Your security light, or your anti-theft light, is a red light located on your dash. When you lock your Honda Accord and turn on your security system you’ll know that it is successfully engaged if you see the red light.
It is normal for your Honda Accord light to blink occasionally. However, there are situations where your security light will flash quickly and your car alarm will go off. There are a few reasons that this is happening.
If your Honda Accord light is blinking quickly or is blinking when it shouldn’t be engaged, there are a few things that you can do to troubleshoot it. The good news is that most of these issues are easy to fix. Here are a few issues that you may encounter with your security and anti-theft lights.
Honda Accord Security Light Blinking (What it Means)
Your security light is a red light that blinks on your dashboard. It indicates that your anti-theft system has been engaged. To make sure that your anti-theft system has been engaged, you can look into your car after setting it up with your key fob. There should be a steady occasional blinking of the red light. This means that if anyone were to attempt to open your car, your Honda Accord’s alarm would go off.
If your Honda Accord security light is blinking when it shouldn’t, there are a couple of ways to solve this issue. If you have unlocked your car from your key fob and the alarm does not go off when you get into the car, but you are unable to turn on the car and the light is still on, this is a sign that your Honda Accord has been immobilized by the security system.
Leave your key in the ignition and in the on position for at least ten minutes. You want to wait until you see the security light go off on your dashboard. When the light does eventually go off, wait about 30 seconds before attempting to turn your car on again. This is to give your system time to reset.
If your Honda Accord’s security light is flashing after you’ve already unlocked your doors, it may be your car’s GMS security light. If this is the case, you shouldn’t want to attempt to turn on your engine. Insert your key and turn it into the on position. Again, do not start your car’s engine. Leave your key in that position for at least ten minutes.
You will notice that the light will continue to flash during this time. Once the light goes off, you can turn your key to the off position. Leave your key in that position for at least 30 seconds before attempting to start your car again.
Honda Accord Anti Theft Light Not Blinking
Your Honda Accord anti-theft light should blink. This is an indication that your anti-theft system is engaged and working properly. When you lock your car and enable your security settings, you will notice that on your dashboard there is a red light that will blink occasionally. If you have engaged your anti-theft system and the light is not blinking, you’re facing an underlying issue.
If your Honda Accord anti-theft light is not blinking, first get into your car and put your key in the ignition. You want to turn the key to the on position, but not far enough that you actually start the engine. Leave your key in that position for at least ten minutes.
Turn your key to the off position and leave it in the ignition for about two minutes. Your system should reset and when you go to turn on your anti-theft system, you should find that your light will be blinking.
Honda Accord Anti Theft System Lost Power
If your Honda Accord anti-theft system has lost power, you will see a warning displayed on your car’s display screen. This error can happen from time to time for several different reasons. Including if you’ve recently had work done, or if your car’s battery recently died and was replaced.
If your Honda Accord anti-theft system has lost power, you want to press and hold the power button to reset it. This is the power/volume button on your screen, rather than the power button that you use to start your car. Press and hold the button for two seconds.
After two seconds, a disclaimer will appear on the screen. Press okay and you should see your regular home screen. This will re-enable your anti-theft and audio systems after a power loss has occurred. The warning should disappear from your screen. If it does not, you can try to do it again.
If you continue to face issues, running an anti-theft system reset can override any additional issues. These may cause you to receive this warning and reset your system.
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Honda Accord Anti Theft System Reset
Like many electronics, sometimes performing a reset is the best option. When you reset your system, you can override many different errors that you may be facing, including errors with your Honda Accord anti-theft system. Once you perform a reset, your system errors should be corrected.
To perform an anti-theft system reset on your Honda Accord, you want to first press the alarm key on your Honda Accord’s key fob. While pressing it once, you should either turn on or off your anti-theft system, to run a reset, you want to press it five times. After doing this, you want to press the lock button on your key fob. Wait a few minutes before you unlock your car again.
If after trying to reset your anti-theft alarm, using your key fob doesn’t do the trick, you can use the key itself, if your Honda Accord model still has one. You want to insert your key into the driver side door lock. Turn the key so that the car is unlocked, locked, unlocked, locked, and then unlocked again. After doing so, get into your car and insert your key into the ignition. You will want to leave your car running for at least ten minutes to allow for the anti-theft system to fully reset.
You can also run a reset on the anti-theft system from inside your Honda Accord. Insert your key into the ignition and turn your car on, but don’t start the engine. You want to leave your key and your car in this position for at least ten minutes. After this, turn the car off again. Then re-insert the key and turn your car on. You should be able to run your car without the anti-theft light or alarm going off.
If your anti-theft system had engaged the setting where your car is unable to start due to the triggering or malfunction of the anti-theft system, this should solve that issue as well.
Honda Accord Security Light Blinking
The security light on your Honda Accord should blink from time to time after your anti-theft system has been engaged. This is a sign that it is working properly and your car is protected. However, there are times that your security light should not be blinking, indicating that there is a problem with your anti-theft security system. Oftentimes, one of the easiest methods to right this issue is to run a reset on your anti-theft system. This is an easy way to solve many of the issues that you may encounter.
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