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#3362 of 3436 Re: 2008 Honda Pilot VP Speakers Don't Work [robsdad]
Nov 12, 2011 (8:19 am)
The postings on this topic make me suspect that the Honda audio system has no protection from static or reverse polarity. This can easily be achieved with a 5 cent diode in most circuits, and in your case, it sounds like static discharge did it, unless you accidentally swapped the hot and ground cables when you installed the battery...
Where there any sparks? If not, it sounds like a design issue and I sure hope that the audio CPU is not ruined. You should ask the dealer to check the Service Manual to see if there is a protective diode in the power circuit for the Audio controller PCU.
Once upon a time I reversed polarity on my Isuzu Axiom while doing a battery jump... sparks flew and fuses blew, but there was no permanent damage. From the sound of one posting, this might not be the case with the Pilot. Hope that helps.
Hope that helps.
#3363 of 3436 Re: 2008 Honda Pilot VP Speakers Don't Work [walk_the_walk2]
Nov 12, 2011 (11:08 am)
I didn't see any sparks from when we jumped it. Just smoke from the meltinig wires. I'm hoping that a new stereo will fix the problem. Who know what a new audio CPU will cost.
#3365 of 3436 Goodwill Repair?
Nov 24, 2011 (8:00 am)
Not sure if someone can help me...we have a 2007 Honda Pilot with 104500kms on it...we just found out that the rear main seal has a leak. What are the chances of getting Honda to do a Goodwill repair?
We have taken the car to the same dealership for all our services plus we just bought a Ridgeline from them a few months ago...
#3366 of 3436 Re: Goodwill Repair? [cj75]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 24, 2011 (8:42 am)
You sound like a good candidate. Years aren't too bad but might depend on the miles too. Since you said kms though, I'm assuming you're up in Canada and my (very limited) impression is that dealers and manufacturers aren't as willing to help the customer as much as ones in the States.
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#3367 of 3436 Shocks...?
Nov 26, 2011 (4:32 pm)
Just wanted to see if anyone has had to have their shocks done yet. I currently drive a 2006 Honda Pilot EX-OR named "The Beast". I'm just shy of 79k on him so shocks would be a little soon for him.
#3368 of 3436 Re: Shocks...? [odie6l]
Dec 05, 2011 (2:22 pm)
Well, I got lucky... turns out the shocks were sort of fine. They just needed a pressure adjustment. Gotta love the off-road shocks..
#3369 of 3436 Re: 2004 Honda Pilot,engine tap or knock [walk_the_walk2]
Dec 13, 2011 (1:03 pm)
Try to replace knock sensor.
#3371 of 3436 Re: Pilot problem [cecill]
Dec 14, 2011 (1:30 pm)
Code P0325 indicates that your knock sensor is defective. You can't erase the code unless you use ODB2 car reader but it will come back again. To figure out the exact location of the knock sensor you can request the print from your Auto parts store. You can do it by yourself by removing first the plastic cover of the engine then figure out the next steps. I hope this will help.