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I got my radio unlocked finally, thank you!! You were right about the 10-081. The symptoms match precisely so I took my car to the dealer. They said they already applied the update back in 2011 and I might have to replace the unit. Of course, I didn't believe them because my radio was working fine until that morning. I was able to check the software update ...


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I agree with @fredwilson on this one you probably just screwed your self by cutting the connector off. You should of taken the sensor back and gotten the one appropriate for your car. In any case your going to have to cut the connector off the old sensor as well. Keep track of where the wires go into the connector and solder or crimp the connections.


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This will not likely work. If the sensor is not the correct part number for the specific vehicle it is unlikely that it will match the exacting electrical specifications needed for the PCM to control and read the sensor. AFR sensors are matched to the PCM. Unlike so called "oxygen sensor" which can more often be interchanged across different engines and ...


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Fuel Injection might be faulty check Air Filter element also.


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The reason you are getting the vibration is, the engine should idle at around 800rpm. Down at 500rpm vibration will be a lot more pronounced. You shouldn't get any vibration up at 1000+rpm. I've read reports on other sites people feel it clears up around there. Even at 800rpm there will be a slight vibration. I'm thinking you already had a vacuum leak at ...


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I don't know that particular make of car, but in the UK "standard size" radios are often held in the dash by a spring-clip device, not by screws. You need a pair of extractor tools like this: http://www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/stereo-fitting-accessories/autoleads-car-audio-release-tool-pc5-83. Some cars require special tools for that particular ...


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Not difficult really, if you're handy with a screw driver. Hondas are usually pretty easy to pull the dash apart on, and this guide will help you with that. Then, it's just a case of installing your new stereo. Most "good" brands (like Alpine and so forth) will have adaptor plugs that can make it easy to go from your cars original stereo plug to the new ...


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Click sound on first stop could be floating calipers, which are probably operating as designed. When you back up they move back into position and click when driven. Again, this is normal behaviour.


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As @FredWilson pointed out, there is no relearn for a heater circuit code. On a 2.3 Check for power at the ECM connector C pin 13 (white). On a 3.0 Check for power at the ECM connector C pin 1 (black/white). While the o2 heater wire may have power there may be a break in the wire that goes to the ECM. This wire tells the ECM that the heater relay is ...


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In any motorcyle you CAN shift into gear without using the clutch, you have to match the engine speed with the output speed, many people use it for racing, and if done correctly does not cause excesive wear, but for normal use, it is not recommended. now when you say it wont shift into gear, do you mean the shifter just come to a halt before the shift ...


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Could be the 3-4 upshift solenoid as well as the torque convertor clutch solenoid is bad? The upshift solenoid failing would explain why 4th doesn't stay engaged and if the torque remains engaged when downshifting could explain the low rpm. I would be interested about the 7 major problems -sounds like major money for mechanic... I would take it to a ...


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http://transmissionrepairguy.com/transmission-solenoid/ There are 6 solenoids in a automatic transmission (from the transmission guy repair website) Torque convertor clutch solenoid, 2-3 upshift,3-2 downshift, 1-2 upshift, pressure control, Torque convertor clutch pulse width modulation solenoid valve. Transmission Solenoid: Function & Common ...


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This sounds like the kickstand safety switch has gone astray. Almost like the switch gets stuck and the bike thinks the kickstand is still down when its not. After 'wobbling' the bike, the switch gets unstuck?


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Yeah. Gotta be way careful with Air Conditioning (A/C) system as well. If the car is facing a particular direction when parked, the sunlight can heat up the Air Conditioning condenser in front of the radiator. Hot in the day, cool at night. With this hot / cold cycle the refrigerant slowly migrates around the system. Unfortunately, your automotive air ...


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You do not have to remove the battery you may remove the driver side wheel well housing and access it from there


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What can go wrong, Your battery will go dead, then you will need a new one, full discharge of the battery for any length of time ruins a lead acid battery. Possible vandalism or theft of the vehicle (yes cars get stolen off of dealership lots all the time) Severe weather damage, tornado, hail, flood, etc. No good reason to store it at the dealership for ...


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The spec for a 2009 Honda Accord is plain old oil; no specific need for synthetic. As long as you get your oil changed regularly, it won't be breaking down to the point where the difference is measurable (except in your wallet). You won't have any problems switching between synthetic and non-synthetic.


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No, you can go back to regular oil next oil change. Its only bad to go back to non-synthetic if the car has been on a steady diet of Synthetic for a long time or is designed to use synthetic oil.


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I ended up just using some thick solid wire. Strung it through the holes in the floor, and through the holes in the mat and twisted it to make it secure.


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Replace them all? No. As others have mentioned, they're either working or they're not. Test them with a multimeter or fuse tester. Be sure to look for "fusible links" in the wiring on a newer car, not all fuses are in the fuse box anymore for some unfathomable reason... Take them all out, one at a time, and clean them? I've had that help on some ...


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This is assuming you don't have access to a scantool that can communicate with a Honda ECM and without bidirectional controls. Key On Engine Running (this may work Key On Engine off) disconnect the Air Fuel Ratio sensor connector. On the harness side connector Check for power on pin 4 (white). Check for ground on pin 3 (white/black). If you don't have ...


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If the engine is running, not only is this unsafe (front axles can spin, hitting your hands if the front is in the air or moving off the stands if the rear is up), but it drastically changes the pressure at which the fluid will shoot out of the calipers and shrink the time to close the bleeder screw before the pedal hits the floor.


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As a general maintenance practice or a troubleshooting method without having a particular reasoned approach, no. If it's troubleshooting, testing the fuses on their exposed blade tips is equivalent. That said, replacing the fuses shouldn't create any risks so long as you're replacing them with the appropriate values. It should be pointed out that fuses ...


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P1166 indicates a blown or malfunctioning heater core fuse. I know that O2 sensors have resistive elements inside that are activated when the engine is cold. O2 sensors operate more efficiently when they are hot. The heater element is on until the engine is at normal operating temp then it switched off. P1167 is the upstream O2 sensor just before the cat. ...


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Fuses do not need to be replaced unless they have blown, so it's not a regular maintenance thing. In terms of checking them, depending on your vehicle, many only require a visual check to see if the metal is present or missing. If you do have fuses where their status is not obvious, a good multimeter is only a few dollars (probably cheaper than replacing ...


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It seems as though the plunger in the master cylinder isn't retracting after use Occasionally when motorcycles are stored you can run into this problem. Older brake fluid along with a bit of moisture and oxygen can contribute to a buildup of material inside the master cylinder bore where the plunger goes. After pulling the brake once the plunger sticks ...


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As long as the part you are buying is CAPA Certified, you can be guaranteed it will have the same level of fit and finish as an OEM part. Certified Auto Parts Association (CAPA) is an independent testing organization which does just that for vehicle parts. As long as it is certified, you are guaranteed the part will work just like the original. All you ...


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With a flat thin small screwdriver, you should be able to wiggle under it and pry up a little bit, then move to the opposite side of the same fastener and do the same thing. Working back and forth should bring it off of the pin without issue. The fastener thing may end up a little bent, but as long as the pin is okay, I'd suggest you'd be in good shape. This ...


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The component on the cluster board could be defective. I had something similar years ago (decades actually). It turned out to cold solder joint on a 5 volt regulator as well as a nearby capacitor. Also checking for bad grounds.


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Clean leather seats with a good leather cleaner and follow up with a good leather conditioner. I personally like the leather honey series of products, but that's just my opinion and a little off-topic. More on topic is how often this should be done. A good rule of thumb is every three months, but your exact needs may vary based on many factors regarding ...


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There are three fuses for the seat heater system 1) Passenger fuse box: Fuse 20, 7.5 amp. Supplies Seat heater control unit. 2) Passenger fuse box: Fuse 5, 15 amp. Supplies relay power pin. 3) Driver side fuse box: Fuse 26, 7.5 amp. Supplies to relay control coil. Some have power key off, some do not.


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If the ECO mode is engaged on a Honda Civic the A/C won't be seriously cold. The Eco mode adjusts the A/C, the engine and transmission for maximum fuel economy. Disengage the ECO mode and A/C gets nice and chilly even at city speed. I own a 2012 Civic LX with 140,000km (87,000 miles) with no A/C issues whatsoever. The A/C system on a Honda Civic uses only ...


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That is the way Honda does a lot of their suspension parts. Take for instance, the part below. It isn't sold with bushings, but rather as a complete unit. This is the complete A-Arm from the front end kit for your Jazz (called a "Fit" here in the US). With this in mind, I don't think they are telling you anything out of the ordinary, though it does sound ...


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You can spend time identifying which cylinder is bad but in the end you need to replace both head gaskets If both head gaskets aren't failing the other one will fail soon. You may not know it yet but you don't want to replace just the single head gasket. You want to do both. If I were in your position I'd just order two new head gaskets and get on with it ...


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These Honda transmissions are prone to failure. Which is unfortunate. I have the same car and the transmission failed at about 130,000 miles. You can check the transmission fluid. With the engine off and the car on a level surface remove the transmission dipstick, clean and put it back in and then pull it out. Now you should see the level at the upper mark. ...


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Fuse box is good on a Honda, choose the terminal where the source cable is connected directly to the battery, be sure to use an in line fuse (30A) on your wire. Use #10 wire to connect your accessory to the terminal.


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It sounds more like a transmission issue than a engine issue. It sounds like it not going to first gear but when you rev the engine it upshifts into second and drive normally. I could be a slipping clutch. In automatics there are pairs of clutches for each gear. When changing gears one clutch applies and other partially applies until it moves fast enough to ...



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