whats with the push start button?

Discussion in '2000 Honda S2000' started by 180 sx burn off e types and m3 bmw, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. i dont know that much about this car but i heard it has a push start button....

    isn't it a lil bit unsafe?
    i mean, could someone just slash the soft top and push the button?
    or is it more complecated?

     
  2. Re: whats with the push start button?

    no its not unsafe- it does have a push start but you must first insert and turn your key in a seperate hole. it requires a key but the engine starts with the push of a button after you put the key in
     
  3. Re: whats with the push start button?

    well first you have to turn the key then hold the clutch down and then push the button.
     
  4. Re: whats with the push start button?

    oh ok
     
  5. Re: whats with the push start button?

    race car style.
     
  6. Re: whats with the push start button?

    Sounds like just another part to break if you ask me.
     
  7. Re: whats with the push start button?

    thats rare, hondas dont break often.
     
  8. Re: whats with the push start button?

    It's pretty neat, it also has the added benefit that if you kill the car (noooo,) all you have to do is push the button again, rather than turning the car off and back on again. Handy for beginners.
     
  9. Re: whats with the push start button?

    My car don't need to shut off to turn abck again...
     
  10. Re: whats with the push start button?

    lol......ok then.

    its also a nice styling cue....and represents part of hondas f1 heritage which is a very strong reason why the car was made.
     
  11. Re: whats with the push start button?

    Yeah, so are the hydraulicly-driven F1 transmittions in high-end Ferrari's and the such... at least this is a button with wires, instead of a gearbox only a handful of shops can deal with. Besides, how often do buttons break? My Honda is 12 years old now, and all the buttons still work... I just have to replace the drivers window motor. Doesn't matter WHAT nationality of car you love, working on the inside of doors SUCKS! 12 years and 153,000 miles later, all I have to replace is a power-window motor? I wouldn't mind replacing a button every 12 years...
     
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    my dart has a push button start. its nice when sum1 tries to steal the car by turing the ignition it doesnt even turn over so they leave it thinkin its a dead car.(my car has not been restored yet and its kinda crappy lookin. thats why it wouldnt surprise if it were dead.) but it'll run.
     
  13. Re: whats with the push start button?

    Doesn't the Mclaren LM have this push start button also?
     
  14. Re: whats with the push start button?

    Yes.
     
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  16. Re: whats with the push start button?

    Double poster
     
  17. Re: whats with the push start button?

    ... for beginners...
     
  18. Re: whats with the push start button?

    Not just the LM, but the stock F1 has one, too.

    Yes - it's just one more thing to break. "Just a button" assumes it's cheap. I got one for my CRX (S2000 starter button), and it was about $50-$60 from the dealer. I was willing to pay it because I had the money, and I wanted something genuinely S2000 in my car. The point is that it's not "just a button." It's just an expensive button. Still, $50 every 10 years [probably more] is not bad...

    *EDIT: I wired the button into my ignition switch as well as the clutch interlock, so both the key has to be in the ignition (in the on position), and the clutch has to be down to the floor. Didn't want a would-be car thief to steal it.

    Also, even if someone tries to start the S2000 without the key, it has passive theft system. This disables a number of systems [required to drive/start the car] if the computer chip that's inside the key is not in the ignition. Really just keeps the honest people honest, though. I guess there's a way around everything.*
     
  19. Re: whats with the push start button?

    its perfectly safe....if not safer lol. u first have to put the keys in then press the starter button. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  20. Re: whats with the push start button?

    One bad thing about the starter button is that it isn't locked out when the engine is running. In stop and go traffic I had my left elbow on the top of door and my arm slipped and grazed the starter button and the car started on itself for a 1/10th of a second and my electrical system restarted. The engine didn't stall but it was scary as hell.

    I've never heard of anything like that with a key that triggers the starter motor. Other than that, I think it's great. Matches the interior and overall design of the car perfectly.
     
  21. Re: whats with the push start button?

    i wouldnt worry much about hurting the engine by accidently hitting the start button.ive stupidly turned the key thinking that the engine was off.
     
  22. Just another part to break? Boy you must be strapped for cash.
     

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