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A/C not cold when idling

The AC often relies on the the electric fan near the radiator at the front of the engine bay running to cool the refrigerant. If the fan isn’t running while stationary there won’t be sufficient air ...
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Replacing Timing Belt - 2006 Honda Odyssey

You absolutely should have the water pump, tensioner, and idler bearings replaced at the same time as you have the timing belt replaced. Everything needed comes in a kit and costs a bit more than ...
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1-2 sec delay between phone video and car audio connected to phone via bluetooth

Not wanting to necro a dead thread, but this is a known issue with Honda Bluetooth audio. There is a bug in the bluetooth handshake that results in data-only transmission. Proof. This means then ...
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What should I use to maintain leather seats?

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-...
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Spark plug and coil only one is bad for 2012 Honda odyssey

If you find the coil is bad, change just the coil. You can do this without issue. If you find the spark plug is bad, change all of them. When spark plugs start going bad, it is a good bet others will ...
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A/C not cold when idling

You are right to ask questions about this. The very first thing a mechanic should do is a pressure check of the AC system, if the pressure is low then it makes sense to look for leaks. If the pressure ...
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Seat heater fuse at 12V even when ignition is off?

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) ...
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Honda Odyssey alarm goes off randomly

I have a workaround and its been in place about 6 weeks over 1 year now, so I feel confident to post it. I left the vehicle with my prefered independent mechanic for two days. Regretfully the alarm ...
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Identify serial protocol in Honda Odyssey 2007

This is 8e1 9600 b/s inverted UART. The second graph represents 6 byte packet.
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Seatbelt must be retracted after pulling it as far as it will come out

This is a normal safety feature. Most common reason is for child seats. this allows you to lock the belt and pull it tight. EDIT: It is also not that a child seat triggers this behavior, but that ...
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A/C not cold when idling

Poor AC performance when idling could be caused by the compressor not performing well at low RPM, or by heat buildup around the condensor due to lack of air flow when the vehicle is not moving. You ...
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Do I need to bleed all 4 brakes if I only opened one line?

Where was the opened line in relation to the bleeding sequence? The Honda Odyssey sequence is Front Left Front Right Rear Right Rear Left So if it was the rear left you opened, just bleed that ...
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Replacing Timing Belt - 2006 Honda Odyssey

The water pump is also accessible underneath the timing cover on most engines. These are usually replaced together and sometimes included in the same service kit along with timing tentioners/guides.
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How to check that crankshaft and cam pulleys are in sync?

Simple engine dynamics of a 4-stroke engine dictates as long as the timing marks are aligned for the engine, it will take two complete rotations of the crankshaft for things to be aligned again. As ...
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Is this normal (low area below front of 2002 Honda Odyssey)?

Based on the shredded plastic and rust I'm seeing, it looks like someone scraped the bottom pretty good. If it's still operating fine and not leaking it's probably nothing to worry about, but have a ...
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Honda Odyssey: Neutral/unlocked steering wheel without draining battery?

Install a battery disconnect switch. The steering wheel should be able to move if the key is in regardless of if it has power or not. I've only once seen a mid-90's Kia with a ridiculous ...
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Honda Odyssey alarm goes off randomly

We were dealing with a similar problem with a 2003 Odyssey. We watched the YouTube video and disconnected the hood switch connector, and the problem was improved for several months. Out of nowhere ...
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2006 Honda Odyssey: input radio security code with broken buttons?

As Paulster stated in the comments, if the buttons are indeed broken, then there's no way to enter the reset code (assuming the code has a 1 or a 4 in it). Your best options are to take the stereo ...
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Are there preventative measures I can take in case I lose my Odyssey key?

I found some information for you. It would appear from this internet article that your 2005 Odyssey should be using a sidewinder style key. These are the keys which are cut into the sides and not like ...
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2014 Honda Odyssey - Maintenance Minder change oil after only 3 months

I can't say for sure how Honda's system works. However many bands use a variety of inputs to decide oil life. These may include but aren't limited to, engine load, cold start cycles, rpm, conductivity ...
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will a hair dryer overload my car?

Your owner's manual will explain what the inverter plug is rated for in watts. The hair dryer will also have a label explaining the maximum watts. I'm pretty sure the answer is "no". That plug is ...
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Spark plug and coil only one is bad for 2012 Honda odyssey

Try swapping the #3 coil with another cylinder and see if the problem follows. Try swapping the #3 spark plug with another cylinder and see if the problem follows. That should let you know where the ...
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Honda oydessy year 2000 does not go in reverse does not go forward but you can drive it in netural

As @ᴘᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 said, this appears to be a known issue with Honda Odyssey Model Years 1999-2001. From the Wikipedia entry for this set of model years: The 4-speed automatic transmission in 1999 to ...
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2004 Honda Odyssey won't start for a few seconds after key moved to ON position

Turns out it was the starter motor that had died. We had it replaced and everything's good again. The D light was apparently a mistaken symptom. They said there were no issues with the transmission.
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2004 Honda Odyssey won't start for a few seconds after key moved to ON position

The buzzing you are hearing is the fuel pump priming/pressurizing the fuel system, this is a normal sound. Most people don't hear it because the engine is normally in the process of starting at that ...
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Honda Odyssey alarm goes off randomly

In my car, the reason for the alarm going off randomly was water leaking from the "body seam" on the roof, through the left front pillar, and zapping the computer.
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09 Honda Odyssey No Start

Obviously the MICU was, is? MIA. My next three tests: Scan check to verify all modules present and accounted for. If all present erase all codes; any that return get investigated. Install the relay ...
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Driving with parking brake on

4 miles at 30/40 mph could heat the brake components and wheel hub until the brake fluid boils, the wheel bearing grease runs out, the rotors/drums warp, etc. I recommend complete disassembly and ...
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1-2 sec delay between phone video and car audio connected to phone via bluetooth

As far as I know this is just how Bluetooth works. Throughout all my years there has always been a delay in audio when used in combination with Bluetooth. There are some software that delay the video ...
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Brake pedal spongy after pad/rotor change and bleeding

One fairly common issue is that the brake pistons can get corroded as the pads wear and they extend further out. In this case when you re-compress the pistons the corroded area comes back into contact ...
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