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#3872 of 5901 2004 HONDA ACCORD NO DEFROST
May 11, 2008 (7:35 am)
I have a 2004 Honda Accord, LX-V6, 42,000 miles.
I have the navigation system with climate control. There is no control knob for the temperature setting. It uses up and down buttons to adjust the temperature.
My problem is when I turn on the front windshield defrost, nothing comes out of the windshield vents. All the air blows out of the front vents (air conditioning vents). There is no blockage in the windshield vents.
Any idea what the failure could be?
#3873 of 5901 Re: 2004 HONDA ACCORD NO DEFROST [tman14]
May 12, 2008 (2:13 pm)
You may want to get the battery tested. Autozone tested mine free (still in the car). My battery was weak, and it was causing various electrical problems with my car (including instrument cluster and A/C operation).
#3874 of 5901 How to Clean the Throttle Body
May 13, 2008 (2:47 am)
My dealer recommends I have the throttle body on my 2006 Accord cleaned every 15000 miles. How difficult is it to do? Does anyone have instructions on how to do it? Thanks
#3875 of 5901 Re: How to Clean the Throttle Body [wallym38]
May 13, 2008 (6:25 am)
Since the throttle is now drive-by-wire, I'd have no idea how. I have a 2006 Accord and have heard NOTHING about doing this service. I go by the maintenance minder.
#3876 of 5901 Accord 2006 : Do I need 15000 mile service
May 13, 2008 (8:46 am)
I have over 16,000 in my Accord. Should I go for 15,000 mile service. They are asking $217 for it. Is this reasonable?. My maintenance minder has not lit up yet and oil life is around 30%.
Another ques: My wiper worn out last winter. So I changed it on my own. I think they covered that during the $15000 mile service. Am I correct? (I spent $45 to get a new wiper blade (from Bosch))
#3877 of 5901 Re: Accord 2006 : Do I need 15000 mile service [davehonda]
May 13, 2008 (8:47 am)
I do exactly what the maintenance minder says to do, and no more. I have 33,000 miles on my 2006 Accord I4 now. At 29,000, it wanted an air filter on top of the normal service, so it got one.
And, I wouldn't have replaced the whole wiper thing, just the rubber inserts will do, and should cost less than $10 from the dealer I believe.
#3878 of 5901 Re: How to Clean the Throttle Body [wallym38]
May 13, 2008 (2:50 pm)
They do get very CREATIVE, sometimes, those dealers. Stay tuned, next they'll offer you " a blinker-fluid change, now on sale! Only $169.99 ".....
#3879 of 5901 Re: Accord 2006 : Do I need 15000 mile service [davehonda]
May 13, 2008 (3:55 pm)
I get the dealer to perform each service while the car is in warranty.
#3880 of 5901 Re: How to Clean the Throttle Body [mamamia2]
May 13, 2008 (4:14 pm)
AT around 27k, I started to notice periodic sticking of the gas pedal on my 04 Accord. The sticking was when first pushing slightly, it seemed to hang up mechanically. I've seen articles that cleaning throttle bodies is not uncommon. I took off the intake tube just before the throttle body, opened up the throttle plate, and I noticed a circle of black carbon approx 1/4" wide just behind the throttle plate. I took a little carb cleaner and a rag, and was able to wipe it off with a bit of rubbing. Now the sticking is gone (for now).
Since the "drive by wire" replaces the throttle cable with an electric motor, the hesitation I noticed won't be felt with your foot, but the down side, it may put more stress on the motor.
I don't know how often the throttle body should be cleaned, but I wouldn't ignore the suggestion by the dealer completely.
Just my 2 cents,
#3881 of 5901 Re: How to Clean the Throttle Body [mrbill1957]
May 13, 2008 (5:05 pm)
I think, when a "shop manual" for a particular car is written, the engineers don't actually know every little maintenance item. Things that could be done to prevent problems later. After the car has been on the road for a while, things become clearer. A couple of things I've heard of dealerships reccomending frequently are Power Steering fluid changes, and throttle body cleaning. Are they necessary? Who knows for sure? I've already checked the condition of my PS fluid (looks pretty darn clean to me), and I'm thinking about giving the throttle body a look.
In other words, just because it's not in the maintenance schedule, doesn't mean it's not necessary, or at least a good idea.