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  1. dandreye

    CL7: Charging voltage

    Hi All, Could anyone please share the right procedure to measure the charging voltage generated by the alternator of a 2005 Honda Accord Gen7 type CG7 (2L petrol manual) and what that voltage should measure? Mine measures just under 14.1V when idling, wondering if it's high enough - but perhaps...
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    Immobilizer chip type in 2005 Honda Accord CL7 remote key

    Hi All, The parts catalogue tells me the key for my 2005 Honda Accord CL7 is part # 35111-SEA-305 (no separate part # for the immobilizer chip). There are keys on the market that look exactly like mine (e.g. this one) but some of them come with ID46 chip while the others with ID48 chip. Is...
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    Will F20B6 spark plugs NGK ZFR6F-11 fit K20A6?

    Hi All, I have a set of 4 barely used leftover NGK ZFR6F-11 spark plugs for my previous Accord with F20B6. Are they safe for use in K20A6 too by chance? It's NGK ZFR6K-11 designed for K20A6, so the only difference is in the letter after "6", which refers to "Firing end construction" as can be...
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    Cheap ways to feed music into standard stereo model 2J20 via AUX

    Hi All, I have this standard stereo model 2J20 (would be great to know its make) in my Accord 7. Looks like there are several popular solutions to feed music via its AUX. While weighing them all I've found the following one for Accord 8: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263185448679 I suppose there...
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    Ultimate clarification on DMF and clutch issues

    Hi All, What I gather from this forum on DMF and clutch issues in diesel ones so far is that there's: 1) slipping clutch issue because of the "weak springing on the LUK/Honda pressure plate", supposedly fixed by clutch revision 325 (a full part number would be great) 2) DMF issue resulting in...
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    HDS scanner for £15

    Hi All, It claims to have HDS and even CAN BUS in its ***le... does it look like one of those capable of anything more than OBD2 code reading and so worth trying at so low price? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263374673649 From this old thread I'm not keeping too much hope...
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    Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 and 10W-40 no good at all for K20A6?

    Hi All, Apologies for yet another oil related question but at least it's a fairly specific inquiry ) Following recent theft of my old Honda Accord 6 (F20B6) I'm now left with several Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 and 10W-40 cans. Are they any good for my new Honda Accord 7 (K20A6), which needs Honda's...
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    Any major N22A1 engine issues?

    Hi All, Apologies for asking something that's most likely written and re-written about throughout this forum: just got my 6th Gen Accord stolen and am looking at the 7th Gen Accord as a potential replacement, which I need asap, hence all the rush. Are there any known major issues with the N22A1...
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    Disconnecting SRS cable from clock spring (cable reel)

    Hi All, Can the following SRS cable connector be disconnected from the rear of the clock spring (cable reel) body at all? https://ibb.co/n4BkXx If so how the hell do I do it? Couldn't figure out a way of pulling it out in an easy way and must have damaged electrical connection after applying...
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    Silent block replacement in the lower control arm

    Hi All, Has anyone tried removing old silent blocks from the lower control arm and fitting new ones using this type of tool kit marketed for ball joint replacement: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/f~IAAOSwndZaaExb/s-l1600.jpg If so how much effort/time did it take you and are there any critical...
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    Ignition barrel replacement (urgent)

    Hi All, Ignition barrel in my 1999 (T-reg) Honda Accord seems to have died as the key hardly moves away from the OFF position. I just managed to get home after turning detached ignition switch with a screwdriver to start the engine and meanwhile moving the key a bit to un(b)lock the steering...
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    Blown head gasket?

    Hi All, Got engine stalled earlier today w/o any obvious reasons (no revving up, no braking - just started on green light and was turning right), followed by a cloud of white smoke and a smell of engine coolant (I think) while I was still in the car. In a couple of minutes I was able to start...
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    Silicate coolant

    Hi All, Does anyone happen to know if Halfords' Antifreeze and Summer Coolant shown in the picture attached is OK for a 1999 Accord? Halfords have 2 different ones these days: blue one with silicate and red one (slightly more expensive) w/o it. I've come across somewhere that a compatible...
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    1999 Accord with F20B6 engine losing coolant

    Hi All, A few weeks ago (early in August) while driving slowly through a 50mph restricted section of a motorway I noticed coolant temperature arrow leaving normal position and gradually moving up fairly fast as I drove towards the nearest Tesco, almost touching red mark at the end of the scale...
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    Left hand direction indicator flashes twice more often than right one

    Hi All, ***uming it's a faulty direction indicator / emergency lights flasher relay malfunction whereabouts does it reside in the car? Many thanks in advance!
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    Synthetic Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 into F20B6 engine

    Hi All, Is synthetic Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 a safe choice for a 1999 Honda Accord engine F20B6 reaching 180k miles? Been using part synthetic Castrol Magnatec 10W-40 for about 15 years on all my cars so far (2x Toyota Avensis and now this Honda Accord) thinking it's a better all-year-round oil...
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    1999 Honda Accord 2.0i 16V VTEC (F20B6) diagnostics interface

    Hi All, My 5-year old ELM 327 USB scanner has no problems talking to my 1999 Honda Acccord 2.0i 16V VTEC (engine F20B6) ECU even though it displays something like "non-OBDII compatible, while exactly same looking Bluetooth scanner I've just bought at Ebay is unable to, reporting something like...
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    P1491 fault code - 1999 Honda Accord 2.0i - F20B6

    Hi All, Could anyone please confirm if fault code P1491 is "EGR Valve Lift Insufficient Detected" indeed for a 1999 Honda Accord 2.0i engine F20B6? I first had it logged back in April 2013 w/o any symptoms whatsoever. It has just been logged again, and when I stopped at a traffic light in about...
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