In cars with traditional keys, if your battery is dying you can hold the key longer and sometimes get the car to start. When you have a push-button start, how do you accomplish the same thing?

Asked by Jan 05, 2015 at 12:16 AM about the 2015 Honda Civic Coupe SI

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In cars with traditional keys, if your battery is dying you can hold the key longer and
sometimes get the car to start. When you have a push-button start, how do you
accomplish the same thing?

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Basically you can't, the system requires stable voltage before it will energise the circuit, so if the battery is weak starting it will not happen.

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