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What do you do when you are in Park and the key to your Accord 2004 is stuck in the ignition and it will turn to start the car but the gear is stuck in park and it reads it as if it were drive mode?


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2011-09-13 10:30:10
2011-09-13 10:30:10

there should be and interlocking switch on the break pedal telling the vehicle that the brake isn't on, which will not allow the vehicle to go into gear. check to see if your brake lights are working. if they are not, the switch is bad. needs to be changed.


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ignition swithc could be broken, I suggest you have it looked at to be sure

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Yes you can undo the false alarm after you start the ignition.

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Try this: Turn the ignition to RUN (do not start), press the unlock button on the keyless remote, ignition OFF. Repeat 2x. Turn the ignition to RUN, press the unlock button on the keyless remote twice, the power locks should cycle to indicate successful programming. Turn the ignition OFF and test remote.

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