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#12907 of 13114 Front brakes 2003 accord
Nov 19, 2005 (1:11 pm)
I took my honda accord ex 2003 car into my dealer for the 48,000 kilometer service. They told me my front brake pads and rotors had to be replaced. I asked them why the rotors needed replacing and they said that the brake pads had to be redesigned due to premature wear and the newly designed pads would not be compatible with the old rotors. I wasn't too pleased with this extra expense due to a Honda design problem. I have owned Hondas since 1992 and this is the first time I have had an issue like this with the brakes. Seems to me things should be better today than in 1992.
#12908 of 13114 Re: Front brakes 2003 accord [frankbailie]
Nov 19, 2005 (3:57 pm)
If your dealer said your rotors were worn, well, Ok I could believe that, but to say they would not be compatible with the new pads, wow!!! now I heard everything!!.
You just got took if that was their reason to replace them.
#12909 of 13114 Re: Front brakes 2003 accord [frankbailie]
Nov 19, 2005 (7:07 pm)
Do your front brakes make a pulsation when you apply the brakes?
If not, I just drive until you hear a wear-out indicating sound. Then I replace both the rotors & pads.
#12910 of 13114 2006 Accord VP ONLY 2 speakers
Nov 19, 2005 (7:35 pm)
I have a question, yesterday I bought a 2006 Accord Value Pack (VP) where the only speakers available are the ones on the front. The grids on the side and the back have basically just the holes (no speakers). I took it today to Circuit City to install 4 more speakers but they said they couldn't do it because there is no wiring and some other problem related to not being able to install the speakers in those holes.
Does anybody know any solution to this? Is there any way I can install the other speakers? How much it may cost me? Would have been better to get the LX with 6 speakers and pay 2K more to avoid this problem? Ane help I will appreciate.
#12911 of 13114 Re: 2006 Accord VP ONLY 2 speakers [elpablo123]
Nov 19, 2005 (8:10 pm)
The speaker wires should be taped to the factory wiring harness. The rear speakers are an available dealer installed option. I believe the VP model has the speaker grills in the back? Aftermarket speakers are better than the factory ones anyway. You can go to www.crutchfield.com and see what fits. If you have any questions they have a toll free supprt line you can call.
#12912 of 13114 Re: 2006 Accord VP ONLY 2 speakers [bbtaco]
Nov 20, 2005 (6:22 am)
I called crutchfield after I read you message. They don't have in their system the 2006 VP, they had the DX,LX and EX. So he wasn't sure what to tell me. Maybe I'll try HH Greg or Best Buy.
About your question, in the back there are 2 6x9 openings below the grids where the sound it's supposed to come into the car. I don't know if I'm explaining this very well.
Thanks for your help.
#12913 of 13114 Re: 2006 Accord VP ONLY 2 speakers [elpablo123]
Nov 20, 2005 (6:53 am)
The DX is now called the VP model for 2006. Here is a link for the installation instructions for the optional factory speakers. I don't believe there is actually any difference in what fits the different trim levels, they are basically the same car. speaker install 6x9" speakers are what you want in the rear. Some brands may require you to drill a couple of small holes in the shelf to mount them. You need to use Crutchfields "what fits my car" section to be sure and get the right speakers. Especially for the front as they must be shallow mount speakers. Most people use 5 1/4" in the front. You can use 6 1/2" but have to use an adapter. Crutchfield is not the cheapest place to buy. But your speakers will come with any parts and wiring adapters needed to mount them and instructions tailored to your specific car.
#12914 of 13114 MPG on 06 Accord (automatic/4cyl)
Nov 20, 2005 (9:14 am)
I've had my new Accord for a few weeks now. With less than 200 miles on the car, I took a road trip and got a little over 36 mpg highway. Was very happy with that! However, now that I'm back, my city driving is averaging a little over 20 mpg! Should I worry? Will city mpg improve with time? Unfortunately, I didn't track the city MPG prior to my trip to use as a comparison. My car currently has a little under 1000 miles on it. Thanks!
#12915 of 13114 Re: MPG on 06 Accord (automatic/4cyl) [mawaga]
Nov 20, 2005 (11:55 am)
If you get 36 on the highway you're OK. Don't worry.
What's called "city driving" is so inaccurate, so unpredictable, and varies so much, including a driver's personal driving habits -- that I wouldn't rely on it at all.
And btw, "a little over 20 mpg" is not that outrageous to make you worry anyhow...
#12916 of 13114 2005 ACCORD EX-V-6 IDLING
Nov 20, 2005 (3:08 pm)
Can anyone tell me about the idling in park and in drive?My car runs flawlessly while accelerating .I,m experiencing a really odd idling,there is a vibration and a hesitation .I took it in.They said they noticed it in other cars like mine.They said they connected it to the computer and found nothing.Since it runs very good while acceleration I can,t really justify it is the idle.It is frustrating because sometimes it will idle normally.The hesitation comes every 4 seconds then normal then hesitation.I just don,t think that a new car with 1500 miles should have this type of defect.Can anyone tell me about their idling in park and in drive?I have a regular mechanic I have used for years on my other vehicles and I,m considering taking it to him for a second opinion.I,m familiar with the fan kicking in.