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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#860 of 899 Fuel Door Cable
Mar 31, 2009 (8:21 am)
Have a 2005 2Dr. and release for fuel door does not work. Have to release it each time from trunk. Is this difficult to repair myself? Any links to instructions or parts?
#861 of 899 Re: % oil life indicator questions.... [ttc1980]
Apr 01, 2009 (9:34 am)
You can check on page 294 of the Owner's Manual.
#862 of 899 Re: Fan running [wco81]
Apr 15, 2009 (5:43 pm)
I have an '08 LX Sedan. If it's running and I turn on the heater fan, a fan instantly comes on in the engine compartment. If the heater is left on when I tun off the car, when I start it, that fan or motor in the engine bay is on, too. I understand it is the same little belt/motor or whatever the heck it is, that runs the air conditioner. I haven't got out and poped the hood and looked when it's running, but it does kinda sound like the fans that blow on the radiator when you idle for a long time, or in hot weather. I'll try to remember to check that out next time I visit a friend when it's sunny! It is normal, I'm 99.99% sure.
#863 of 899 Oh those power windows...
Jul 28, 2009 (2:55 pm)
During a particularly hot spell I left the two back power windows cracked about 2 inches. Unfortunately for me, my '96 Civic window regulator decided to kick the can and now I can't get the windows back up. Is there a way to manually raise the windows, at least temporarily, until I can get the problem fixed properly?
#864 of 899 Re: Oh those power windows... [colleena]
Jul 30, 2009 (2:18 am)
I don't know if this would work for your car, but I had a window regulator go out on my Acura TL. I was able to pull the window up with one hand on each side of it while standing outside the car and it stayed up until I could get it fixed.
Hope this helps!
#865 of 899 2005 honda civic mil lights is on while driving
Mar 09, 2010 (6:50 pm)
my car has about 70k miles on it. today my mil light comes on, and i checked the manual to see what could possibly be wrong. i thought it might be my engine oil is low since it has been 5k since i had an oil change....will do that this weekend. i have tighten the gas cap but i refuel about 7 days ago....the mil light keeps brinking and then stay on after i added more oil.....but sometimes the acceleration kind of stall for a few seconds.....can someone help???will it be okay to drive it to work until i can get into the dealership on the weekend?
#866 of 899 Generation 8, 2006+ Civics: replacement wiper blades vs. refill inserts
Mar 10, 2010 (11:04 am)
FYI - the only 8th gen civics you have to mess with refills and/or the dealer is with the 06-07 SEDAN (because they are proprietary to honda). The rest of the civics (06-10 Coupes and 08-10 Sedans) have more common/universal wiper arms and wiper sizes so you can get aftermarket replacement wiper blade assemblies that snap right on the arms - a heck of a lot simpler, and if you are in cold climates, the assemblies go through a ton of abuse so its not a bad idea to replace the whole assembly - we're only talking $10-$20 per wiper depending on brand and quality).
Just make sure you look-up the make, model and year - and keep an eye on trim/body style - of your civic in the application guidebook or by Googling 'lookup wiper size'. Just pay attention and you'll be ok.
I ended up going with 'Trico Tech Beam Blades' on my 07 Coupe. Got them online and they work AWESOME! I've also used Trico NeoForms in the past too - also great.
Hope this all helps others...
#867 of 899 Re: Fan running [wco81]
Mar 10, 2010 (4:39 pm)
If you have the AC or defrost mode, it's totally normal. Change your setting to vent air only, without the AC, and it should go off.
#868 of 899 Re: Generation 8, 2006+ Civics: replacement wiper blades vs. refill inserts [jeff618]
Mar 10, 2010 (4:48 pm)
Aftermarket blades are not for me. I have even spent up to $40 on blades before but when the ice gets on you blades, the Honda ones have given me the best results. Honda refils are only $5 each. They are a bit harder to install, but the Honda blades also work better at higher speeds facing strong winds. They tend to stick better on the windshield. This is my 14th Honda, and tried differents blades over the years only to come back to the Honda ones. If you go aftermarket, at least keep your arms in case you want to switch back. Don't mean to contradict you one that, but I really don't agree with you.