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#5205 of 5901 SRS System Airbag light on
Mar 03, 2010 (12:32 pm)
Hi! What is your opinion regarding the use of a laptop in the front seat of my 2003 Honda Accord, and my airbag light coming on? Upon browsing the internet, quite a few sites mention this correlation but I can't find much explanation. I took it to my local Honda dealer that reset it and said if it came on again I woukd need to replace it at a cost of almost $700. Not what I what I want to hear!!! Thanks for your time. Michelle
#5206 of 5901 Re: SRS System Airbag light on [Mide]
Mar 03, 2010 (12:43 pm)
Wow... that's a new one on me. I'll have to go check that out. Er, maybe not.
#5207 of 5901 Re: SRS System Airbag light on [tallman1]
Mar 03, 2010 (1:33 pm)
That's new but if you typr in 2003 Honda Accord Airbag light you'll see it.
#5208 of 5901 KN Cold Air on 06 Accord LX SE
Mar 03, 2010 (3:02 pm)
I have a 06 Accord LX SE 4cyl with the mass air sensor. I'd like to get better mileage out of it and thought about a cold air intake. Anyone of you already do that change? Was it worth the $200+ for the intake?
#5209 of 5901 Re: Rimshot [hondalova]
Mar 03, 2010 (3:11 pm)
Look on ebay. You will need to know your bolt pattern or find your year. They often have single rims.
#5210 of 5901 Re: KN Cold Air on 06 Accord LX SE [brian434]
Mar 03, 2010 (3:13 pm)
Most guys who buy an intake, are intoxicated by the sound, and actually end up burning more fuel. Not saying you are one of them, but it would still take a long time for the fuel savings to add up to $200. Not worth it, IMO.
#5211 of 5901 Re: KN Cold Air on 06 Accord LX SE [brian434]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 03, 2010 (5:49 pm)
If you don't modify other parts of the car, including throttle body, and perhaps fuel enrichment, you really can't justify spending $200 for what amounts to a lot more noise and maybe 2 HP at full throttle....maybe. The throttle plate restricts air flow, so unless that's wide open, you're not doing very much with a CAI.
#5212 of 5901 Re: KN Cold Air on 06 Accord LX SE [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 03, 2010 (5:55 pm)
I agree with Elroy as well, I find myself intoxicated by the sound. The Contour with the 2.5l 24 valve V6 sounded awesome with that and the SVT/Borla exhaust. I miss that car.
Yeah CAI mostly good for noise more than power (they do make you feel like your going faster though) and put you at risk for sucking up water and hydrolocking the motor, depending on the design.
#5213 of 5901 rims and airbags
Mar 04, 2010 (9:53 am)
I have a slightly bent rim on my odyssey (hard but doable to balance). I googled a while back, and was amazed at how cheap you can get wheels for. Some used, but other new, and I am pretty sure they are OEM. The $165 mentioned above sounds reasonable.
There are also some places around that will repair the bent wheel, but off the top of my head I don't remember the names. Again, google is your friend!
airbag? You mean the a"airbag off" light? That happens sometimes when I put my briefcase on the seat (or a very light person). Did the light not go off when you took everything off the seat? Never seen that before.
#5214 of 5901 Re: Rimshot [lilengineerboy]
Mar 06, 2010 (1:06 pm)
Thanks for everyone's responses. My car as the five double-bar aluminum spoke rims they put on the V-6 Accord from 03-05 and the best price I was able to get for a brand new one was around $245 plus shipping. The car has 136,000 miles on it already and, while I hope to keep it for another year or two, I'm trying to balance need with cost.
My mechanic had "a guy" who could straighten my rim for me for around $175. However, I kept shopping, and finally purchased a reconditioned rim for $139.95 (including shipping but w/o the center hub cap) from www.hubcaphaven.com . This is an OEM rim that has been lathed and trued and then re-powder coated. They have a 14-day return for full refund policy (so long as it hasn't actually been used) if I'm dissatisfied.
The rim arrived yesterday afternoon and it looks great visually but I'll have my tech-guy put it on the balancer just to be sure it's true before we actually mount the tire on Monday or Tuesday. I have high expectations right now but will let you know if anything goes kablooey when I do.