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post #1 of 10 Old 08-28-2008, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Ignition trouble. Main relay? (Gen6)

I've got a 2000 Accord EX Coupe and I just recently started having trouble starting my car. When I turn the key, it just clicks. This usually happens when the car has been sitting in the sun all day and it's hot inside the car. My boyfriend did some research and found that it might be the main ignition relay. He also found that with most Acura's and Honda's around the same year mine is, this problem with the main ignition relay happens a lot. There's a brown fuse-looking thing under the dash where the foot pedals are and when I tap on it while turning the key, it will start. Any ideas what this problem is?

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-28-2008, 10:42 AM
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I had the same problem as you, and it was the main relay.



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I had the same problem as you, and it was the main relay.
When I told a mechanic it was the Main Relay, he didn't know what i was talking about. What is the actual name of the part? Ignition main relay?
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PGM-FI main relay.

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Thanks. If i were to replace it, is that the only part? or is there more under the hood i'd have to replace?
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The relay is all you need to replace.


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Wasn't this covered under the ignition recall? Plug your vin into Honda's website under owner's link to find out. Save some $$$ too.
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Nope, SatinSilver. I just checked it. It's the Ignition switch. Here's the actual recall...

"2000 HONDA ACCORD Recall ID from NHTSA: 05V025000
Auto Recall Date: JAN 28, 2005
Vehicle Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Model Affected ACCORD
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 486659 Recall Details

Auto Recall Date: JAN 28, 2005


Vehicle Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 486659
Model Affected
2000 HONDA ACCORD


2000 Honda Accord Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE INTERLOCK OPERATION OF THE IGNITION SWITCH MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY, MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO TURN THE IGNITION KEY TO THE "OFF" POSITION AND REMOVE THE KEY WITHOUT SHIFTING THE TRANSMISSION TO PARK.


Defect Consequence:
IF THE DRIVER DOES NOT SHIFT TO PARK BEFORE REMOVING THE KEY AND FAILS TO ENGAGE THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.


Remedy:
DEALERS WILL PERFORM AN INSPECTION PROCEDURE THAT CONFIRMS INTERLOCK FUNCTION. VEHICLES WILL BE UPDATED WITH A REDESIGNED INTERLOCK LEVER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 7, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.


Estimated Vehicles Affected: 486659


Notes: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.) P68, P69 "
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THat's not the one I think SS was referring to. There is a recall on the ignition where the engine will just cut off without warning. Then it will restart normally shortly afterward.

I'm not convinced from what you describe this would be the problem but it might be worth a look. I'll see if I can dig up the recall...it's on this forum in a couple of threads.

99 Accord EX Sedan 4 cyl, Black, 187K+ miles semi-retired
92 Accord LX Coupe 4 cyl, Charcoal Gray, Sold 187K miles
85 Accord LX HBack 4 cyl, Dark Gray, Sold with 198K miles
84 Accord LX HBack 4 cyl, Dark Gray, Totaled with 18K miles

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01 Isuzu Trooper 4wd V6, Gray, Traded at 125k miles
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