Last post on Oct 15, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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Honda Pilot, Electrical, SUV
#4 of 13 Re: 2004 Pilot EX Electrical Issue [jm73233]
Nov 08, 2009 (9:51 pm)
I also have a 2004 Honda Pilot. I have not personally experienced the problem but my wife describes a problem very similar (if not the same) as you write about. The car will act as if it loses electrical power while drving. The instrument lights will go out for a brief second. The problem is extremely intermittent. I'm skeptical the service technicians can diagnose the problem due to the low frequency.
#5 of 13 Re: 2004 Pilot EX Electrical Issue [owens1972]
Nov 09, 2009 (2:39 pm)
My problem ended up being a defective battery. The battery had tested fine and appeared to be a good battery, however once it was replaced this problem has never recurred.
#6 of 13 heated seat issue
Nov 12, 2009 (3:37 pm)
I've searched through this forum and couldn't find my answer so I was hoping someone might know for my 2004.
About a month ago both heated seats stopped working. I've checked and replaces the fuses and still nothing. Weird because the lights on the switches do not even come on.
Thanks for any help.
#7 of 13 2009 Honda Piolt dead battery
Mar 08, 2011 (3:20 pm)
Tried to start my vehicle and the battery was dead. Had it replaced and the next day dead again. After the dealer gave me the run around, trying to say it was something that I must have added to the vehicle that was causing the problem. They called me back and said, it was a faulty air conditioner compressor. They said, it was not kicking out when turned off and running the battery down. They replaced it and said it was fixed. If not I'll let you know.
#8 of 13 Re: 2009 Honda Piolt dead battery [rainman10]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 08, 2011 (6:22 pm)
I'm guessing that this was covered under warranty?
#9 of 13 Re: 2004 Pilot EX Electrical Issue [n_da_d]
Oct 25, 2011 (10:53 pm)
just an idea. a regular battery using a multimeter to read it will read 12 volts DC w/ the vehicle off.......as the car runs and warms up it should go up to about 13-15 volts DC...so my idea to diagnose if it could be bad connections would be stap the ground and power needles from a multimeter into the wires from the battery as you can easily access....while its running have someone jiggle the battery while you are reading the volts on the meter to see if they jump...if they do take the terminals apart clean and grease them and put them back together and see how that works...
#10 of 13 2006 electrical system warning
Dec 07, 2011 (6:47 pm)
driving home from Target, I could hear the belt singing and my wife noticed the battery light on the dash. Opened the hood and checked the belt for tension, felt tight. All the pulleys appeared to be turning. Any thoughts? Alternator, Diode in alternator, other possibilities?
#11 of 13 Re: 2006 electrical system warning [jaybird1962]
Dec 15, 2011 (3:46 am)
When you see the light on your dashboard that indicates battery implies two things. Your battery is bad and not charging. Bring your battery to Auto Parts store for check. If the battery is bad buy a new one. If the battery is good there is only one thing you need to replace your alternator is bad. Your alternator is not charging anymore the battery.
#12 of 13 Re: 2009 Honda Piolt dead battery [rainman10]
Dec 15, 2011 (3:55 am)
AC compressor has nothing to do with the battery why it is always dead or drain. The reason why your battery is always dead because i believe that your alternator is already bad. It is not charging anymore your battery and it drainedout. Bring your alternator to your auto part store for check or buy a new one. I hope this would help you.
#13 of 13 Re: 2004 Pilot EX Electrical Issue [n_da_d]
Oct 15, 2012 (6:21 pm)
This is now happening to my pilot to a T!!! Did you ever get an answer to what the problems was???