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#1517 of 5207 re dashboard light
Oct 15, 2002 (8:17 am)
Thanks for the response, Auburn! Car is a LX Civic 1997 4 door..in dash door ajar light doesnt go on regardless of which door you open, and the light on the ceiling of the car works if you push the switch to the right, but in neutral , when it should light if a door is ajar it doesnt either. Brought it to a local honda who said there may be a short circuit, perhaps due to a cd player installed post purchase, and that i should just live with it bec it may cost 1000$ to fix..are there any other options/more economical ways of fixing this?
Oct 15, 2002 (10:45 am)
Honda considers this noise normal movement of the pads. The noise can be temporaraly fixed by using brake disc quiet on the inside and outside of the shims of the frt brake pads.However since it is a normal noise this is not a covered repair
Oct 15, 2002 (4:05 pm)
If the original radio is not being used then it most likely is due to that. There is a signal wire that runs through the radio and aftermarkets do not have this connection. We have been able to splice the wires together to repair this. The wires would be at the back of the radio in the original Honda radio connector. The wire colors are LT Green/black and LT Green/red. Splice those two together and that should fix your problem. Good luck
Oct 15, 2002 (7:04 pm)
So just so I get it totally straight, you mean to connect which wire with which? (light green with light green?) Does this reestablish the connection? Also can I just bring the car to an electrical auto place or a car stereo dealer and have them do this? im a little scared of messing with it as I may cause more dashlights to change...
Oct 16, 2002 (10:48 am)
LT Green/black and LT Green/red are the two wires to put together and yes you can bring it to a stereo place, just tell them what you got and what you think it needs to be repaired(the wires above put together). Good luck
Oct 19, 2002 (5:56 am)
My Civic 2001 LX makes the same brake noise when I first apply the brakes. I took it to the dealer and he said it was a normal noise and that it was the brake pads shifting. He said some Hondas make a louder noise than others..but that it was normal. It frustrates me...but guess I can live with it.
#1523 of 5207 '99 EX exhaust repair issues
Oct 21, 2002 (8:42 am)
My wife's 99 Civic needs a new tail pipe and muffler. Not under warranty, of course. The closest dealer quoted $450 for the repair. Our usual mechanic, not a dealer, says he can't get the parts and do the repair more cheaply because Honda has not yet released 99 Civic parts beyond the dealer. The dealer is willing to sell the parts to us for $350.
Are we stuck? Is this a fair price? -- it seems way out of line to me. It is also troubling that every muffler I've ever bought came with a lifetime warranty, except for the one installed on our Civic when it was new. (Though the expensive replacement muffler has the warranty.)
Any suggestions about how to find the parts more cheaply? Thanks.
Oct 21, 2002 (8:54 am)
4" tip muffler. Only $99. Just kidding. I'm sure any reputable shop can hook that muffler right up.
#1525 of 5207 Re: '99 EX exhaust repair issues - rmb48
Oct 21, 2002 (9:22 am)
Any suggestions about how to find the parts more cheaply?
Call Midas or one of your local muffler shops and ask for pricing on a muffler with lifetime warranty. Make sure you ask what the installation charges will be.
#1526 of 5207 '99 EX exhaust repair
Oct 21, 2002 (3:09 pm)
I think the cost of the OEM parts is worth the money because of the direct fit, better quality than most aftermarket stuff and sound/quietness(factory original) is usally much better than most of the aftermarkets. Most of all I like the direct bolt on, not clamped, look and fit.