Tag Archives: Electrical

2001 CR-V Transmission, Speedometer, & Alternator Problem

I’ve learned a lesson about diagnosing strange problems. When doing electrical diagnosis you should always check fuses early on, but I’ve now learned that you should also check fuses if you have a strange problem, even if it doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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OBD-II Connector Location

Every car sold in the US since 1996 is required to be equipped with an OBD-II connector so all scan tools, and in some cases state inspection computers, can connect to them and read data. There are general requirements for … Continue reading

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Quick Fix: Dielectric Grease

Recently my 1997 Civic had started running roughly and misfiring in the morning. Based on what my car did after driving through a puddle once I had an idea what the problem might be.

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Wrong Spark Plugs

I recently had an older Honda Odyssey come into the shop for a few recalls and other repairs, and found that it had some codes in the computer indicating misfires. It was misfiring on all 6 cylinders. First thing to … Continue reading

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Engine Bay Megaphone

This time on “you found what under the hood?!”…

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My Car: Outlets and USB Ports

I like working on my car. Sometimes it’s necessary repairs, other times it’s modifications or upgrades just because I want to.

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My Car: New Fog Lights

A year ago I installed a set of Harbor Freight fog lights on my 1997 Honda Civic. They didn’t really do very much compared to my LED headlight bulbs, so I almost never used them.

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