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#1629 of 1859 97 Honda Accord LX all gauges not working
Aug 11, 2010 (6:48 am)
1997 Honda Accord LX - 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles
The odometer stopped work about three weeks ago, and the Check Engine light was ON. While I was thinking to change the VSS, last Friday I think I saw a kind of smoke in the front when I turned off the car at a gas station. I was not quite sure where did the smoke came from. The first thought was dust from the ground since I did not smell anything inside the car. After filled the tank, I started the car and found all meters had no signal, and the Check Engine light was OFF. There was no problem to change the gear. I drove the car home and parked it in the garage. The next day, I found the gear shift was stuck in the Parking and not able to switch to R or D. There was no power window either (I am not sure if it was gone with the gauges at the same time or with the gear shift later.)
Now, to change the gear shift from P to R or D, I have to insert a key into the Shift Release hole after the car started. The car seems running fine on the road. However, there is no any signal from Temperature Gauge, Tachometer, Speedometer, Trip Meter, Fuel Gauge. Power Window, Clock, and Reverse Light when I shift to R stopped work as well. However, AC, turn signal lights, stop lights, head lights, high lights, Radio, and Cigarette Lighter still work fine. I checked the fuse under hood and dashboard on driver side, all of them are not burnt out.
Another thing, a few years (3-4 yrs) ago, the Odometer (only) stopped running for several weeks, and then kept working till recently.
What can cause the problem? What should I check?
#1630 of 1859 need help
Aug 14, 2010 (8:27 am)
my honda accordlx 94 is running hot.the cooling fan will not come on.I un plugged the cooling fan and the other fan is heeping the car cool what can I do to get both fans to work?
Aug 14, 2010 (10:01 am)
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#1632 of 1859 Re: 97 Honda Accord LX all gauges not working [zcui]
Aug 15, 2010 (8:55 am)
Hi, Did you find out the problem for you car. We are having the same problems, with my daughters 94 Accord. Can you get back to me Thanks. She is off to college this week.
#1633 of 1859 Re: 97 Honda Accord LX all gauges not working [zcui]
Aug 24, 2010 (6:46 am)
I found the Meter Fuse under the dash board was burnt out. However, after replace it, the new fuse was burnt out too immediately when started the car. There must be a short somewhere.
Is it possible caused by the bad VSS, since the VSS had problem before burnt the fuse?
#1634 of 1859 Re: 97 Honda Accord LX all gauges not working [dburk3]
Aug 24, 2010 (6:50 am)
I bought a VSS on online with $40 (Autozone cost $110). However, I have not replaced it yet. I guess this is the first step at least in my case. It seems not easy to replace since there is no much space and may need remove several other parts before reaching the VSS.
#1635 of 1859 94 Accord LX front end popping noise
Sep 23, 2010 (7:10 pm)
My 94 Accord coupe has a popping noise coming from the front end. It happens when I hit potholes or go over a speed bump. It sounds like a solid "thunk" when I hit bumps. I don't know how better to describe it. I can feel it in my steering wheel, but it doesn't seem to affect handling at all. My dad seems to think that the bushings on the upper control arms are bad, in which I'd have to replace the entire assembly. I think it's either that or the struts, or both. I'm not sure. Any help is greatly appreciated.
#1636 of 1859 Re: 97 Honda Accord LX all gauges not working [zcui]
Sep 24, 2010 (4:32 am)
Most likely the V.S.S has nothing to do with it. V.S.S sends info to E.C.M, E.C.M sends info to speedometer
Quick check on V.S.S. is to see if the cruise control maintains a speed. If the speed is maintained the V.S.S. is good.
You probably have a short some where . The instrument cluster is easy to remove Honda calls the instrument cluster a (Combination Gauge). With the cluster out try the fuse if it does not blow, may be short in cluster, move some wires around under dash and under hood. Be careful with the screws on the back of the Combination Gauge (fragile connections) If nothing works on the Combination Gauge and a fuse is blowing you have a short some where.
#1637 of 1859 Re: 94 Accord LX front end popping noise [94accord_lover]
Sep 24, 2010 (12:41 pm)
My 94 Accord coupe has a popping noise coming from the front end.
IIRC, my 95 had a tie rod issue that may be what you are experiencing.
#1638 of 1859 Windshield Wipers
Oct 02, 2010 (2:17 pm)
I have a 95 Accord EX. The wipers come on when I start the car. It's happened randomly about 3 times in the past 6 months. The wiper control is off. I turn it on and off and it doesn't turn off. I also tried restarting the car to see if it would turn off and it didn't. Two of the times, the wipers turned off on it's own when I was waiting at a stop light. The most recent trip was a short one and I believe it turned off after I turned off the car.