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#5725 of 5901 Honda Accord Cruise Control switch replacement
Aug 29, 2011 (3:03 pm)
We have a 2005 Honda Accord that needed a new cruise control switch. Our Odyssey switch bummed out at about the same mileage (90K). The Accord switch is very easy to replace. I would recommend unhooking the battery - more so that the horn does not keep honking than for safety. You will need a 10 mm wrench to undo the battery terminal, a phillips screwdriver, and a #30 torx driver to remove 2 screws/bolts. After you unhook the battery, unscrew the 2 philips screws on the back of the cruise switch, (trying not to let the screws come out completely), then unscrew the torx screws that are located on the side of the steering wheel. I did this with fear and trepidation wondering if the steering wheel would come off or the airbag would deploy. Nothing happened. After taking out the 2 torx screw, the whole center of the steering wheel can be pulled out easily. This center part includes the airbag and horn contacts. The cruise switch can now be easily replaced. Unplug the two plugs on the old switch and plug in the new ones. Screw the switch down on the steering wheel, then replace the center part of the wheel using the 2 torx screws. Hook the battery back up and you are finished.
#5726 of 5901 2004 Accord A/C fan stays on after ingnition is off.
Aug 30, 2011 (10:31 am)
I recently replaced the underhood fuse/relay panel in my 2004 Accord to correct the light dimming problem created by a failing ELD, but now my blower for heat and a/c stays on after ignition is off. Dealership had no clue!!! Any help?
#5727 of 5901 Re: 2004 Accord A/C fan stays on after ingnition is off. [pccbulldog]
Aug 30, 2011 (11:02 am)
Please dont take this in jest.. Find a local mechanic who does have a clue. Bring it preferably to a small place where the owner is involved.... Local dealerships are viper pits. Electrical issues are tough
#5728 of 5901 Re: 2004 Accord A/C fan stays on after ingnition is off. [pccbulldog]
Aug 30, 2011 (1:40 pm)
Did you replace it yourself, and if so, do you still have the old part/s?
If it was me, I would reverse what I just replaced, and see if the problem with the blower goes away. If yes, then you know it's something with the new part.
Sep 01, 2011 (7:43 pm)
Just drove my 2003 EX-L navi manual with almost 140k miles round trip from NC to NY, almost 1400 miles total over 3 days. I've had the car since new and it runs and drives every bit as good as the day I took delivery. What a great car!
Sep 01, 2011 (8:06 pm)
Oh yeah, I got 34 mpg on the way up with no traffic, and 31.5 mpg overall -all on regular gas. That includes Long Island congestion and DC traffic (about 1 hour of stop-and-go in Northern Virginia on the way back).
#5731 of 5901 Whirring sound from engine compartment on 03 4-cyl
Sep 04, 2011 (4:36 pm)
Hi fellow 7th gen owners,
I have an 03 Accord 4-cylinder automatic with 115k. There is a "whirring" or constant whistling sound originating from the engine compartment area when I drive over 60mph on the freeway. It is a pretty faint sound (for now) that is easily drowned out by conversation or by cranking up the radio, but it has nonetheless started to worry me.
I searched the other Honda forums on this type of noise and it sounds like the whirring noise is coming from a worn bearing on the idler pulley/tensioner assembly. Has anyone here heard of a similar sound? The sound occurs when I am stepping on the gas pedal and goes away once I take my foot off the gas. I'd like to get your feedback before I take my car to the shop. I'd like to add that my car drives fine with no other mechanical issues.
#5732 of 5901 When to change hoses
Sep 07, 2011 (1:20 pm)
I have a 2005 Accord with 107000 miles. It still has the original hoses. Any suggestions on when to change them. They don't look broken.
#5733 of 5901 Re: When to change hoses [temj12]
Sep 07, 2011 (2:33 pm)
In my book that is way too long to have not changed them... Just ask yourself the question.. do you want to be stuck 3 am in the middle of nowhere becuase you didnt change a 25 dollar hose.
Sep 08, 2011 (10:38 am)
Partly depends on where you live. Ozone breaks down rubber. If you live in a city it will break down faster. Not a problem in South Dakota - copper doesn't even turn green here.
I still have original hoses on my 1990 Integra - they look and feel fine.