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    Full size spare wheel (225/50-17) iDTEC Tourer (How To)

    Hi John. If anyone is fitting a full sized spare you may as well just remove the underfloor lining as it fits perfectly in the well without the need for the fixing bolt. I put the space saver in my wife's Civic which does require a fixing bolt into a pre-drilled hole in the boot floor, as...
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    Full size spare wheel (225/50-17) iDTEC Tourer (How To)

    When I purchased my Tourer I had a space saver spare fitted by the dealer. The underfloor lining was just discarded and the space saver was secured by using the 'fixing kit', which bolts into the floor bracket. However use of a space saver is not recommended (although not illegal) when towing a...
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    Wiring for towbar

    I've just had a look at the wiring on my car and all the tow bar wiring is routed behind the right rear light cluster and appears to feed into one large connector.
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    Wiring for towbar

    A universal wiring kit with a by-pass relay will be quite sufficient (and much cheaper) for your needs. There are few advantages to fitting dedicated electrics to an Accord as there is no 'plug and play' facility, so splicing the wiring is still required, and the car does not require...
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    Airbag Recall

    I have just received a letter from Honda UK informing me that my 2014 Accord Tourer is part of a safety recall regarding the Takata airbag. This is as a result of well documented problems worldwide, where the airbag has deployed with such force that the metal inflator casing has ruptured...
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    Additional keys

    My estate (14 reg) only has two buttons on the key fob. To unlock the boot and passenger doors you have to push the unlock button twice.
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    Rear Camera Lens

    As well as being useless in bad weather, the rear view camera is also useless when reversing to hitch up to a caravan or trailer. The camera is positioned so it does not show the tow ball, so ***istance is required to hitch up. Unfortunately you don't discover this until a tow bar is fitted.
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    Anyone tried a boot bike rack on tourer?

    Gareth. I'm guessing that Saris won't approve a tailgate mounted bike rack on the Accord Tourer because the lower section is plastic and the supports and retaining straps place a considerable strain on the tailgate when bikes are loaded on it. I regularly carry a mountain bike inside my...
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    Heated Seat Base and Tyres - Query & Options

    The Continentals get excellent reviews and were 3rd overall in this year's Auto Express test, but were top in both wet and dry handling tests. They were top last year but lost that spot to Michelin Pilot Sport 4s, mainly because of low scores on fuel efficiency and cabin noise. The cheapest I...
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    Heated Seat Base and Tyres - Query & Options

    Chris. I am about to purchase two new tyres for my Accord and plan to fit Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance. I've recently had two fitted to my wife's Mito and they have been fine, although they are no quieter than the Michelins they replaced, despite the low noise rating. The factory fit...
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    MPG idtec tourer

    Manual. Based on owner reviews, the 5 speed auto box on both the CRV and Accord iDTEC appears to be much less fuel efficient than the manual box. However the new 9 speed ZF auto fitted to the CRV 1.6 iDTEC (160 BHP) appears to be only marginally less efficient than the manual.
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    MPG idtec tourer

    Like TourerFan the dashboard mpg figures on my Tourer are pessimistic (by 0.5 mpg) unlike my previous CRV and my wife's Mito. Driven normally I average approximately 52mpg, but living in a rural area I do little stop/start driving. Based on this your consumption seems very reasonable. Towing a...
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    Wheel Noise?

    Thanks for that information. I'll ask them to check this when it next goes in for service.
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    Wheel Noise?

    How strange. I have exactly the same problem. At slow speeds it sounds like a dull thud and at 60 mph a thud with a slight whistle. Above 60 I cannot hear it. It started in June when I was towing my caravan through France, and was particularly noticeable on the very smooth toll motorways. As...
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    Differences between Tourer and Sedan

    The braked trailer towing limits outlined above are for different engines/gearboxes. The 2.2 i DTEC manual has a braked trailer maximum of 1500 kg - 1700 kg, depending on model. The auto has a maximum braked weight of 1100 kg. The 2.0 i VTEC (manual & auto) has a braked maximum of 1500 kg...
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    Turning an EX into an EX GT

    Coincidentally I have recently had the front nearside splitter/spoiler repaired on my ES GT after it was hit by a number plate thrown up from a lorry, causing a line of deep scars across it. The repairer removed the splitter from the bumper to carry out the repair and respray so it must be...
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    Tow bar on Type S Tourer

    John. The towbar fitted to your car is a Bosal which is the approved Honda towbar and so the first owner would probably have specified this when he ordered the car. Since 1998 all towbars have to be type approved to meet European regulations and so you can legally tow anything up to 1700kg on...
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    Tow bar on Type S Tourer

    According to the fitting instructions on the TowTrust website only the Type S saloon needs extra bumper cuts for its towbars. Dedicated wiring is an expensive option and, as far as I am aware there is no 'plug and play' facility on the Accord and the wiring has to be spliced. I have had bypass...
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    Tow bar on Type S Tourer

    If the Type S bumper is different to the standard bumper it may be down to aesthetics. The disadvantage of the vertical detachable is that a much bigger bumper cut is needed to accommodate the pivot plate which hides the electric socket. Normally the towbar and electrics will be completely...
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    Test drove an Accord 2.2 i DTEC EX 4dr (08) - enocountered noise

    edgeoftime You can have the engine but I'd prefer to keep my foot! Seriously, I do live in a rural area, but I haven't done anything special to achieve these figures and several Accord owners' reviews state 50+ as average consumption. When What Car did their 'real world mpg' SUV tests, the...
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