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#1113 of 1859 96 Accord LX - Radio intermittenly working
Mar 12, 2008 (1:50 pm)
Great site...thanks in advance for any help you might be able to give.
Have a '96 LX sedan and the radio has been going in/out for some time now. Display stays on, just loses sound. Doesn't matter if I'm listening to AM, FM or CDs. When it goes out, it varies from a loud "pop" and then no sound to a gentle fade (like I've lost reception). When it comes back on it does the same.
No rhyme or reason to how it happens or when it happens. My initial reaction is that there is a connection between the radio and the speakers that has come loose.
If so, does this mean I have to tear into the dash?
Any other likely culprits?
#1114 of 1859 Popping from rear of vehicle
Mar 12, 2008 (6:10 pm)
I noticed that when I make a turn in my 96 accord lx, I hear a popping noise from rear of vehicle...sounds like it is in the trunk. The noise isn't consistent, just every once in a while. Any ideas as to what this could be???
Mar 18, 2008 (11:56 am)
Well in the midst of all the bad news, I just thought to pop in and say i changed my spark plug wires. As of day 4, NO MISFIRES(Skipping)!!! But oddly, my odometer is working perfectly again... If I said it once, I've said it twice, Things in this car work when they want to.
Oh and I fixed my antenna problem uninstalled it, fed the cord through again and all is fine a month later. The only hint of bad news I have is the odometer being behind a just a little bit , and the small oil leak I have now. I think that citrus sent( ) has just about faded away.
#1116 of 1859 97 Accord EX ABS & Ignition
Mar 24, 2008 (5:57 am)
#1. I have a 97 accord ex & love it. when i first got it, it had 62,000 miles on it. six years later, i am at 242,000 miles later. about a year ago, my car wouldnt start. it wasnt the starter. I had to roll it and then pop the clutch. that worked for a couple of months then all of a sudden, if i let it idle to low, it would clunk out. so my neighbor put a toggle switch on it. all i know is that there is a wire running to the toggle button to under my hood. all i have to do is turn the ignition to on and push the button. i am so scared my car will catch on fire or something. does anyone think that it could be my ignition switch gone bad. i replaced my clutch too but it wasnt that either. but still sometimes, my car will not start when i push the button.
#2. last week i noticed that my ABS light kept coming on randomly out of the blue either as i riding along the road or when i stop. i hear something click for a little while. also i having been hearing a vacuum sound every now and then but thats been going on for a while. Or my radio goes off and on for no reason. but now i noticed especially when i stop at a light or sign, my ABS light comes on, my lights go dim, and my radio goes off and comes back on. it seems to happen when i push my clutch in. does anyone know what is going on before i go to the Honda place and spend too much money on something simple?
#1117 of 1859 Re: 97 Accord EX ABS & Ignition [shawtyjlo]
Mar 24, 2008 (8:35 am)
#2. last week i noticed that my ABS light kept coming on randomly
I don't think your ABS light is related to your dim lights and haunted radio. What you describe sounds like your ABS pump is going out. That is pretty common in Accords/Acuras. Mine went out long before 100k but I never replaced it because the dealer wanted $1600.
The vacuum sound is the pump trying to come on. It finally gives up and stops working and then the light comes on. Oddly enough, the one time in all those years that I needed the ABS, they actually worked... even though the light was on. Saved me from a guardrail in the snow.
#1118 of 1859 Re: 97 Accord EX ABS & Ignition [tallman1]
Mar 24, 2008 (9:45 am)
I don't think your ABS light is related to your dim lights and haunted radio. What you describe sounds like your ABS pump is going out. That is pretty common in Accords/Acuras.
Well, Accords and Acuras of this vintage, anyway. I've never heard of problems with the 1998-current Accords.
#1119 of 1859 Re: 97 Accord EX ABS & Ignition [thegraduate]
Mar 25, 2008 (7:51 am)
That is true, grad... I should have added that part.
#1121 of 1859 Re: 97 Accord EX ABS & Ignition [corkscrew]
Mar 25, 2008 (8:37 am)
There was a recall for the ignition switch dated 5/13/2002 that involved one million sedans, coupes as well as other vehicles. Sorry if the original link comes up as a server error.