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Honda Accord (2003-2007) Maintenance and Repair



  • mal5mal5 Posts: 7
    I bet you are right. I don't use the key at all. BUT!! I turned the key while pressing the open button and lifting up on the door handle and it opened. It didn't unlock but it opened. So I'm off to the dealer tomorrow. Thanks for your help.
  • mjstenmjsten Posts: 17
    My Center Console lights have gone out. Radio, HEater adnCooling lights etc.
    Anyone have this problem?
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    If you are talking about the display screen, the warranty has been extended to 7 years 100k miles, so you may be in luck. Check with your local dealership. I just had my display screen replaced (at no cost) a month ago (50k miles). Didn't you recieve a notice about the warranty extention?
  • jimbo65jimbo65 South Central IllinoisPosts: 65
    When I owned a '96 Accord 4 cyl auto I changed the tranny fluid myself at 30k, 60k and 90k. Each time I used Mobil 1 transmission fluid and the car drove just as it always did, no complaints. Why the fixation on using only Honda Tranny fluid? Honda doesn't own any oil refinerys! Personally, I think it is a snow job; and that is sad. Sure, using a name brand should mean there is quality inside. But Honda doesn't have the lock on quality fluids. The Big thing is to change the stuff. If my transmission ever goes bad and 'they' say it's because of the Mobil 1 fluid, then we'll have a whole lot of fun! This is just like the gasoline name brand issue. Tell you what, follow those fuel trucks to their fill suppliers and you'll see all of the name brands and non-name brands sucking the gas from the same pipes. Think about it! Setting this aside, I have learned a lot reading posts on this site. Thanks to all!
    2015 CR-V EX-L 2WD = One Sweet Ride :p
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Honda developed the fluid for their transmissions. Other fluids will work, but the shifts could be harsh. Yes the trucks pump the same fuel into the station tanks, but the secret is the "detergent additives" that the top tier stations have added to the fuel that makes the difference. Whether you choose to believe this or not, is up to you.
  • How do you replace the bulb in the interior (map) lights in 2006 Honda Accord?
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    The instructions should be in your owner's manual, but you have to pry the lens out (with a small flat tip screwdriver or butter knife) from the side farthest from the windshield. Pretty easy, but be careful, so you don't scratch things up.
  • tankbeanstankbeans Posts: 585
    I read in the manual that you should put a thin cloth across the area to be opened so it won't nick anything. Good luck. You'll more or less be holding the cloth there with the screwdriver or the knife whichever you choose. Oh and be careful not to crack the lens. But you knew that. ;)
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    I usually use a butter knife for this type of thing. With it's round edge, and not being very sharp on the back edge, I find it's easier not to scratch something than with a relatively sharp edged screwdriver. Using a cloth could also be good to prevent scratching something.
  • I have not figured it out yet, but occasionally the windows (all 4) of my 07 Accord will roll down. The car is parked and is off, and the keys are with me. All 4 windows are down the same amount - Sometimes an inch.. sometimes halfway down....I have no idea what is going on....
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Is there a chance that something (in your pocket) is pushing the un-lock button? If the button is pushed twice and held, the windows will go down. You should not have other keys on the same ring with the transmitter key. They can easily push the buttons on the transmitter while it's in your pocket.
  • I haven't noticed that, but it is very useful information to have...The situation is.. i leave my car parked in a parking lot 30 miles away while I'm at work... when I come back in the afternoon, the windows are down....
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Well, I don't think the transmitter goes that far (30 miles). ;) I guess it could be happening while you are getting in or out of the other vehicle. It could be serious if you get a day of heavy rain, with the windows down. :sick:
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 25,351
    any chance you are pushing the unlock button as you approaching the car, and holding it a bit too long, causing the windows to drop?

    This happened once or twice on our Odyssey in the past, and I never quite figured out for sure why. BUt they were only down an inch or so.

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • Thats a good question... now i know what to test for tomorrow morning... thank you all for your suggestions... and Thankfully....the windows haven't been down on a rainy day :)
  • tankbeanstankbeans Posts: 585
    Hey all-

    I just got my car out of the body shop where they fixed my bumper. It wasn't nearly as expensive as I thought it would be, $723 before insurance, but I had to pay the $500 deductible. The paint matches almost right on. I'm happy.

    Thanks to everyone who tried to help me save money though. :)
  • Hi,I have 03 accord:4dr, EX,V6. My batery die, so after recharge I coudent start the car. The altenater works greate but it's not starting. One guy told me it's a security senser is that posebile?
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Is the immobilizer system light on or blinking? If you only tried to charge the battery, and it was dead, charging will not work. If the battery hasn't been changed before, it has probably been used up (4-5 years is all these batteries are designed to last). Does the engine turn over fast enough that you think it would start? I hope you didn't try charging the battery without disconnecting it from the car. :surprise:
  • I put battery from other car still won't work. Really I don't know what is immobilizer system light? Also I don't have alarm remote for this car.(alarm is original) Thank you!!!!
  • If my car is alarmed, disconnecting the battery could disable the ignition?
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Do the lights, and other electricals work normally? When you try to start the car, does the engine crank normally? Or does it crank slow, not at all? The Immobilizer system light is in the gauge cluster, with all the other warning lights (speedometer area). If the light is not on, I don't think the security system is your problem.
  • Yes evrythin looks okay on the gauge cluster and engine crank well exsept the sparks,I took one off and tray too start the engine,the spark dosent give any light.I chack all other sparks same thin no light.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Since these cars have no distributor, this is not an area I am familiar with. All I can suggest is tracing the no spark issue back from the spark plugs to where ever they come from. I will do a little checking in the service manual, and see what I can dig up.
  • Thanks I really need it!!!!
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Check the 15A fuse #2 (second from left, bottom) in the under dash fuse/relay box. If that is ok, it's on to the ignition coil relay circuit troubleshooting.
  • Yes, before I check all fuses.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    You may need a multimeter or a test light for this.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Just realized you may need this information too. This is the under dash fuse/relay box.
  • Thank you!!!! I will try this soon is I can!!
  • chucko3chucko3 Posts: 793
    Did you check fuse #22 under hood fuse box?
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