section
    Sup Guys. slow build is what this will be, as i have Twins on the way :eek3dancesmiley: Mods so far Yellow fog light overlays Sylvania Zxe bulbs Duralast Gold CMax pads(ceramic, yeah buddy!) Ordered Mods Injen CAI Skunk2 8th gen springs with isolators from Honda Wheels hopefully soon!
  18. I want to start running my Si at the track.

    Autocross & Sanctioned Drag Racing
    being only 45 mins away from VIR (Virginia International Raceway) I want to start running my Si every now and then. I am a complete noob when it comes to these sorts of things and would love tips from guys that track there FWD cars. things like should I save for high end coilovers or would the...
  19. Civic 2012 LX not always start first try, I can hear the starter..

    Drivetrain Problems
    Hi, My civic 2012 LX (brand new) not always start at first try, but i can hear the starter doing something... No green key flashing... I thought that was the imobilizer system, but if thats the case, the starter wouldnt even works... no ? So if i try again it starts like a charm... I had the...
  20. Engine Stalls During Cold Start 2012

    Technical Service Bulletins and Recalls
    Honda has issued a Service Bulletin on April 25, 2012 for many Civic Coupes & Sedans. 'Engine Stalls During Cold Start' SYMPTOM If the accelerator pedal is pressed during a cold start, the engine may start, then stall. PROBABLE CAUSE The PCM misinterprets the amount of fuel needed to start...