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#4689 of 4724 Need Help - Remote Lock/Entry, Radio, Power Locks Not Working
Sep 17, 2009 (11:57 am)
Model: Honda Element LX 2006
So I recently bought one of those DC splitter that I can plug in to the DC socket so I can charge my GPS while my daughter watches video. After a few hours of driving, I notice my remote lock is not working --problem #1 (at first I thought I needed a new battery for my remote lock/entry). Then I tried opening the door using the open/close button on the side of the driver seat and it's not working (problem # 2). Now, I have to use the key every time, I want to open/close the car. I also notice on first entry the internal entry light is not coming on (problem #3). The radio is not working as well (problem #4). I noticed however when I turn on the engine, the open/close button on the side of the driver seats work including the internal entry light. But the radio is totally dead. I haven't noticed any problems with my headlights and flashers. I thought I'd also share that I jammed a pair of sneakers under the passenger seat. I noticed there are wires under there and maybe I disconnected something. I also thought it could be a fuse but strangely enough the DC socket (lighter) where I plug in my GPS and my daughter's DVD player still work. It could another fuse??? Any advice would be helpful.
#4690 of 4724 Re: Need Help - Remote Lock/Entry, Radio, Power Locks Not Working [maynardhe06lx]
Sep 23, 2009 (6:31 am)
Check your manual for the fuses that control the door locks windows and lights, check it and see if its blown.
#4691 of 4724 Hunter Brush Guard
Sep 30, 2009 (12:44 pm)
So yesterday, I was on my way home and just out of the corner of my eye seen this brown blur, I hit the brakes and BOOM. I nailed a deer in the back end with the right side of my Element. Its a good thing I had the guard on, it took most of the damage. But it got hit back and broke most of the plastic panels and dented up my hood pretty bad. I talked to the guy at the auto body shop and he said it would be about $3000 for the quote and said if I didn't have the guard on it probably would have totaled the front of my Element. Stupid gigantic buck. I was only going about 40 when I slammed on the brakes and hit the buck. It is amazing the damage they can do, i am so glad I had the brush guard on.
#4692 of 4724 Re: Hunter Brush Guard [ragets]
Oct 01, 2009 (10:32 am)
I don't suppose you're inviting us over for deer stew?
Noone was hurt, that's what matters. Well, except Bambi's dad.
#4693 of 4724 Element vs Dodge Ram
Oct 12, 2009 (8:12 am)
Going home from work the other day I got distracted and ran into the rear of a dodge ram with its tailgate down. Lets just say, I tested the five star front impact rating. All the safety features worked as they should. I had one very small cut on my left hand and some brusing on my shoulder from the lap belt. The major damage to the Dodge PU was the tailgate. My Element with 3995 miles on it was totaled. The battery was crunched and battery acid got into the transaxle. Now I am waiting on the insurance company so I can settle up and get another new Element.
#4694 of 4724 Re: Element vs Dodge Ram [mgreb]
Oct 13, 2009 (9:45 am)
Sorry to hear that, at least you weren't seriously injured.
The bummer here is that your bumper wasn't really allowed to do its job. I imagine the tail gate hit you at grille level and it was metal vs. plastic, metal wins.
#4695 of 4724 Re: Element vs Dodge Ram [ateixeira]
Oct 15, 2009 (1:02 pm)
The bumper support on the drivers side was completely crushed and some of the structure under the drivers side fender was crumpled a bit. I didn't spend that much time looking at it, to me it was fairly clear that the car was going to be totaled. Wish I had taken some pictures. The insurance adjuster came back with a settlement that I was pleased with, and I have another new Element in my garage right now. Love the Element new rubber mat smell.
#4696 of 4724 Cold Air Intake
Oct 18, 2009 (5:27 pm)
Just bought on eBay an Injen Cold Air Intake for my 2007 Element. Can't wait to get!
Does anyone else have this on there Element?
#4697 of 4724 New Accessories for my Element :)
Nov 03, 2009 (9:33 am)
Just got back from the Honda Garage took 3 hours for them to put on the Leather steering wheel cover and driver side armrest with storage! I couldn't believe it. They told me it would only take 1 1/2 hours. Any how I love the feel of the wheel cover. It looks really nice till you look real close at the stitching in certain spots, then it looks not as nice. The new armrest is great! It is so much bigger and can hold all my little things in the car and keeps them well organized. The only complaint about the armrest is is that it restricts access to the cupholders an e-brake. Besides that I love it! My Element's interior is starting to look a little better now.
#4698 of 4724 Re: New Accessories for my Element :) [ragets]
Nov 05, 2009 (8:47 am)
Did you get wheelskins?
I swear they're better than OE.
I had it on my 91 Escort, which was totalled in 1998. I actually removed it and put it on my 98 Forester. Kept that until 2007.
So basically it lasted 16 years, and still looked new when I sold my Forester (the buyer liked it and wouldn't let me take it off!).