Last post on Dec 07, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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#307 of 369 Re: How to disable auto headlights. [suydam]
Jul 31, 2013 (11:51 am)
Ok, suydam, I can understand where you're coming from. I personally don't like it. So... can anyone out there tell me how to prevent the headlights from coming on when I open the front door? Surely, there must be a way.
Jul 31, 2013 (12:34 pm)
Turn off the auto headlights. Might work.
Also try fiddling around with the headlight settings in the car setup. There is not a separate line item for what you want but it may be linked to another attribute.
#309 of 369 Backout camera does not work - occasionally
Aug 02, 2013 (6:09 pm)
Hello ppl, I purchased a Honda Accord 2013 EX in late June. I have noticed my backup camera black-out about 5 times and I am pretty concerned about it. There is around 1200 miles on the car. I am thinking of taking it to the dealer.
Here are the images taken on two different days
Has anyone experienced this problem before? Any suggestions on trying to fix this?
#310 of 369 Re: How to disable auto headlights. [nw_la]
Aug 03, 2013 (3:37 am)
Cut the red wire under the steering column. Not the blue one like i did. I have no Camera on the mirror. It was such a nice feature .
#311 of 369 Re: Backout camera does not work - occasionally [har6]
Aug 05, 2013 (3:46 am)
I have the exl v-6. i had my screen lock up one time with that same picture. radio nothing worked. I shut car off and restarted and that cleared the system.
This migh have something to due with the hard drive. keep us posted if you bring into the dealer for service.
My last post was a joke. The wiring system in the Accord is set to make lights go on when car door is opened.
#312 of 369 Re: - [dudleyr]
Aug 06, 2013 (5:18 pm)
You are true... I changed my first oil 9.5K miles on 2013 Honda accord.. Oil was still looking clear like the new oil, then felt I should have not changed...I changed it only because of maintenance minder showing 15% .. I drove 300 miles just before changing oil and I got 40mpg with AC in auto(in hot summer).. If there was any oil quality degradation or burning, there should have been some performance change and I feel there was no difference from my new car with 0 miles and 10k miles... It all depends on how fast we accelerate and how high the rpm the engine has.. I max had 3k rpm only on few occasions and except that my rpm on an average was below 2k.Using today's high quality synthetic oil, driving safe and steady, efficiently , there is no need to change oil very frequently like 5K as some people mentioned... ...
#313 of 369 Re: - [santukv]
Aug 10, 2013 (1:56 pm)
Since your a expert on when Oil and Vel/ does break down by looking at how clean it looks and when to change it...... answer me this.
Same 2 cars... Same driven habits exactly the same.
you change your oil every 10k once a year
i change it maybe 3x. Do it yourself for $54 dollars for 3 oil changes.
Who's motor stands a better chance of lasting longer. Certainly not yours.
I'd rather spend that 54 dollars every year and have piece of mind knowing my oil is always clean and giving my investment its best chance to run at the highest quality.
I know many who will disagree but for me oil changes are so inexpensive why take a chance thinking you know when oil breaks down in your car engine.
#314 of 369 Re: - [santukv]
Aug 10, 2013 (2:09 pm)
"If there was any oil quality degradation or burning, there should have been some performance change and I feel there was no difference from my new car with 0 miles and 10k miles."
If there is a change in performance it will come later at higher mileage's, Not at 10,000 miles.
The rest of the message about how often to change, I am not sure, but I did change around 5- 6,000. With the new car I will change it like they recommend
unless I see a difference.
Are you driving a 4 or 6 cylinder to get 40 mpg on the road. I have a 6 cyl.
#315 of 369 Re: - [brian125]
Aug 10, 2013 (2:25 pm)
Oil color is not a reliable indicator of the condition of the oil - only a used oil analysis can accurately tell you how well oil is holding up. There is a very useful website called bobistheoilguy.com with all kinds of good advice on oils. Brian - if you do your own changes, you might be able to get away with just a couple a year - apparently, our Hondas are very good on oil and coupled with the excellent technology of the modern synthetics, if you change the oil according the the maintenance minder, you can expect to easily get 250-300k miles out of the motor.
#316 of 369 Re: - [gmanusmc]
Aug 10, 2013 (3:19 pm)
No, but the maintenance minder is designed to indicate when oil life is degrading. This is Honda's system now. It's designed to avoid unnecessary oil changes but also to have them occasionally more often if driving conditions change. It isn't based on a fixed number.