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Car won't start, horn won't honk, headlights won't come on, what could cause this?

The symptoms all point to a faulty battery, and an incorrect test result for the Autozone battery test. Starting with this: Hitting brakes: Brake lights come on and interior lights dim: a good ...
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Is charging my engine battery like this bad?

Use the jumper battery to start the engine, then disconnect it and leave the engine running (with no current drain such as lights, heater fan, radio, etc). The car should charge its own battery to 80% ...
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Car won't start, horn won't honk, headlights won't come on, what could cause this?

All symptoms point to a dead battery, but as you have already attempted to rule that out, the next thing I'd check would be bad connections or cables. Turn on the headlights or something else that ...
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What is this thing hanging from a wire from the front headliner at the top of the windshield?

Figured out it (thanks to a shove in the right direction by @mikes): It's the remote engine start accessory's antenna. I didn't think of it when I was asked if I had "add-ons" because it's an ...
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Is charging my engine battery like this bad?

Lead acid type batteries, such as this, like to be charged very slowly. Under 5 amps for many hours would be best. During fast charging the internals overheat and electrolyte can boil. Best to charge ...
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Bump on the floor in the back of sedans

The hump provides longitudinal rigidity in the unibody. The fact that it also provides a place to route the exhaust is a bonus. Notice that modern CAD-designed vehicles have much less of an obvious ...
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Is charging my engine battery like this bad?

A @FredWilson says, you need to charge it slowly - either by driving it around or by using a trickle charger. If you can get a trickle charger with a 'maintenance mode', you can leave it permanently ...
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2009 Honda Accord 2.4l P0300 P0302 P0303 P0339

Spark? looks good enough to me. Jumps a 30kV gap looks blue enough to rule out a secondary issue. Great. MAP sensor voltage looks OK < .90v with the engine hot @ idle. Pretty much rules out a ...
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Bump on the floor in the back of sedans

Anyone can feel free to disagree with me since I'm not 100% on this, but I believe those bumps are placed into the design in order to give the exhaust system a little more breathing room. Note the ...
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Bump on the floor in the back of sedans

I don't think the hump is there just for the exhaust, although as was pointed out in the comment it adds ground clearance which is a nice thing. The "transmission hump" (in honor of rear wheel drive ...
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How to fix P2195, P1172, P1174 and P2197 error code for Honda Accord LX 2004?

When you get a bunch of codes on a car, the best way to work through is to fix only the first code - in this case the P2195. The easiest check is to look for a disconnected cable - Rear A/F Sensor ...
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Positions of relays in fuse box of Honda Accord 2003

The relays are the same They should be interchangeable. Here is a parts diagram. They control components of the fuel system.
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2005 Honda Accord wont start with a new battery

Possibilities - Corrosion at the battery terminals causing a bad connection Bad connection from the battery to the chassis of the vehicle Bad connection from the battery to the starter solenoid ...
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How would you repair a clogged windshield wiper sprayer?

High Pressure Air I would disconnect the hose from that sprayer from the motor that gives it the pressure to spray. I would go where there is high pressure air. In my case that would be my shop. I ...
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Honda accord speedometer petrol needle and temp needle not lighting up

More than likely the bulbs have gone out (died) which services the needles which has gone dark. To replace these you'll need to dismantle the dash, which really isn't too hard (procedure found in this ...
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2007 Honda Accord EX-L V6 - Can I use 2 different strut brands in front and back?

Yes, you can use different brands on the front and rear. Some high performance vehicles do this to get specific handling needed. In your case, it may not be a choice for performance, but it should be ...
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How to determine if manual transmission fluid has to be changed?

tl dr: Unless you have a leak somewhere in your manual transmission, leave it alone and don't worry about it. If you look at the maintenance schedule for Hondas, you'll find there's no schedule for ...
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06 accord throwing 13 codes suddenly

Check the voltage at the battery. If the voltage is low, it could be enough to start/run the car, but not enough for the electronics, which will throw a ton of stupid codes and dash lights. Voltage ...
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How difficult is it to replace a car radio on a 2000 Honda Accord?

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 ...
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I entered the wrong radio security code, now I'm locked out

If cycling the key doesn't work, pull fuse number 15 in the underdash fuse box and re-insert. Re-enter the radio code. You have 10 tries to do this correctly before you are permanently locked out. ...
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Spinning/buzzing/whining from engine compartment without the key in the ignition

After some research, appears common problems are "bad starter solenoid" or "bad ignition switch." I didn't attempt to diagnose the ignition switch as it turned out to be the starter. In my case, ...
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Timing belt issues

The F22B2 Honda motor is an interference motor. What this means is, the pistons and the valves share the same physical space inside the engine just not at the same time ... well, that is if everything ...
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How did my moon roof and all my windows open without anyone driving, touching or not being in the car in 2 -3 days?

According to the 2009 Honda Accord Owner's Manual, your car is capable of opening the windows and moonroof with the remote transmitter. This is most likely the cause. The may have been pressed for ...
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Is the time belt replacement criteria exaggerated?

If the engine you are putting the timing belt on is an interference engine, it is definitely NOT exaggerated. The reasoning here is, the timing belt is cheap insurance over breaking the old one, which ...
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Installing mobile apps on a car board computer

If I understand you question correctly you want to install your own applications on your on-board computer. To do this you would need extensive reverse engineering and software development knowledge. ...
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Timing “CHAIN” ever need maintenance changing

I won't say the timing chain will never break, but they are designed to last for the life of the engine (this applies to most vehicles with a timing chain, not just the Honda ... there are some which ...
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2014 Honda Accord: Low Tire Pressure light still on & oil life still showing 40% after recent tire repair & oil change

Oil life indicators try to predict the degradation of the oil using a combination of engine run time, driving distance, number of cold engine starts and similar data. It does not actually check the ...
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Hard time starting car, Tried New Battery but issue has returned

Sounds like it needs a new starter Honda OE starters do the slow crank then click thing when they start to go. Next time it acts up see if you can smack it with something. Your phantom issue sounds ...
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2000 Honda Accord - Attempts to start cause lights to go out with no clicking and fails to start

This problem is usually indicative of a bad connection at the battery (or one of the battery cables). It almost behaves like a resettable fuse. When there is a connection, the lights work because the ...
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How to fix P2195, P1172, P1174 and P2197 error code for Honda Accord LX 2004?

To be honest you need to be able to view live data using a scan tool. If you don't have access to these it may be cheaper to take it to a shop that specializes in Hondas. It's not inconceivable that ...
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