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While my 2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L is parked in a locked state

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While my 2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L is parked in a locked state with no external stimulus, within about an hour the panic horn sounds will begin. By clicking unlock or any other button on the key remote, the horn will stop.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  justinsbg replied 1 year ago.


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I work on only Honda/Acura vehicles 5 days a week so I know the brand well. The most common problem when it comes to the alarm system sounding sporadically is a faulty hood switch. You can eliminate this as a possible cause fairly easily. Disconnect the 2 pin hood switch connector. Now using a paper clip or something similar jump the connector terminals on the harness side of the connector. The actual hood switch will no longer be connected. The paper clip will simulate the hood being closed all the time. The hood switch is what triggers the alarm system I would say 75% of the time. If this works you can just leave that connector jumped. It won't harm anything.

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