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#303364 4-Feb-2023 19:23
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I have a 2008 Honda Stream, I know that it can be started using the ignition key in the steering lock but Ican't find anyone who knows how. Negative on web searches so far. Help most appreciated.

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  #3031986 4-Feb-2023 21:42
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You normally start it by just turning the thing on the steering wheel as long as the key fob is in the car with you? And presumably you've got a flat battery in the key fob and the car doesn't see it?

If so, the bit you'd normally turn has a plastic cover which should come off quite easily [from memory, squeeze to remove]; and there should also be a small plastic slider on the back of the key fob; slide that and the key will come out of the fob [it lifts out].

With the other cover on the steering column removed, the key should go in the steering column and turn to start the car.
If I've misunderstood the question; then apologies.


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  #3032287 5-Feb-2023 19:11
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Thanks for the reply. You understood correctly and I have done all that you suggest but to no avail. I wondered if there was something else I need to do, foot on brake for example, turn anticlock before clockwise or???

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  #3032294 5-Feb-2023 19:41
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Yes, foot on brake, make sure it’s in park, turn the wheel to unlock as you turn the key.


(is the steering wheel locked?




also, make sure the key fob is near the ignition (or sit it in the dash).




have you tried replacing the key gib battery?

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  #3032297 5-Feb-2023 20:02
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Clawhammer: I have a 2008 Honda Stream, I know that it can be started using the ignition key in the steering lock but Ican't find anyone who knows how. Negative on web searches so far. Help most appreciated.


i have no idea what the issue is. it could be anything.


is this a keyless start vehicle?


any lights on the dash?


is the car battery dead? are the battery terminals tightly connected?


does the car have fuel in the fuel tank?


does the key turn?


is the steering wheel locked and needs a jiggle?


is the transmission in park or neutral?


does it make a noise? does it make a clicking noise? does it make harsh whining noise?


has the car been flooded?

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