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#5407 of 5901 Re: 2004 Honda Accord LX radio display light out [jp2004]
Sep 12, 2010 (2:58 pm)
I bought a 2003 Honda Accord Coupe EX 4-Cylinder and 2 years after I bought it the radio light went out. I went to Honda about it, but because I didn't buy the extended warranty (because I paid cash for the car) they said it would cost me $800 to get it fixed! I finally had the radio replaced in 2008 and just last month (2 yrs. later) the light went out again. There seems to be only a 2 year life on their radio light. I wrote Honda a letter and they had some minimum wage worker call me to say it was just an isolated incident and it sucked to be me. What I want to know is HOW MANY MORE ACCORD OWNERS OUT THERE ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH THEIR RADIOS? No way can this be just an isolated incident. I love my car, but I WILL trade it for a Toyota or Nissan, because I love their cars too.
#5408 of 5901 Re: 2004 Honda Accord LX radio display light out [pfield56]
Sep 13, 2010 (6:49 am)
This is NOT isolated. Mine went out two years ago. Honda did have a recall, but only for a certain VIN number (and mine wasn't one of them). I called them and they will not do a darn thing about it and I won't buy another Honda again.
#5409 of 5901 Re: 2004 Honda Accord LX radio display light out [pfield56]
Sep 13, 2010 (6:26 pm)
If you were an original owner, you would have gotten one of these. It's a cheap fix, now that they aren't changing the entire radio. Just the Printed Curcuit Board. You should be able to get reimbursed for the charge on the first radio.
Sep 13, 2010 (6:50 pm)
Good to know, in case my 2005 goes out!
actually, I would have tried this anyway. I had a nissan Quest, and it had the same flaw. Mine went bad after warranty period (and it did not occur to me to grovel with them). So, I went to a local fancy audio shop. They pulled the radio out, and resoldered the connections on the board, then put it back in. Cost maybe $100? way cheaper than replacing the expensive OEM head unit on the deluxe stereo we had.
#5411 of 5901 Electronic Moon Roof - 2003 Accord
Sep 19, 2010 (1:04 pm)
I am having a problem with my electronic sun roof. It worked intermittently and now it does not work at all, being frozen in the open position. Has anyone else had this probem?
#5412 of 5901 Re: Electronic Moon Roof - 2003 Accord [mcadrecha]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 19, 2010 (1:07 pm)
Check your fuses and then if you know how, bypass the sunroof switch or at least read the voltage to it. If fuses and switch check out, it might be the motor.
#5413 of 5901 Re: Electronic Moon Roof - 2003 Accord [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 19, 2010 (2:33 pm)
Thanks for the tip. I did that and found the fuse to be OK. So, it must either be the switch or the motor. When you say bypass the sunroof switch, what do you mean by that?
#5414 of 5901 Re: Electronic Moon Roof - 2003 Accord [mcadrecha]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 19, 2010 (3:18 pm)
Well I meant bridge it with a wire as if it weren't even in the circuit---go around it, in other words, so that the current is no longer interrupted by the switch. If the sunroof suddenly comes to life, well then you know it was the switch most likely.
Or at least test both sides of the switch with a test light, to make sure current is going through it.
#5415 of 5901 Re: Electronic Moon Roof - 2003 Accord [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 20, 2010 (8:48 pm)
Thanks for the tip! I will try it out.
Sep 21, 2010 (7:27 pm)
How many miles have those with 2003-2007 series 4 cylinder manual Accords gone before needing to replace the clutch? I'm at 125+ K miles and mine feels like it is starting to go.