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#1230 of 1849 Radio and Cigarette Lighter
Jun 18, 2008 (12:15 am)
I have a 1997 Honda Accord. I recently purchased an iPod, and an FM transmitter for it. The cigarette lighter was spinning around, so that the iPod wouldn't stay were I wanted it to. So, I pulled that panel off, and saw that the rear portion of the cigarette lighter wasn't attached. I screwed the two pieces together, then put the panel back together. Since I was't doing anything significan to the electrical system, I left the battery connected. Once I got things put back together, the cigarette ligher didn't work AND the radio back lights would come on, but not the radio. Does anybody have any ideas where I should look for either a broken wire or have I totally screwed up the car?
#1231 of 1849 Check engine light is on and can't find where to plug the tester 97 Accord
Jun 18, 2008 (5:31 pm)
I just got a 1997 Honda Accord Special Edition. The check engine light was on when I bought it. I went to auto zone to use there tester and I couldn't find where to plug in (typically under the steering wheel), the worker couldn't find it either. Any ideas? Can you turn the check engine light off with a sequence of operations like other Honda's? Thanks!
#1232 of 1849 Re: Check engine light is on and can't find where to plug the tester 97 Ac
Jun 18, 2008 (6:08 pm)
On my 96 the plug is behind the ash tray....try pulling the ash tray out and it should be right there......good luck....ktk
#1233 of 1849 Re: Radio and Cigarette Lighter [bkempe]
Jun 29, 2008 (11:59 am)
The radio and lighter are on the same circuit, I suggest you check the fuse, under the hood, passenger side, on top near the windshield.
#1234 of 1849 Re: Cigarette lighter - mechanically fallen apart [drzoltar]
Jun 29, 2008 (12:08 pm)
Same thing happened to me. To remove the center console see directions at http://www.installdr.com/InstallDocs/Honda/PDF/466037.pdf . I removed the 15A fuse for the radio and lighter circuit before doing this to prevent shorting out the circuit. The female part of the lighter when you use it screws into a larger female cylinder behind the console. (A transgender part).
#1235 of 1849 Re: Check engine light is on and can't find where to plug the tester 97 Accord [timtaylor1986]
Jun 29, 2008 (7:23 pm)
keenanknight is correct about location of the OBD-2 connection, behind the ash tray
I believe that you must use a code reader to read the OBD-2 codes.
To turn the check engine light off.
1. Turn the ignition switch off.
2. Remove the BACK-UP (7.5 A) fuse from the under hood fuse/relay box for 10 seconds to reset the ECM.
The fuse/relay box is on the passenger side near the firewall and hood hinge.
#1236 of 1849 97 accord auto trans problems
Jun 30, 2008 (11:54 am)
ive got a 97 accord with an auto . it will drive to the bottom of my 100 yard driveway then quit. it just revs like its in neutral. if i get out and unhook the batt, and hook it back up it will drive about the same distance..... could someone please tell me what i might do to fix this situation? thanks in advance
#1237 of 1849 Re: 97 accord auto trans problems [s10blazerman]
Jun 30, 2008 (12:29 pm)
More info needed.
Does the motor quit?
Does it do the same in all gears?
Are you sure unhooking the battery does anything?
Can you wait the same length of time with the motor off and move the same distance after restart ?
Have you checked the transmission fluid level? Use only Honda compatible fluid?
Is the check engine light on?
How was the car acting prior to this condition? All of a sudden yes /no
#1238 of 1849 Re: 97 accord auto trans problems [s10blazerman]
Jun 30, 2008 (2:13 pm)
Two questions. Does the D4 light start flashing or go out (even when the car is in Drive), when this is happening? When you start the engine, is the D4 light on, even after 2 seconds (with the shift lever in Park)? These are signs that the transmission computer is toasted.
#1239 of 1849 Re: Gas gauge problems [94accord_lover]
Jul 02, 2008 (4:42 am)
i had the same problem and went ahead and replaced the float system in the tank and made sure i had a good ground. . now it works. i ran out of gas 2 times figuring it out. my gas lite works now also. these cars are something else. but im sure if u do that your probs will be solved.
i got the float on line at carparts.com for 67.00 i have another veh. i learned not to do to a dealer. even thought a carparts place dont show it listed. if there is a will there is a way.
dealers always mark up there parts. i get even after market parts. at least they work.