I have a 1999Honda Civic Ex and while my car is off, the fuel pump comes on periodically. What could be causing this?

Asked by Mar 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM about the 1999 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It makes a pretty loud whining noise and you can hear it from pretty far distance away from the car.

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That pump should be on an ignition circuit so it's hot with the key on. It could be wired wrong. Pull the fuse when you park until it gets corrected.

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So does that mean that at times the fuel pump is getting power even though the car is off? It comes on about every 15-20 mins.

bad ignition switch. they are cheap, but a little trouble to replace.

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