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#5836 of 5872 Re: 2005 ACCORD EXL 6 CYLINDER AC PROBLEM [voicemailking]
Nov 05, 2012 (5:55 am)
Mr. Shiftright is correct. My 2003 Accord EXL 4cyl does the same thing from time to time. Here is how I fix it:
1. Turn the climate control to AUTO (make sure DUAL is off).
2. Turn the temperature all the way down then all the way up and then set to your desired temp.
So far this has worked every time the door has stuck for me (usually in the middle of the summer!). My car has almost 150K miles and I have no plans to get rid of it anytime soon. If this problem became permanent and was cost prohibitive to repair, my eyes might start wandering though...
#5837 of 5872 Re: Deal From My Honda Dealer [ktnr]
Nov 22, 2012 (6:46 pm)
It seems that because you bought a Honda, you don't expect anything to ever go wrong with it. And if anything does, you expect the dealership to fix it free of charge. Honda, just like other car companies, is in business to make money. I bought my first Accord (92) back in 91. The few times I did have a problem the local dealership was terrible, at even finding the cause, much less fixing it in a timely manner. The lazyness of the mechanics at the dealership convinced me to buy a Honda factory service manual, and do all the maintenance and repairs myself, if possible. I spent about $1200 on repairs during the 12 years and 140k miles I had the car ($500 of that at the dealership). Not bad IMO. So, when I decided to buy a new car, it was going to be another Accord. I bought the 2003 Accord (V6) over 10 years ago, and have yet to spend $1000 on repairs at this point ($600 of that at the dealership). My point is, the service at the dealership hasn't been any worse than it was 20 years ago, and the car hasn't been any less reliable. The 03 Accord has been just as good, or better, than the 92 was. I've learned a lot about how these cars work, and I'm saving myself a lot of moola. The Honda (helm) service manuals are easy to understand, and very detailed, unlike the Toyota service manual I bought for my truck, which I guess you had to be an ASE certified tech to understand. So I haven't blamed the car, for the incompetence at the dealership. The cars are great, if you can avoid the dealerships.
#5838 of 5872 Re: Center Console Bulb? [bunkie1]
Dec 12, 2012 (12:52 pm)
Did you ever get a solution to your console light problem ? I recently repaired the Radio/HVAC display issue (resistor in the radio) and everything was fine for about a week. One day all the console buttons, as you described, no longer light up with the dash lights. Also, the Radio/HVAC lcd display no longer dims when the headlights are on.
#5839 of 5872 Re: Center Console Bulb? [bunkie1]
Dec 12, 2012 (1:51 pm)
I had the lights on the radio and the climate control go out one night. No hint to a problem, just OUT one night. I watched a YouTube video on a fuse on the circuit board of the radio being the issue. I followed the video precisely and easily made the fix. It took me ten minutes to remove the radio and a very slim soldering iron to repair it. I snipped the fuse with a pair of needle nose pliers and then soldered a bridge over the two contacts with just a piece of solder. The hardest part was getting to the actual contact to solder it. It has been a couple of months and to date is working perfectly. My local (in town) Honda dealer acknowledged the "common problem" but said they would not cover it because of the age of the car (2003) even with the low mileage (40,000 miles). If you are handy it will help. Just search YouTube to find the repair video and give it a shot. There were no parts needed, just a little patience and about half an hour removing and replacing the radio. Good luck.
#5840 of 5872 Dead Battery
Dec 14, 2012 (6:55 pm)
It finally died, 1.5 months short of 6 years. I read previous posts about using a battery for the v-6 in 4-cyl models accords. My question is, has anyone bought a battery for their 4-cyc accord using the 35 series in the past 6-8 months and what CCA and CA does it have and does it crank immediately or is it taking a lot of time to crank? This is about a 2007, SE 41--- miles. I called Honda in my area and the v-6 battery they offer for about $90.00 has only 460 cca which is way too little for my liking!! We have in my area Advanced Auto, Autozone, and O'Rilley's. And of course wal-Mart. Any suggestions????
#5841 of 5872 Re: Dead Battery [wise1]
Dec 18, 2012 (7:35 pm)
I replaced my battery today and now need to know the procedure for entering the radio code. I have the code that was written in my owners manual at the dealership the day I bought it. I tried cranking it up turning on the radio which said CODE and tried to put in the 5 numbers but it would just spell the word CODE and ERR1. It would not register any numbers. Any one know the correct procedure??? The owners manual doesn't say anything about the procedure. The glove box does NOT have any numbers printed in it.
#5842 of 5872 Re: Dead Battery [wise1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 18, 2012 (8:46 pm)
Disconnect battery cable for 2 minutes. (because you have tried too many times to enter the code)
Turn key to "accessories"
Press radio power to on
Then wait for a BEEP
Then enter your code with the presets
#5843 of 5872 Re: 2005 ACCORD EXL 6 CYLINDER AC PROBLEM [voicemailking]
Dec 19, 2012 (3:27 am)
Had the exact same problem with our '06 accord and brought it to a shop to diagnose Was advised that it was simply low freon. They charged the system and we haven't had a problem since. Easy fix: buy a can at Walmart and give it a shot - you might get lucky.
#5844 of 5872 Interior LED Repair Help Needed for 2005 Accord
Dec 19, 2012 (7:39 am)
On my 2005 Honda Accord all of the LEDs on the door panels and the steering wheel are going dim. The steering wheel itself is the worse and are nearly gone out. Been looking on youtube for answers but no help there so far.
#5845 of 5872 Re: Dead Battery [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 19, 2012 (8:25 pm)
Thanks. It didn't work when the neg. cable was removed for 12 seconds, but it did work when the neg. cable was removed for 12 minutes!! THANK YOU.