No there is not. I have an LX model and I do not believe it includes any type of security feature.
No. I have not noticed any kind of pattern like that. Plus my keys are just "dumb" keys.
I have checked that. The starter relay is not firing due to lack of ground on the coil (terminal 85). I can get the starter to engage if I jump a ground to that terminal of the relay, and turn the key. However it will not start. From what I have read, the PCM is responsible for the ground reference. I also tested that terminal 76 on the PCM is switching to ground when the transmission is in park or neutral, and that terminal 20 is getting 12vdc when ignition is switched to on.
I have. I have tried moving the shifter up and down while engaging the key to start. That has had no effect. Terminal 76 on the PCM harness shorts to ground consistently only when the trans is in park or neutral.
I have an OBD II scanner here, but getting no codes.
If the scanner has the capability to tell me that, I cant find it.
It claims to be a scanner, but I can't find anything in the manual that has the capability to show shifter position. Is is an actron CP9175
When you say bad computer, do you mean the PCM?