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#716 of 899 1997 Honda Civic Lights Staying On
Sep 24, 2006 (4:06 pm)
Today I noticed that the dash lights and the side headlamps are staying on even when the car is off and the keys are out of the ignition. To remedy the problem temporarily, I have removed the negative battery cable so the battery will not drain. I'm thinking it's a faulty switch, right? If not, please clue me in to what maybe the problem and if so how hard would it be to replace the switch on my own. Any information would be helpful.
#717 of 899 Re: anyone wax yet? [jopadman]
Sep 30, 2006 (5:28 am)
I have a 2006 Civic which I purchased in 8/06. I have gone through a brushless car wash twice with wax added. Absolutely no problems.
#718 of 899 Oil Change intervals in 2006 Honda Civic
Sep 30, 2006 (5:35 am)
Is it overkill to change the oil in my 2006 Honda Civic every 3000 miles. I know Honda recommends 5000 miles, but my last Honda lasted 240,000 miles by me changing the oil every 3000 miles ( 1993 Honda Civic ).
#719 of 899 Dealer Service costs of 2006+ Civic?
Sep 30, 2006 (11:27 am)
I may buy a 2007 Civic LX or EX sedan and drive it for 2 or 3 years at 45,000 miles a year of which over 90% of driving will be highway driving.
If I keep it for the entire 3 years, I would have about 135,000 miles on it when I sell it.
How many service intervals should come up and would it also need any very expensive maintenance service like a timing belt replacement?
Oct 01, 2006 (7:39 am)
I just noticed on Friday something rolling around behind the glove box. This only happens on hard turns or over some speed bumps. I've checked everything inside the car & found nothing. Does anyone else here have a similar problem?
#721 of 899 mileage on new tires
Oct 01, 2006 (8:48 am)
I have 35 K miles on the Dunlop tires that came with my 04 Civic DX and they are worn enough that I will need to replace them before winter. I am surprised because I usually get 50-55K miles on original equipment tires including Dunlops on my 92 Civic. I check inflation frequently and have moderate driving habits. How are others doing on mileage? I would welcome suggestions on good replacements which emphasize durability and gas mileage.
#722 of 899 98 Civic EX Coupe Purchased
Oct 05, 2006 (12:09 pm)
Just bought a '98 EX auto coupe with under 120k on it in great condition for 16 yr old son. Did major maintenance of timing belt, water pump, plugs and belts - everything else is great per trusted mechanic. Has brand new battery, new exhaust system up to manifold & almost new tires already.
One issue is key seems to struggle with turning in ignition and in door locks, really have to baby it to get it just pulled out a bit and then turn to unlock, start or remove. Any suggestions on resolving this troublesome issue?
#723 of 899 Re: mileage on new tires [polymorpha]
Oct 05, 2006 (12:25 pm)
First off, off the top of my head, I remember the OEM Dunlops for the 2004 Civic (that I have anyway) are rated 29th of 30 tires in that category !!!
One thing that I did slightly different from the get go was to put in the "high speed PSI" as per owners manual (again in my case- 35 psi) I think I will see (BARELY) 55-60k. As a comparison, I will see 115-125k on a Goodyear LS-H 195 65 15 H tire on a VW Jetta TDI, which is almost universally vilified as not the best OEM tire on that OEM and model. On a 44 psi max tire wall pressure I have run 38 psi fronts/36 psi rears.
While I think the Michelin Hydroedge and Goodyear Triple Treads and GY Comfort Treads are probably real good. I will mount up the Toyo Spectrums. Everything I have read and also my experiences with another Toyo tire has the preliminary indications that these will be good on durability and fuel mileage.
#724 of 899 Oil change and maintainence light on 2006 Civic
Oct 08, 2006 (8:34 am)
Been looking through the forums and haven't seen anyone yet that's had my particular trouble, so I'll give this a shot...
I'm enjoying my 2006 Civic immensely, and I recently gave it it's first oil change. Unfortunately, the oil life computer doesn't seem to recognize that I've actually changed the oil and filter. When I'm driving the little orange wrench light stays on, and when I start the odometer flashes negative mileage at me (presumably how far I've gone since it thinks I should have changed the oil) until I change the odometer mode.
The filter and oil change HAVE been done, at least 500 miles ago, and the car is running fine. It has plenty of oil and no leakages. Is there some trick to getting the oil computer to *realize* the oil has been changed? Any trick or gimmick I can use to shut off the warning?
It's an annoyance more than anything, but I'm hoping it's not pestering me just so I take it to a dealer and have them shut it off! Thanks for any input.
#725 of 899 Re: Oil change and maintainence light on 2006 Civic [bluewheeler]
Oct 08, 2006 (8:41 am)
This is covered in your owner's manual. It should be in the index. It is really a matter of the correct procedure to pressing the correct electronic buttons in the right sequence.
If you are technically inclined, the shop manual.