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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#1895 of 2262 Re: 2001 Accord V6 -- dash (rpm, speed, mileage) not working [keithlca]
Oct 05, 2009 (4:45 pm)
After paying $150 to Honda dealer for diagnostic, their conclusion is to replace the speedometer cluster for another $700. I decided to do this with an outside shop. As I was asking quote from different shops, I found that the cluster really is a circuit board with controller IC. Since the problem happened after I replaced the battery, I decided to give it another try by disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it after several minutes. Effectively, I'm resetting the IC. Guess what. The speedometer is working again. Honda engineer should be ashamed of such poor engineering. The controller just didn't know how to get out of an unknown state. I wonder how many speedometer clusters were replaced without any problem.
#1896 of 2262 Re: 2001 Accord V6 -- dash (rpm, speed, mileage) not working [keithlca]
Oct 05, 2009 (5:29 pm)
Car computers, just like other computers, can freeze up, and have errors. A re-boot is many times the simple solution. Saved $700, now that's something to smile about.
#1897 of 2262 98 Accord manual transmission- clutch or synchro rebuild?
Oct 05, 2009 (9:13 pm)
I loaned the car to a friend: she reported that the clutch suddenly would not engage and she could not get it into gear. I suspect she forced it into 2nd, and limped it to a parking lot, leaving it for me to tow home. I had the hydraulic master and clutch cyls replaced, along with the line, to the tune of $600 including parts. Now it is driveable, but 2nd gear synchro is fried. I think she must have broken the teeth off it when forcing it into gear. Car has 145K, runs great otherwise, plan to keep it. No other probs in any other gears, and had none prior to this (maybe slight scrunchiness in 2nd on occasion, and I know this gear tends to wear 1st.) Do I need to just "rebuild the tranny" or ought I just have the synchro replaced in this gear?
#1898 of 2262 Resetting " maint reguired "light
Oct 06, 2009 (5:36 am)
Does anyone know how to reset this light or has a website link that shows the steps to do this for 2001 Accord 4 cylinder?
My son drives this car and I noticed the light being on. The car has 128K miles. I have done all the maintenance on the car and it does not need to go to the dealer for any service so far.
#1899 of 2262 Re: Resetting " maint reguired "light [jodar96]
Oct 06, 2009 (5:48 am)
Joe, these instructions are the ones listed in my 2000 Accord manual.
1. TURN OFF THE ENGINE
2. PRESS AND HOLD THE SELECT/RESET BUTTON ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL, THEN TURN THE IGNITION SWITCH ON
3. HOLD THE BUTTONS FOR ABOUT 10 SECONDS, UNTIL THE INDICATOR RESETS.
I hope this helps.
#1900 of 2262 2000 SE 130k+ miles assorted repair
Oct 10, 2009 (8:11 am)
I am curious about a number of repair items suggested by my mechanic.
The car runs ok, with the ride being a tad stiff. And, I think that the engine could be a little more efficient.
I sometimes hear a loud screech when turning the car tightly at low speeds. Based on a friend's suggestion I thought that the CV boots needed replacement. After looking at the car the mechanic recommended the following repairs:
Replace both axles: $350+
Replace both front struts: $450
Replace sway bar links: $150
Additionally, replace distributor housing: $330+
Total around $1500 with some other small items.
Are these replacements expected for a car like mine?
Are these quoted prices reasonable?
Which one of these repairs can I live without for now?
Should I plan for another automobile?
Also, I want to get the engine efficiency issue looked at, but I am scared that will also be a large bill and I might be tempted to go for it.
#1901 of 2262 Re: 2000 SE 130k+ miles assorted repair [chngng77]
Oct 12, 2009 (10:07 pm)
I would take it to a Honda dealer,tell them about the screech and nothing else. Let them check it out. 2nd opinion.
#1902 of 2262 Re: Clock Light [330blast]
Oct 13, 2009 (9:04 am)
Clock is functioning but not light. Can not read time at night. Seems like the problem is the light bulb. When I popped out the clock to my 2000 Accord LX, all I see is a green computer motherboard with 2 wiring terminal attached. The motherboard is screwed into the back of the clock unit. What's next?
#1903 of 2262 Re: Clock Light [lll3]
Oct 13, 2009 (11:33 am)
I replaced the one in my son's Accord. The clock bulb is a little tiny black base screwed in the housing. No wiring goes to it. It gets its power from circuit board wiring. It has a tiny slot for small flat blade screwdriver.
You will find it much easier if you have the replacement blub/socket. You do not take any of the housing off.
#1904 of 2262 Re: Clock Light [jodar96]
Oct 13, 2009 (2:07 pm)
I noticed that the light in my clock gets dimmer when the headlights are turned on.
Seems like it should be the reverse.
Any comment on how to switch this to be brighter at nite?