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Honda Civic 2005 and earlier

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  • civicex05civicex05 Posts: 42
    So, my question is--do 04 or 05 Civics have side airbags for driver and all passangers (front and rear?) or do only 06 Civics have it? Thanks!

    The '04 and '05 Civics had front side airbags only as an option. The vast majority of them did NOT have this option. None of the '04 and '05 Civics had rear side airbags. If you are concerned about safety, your best bet would be an '06.

    David
  • jy8jy8 Posts: 3
    You could take it to the dealer and have them tell you what is really wrong.
  • jy8jy8 Posts: 3
    You do not need 6 bulbs. There should be a catalog near where the bulbs are at the store. You should be able to look up your car by year and model. It will tell you what bulb you need (and how many -- your car only needs one for each side and you should replace them both at the same time). Sorry I don't remember which one is correct -- just check the catalog at any auto parts store.
  • goofycatgoofycat Posts: 11
    Good luck;;;;go to Craigslist.com, Autotrader.com.,etc (check the used car marts under Google or Yahoo).
  • ranger10ranger10 Posts: 4
    Does anyone know the specs for the factory stereo on the 2005 Civic EX sedan? Specifically, I'm looking for wattage and output. Thanks!
  • ranger10ranger10 Posts: 4
    I just purchased a 2005 Civic EX sedan for $16,400 in Western Washington (23,500K). I took it on road trip where I was getting 41 mpg with the cruise control set at between 70 and 75 mph on flat stretches of road (mileage dropped to 39 on windy mountain roads with cruise on and off.)

    My question: The noise level is astoundingly loud inside the car. Has anyone installed any sound-proofing? I've been looking at SecondSkin, RAAMat, Dynamat, etc. Any suggestions on the key places to install the stuff? (If I can avoid it, I'd rather not strip the entire interior, but will do it if it's necessary.) Would I get decent results installing only trunk and door panels?

    I literally had to have the stereo on as loud as it would go to hear the music. (I'm also looking into a new stereo.) ;-)
  • civicex05civicex05 Posts: 42
    My question: The noise level is astoundingly loud inside the car. Has anyone installed any sound-proofing? I've been looking at SecondSkin, RAAMat, Dynamat, etc.

    I installed a Dynamat Hoodliner in the engine bay to reduce engine noise, and Dynamat Original in all four doors and on the underside of the rear shelf of my 2005 Civic EX Sedan. The hoodliner did reduce engine noise to a certain extent, but not dramatically. One the other hand, the Dynamat in the doors made a huge difference. I would definitely recommend that you do that first. I have not installed any soundproofing in the trunk.

    I have also considered pulling up the carpeting and installing Dynamat Tac Mat on the floor. If you ever do this, please let know what results you get. Thanks, and good luck.

    David
  • ranger10ranger10 Posts: 4
    Thanks for the great information, David! It's good to know that the soundproofing the doors makes a big difference. I'll start there.

    I also found this link, if you're interested...http://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com/conclusion/

    This guy likes Second Skin, but mainly because of expense.

    Was it difficult to do the doors? How long did it take you? Did you consider doing the wheel wells also?

    When I get around to doing this, I'll post my results here.
  • civicex05civicex05 Posts: 42
    Was it difficult to do the doors? How long did it take you? Did you consider doing the wheel wells also?

    I actually had a friend at a local stereo shop install it for me. I think it took him about an hour for each door, but he does have lots of experience. You'd better plan on spending a full day with it. There's some good information for installation on Dynamat's website, and on Crutchfield's website.

    I never considered doing the wheel wells, but if you do that, let us know the results. Thanks.

    David
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    This discussion has been reopened in accordance with this post: Sylvia, "Forums Software! Your Questions Answered..." #3319, 12 Nov 2006 2:43 pm. :)
  • Hello everyone,

    I just spent over 780.00 on trying to get my check engine light to go out on my subj Civic. The final answer is "you have a bad computer" and to replace will cost 980.00. Well, if they ran diagnostics on it in the first place to correct a temperature Hi/Lo sensor and a transmission part (which makes the car run excellent now) how can that be. I found one on e-bay with 40K miles on it, but the numbers do not match up.

    I own a car made in Japan, with a JHMED VIN...

    it ststates on the computer:

    37820-PM5-A550
    601-139748
    8 B
    with a manufacture date of 87-12-24

    Many are available, I am hearing that any from the 88-91 years will work.

    will it be compatable? Cost for the computer is less than 100.00. Is this something I can just swap out myself?

    I bought this car new in 1988, it has over 178,000 miles, it drove me to 5 ships and 5 shore stations and will be featured in my retirement ceremony after I get to 25 yrs in the Navy. Everyone hates it but I loove it. It is my baby blue car!

    Happy thanksgiving!

    Kevin, Senior Chief, Unitied States Navy
  • Hello,

    I am looking for any kind of help or suggestions that I can get. My 98 has recently been giving me problems. It looks as if the battery is going. But we have checked that and it seems to be fine. I will be driving and the whole thing will shut down [no sputtering just shuts down]. I will try to start it back up and I get nothing. It wont even turn over. The radio and the clock have reset [which is what led me to believe that it was the battery]. Once I jump start the car it works just fine. This has happened about 3 times now, and seems to happen when I am low on gas. I am not out of gas.. just on the low side. Which makes no sense. And I dont see how the two can be related, unless it is just some sort of freak accident.

    Also, and I have no clue if this is part of the same problem.. I will drive my car for quite a while [ about an hour drive seems to be where this happens].. and then stop somewhere. If I get back in my car to start it up with in 15 min.. it will not start. But if I let it sit there for about 30 min or longer it will start up just fine.

    Someone suggested starter for the second problem, but I have nothing on the first. I will take any suggestions that I can get [besides just taking it to the junk yard, as many have suggested already].

    Thanks!!
  • sopmansopman Posts: 46
    I thinking about buying a 2007 LX Civic. Could someone please send me the link for this forum?

    Thanks
    Sopman
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Thanks pulgo! :)

    Here's a link to the same discussion that goes directly to the last page: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/WebX/.ef337c8/. It's probably easier to start there.
  • mcatmcat Posts: 3
    I was using a portable air compressor plugged into the power outlet of my 2004 Civic EX (auto.)and the plug would not come out. After about an hour of trying to get it out, I was finally successful. However, the outlet socket is slightly loose in the dash console now and it does not provide power. Not sure if it is just a loose wire or needs complete replacement. Any ideas on how to remove it or access the back to check the wiring? Also, I could not find the part when searching on the Honda parts website, any links?

    Thanks!
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I have a 1999 Honda Civic Value Package (111,500 miles) that I'm hoping to hand off to my son (who'll be driving very soon) and lately the car has been leaking oil. It leaked quite a lot, and I took it back to Jiffy Lube where I had the last oil change done at 110,400ish miles, where they said there was something loose, which they tightened.

    Well, today, I noticed some small spots of oil on a piece of cardboard I had placed underneath the car, so it is leaking again, but not as much as it did last week.

    I'm wondering if a switch back to High Mileage Oil (I had used it for a while, then switched back to conventional oil) would solve the problem, or if there is something else that needs to be repaired.

    Thanks in advance for any insight into the problem :)
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,731
    Is it possible the oil dripped on something on the car before it was repaired, and that's where the spots on the cardboard came from? I had a car once (can't remember if it was a Civic) that dumped oil onto a suspension part when I took the filter off.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    It's possible. I'll see if there is additional oil tomorrow. If there is none, then I guess the problem is solved :) But if there is then I'll probably put up another post.
  • If the dripping appears to be coming from the oil pan, it's possible they tried to re-use the oil drain plug gasket. It's a crushable soft-metal washer.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    ok. So the next time I get an oil change this should be resolved? (assuming whoever changes the oil changes the oil drain plug gasket)
  • If that is the case, then "yes", changing out the gasket (it looks just like a metal washer, but it's of a softer material), will resolve it.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Ok. Thanks! If the problem continues I guess I'll come back and post another message :)
  • I have a '95 Civic DX with 158k. The radiator and fan failed and it over heated. I replaced the radiator and fixed the fan by replacing the ECT sensor. It then began running poorly (sounded like it was missing a cylinder) so I changed the plugs and wires. It now runs poorly intermittently and is pouring white smoke from the tail pipe. It did not overheat when I drove it but when I let it idle for 20 min it began to overheat again. There is no water/coolant on the oil dipstick but I have the feeling it is burning coolant. Does anyone know if this is most likely a head gasket, cracked head, cracked cylinder/block, or something else? It is quickly becoming the money pit, but I would like to fix it if I can get a final resolution to this series of problems without too much cost. Thank you!
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Hi, welcome to CarSpace. While you wait to see if someone here can help, I'd suggest you also cross-post in the Got a Quick, Technical Question? discussion. Those folks may be help as well.

    Let us know what happens.
  • mcatmcat Posts: 3
    I was using a portable air compressor plugged into the power outlet of my 2004 Civic EX (auto.)and the plug would not come out. After about an hour of trying to get it out, I was finally successful. However, the outlet socket is slightly loose in the dash console now and it does not provide power. Not sure if it is just a loose wire or needs complete replacement. Any ideas on how to remove it or access the back to check the wiring? Also, I could not find the part when searching on the Honda parts website, any links?

    Thanks!
  • mcat,

    The closest instructions for your power outlet that I could find are at

    www.cheaphondaparts.com

    Go to "Interior", "Ashtray & Lighter", scroll down, and then click on the ashtray instructions for your year. The first part of the instruction shows how to remove/access that area.

    The best Honda parts website that I know of is San Leandro Honda.

    www.slhondaparts.com

    I think your part is the "socket assy", but there may be other parts involved. You can search by VIN. After setting the pulldown for "Transmission" to "4AT", you'll want to use "Interior Bumper" and then "Instrument Panel Garnish (Passenger Side)". There is a "VIEW THESE PARTS" button at the top that may work for your Civic.

    By the way, I purchased alloy wheels, a fog light kit, and a nose mask for my '02 Civic EX from Cheap Honda Parts at really good prices. I installed the foglight kit and the nose mask myself using Cheap Honda Parts instructions.

    Good luck!
  • Folks,
    I have a 2005 Honda civic EX. When I turn the key, sometimes the car makes a very annoying crackling noise :cry: . I realized after some experimentation that this noise particularly comes when I turn the key before the gas-indicator reaches a stable mark. However, in the last couple of days I realized that this is also not always true. Even after waiting for the gas-meter to stabilize, sometimes my car makes this crackling noise when I turn the key to start the engine.
    Has anyone else experienced such a problem, and what is the solution to this problem?
    My car has only 7700 miles on it and is still in the warranty period. Would such a condition be covered and fixed by my car warranty or would I have to pay to get this problem fixed.

    Thanks in advance!
  • 4x4toy4x4toy Posts: 10
    I regularly tow with a 96 civic LX Manual transmission. Throw a motorcycle on the trailer and go. believe it or not it has pleenty of pep. would not attempt with an AT, i'm sure without a transmission cooler you would overheat the transmission going through the mountains as i do.

    Happy Towing!!! :shades:
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