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Old 11-04-2016, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Doors stuck locked - wont open with keys

I have a Honda Insight 2010 for a little more than 2 months, and I just had a very odd problem. About 10 minutes ago I was getting out of the car I tried to open the doors with the switch inside the car, it made some weird electrical sound and didn't open. The I open manually, got out and locked the car. I had to come back to pick up something and the car simply wont open anymore.

There's a red light that usually keeps blinking at the panel and I noticed that it is not blinking anymore. Is it a battery issue???

How can I open the car????

Did anyone had this problem before??

I went to work this afternoon, and stop for shopping after, everything was ok with the car. It doesn't make any sense that the battery just died. So how will I be able to open the car again??? Is it enough to call a locksmith?
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Old 11-04-2016, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The key should open it manually.
"Red Light Blinking" indicates the security system (From the dealer?)
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Thank you! that's what I think, but it's stuck... nothing happens.
Do you know if there is a hidden key hole on the passenger side? I tried to take a piece off, but it doesn't come out, I'm afraid I would break it.


But anyway, even if the light is a security system, isn't it weird that it stopped blinking?
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Just noticed you have posted in the G1 Forum, someone from the G2 forum will have to help. The G2 has a bad habit of failing electrical stuff when the 12V battery is dying.

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ok. I'll try that. I didn't notice it.

So this might be a problem with this battery? and how do I replace it?
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So I was able to open the car with the help of some friends. What actually is happening is that the drivers door is stuck in locked position and it's not opening.
The security system light was off because the door was "unlocked", when I lock with the key, the light turns on again. So it's not battery.
I had to switch off the battery of the the car because the anti-theft system was sounding the horn, and even if I turn the car on, the horn keeps sounding as if the car was broken because it is locked.

How to fix that?

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is it possible to be just a fuse problem???
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Please click "User CP" above and edit your profile to show your general location. That is helpful since someone close by might drive by and help.
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I would still recommend you have the 12 volt battery under the hood load tested. If it is original, it is past time to replace it. I doubt this is an isssue with the button cell in the key that operates to keyless entry. But that battery being weak will cause you endless headaches having weird things happen that will seem really serious and expensive to fix. We have folks around here with 2010s that are on their third battery. Please note: the battery pack in the back that provides assist (and starts the car most of the time) is called the IMA system.
Another reason you need to put your location in your profile is that we have members all over the world. The Insights where "packaged" in terms of accessories and features differently depending on where they were sold. It also helps if you know what model you have.
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Thank you!! I just add my location to my profile. I live in Fort Worth.

How can I know witch generation is my Insight?

I really appreciate all the help! I'm going to look for more information about the volt battery here in the forum.
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