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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#1555 of 2254 Re: dashboard lighting [sirus270]
Nov 07, 2008 (3:50 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 2254 Re: dashboard lighting [kipk]
Nov 07, 2008 (5:15 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.
#1557 of 2254 dashboard lighting
Nov 07, 2008 (10:11 am)
i have a 98 accord coupe,and the entire back lighting to the dash is out,including the climate control lighting and the shift select lighting as well,i checked all fuses inside of both boxes all were fine none blown also i took the horn off ran it to the battery it work,but just not from the steering wheel. any input on these issues?
Nov 10, 2008 (11:37 am)
Looking for help I just purchased a 2002 Honda accord 4cyl Auto for my 2o yr old daughter. Her boyfriend told her that this car has transmission problems. I drove ot and it drives great, shifts up just as good as any car i have driven. the problem she states is that when she takes her foot off of the gas around 20- 25 mph the idle drops, but the car does not stall. She states there was a recall on the transmission but I can't find it .. Any Help at all would be nice.. Thanks DiGga
#1559 of 2254 Re: 2002 Honda [rdigaetano]
Nov 10, 2008 (12:21 pm)
To be honest, it simply sounds like the car is going from 2nd gear to 3rd. It should around that speed.
Also, the transmission problems, if I recall correctly, were on V6 models. My grandmother has a 2002 Accord LX (4-cyl Auto) and to my knowledge hasn't had recall worked performed on it. Also, it drives like it did when brand new (it has 94k miles on it), and gets great mileage (average about 22-23 in very short-trips/city driving).
#1560 of 2254 Starter Squeaking - 1999 Accord
Nov 11, 2008 (11:31 am)
I have a 1999 Accord EX with 4 cyl eng with approx 111K mi. I recently began to notice a high pitched squeaking noise that i assume is coming from the starter when I start the car up. The noise lasts for a split second and stops. I've been paying close attention to make sure I'm not holding the ignition key in the start position too long. Is this noise the beginning signs that the starter needs replaced or are there other things that could be causing this? If the starter needs replaced, does anyone have any experience with what Honda dealers charge for replacing starters on a "99 Accord EX?
#1561 of 2254 Re: Starter Squeaking - 1999 Accord [robster]
Nov 11, 2008 (2:17 pm)
Disconnect the accessories belt first, and start it to make sure the problem isn't with one of the belt driven accessories before you go yanking the starter out. You need a little more troubleshooting to really confirm what the problem is.
#1562 of 2254 Re: starter squeaking - robster
Nov 12, 2008 (11:15 am)
my 2000 Accord EX with 88k on it is exhibiting a whine at start-up which used to go away after about 5min. but is now permanent....is it a whine or a squeal?....of which i suspect is the alternator wearing.
Nov 12, 2008 (5:40 pm)
I am replacing the timing belt and balancer belt on my 2002 Honda Accord. The
thing that is I can't figure out is the direction to hold the balancer shaft with a
screw driver thru the access hole at the rear of the engine. Would holding the
front balancer shaft produce the same result?
#1564 of 2254 '99 Accord A/C control panel
Nov 15, 2008 (2:46 pm)
The Fan works just fine. but the A/C panel controls work only part time. When the control panel lights are on every thang works fine. then the lights will go out and then neather the A/C or tjhe Heat will work, the fan still works just fine. What is going on?