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Hey I can't start...

Hey I can't start my car because it shows a green flashing light.

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, can you tell me which light it is? And does it blink first, then stay on steady?

A green flashing key light

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Honda?

2010 honda civic

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Civic yourself? What have you tried so far?

I checked it online and also called the honda store they said that there was something wrong with my immobilizer?

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

So they told me that i have to tow my car to their shop. But when i chaeckef it online it showed that if i sent my VIN number to them they can send me the brake code and they can bypass it

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Mechanic for Honda: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago
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Mechanic for Honda: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago

I attached a doc for you to review and try. Please read all the preliminaries, then scroll down to your car to try the reset procedure.

Please understand that I don't know your skill level or tools
you have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell,
hear, or touch the vehicle either, so your patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does not replace a
repair shop. So please don’t shoot the messenger if I have to
deliver bad news:)
If you are satisfied with my answer, I would greatly
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Thanks, Ron

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
My car wont start and when i called the honda store they told that it was immobilizer problem. And that i need to get my car towed to their store. But when i checked it online it says that i can just send them my VIN number and they can bypass it
Mechanic for Honda: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago

First try what I just sent you. It is a security issue, and there is no bypassing this system for legal reasons. You need to prove you own the car first. This issue is usually resolved with what I just sent you. If it doesn't fix it, then the system has a fault that is preventing it from operating and it needs to be diagnosed.

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
and keep this link in case you need me again later on.
I don’t get credit for assisting you until you rate me

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Mechanic for Honda: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago

Did you have any more questions for me at this time?

Thanks again, Ron

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Mechanic for Honda: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
and keep this link in case you need me again later on.
I don’t get credit for assisting you until you rate me
My goal is to assist you in the repair of your vehicle by
supplying you with well educated information. I may not
always have the exact fix you wanted to hear, but my job is
to get you on the right track, which I always do. I can’t hear,
see, smell or touch your vehicle from where I’m at, so your
understanding of that is greatly appreciated. There are no
magical answers, but I do my best to guide you in the right
direction.

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Mechanic for Honda: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
and keep this link in case you need me again later on.
I don’t get credit for assisting you until you rate me
My goal is to assist you in the repair of your vehicle by
supplying you with well educated information. I may not
always have the exact fix you wanted to hear, but my job is
to get you on the right track, which I always do. I can’t hear,
see, smell or touch your vehicle from where I’m at, so your
understanding of that is greatly appreciated. There are no
magical answers, but I do my best to guide you in the right
direction.

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