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Old 05-13-2019, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2007 Civic Partially Submerged in water. Please Help!

Two days ago I was involved in an accident on the interstate. I was traveling around 70 mph when I hit a large pocket of water and hydro-planed into a concrete barrier, blowing my driver front tire, then slide across the interstate before coming to rest in a a ditch. The water level reached the bottom of my seat cushion. It took about an hour before a tow truck was able to pull out my 2007 Honda Civic.

After the accident, I immediately exited the vehicle and left the engine running and the lights on... I know dumb mistake, I just wasn't thinking clearly at the time.
Once the car was on the tow truck, all the lights were still working. I shut them off and took the key out of the ignition. It took 2 days before I was able to recover the car and bring it home. As soon as I got it home today, I disconnected the battery, removed all the seats, center console, and stripped the carpet down to the metal. I checked the oil and transmission fluid and luckily didn't see any signs of water contamination, however the air intake filter was pretty damp.

My issue is I have no power what so ever. My keyless entry remote won't work and when I stuck the key in the ignition and turned it to accessory mode, no power or lights came on.

Any idea what I should troubleshoot or check/change first; fuses, relays, ECU, SRS module?

The Civic is my commuter car for work which I paid around 5 grand for about a year ago. Is it even worth fixing or should I just cut my losses and shop around for another commuter car?

Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions!!

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Old 05-14-2019, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could be main relay. Known weak link and getting one wet is not going to help. Verify if you hear the relay click on when you turn the key. Search posts for main relay fails for details. The fact you had water up to the seats is not good and that relay sits a bit lower relative to others.


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