Hello, I purchased my 2004 EX about three months ago and when I bought it some of the dash lights were not working. I finally found time to look in the service manual I bought to see what needed to be done. Well, I took it apart as instructed and then put it all back together. Then I moved to the passenger side and took the glove box out so I could replace the two cabin filters.
Now the Element won't start but I get several relay clicks from the glove box area as well as the immobility key flashing. Sometimes everything looks ok but there is just a whirling sound when I turn the key. Other times every thing is flashing and clicking.
I've read similar stories on this web site and others and I've tried disconnecting the battery for 30 minutes - that made everything look normal until I turned the key. I have tried the reset, headlights on/off, key in II position sequence. I've checked the fuses. The battery registers as fully charged.
I'm SOL at the moment and I really need my car. I asked the local dealer for help but all they offered was to "go over" the car if I had it towed. They could not give me a cost estimate but since I've been laid off money is a prime concern.
Any one have a clue as to what has happened? Up until I decided to replace the bulbs so I could actually see the instruments at night this Element has been a dependable vehicle and a joy to drive.