2008 Honda Civic

Asked by May 27, 2017 at 03:42 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car won't start and I'm not sure what is
going on with it. The battery seems fine
because when I turn the keys on the lights
all come on. I took the battery out and put
it back in and now there's no dash lights
not even head lights.

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The intial problem is most likely a bad starter or starter solenoid, check the main fuses, but now I'm afraid that you have removed the battery the factory presets for the vehicles BCM have been lost, and only the dealer can get them back. There is a little tool that plugs into a live power port that prevent this from happening when the main power supply is removed. Fancier versions plug right into,the ODB2 port and use a much larger power supply for longer repairs. Hope it's just a fuse but prepare yourself for towing and a hundred dollar reflash job.

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