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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#1547 of 2262 1999 V6 Transmission not engaging sometimes
Nov 03, 2008 (8:03 am)
There are plenty of messages with auto-transmission problems on the Accords, here's my story.
1999 EX-V6, with over 130,000 miles.
Just starting to slip going from stop into the first gear. When this happens, usually a rev up over 1500 rpm gets it into gear, and then can proceed.
Transmission shop said, replace transmission! That is an over $2000 repair
Cheaper to buy some other car - has Honda fixed their auto transmission problems, will go in for a cheaper civic.
#1548 of 2262 Re: Accessory Power Outlet [willis3]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 03, 2008 (8:17 am)
yes kiawah is right, check for a blown fuse. If not that, then you've pulled the wire out of the back of the socket and you're going to have to dig in there are re-connect it.
This is a very common problem as these accessory plugs have to be a precise fit, and some manufacturers are better at this than others. Automakers have even issued advisories on this problem.
#1549 of 2262 Check engine light won't come on when engine turned on
Nov 03, 2008 (9:02 am)
Hi please can anyone tell me what the reason is why the check engine light won't come off when i turn on the ignition.
Normally it's suppose to comme on then go off before starting the engine.
Anyone know the reason why?
#1550 of 2262 Re: Check engine light won't come on when engine turned on [obi3ice]
Nov 03, 2008 (9:12 am)
I mean come on....
#1551 of 2262 Re: 1999 V6 Transmission not engaging sometimes [bwooster47]
Nov 03, 2008 (5:51 pm)
Change the ATF using Honda brand fluid and see if that helps.
#1552 of 2262 Re: Accessory Power Outlet [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 03, 2008 (7:39 pm)
The fuse is okay, so I think it's the actual connection. The socket is loose, so I probably lost the connection in the back. Anyone know how to repair this? Do I need to remove the entire section to work on this?
#1553 of 2262 Re: Accessory Power Outlet [willis3]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 04, 2008 (8:02 am)
Yeah you have to dig into the console there. Probably like most there are hidden screws to discover. Maybe other owners have done this and can tell you how exactly.
#1554 of 2262 dashboard lighting
Nov 06, 2008 (9:02 pm)
i have a 98 accord coupe V6 Ex,and the intire dash lighting is out including the climate control lighting,and the gear select lighting as well,i checked all fuses and relays and all of them were GOOD,can someone point me in the right direction b4 i start dumping tons of money into this car,also the horn is out as well.
#1555 of 2262 Re: dashboard lighting [sirus270]
Nov 07, 2008 (2:50 am)
There are several threads dedicated to "Accord Maintenance and Repairs". You might have better luck there. This one includes you year model, but one of the others may also help. "Honda Accord (1998-2002) Maintenance and Repair"
FWIW, a while back I purchased a new boat and trailer. Picked them up at the dealer, and when I got home the Pilot's tail lights were no longer working. There may have also been other affected, but I was focused on the tail lights. Checked the fuses behind the kick panel an the driver side. Also under the hood. All fuses were good.
In desperation I got out the owners manual and discovered there is another gaggle of fuses behind the kick panel on the passenger side. The blown fuse was there.
Found the shorted wire on the trailer and all worked well after making those repairs.
NOTE: I had disconnected the battery during the hunt to keep from blowing any other fuses. The next several tanks of gas went in the crapper.
Local driving dropped from averaging 18 +/- mpg to 14 +/- mpg. Driving style/conditions had not changed and the car ran and idled fine. Long story short, I did the ILP (Idle Learn Procedure) and the mileage returned to normal. The Technical Service Bulletin stated the ILP is part of the dealer "Get Ready" procedures and should be re done whenever the battery or certain fuses are are disconnected or the battery goes dead.
FWIW, If the ILP was not done at the dealer or not done properly, individual cars may get poor mileage. Some folks don't believe that. I do, because it worked for me, and some folks on other forums that have tried it. .
Live and learn!
#1556 of 2262 Re: dashboard lighting [kipk]
Nov 07, 2008 (4:15 am)
Thanks Kip, you're right about where the poster is more likely to get some help so I moved that post and your response here, the discussion you linked.