Last post on Dec 02, 2013 at 8:15 PM
You are in the Honda Accord
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#4301 of 5901 Brake and interior light
Dec 20, 2008 (12:14 pm)
I wonder if you could help. Mine is Accord EX-03. Of the 3 lights on the back (lef-right and center) which supposed to be red when I brake, only the left one is on.
Also, the dome light and the driver reading light do not work, no matter if we open/close door or switch them. The passenger side map light works OK though. I did open to check the bulbs and see they are OK.
So, together, I think there should be some problem with the wiring or fuse or switch somewhere, not with the bulbs (for brake as well). Could you guys tell me where to check?
Thank you very much.
#4302 of 5901 Re: Brake and interior light [anhle]
Dec 20, 2008 (2:18 pm)
When was your car battery last replaced? Weak batteries cause cars to do screwy things.
#4303 of 5901 Re: Brake and interior light [thegraduate]
Dec 20, 2008 (6:09 pm)
Thank you for the attention. I replaced the battery just in July. Should still be good.
It's strange that the right map light is OK, but the left is not (though the bulb is new). According to my Hayness repair book , they seem use same wire (same power, same control). I may be wrong, as I am not experienced with reading car wiring schema.
About the high-mount brake light and the right brake light, do you think the problem is the tail light relay?
#4304 of 5901 Re: Extended warranty? [kcrossley]
Dec 20, 2008 (7:57 pm)
My car's at 120k+ miles and I didn't have a problem that would have fallen under the warranty until recently. Otherwise, no problems at all. w/ the extended warranties, you're just betting on a problem going down in a small window of miles. I don't htink it's worth it.
#4305 of 5901 Re: Brake and interior light [anhle]
Dec 20, 2008 (9:50 pm)
I would try switching the working bulbs (left and right tail lights and left and right map lights), that would eliminate the chance of bad/wrong bulbs. Like you said, I don't think the left and right tail lights or map lights run on separate fuses or relays. If one's out, the other would be too. Do you have a test light? It would come in very handy to check for power coming to the bulb.
#4306 of 5901 Re: Wiper Blades - 2006 [thegraduate]
Dec 20, 2008 (10:09 pm)
It really depends on where you live. I replaced the blades on mine back in november (07) and they are due for replacement again. Smearing a lot. Then again there's a lot of ice to deal with and that's wearing down on the blades pretty bad. As most of you know I live in MN.
#4307 of 5901 Re: Wiper Blades - 2006 [tankbeans]
Dec 20, 2008 (10:14 pm)
Yeah, I've chewed up one set with ice, and learned to get a spray deicer to use.
Down here, the sun dry-rots them!
#4308 of 5901 Re: Wiper Blades - 2006 [thegraduate]
Dec 20, 2008 (10:21 pm)
You mean the washer fluid or the bright orange stuff in the squirt bottle? Maybe that would make it less of a chore to clear the ice in the morning.
Last year I had to replace them because one of the blades itself, the rubber insert, was torn completely from the blade. Metal on glass does not a good situation make.
BTW I just rolled 58,000 miles My car's getting old. Just kidding. Although with winter here my mileage is sucking. At just over half tank and I've gone 112 miles since my last fill.
#4309 of 5901 Re: Wiper Blades - 2006 [tankbeans]
Dec 21, 2008 (1:17 pm)
BTW I just rolled 58,000 miles My car's getting old.
Heck, Tank... my 06 just turned 60k. Yours is just a baby.
#4310 of 5901 Re: Wiper Blades - 2006 [tallman1]
Dec 21, 2008 (1:48 pm)
My 03 just hit 60k miles. Of course I plan to have this car for 15 years, so it should end up being around 180k by then. Hardly feels broken in at this point.