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How do I start this teg without a key?

12-05-2007, 11:46 AM
Okay, I bought a wrecked 97 Integra GSR so I could get the motor out of it. It didn't have a key and the title is lost. I want to start the thing so I know everything works before I go through with the swap. I don't want to wait through the title application process. Can I just break the ignition switch and start it? And exactly how would I go about that?
Thanks in advance for all your help.
Also, I'm parting out the rest of the car if anyone needs anything.

12-05-2007, 12:59 PM
hmm.. so youre asking how to hotwire a honda? which are some of the most stolen cars around... and you dont have a title... dont want to wait for a title... but you said you already bought it... so there goes the excuse "you want to make sure it runs BEFORE you buy it"... also, IF you really did buy it legit.... why not just have another key made? its not expensive... i dont know... seems fishy to me...

12-05-2007, 01:31 PM
Yay for stealing cars....if you have the VIN, bring that to the dealership and they'll make you a key....that is, if you're the owner of the car.

12-05-2007, 01:42 PM
Actually greenblurr, when I said "go through with the swap" I meant swapping the motor into my eg. And as far as having a key made, I already called my local Acura dealership and a key would cost $6. The only problem is that they need the title as proof of ownership. I'm pretty sure that if I remove the ignition switch, I can twist together a couple wires and then touch a third one to them to engage the starter or something like that. I just don't know which wires to do it with. I understand that it looks fishy and all, but I know the car isn't stolen.

12-05-2007, 01:51 PM
then good luck trying hot wire the car without any help from anyone on here... because too many of us (including myself) has had cars stolen from them... so no, no one here will help you

12-05-2007, 02:23 PM
Get the title, pay the $6, simple as that. If you start cutting and crossing wires, you're not going to be able to start it, and you're just going to mess it up too much that when you do take the time to get the title & key; it's not going to work. And as already stated, no one here is going to tell you how to do it the "right" way.

12-06-2007, 10:47 AM

12-09-2007, 03:36 PM
This seems awfully sketchy to me.

12-09-2007, 03:57 PM
Well I figured it out. A locksmith gave me some advice. The whole thing consisted of 5 screws. I won't go into specifics. Anyways, it started right up! I'm excited.
The car was hit a little on the front driver's side corner and there was something pressing up against the power steering pump belt and when I started the thing, it started squeeling and white smoke was pouring out of it from that belt burning up. It was quite dramatic.
So, I cut the belt off.
I then proceeded to start it again and I saw a little more smoke. I think it may have been coming from the cooling fan as it was pressed up against the exhaust manifold.
That didn't concern me as much as the idle did. It started at around 2500 RPMs and steadily climbed over the course of 30 seconds to around 3200 RPMs before I got scared and turned it back off.:uhoh:
Can somebody clue me in as to what is going on with my motor?

Also, if it makes a difference, the radiator had a hole in it and I had a hose running water into it non-stop. Is that okay to do?

I've got the old radiator out now and I'm gonna put another one on for temporary while I further test the motor.

Here is a pic of what I've done so far.

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