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#82 of 195 Re: Jumping Honda Fit battery [rob22315]
Mar 09, 2008 (11:54 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 (3:41 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 (6:32 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 (10:01 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.
#87 of 195 About the Honda Fit instrument gauges....are they...
Jun 27, 2006 (12:47 am)
....illuminated just when the lights are on or are they the type that are on all day regardless?
Thanx for the help...Aloha
#88 of 195 Re: About the Honda Fit instrument gauges....are they... [bobinhawaii]
Jun 27, 2006 (3:06 am)
All day. Always.
#89 of 195 Re: About the Honda Fit instrument gauges....are they... [bobinhawaii]
Jun 27, 2006 (6:54 pm)
The instrument panel is always lit. I find that at night, they're too bright and I have to turn them down. If I'm driving with the headlights on during the day (if it's raining, for instance) I have to turn the instrument lighting up all the way in order to be able to read the radio display. Easy to adjust, though; you twist the trip meter stalk.
#90 of 195 Re: About the Honda Fit instrument gauges....are they... [bobinhawaii]
Jul 10, 2006 (8:09 pm)
I wondered about this as with my last VW, a burned out bulb in the instrument cluster cost me nearly $100 to replace. It seems the lights in my Fit are on at 100% during daylight, and with no way to dim them. When you turn on the headlight switch, the control knob for the dimmer becomes active and you can dim to suit your tastes. I hope these are LED lights and won't burn out early due to constant on in daylight. It doesn't seem to address this in the manual, but I only pay half attention to instructions...as most guys do (or don't ).