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Jan 12, 2010 (6:51 pm)
#77 of 195 Re: help [hqly2001]
Jan 20, 2010 (7:17 am)
Try posting here in the Honda Fit Maintenance forum. You'll likely find more help than you would in a thread like this.
I don't own a Fit (two Accords), but B1 is simply indicating the service you have due. Your manual will tell you what this entails (likely just Oil/Filter Change, Inspections, and a tire rotation). It wouldn't affect cruise control or other features of the vehicle. Best of luck.
#78 of 195 Re: Cruise Control and Sport Feature Failure [hqly2001]
Jan 26, 2010 (9:21 am)
Remember as well that "S" mode goes totally manual as soon as you hit a paddle. "S" mode will stay automatic but once you hit a paddle you MUST change gears yourself using the paddles. I've had "normal" stick-shift with cruise of course but maybe cruise doesn't engage in "S" in the Fit?
Just a thought.
#80 of 195 Jumping Honda Fit battery
Dec 30, 2007 (10:04 am)
Suffice it to say I am having a hard time getting used to headlights that do not turn themselves off. After having to jump my car several times already in the 6 weeks I have owned it, I purchased a Black & Decker Smart Start that will allow me to theoretically charge my dead battery through the cigarette lighter. I called my Honda dealer's service dept to run this by them and they said it should be fine. Well... I just tried it out and my car not only didn't start, it made a very unusual clicking sound when I turned the key. I am recharging it to try again (assuming that I can't damage it any more than I already have) before I try jumping it the traditional way. Has anyone else had any experience with an external charger like this? Did I kill my electrical system?
#81 of 195 Re: Jumping Honda Fit battery [mariau]
Mar 08, 2008 (6:40 pm)
The clicking sound means the external battery didn't have enough juice to engage the solenoid on the starter. I can't say anything about whether or not anything else got damaged but the starter shouldn't be damaged by this.
If' I'm jumping a vehicle, I'll sometimes get the clicking if I try to start the car too soon. The dead battery needs a little time to charge otherwise the starter doesn't get enough current.
#82 of 195 Re: Jumping Honda Fit battery [rob22315]
Mar 09, 2008 (10:54 pm)
Yeah, the real reason is that the lighter plug in is not connected to the battery when the key is turned off.
to verify this, If you have a GPS plugged in to the socket and then shut off the engine the external power source is disconnected from the GPS. It follows then that the plug-in socket cannot charge the battery with the key turned off. The electrical lines to the plug-in socket are not heavy enough to start the engine with anything plugged into the socket. Use a real battery charger connected to the battery terminals, or some jumper cables connected the same way.
#83 of 195 Re: Jumping Honda Fit battery [mustangxr]
Mar 10, 2008 (2:41 pm)
That's why the charger says to turn the key to Accessory when using it. The battery did get a charge; it went from being stone dead to clicking. It just didn't get enough of a charge to actually start the car. (I tried repeating the entire process several times). Needless to say, I did not damage my electrical system by the exercise; I just wasted $40 and an afternoon of my time.
BTW, after 2 months the car succeeded in training me to turn its lights off, so this is no longer an issue. (I hope!) Thanks for your replies!
#84 of 195 Re: Jumping Honda Fit battery [mariau]
Mar 10, 2008 (5:32 pm)
"BTW, after 2 months the car succeeded in training me to turn its lights off, so this is no longer an issue. (I hope!) Thanks for your replies!"
You know, I'm a little curious about this. I've started to get out of my 08 Sport MT (US) a couple of times with the lights still on. When I did, the car started making a steady beeping noise, different in tone than the seat belt beep and steady. Didn't stop until I realized what I'd done and turned the lights off. I think turning the car off with the lights still on is what triggers the noise, maybe taking the key out, haven't tested. The fact is I can't see how I could make this mistake because of the noise. I take it all Fits don't do this?
#85 of 195 2007 Dome light stopped working
Oct 12, 2011 (9:01 am)
The interior dome light in my car stopped working in my 2007 honda fit sport and I’d like to know what fuse to check for troubleshooting. I’ve looked at the owner’s manual, but none of the fuse descriptions state interior or dome light. Any help would be appreciated.