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#865 of 899 2005 honda civic mil lights is on while driving
Mar 09, 2010 (5:50 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 (10:04 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 (3:39 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 (3:48 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.
#871 of 899 Re: Generation 8, 2006+ Civics: replacement wiper blades vs. refill inserts [jeff618]
Mar 15, 2010 (5:17 pm)
FYI.... the 08 Civic Ex sedan uses proprietary blades/refills. Normally a simple wiper replacement should take two minutes at most. With these, I suggest you set aside an hour or so. Better yet, schedule an appointment with your dealer. What a rip-off. Honda has discovered the secret handshake method of increasing its dealers service revenue. Without spending an hour to figure out how they work and some research, you won't get them off. There is nothing wrong with the old fashioned easy to replace design. Sign me as unhappy civic owner.
#872 of 899 Re: Generation 8, 2006+ Civics: replacement wiper blades vs. refill inserts [canaday]
Mar 16, 2010 (8:47 am)
Uh.. I spoke too soon. These '08 blades are not proprietary. Just wayyy too cute.
#873 of 899 Car Ding Repair
Mar 17, 2010 (9:22 am)
Noticed a number amount of dings along side of right rear panel of 2009 Honda civic-touch up paint from dealer has not work to cover them. Was told that entire panel must be replaced by an auto body shop. Is there another option to remove small dings or dents?
#874 of 899 Re: Car Ding Repair [sjet]
Mar 17, 2010 (1:55 pm)
Not sure about dings but, dents can be taken out companies like Dent Wizzard or Dents Away. Used car or even dealers are usualy familiar with this. If the paint is not chipped, a good buffing machine can do wonders.