**Honda CRV Remote Start Not Working: How to Troubleshoot and Fix it**

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Remote start not working on your Honda CRV? Lights not flashing when you lock the car? Anti-theft indicator not blinking? Don’t worry, I’m here to help you troubleshoot and fix these issues. In this article, I will guide you through the step-by-step process of troubleshooting and fixing the remote start issue on your Honda CRV.

One of the common symptoms is that the remote start doesn’t work. Additionally, the answer back feature may not work, which means when you unlock your car, the turn signals may light up, but when you lock it, the lights don’t flash. Furthermore, the anti-theft or security indicator on the dashboard may not blink even when the car is fully locked.

These symptoms can occur in various models of Honda vehicles, especially those from 2016 when Honda implemented remote start in their offerings. Now, let’s get to the troubleshooting process.

Step 1: Check for Settings Issue

If your problem involves any combination of the above symptoms, excluding the anti-theft indicator, it is likely a settings issue. To correct this, follow these steps:

  1. Press the lock button on your remote.
  2. Press and hold the remote start button.
  3. The car should start now.

If the issue persists even after following these steps, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Check for Open Doors or Faulty Latches

Ensure that all doors are properly closed. Sometimes, a remote start may not work if one of the doors or latches is not closed properly. Check each door and latch to make sure they are secure.

Step 3: Inspect the Hood and Trunk Latches

If the above steps don’t resolve the issue, the problem may lie with the hood or trunk latch. A broken switch or poor contact in these switches can cause the symptoms you are experiencing.

To inspect the hood latch, you’ll need to remove a few clips and plastic covers. Follow these steps:

  1. Remove the clips and plastic covers to gain access to the latch.
  2. Locate the switch for the latch.
  3. Check if the switch is moving excessively or not functioning properly.
  4. If the switch is faulty, bridge the connection between the two holes using a piece of wire or a paperclip.

By bridging the connection, the car will recognize the hood as locked, and the remote start should work. However, remember to remove the bridge before locking the car to avoid triggering the alarm.

Step 4: Replace Faulty Hood Latch

If the switch in the hood latch is broken or not functioning correctly, it needs to be replaced. Here’s how:

  1. Purchase a new hood latch.
  2. Remove the old latch by unscrewing the bolts.
  3. Disconnect the cable and remove any additional broken pieces.
  4. Install the new latch and adjust the height if necessary.
  5. Clean the switch or spray some cleaner to improve the connection.
  6. Test the remote start, locking, and anti-theft indicator to ensure they are working correctly.

If the issue still persists after replacing the hood latch, it is recommended to seek professional assistance.

Following these steps should help you troubleshoot and fix the remote start issue on your Honda CRV. Remember to test the functionality after each step to ensure your remote start and other features are working properly.

In conclusion, remote start not working on your Honda CRV can be frustrating, but by following these steps, you can easily troubleshoot and fix the issue. Properly inspecting the hood and trunk latches, checking for settings issues, and replacing faulty parts can help resolve these problems. If you encounter any difficulties, it’s always best to consult a professional mechanic for assistance.

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