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Feb 07, 2013 (1:10 am)
I have have a 2005 Homda accord. About a year ago the stereo stopped working. I've already called Honda to have it fixed, they won't unless I fork out $800, not gonna do that.
The radio turns on, the display lights up like it should, I can switch stations and turn the volume up and down. I can insert CD's and eject them normally. The only thing I'm getting no sound from the radio, after about 10seconds I get like a static/ white noise sound through the speakers which I cannot turn up or down with the volume control.
Just looking for answers if anyone has had the same issue or may know if its fixable, what ill need to do to fix it.
#5852 of 5901 Re: Radio issue [pinedo76]
Feb 07, 2013 (8:02 am)
Have you tried looking under the radio to be certain the wiring harness is securely plugged in? I'd suggest unplugging and waiting a minute or two and reconnecting the power and the speakers. Be certain to have your radio codes available including Navigation code if applicable.
You may need a mirror to see the bottom of the radio. There are plenty of video on YouTube showing how easily the radio can be taken out or inspected for loose wires. Good luck.
#5853 of 5901 Cabin Air Filter Replacement Easy as 123
Apr 03, 2013 (6:50 pm)
Received a coupon from my local Honda dealer offering to replace my Accord cabin air filter for only $69.95. Last year it was $59.95. Inflation I guess!
For those of you who would rather save your hard earned money, this is a simple 5 min. (yes, even if you haven't done it before) do it yourself job that can be done for less than $20.00. That's a savings of at least $50.00.
If anyones interested I will post the how to.
#5854 of 5901 oil change interval
Apr 08, 2013 (2:43 pm)
My 2007 I-4 SE is at 20% and soon is due for a oil change. Its been a year now and about 6500 miles. From the first oil change to now I've always used Mobil 1 synthetic, should I go ahead and change when the wrench appears or would waiting till the oil had 8000 or so miles be o.k.?? I've been putting a drop on a white paper towel and it still looks clean. Amber in color not dark at all. Oil prices are continuing to go up and I don't want to needlessly be wasting good oil!!
#5855 of 5901 Re: oil change interval [wise1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 08, 2013 (6:49 pm)
My two cents is that unless you perform an oil analysis, I wouldn't push past 7500 miles on an oil change.
#5856 of 5901 Re: oil change interval [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 10, 2013 (5:11 pm)
Well it turns out it has 5719 miles on it and it still looks clear and amber in color. Where can I get an oil analysis done and how much does it cost?? How reliable would the results be??
#5858 of 5901 Re: oil change interval [wise1]
Apr 11, 2013 (3:30 am)
Seems way too soon to change synthetic oil.
#5859 of 5901 Re: oil change interval [wise1]
Apr 11, 2013 (4:40 am)
Like Mr Shiftright says, Blackstone is one. I have used them and they are good. Call and ask for a container free that they send you to use for shipping the oil. Takes 4-7 days by USPS to get to you. Pack it as they say on website and ship the container buying the stamp (sticker) for it by weight at the post office. The label is on the box already. If you go to PO desk, there is a paper on website to show if the clerk questions oil as being flammable--it's not. $2 to ship. $25 for analysis. I would add on the $10 for additive analysis to see how much is left at your mileage when you send the sample.
Blackstone called me on first one. I don't know if that's typical--mine had a surprise in the analysis showing a slight Na and K increase (sodium and potassium) indicating coolant traces in oil. Turned out to be a seep at the throttle body gasket on 3800--almost a service item.
They show a sample analysis result page you get by mail on first one and by email on successive tests. http://www.blackstone-labs.com/report-explanation.php
They do write helpful comments about the analysis just as they did in the sample. Your old test results are kept on their website IIRC under your email. So if you lose the email you can retrieve them later.
I agree with other post that you might run up mileage more and then change oil, catch sample in middle of drain stream, and it will be worth the $25-35 just to know.
#5860 of 5901 ...after careful research over the almost 8 years.....................
Apr 11, 2013 (5:54 am)
...that this 2005 Honda Accord 6M V-6 coupe has been in my garage..........................
I have been very impressed with the longevity of components......
At circa 130,000 miles, the factory original elements noted below are still in place............
1. Brake compoments
3. The Iridiums
I was at a local bar (eating lunch) and a north valley auto repair shop owner said (I wrote it down on a cocktail napkin (comes with lunch). "Those Iridiums will go 200,000 miles. Who knew? (My OM indicates 105,000 for replacement.)
I sort of feel guilty (this month I plan to replace my 1982 VW diesel pickup - - - with 'nuther VW oil burner at that)
all the best, ez