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Old 06-12-2007, 04:37 AM   #1
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Default HOW TO: Remove the key in ignition/headlights on warning beeper.

The annoying beeper that reminds you that you have left your key in the ignition or your headlights on is inside you Integrated Control Unit (ICU) that is on the back side of your fuse panel under the dash. This can easily be removed.

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First, as always, disconnect the negative battery cable under the hood.

Remove the lower dash cover from under the steering column to reveal the fuse box. Remove the two 10mm bolts on either side.

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Disconnect the connectors as shown.

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Gently, rotate the fuse box around to you can gain access to the back of it. Remove the connector shown on the far left of the picture below.

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Rotate the fuse box around a little more and remove the ICU from the back of the fuse box. You have to pry on either side to get it to come loose. It is easier if you pry from the end opposite the connector you removed earlier.

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Here is the back of the ICU removed from the fuse box. On the lower right of the case, you can see the hole to allow the beeper to sound in the cabin.

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And the front.

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After gently prying open the ICU case, you can see the circuit board that is inside. The round black object in the top left corner is the beeper itself.

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Here is a shot of the board from the back.

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Carefully desolder the two joints (circled in red above) that hold the beeper unit in and remove it. Hereís how it looks from the front with the beeper removed.

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Here is a pic of the beeper removed from the board.

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And another.

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Now reassemble the ICU and re-install it in the fuse box, reconnect everything and you are all set.

Put your key in the ignition and open the door and enjoy the sound of silence.


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Old 06-12-2007, 05:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: HOW TO: Remove the key in ignition/headlights on warning beeper. (slowexcoupe)

Sounds like a lot of trouble when you can just move your key to position II

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Nice write-up though.

(Position II it beeps for 3 seconds and stops)
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Good write-up

But I dont understand why anyone would go through so much trouble of removing something that says "Hey idiot...you forgot something".
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I know, I would leave my keys in my car all the time without that beep.
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Thanks for the write-up, but I'm also one of those people who would forget to leave my keys in the car without the beep.

I only find it annoying when I'm vacuuming the car.
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Thanks for the write-up, but I'm also one of those people who would forget to leave my keys in the car without the beep.

I only find it annoying when I'm vacuuming the car.
You have to turn it to acc II to get the radio on. Which it then only beeps for ~3 seconds. Door open or closed.
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like the above posted comments i too think it's a great writeup but i have to disagree in doing this being that i forget everything. Hell i installed an extra buzzer for my headlights...
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way too much work!
pull the lower half of the steering column cover and cut the key sense wire and put a small toggle switch inline so you can turn it back on when you are done either cleaning your car with the doors open or being a jack-off and showing off to your friends...or turn the key to IGN

pretty soon you're gonna see a follow up thread...
HOW TO: jimmy your door locks cuz you locked your keys in your car AGAIN!
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HOW TO: jump start a car cuz you left your lights on and it drained your battery AGAIN!

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HOW TO: jimmy your door locks cuz you locked your keys in your car AGAIN!
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HOW TO: jump start a car cuz you left your lights on and it drained your battery AGAIN!
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Default Re: HOW TO: Remove the key in ignition/headlights on warning beeper. (slowexcoupe)

VERY NICE WRITE UP...

I HATE THAT ANNOYING SOUND IT MAKES WHEN IM CLEANING THE INSIDE OF MY CAR....
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VERY NICE WRITE UP...

I HATE THAT ANNOYING SOUND IT MAKES WHEN IM CLEANING THE INSIDE OF MY CAR....
1st TURN OFF THE CAPS!
2nd turn up the damn radio and drown out the beepin

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hahah i didnt even have to remove mines it just stop workin along with the dome light obd2 port for the scanner nd soem other crap
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Default Re: HOW TO: Remove the key in ignition/headlights on warning beeper. (gsrturbo-ek)

I'd probably be one of the idiots that leaves the keys in after I did this, but I do not feel it is a good thing to turn it to position II, just have bad feelings about it.
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I'd probably be one of the idiots that leaves the keys in after I did this, but I do not feel it is a good thing to turn it to position II, just have bad feelings about it.

i agree i dont like having the fuel pump prime and then not start.
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Default Re: HOW TO: Remove the key in ignition/headlights on warning beeper. (bart2546)

Click the image to open in full size. Good write up. I was thinking about this earlier today...I wouldnt want to disable the beep for when you leave your lights on, but doors open, and more annoying, seatbelt...those are just silly.

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-figure out how to keep the beep for the lights, but disable it for the doors+seatbelt.
-maybe do one for the sunroof too...someone left theirs open at school once and we dumped snow inside Click the image to open in full size.
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Click the image to open in full size. Good write up. I was thinking about this earlier today...I wouldnt want to disable the beep for when you leave your lights on, but doors open, and more annoying, seatbelt...those are just silly.

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-figure out how to keep the beep for the lights, but disable it for the doors+seatbelt.
-maybe do one for the sunroof too...someone left theirs open at school once and we dumped snow inside Click the image to open in full size.
Yeah I hate the key in ignition door open beep, but the one for the headlight5s is useful.
I always wondered how to do this though, good job! Click the image to open in full size.
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good write up maybe the guy i bought my car from found this write up and thats why my battery died 2 times cause i leave my lights on so i will reverse it and put back in Click the image to open in full size.
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good write up maybe the guy i bought my car from found this write up and thats why my battery died 2 times cause i leave my lights on so i will reverse it and put back in Click the image to open in full size.
Thats not that problem, its this one... http://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=290569

I did this, (and disabled the door switch) and have never run the battery down from the lights again! (used to happen a lot lol)

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good job man props for the writeup... i however enjoy my annoying beeper (because its OEM, and hey it still works im glad)
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Try turning your key another turn, beeping stops after 3 seconds.

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Try turning your key another turn, beeping stops after 3 seconds.

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how about just taking it out?... when the secondary ignition is on the battery drains a lot quicker.... i wouldnt reccommend leaving it there for an extended amount of time.
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I left mine on for 6-7 hours while I painted my grill and sideskirts, car started right up.

Good battery/connections > leaving radio on for 40 hours.
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Not so much leaving my key in the ignition (have an aftermarket ignition in a different than stock location....thank you thieves Click the image to open in full size.). But I DO need a new headlight beeper. I always leave my damn lights on and drain the battery. It's so bad I started to leave a jump pack in my trunk. Click the image to open in full size.
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Default Re: HOW TO: Remove the key in ignition/headlights on warning beeper. (ek forever guy)

If you're too lazy to run through all that, you can just unplug the seat and hope you don't get into an accident (i believe SRS is turned off.)!!
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Sounds like a lot of trouble when you can just move your key to position II

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Nice write-up though.

(Position II it beeps for 3 seconds and stops)
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