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#3722 of 6957 Re: Headlamp Bulb replacement [97greencrv]
Oct 25, 2005 (5:46 am)
...driver side headlamp replaced and I'll be damned if I let her go to the dealership...I gave it a look and I need some help figuring this one out. Does anyone have a link to a shop manual for the 97 to 2001 CRV? And who makes the industry standard shop manual for the CRV?
Honda only provided the Honda CR-V Service Manual in printed form for the 1st Gen CR-Vs (1997-2001). Any electronic copy is illegal. You can order a service manual from your Honda dealer, or online at Helminc.com.
The directions for changing the headlight are in the Owners Manual, and fairly simple.
1. Open the hood off the engine compartment
2. pull the rubber boot of the back of the headlight
3. pull the wire harness off the back of the headlight
4. disengage the headlight bulb retaining clip (it swings out of the way, doesn't come completely off)
5. remove the bulb
6. reverse to install new bulb
Remember not to touch the glass of the new bulb with your fingers.
#3723 of 6957 Re: Brake light goes on and off - 2001 CRV [newfy2]
Oct 25, 2005 (5:53 am)
It will go weeks without any light ups and then start up again. I had our mechanic check it during an oil change - he said the brakes were fine and there was enough brake fluid.
There's a fluid level sensor in the master cylinder that may be gummed up and giving you the false readings. Have you ever had the brake fluid changed? Honda recommends brake fluid replacement every 3 years/45,000 miles on my 1999 CR-V, which is mechanically identical to your 2001. Have your mechanic check the sensor and change the brake fluid.
#3724 of 6957 Re: Brake light goes on and off - 2001 CRV [theracoon]
Oct 25, 2005 (7:39 am)
I was wondering if it could be the sensor. I have had the brakes replaced at the Honda dealer, right about the 40K mark (big city, LOTS of stop and go driving and braking). Would they have changed the brake fluid at that time, too? Do they do that when you replace the brakes anyways? I certainly paid enough $$ for it.
I will definitely ask when I bring it in for the 90K, along with having them check the fluid level sensor. This morning (another cooler morning) the light came on again and when I arrived at my destination, I parked on a downhill incline. Sure enough, the light did not come on when I restarted.about 35 minutes later.
#3725 of 6957 Paint problems with an "05
Oct 25, 2005 (10:06 am)
Is anyone else having problems with the paint on their new CR-V? We have a black one that has easily scratched since day one. At first I blamed my husband for scratching the area around the door handle thinking he was scratching it with his keys. Then the passanger side handle started getting scratches around it & I never have keys in my hand. Now the other day when my husband took it in to get washed, the car has several round spots the size of quarters on the hood & roof where the paint has come off. We don't ever park it under the tree & make sure bird poop is always washed off right away. I'm now beginning to think the paint job is messed up, but am afraid the dealer will blame us. Before I complain to the dealer, I thought I'd see if anyone else had the same problem. Thanks
#3726 of 6957 Re: Brake light goes on and off - 2001 CRV [newfy2]
Oct 25, 2005 (10:38 am)
Would they have changed the brake fluid at that time, too? Do they do that when you replace the brakes anyways? I certainly paid enough $$ for it.
Not usually, unless you asked them to change it, or it's included in what your dealer defines as a "full brake service". They probably replaced the front pads and maybe the rear shoes, and possibly turned the front rotors and/or rear drums.
City driving really wears the brakes fast. I'm at 73,000 miles on my 1999 and have not done anything with the brakes yet. I'll probably have the front pads changed at the next service, along with a brake fluid change. The rear shoes had better than 50% left when they were checked at 60,000 miles. The front pads only had about 25%.
#3727 of 6957 This board made me paranoid!
Oct 25, 2005 (10:54 am)
So I went ahead and bought Honda Care for my new CR-V. I've had it a couple of months, and I bought the Honda Care online. I like that it's transferrable to another private party, since I'll surely sell the thing myself in a few years. (I can never force myself to drive the same car more than a few years, because I'm an idiot that way.) I got 8 years / 100K miles, which would certainly make ME feel safer if I were buying a used car from someone.
It was probably a waste of money, but, whatever.
#3728 of 6957 Re: Paint problems with an "05 [sparks389]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 25, 2005 (11:06 am)
I don't know about your '05, but my black '02 looks like it was in a war zone... if the war zone was just around the door handles...
Seriously, I think it is really crappy clearcoat.. My car is 3.5 years old, and the paint looks worse than any car I've had, since I kept an '82 Accord for 12 years..
I don't have a solution for you... Unless the paint is peeling off in sheets, it is really hard to get anything done, so I haven't pursued it..
I think Dupont makes a product called "Imperial Hand Glaze", which detailers use... It will make the scratches look like they are gone... at least until it wears off..
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#3729 of 6957 Re: Paint problems with an "05 [sparks389]
Oct 25, 2005 (12:19 pm)
Dark colored cars are more likely to show scratches and dusts. The door handle scratches could be from fingernails. Maybe the round spots are swirl marks from the Wash place using a dirty rag or a rough cloth overzealously rubbing out a dirty spot. A 'microfiber' cloth is a better alternative. A good polish wax should be able to smooth it out as long as the scratches are just on the top clearcoat and not deep into the paint layer. If it is then a rubbing compound may be needed. Consult a pro-detailer.
#3730 of 6957 Re: Paint problems with an "05 [ybanag]
Oct 25, 2005 (12:29 pm)
The spots on the hood & roof can be felt with your hand. It is like the paint popped & peeled off. Much worse than just scratches. I can live with the scratches, but am worried about the spots. We used to have a '74 camero which had paint problems. Come to find out years later they were using an experimental paint that year. Don't want that to happen again.
#3731 of 6957 Re: Paint problems with an "05 [sparks389]
Oct 25, 2005 (12:38 pm)
It looks like a defect that needs to be addressed by the dealer.