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#62 of 190 odyssey switch in mess after a dead battery
Jun 08, 2009 (6:02 am)
My car is a 2002 Odyssey. Due to my forggeting turning off a small overhead light, I had a dead battery. After jump start, seems many switches are in a mess (even thought the car is perfectly drivable):
Mainly on driver side switches, the door lock not working; cannot control the passenger side window from driver side (but the switch on passenger side has no problem to control its window); even more weird, the light of the shift indicator (indicates if the shift is on P, R, N, D, D2) is light up normally, but if I trun on the car's main lights, that indicator dims down. Seems the whole car's logic in a mess. Please help me!
#63 of 190 Poltergeist in Electrical System
Jul 10, 2009 (5:21 am)
I have a 2002 EX that I bought new. The van now has 140,000 miles on it, but I have had electrical issues for most of the past 7 years. I went through the vents now operating and they were fixed by the dealer. I go through head lights and brake lights way too often. However, the big issues that I have had, no one can seem to find the problem. It started about 3 years ago when my horn would not sound when I locked the car. This would occur for a couple weeks then it would start again. Later, my brake light would flash on and off. Again, repair shop could not find any issues. The car locks will just unlock for no reason or the alarm will sound for no reason. My TCS and SRS lights now blink on and off as well. Again, the mechanic cannot locate what the issue is. Has anyone else out there had this problem?
#64 of 190 2007 Odyssey Dead Battery Over & Over
Aug 25, 2009 (5:20 pm)
My wife has a 2007 Odyssey. If she leaves anything - and I mean ANYTHING - on in that car when it isn't running, even for a few minutes, the battery dies and the car won't crank or start. Jump starts fine and starts fine after that - unless she leaves something on again. Example: overhead reading light was left on for 30 minutes. Car wouldn't start. The dealer said the battery was fine, and that this was the way Odysseys are. He blamed it on technology. Can this possibly be true, or do I have some other drain on the power...but only when something is left on??
HELP!! And sorry if this has already been discussed somewhere.
#65 of 190 Headlight not working...
Sep 23, 2009 (5:31 pm)
I have one of the original 1996 Honda Odyssey Vans. The van still runs well after 200 Km. but it has experienced a few electrical problems. This one is a mystery and I hope someone can help... Last week the driver side headlight stopped working. I changed the bulb...still no light. I tried the working bulb from the passenger side...that didn't work. I checked the fuse..ok. I tested the voltage at the socket. There are three connectors, each one showed 12.3 volts when the light switch is in the on position. I cleaned the contacts and checked the ground connection, all ok. The hi-beams work fine, but the #!#$% headlight still doesn't go on. Please help!!!
#66 of 190 2003 Odyssey - Dashboard lights flicker, no radio or DVD
Oct 13, 2009 (11:18 am)
It started about a year ago: once in a while while driving the "door" lights on the dashboard flickered on and off. No big deal I thought...I few months ago my DVD player started acting up. Randomly I could play a few songs then the Err message would show up, DVD would stop working, it's not stuck I can eject it fine, when I try to put it back in the system will reject it... I realized I could get the DVD to play the longest when the radio/DVD unit was still cold (when I first started driving the car in the mornings) then it would stop working after 3-4 songs. The other day I was driving with the radio on, all of the sudden the radio flickered on/off, the lights on my dashboard flickered on/off, then the TCS, Brake and ABS lights stayed on. I pulled over turned the car off, waited a few minutes, turned it back on, the 3 lights on the dashboard were still on (hand brake was not engaged). Next day, dashboard lights didn't come on, radio worked like normal. This morning, I turned the radio on I get the "CODE" on the display as if it was disconnected from the battery (it was not), the dashboard lights stayed off. Now I need to find the radio code to see if it will reset my radio at least. What is going on here? Has anyone else seen these kind of problems? Please help...(Van has about 70k)
#67 of 190 Re: Headlight not working... [pjstarr]
Oct 13, 2009 (11:28 am)
Ok... I gave up trying to fix the headlight and brought the car to a local garage. The mechanic explained that the problem is a faulty DRL module that can be replaced at a cost of about $200 or removed with the result the the daytime running lights will no longer work. I chose option #2, but now I have to remember to turn on the headlights all the time.
#68 of 190 Re: Poltergeist in Electrical System [hmr]
Nov 18, 2009 (9:41 pm)
I have a 2000 EX and im experiencing the same problem where the radio resets while driving the indicator lights on the instrument panel light up.
Does anybody have a solution for this electrical problem?
#69 of 190 Re: 2003 Odyssey - Dashboard lights flicker, no radio or DVD [arlena1]
Nov 19, 2009 (7:00 am)
about a week ago one day when I parked the Odyssey (turned off the engine) I couldn't open the sliding doors, not manually nor by pressing the door buttons on the inside. I thought "weird, let me turn on the engine again.." to no avail. As if my battery was dead. No dashboard lights came on, the electrical system seemed dead. About 15 minutes later a friend of mine came and wanted to jump my car, I was certain the battery was dead. But when I tried to turn the engine back on this time it started with no problem. I drove home (no dashboard lights flickered on the way home) and then took the car to the mechanic. He checked the battery and it was fine. What he did was clean out the corroded battery connections. I haven't had any radio resetting, dashboard lights flickering or sliding door problems since. Maybe the electrical system didn't get enough juice at times due to the corroded battery connections.
#70 of 190 Random Overhead Cabin Lights Turning On
Dec 07, 2009 (6:45 pm)
About a month ago, after we had a "computer update" performed, our overhead cabin lights started to turn on randomly. We usually had the light switch set to auto and never had problems before. We have to set the internal lights to off now, or manually turn off each each light that turns on.
#71 of 190 Re: Random Overhead Cabin Lights Turning On [tysondude]
Dec 08, 2009 (6:21 am)
Same problem - turned out to be bad contact on driver door switch. I glued a little rubber patch to the inside of the door where it pushes the switch. Problem solved.