9th Apr 2005, 19:33
1996 Honda accord ex would I have to take anything off or unstall to replace a cigarett lighter?
12th May 2005, 20:29
To access and repair the cigarette lighter, follow the instructions in the provided link for stereo replacement.
Disassembly of the center console is needed.
7th Jan 2006, 01:26
The ignition is designed in most Hondas so that you have to turn the steering wheel in order to start the car.
15th Mar 2006, 01:20
Ummmm... no. You don't have to turn the wheel to get the ignition to turn on. Or shouldn't have to. However, if you swing in to a parking space without straightening your wheels first you may create a tension in the steering column that will cause the ignition cylinder to stick. This is a theft deterrent: if someone tries to take your car without having a key, the wheel will not turn, but lock. Now, if you have the wheel locked, and try to simply turn the key the lock mechanism engages because 'thinks' you are trying to steal the car. You therefore must apply dome pressure to the wheel to straighten it, to disengage the ignition lock.
15th Apr 2006, 21:59
My cousin has a 1996 Accord also and her mileage is 150,000 probably going on 160,000 and the head gasket blown once and I think that was the only problem.
22nd Apr 2006, 21:37
I don't know why everyone likes to defend these cars so much, I have owned 5 Honda Accords, thinking the next would be better than the last. All of them with V6's the transmission has failed and on the 4 cylinders piston rings have failed causing complete engine failure. I now own a Chrysler product, everyone said to me why a Chrysler product ther are junk go buy a Honda or Toyota. I have a 1997 Concorde with the 3.3L and have never had a problem, my parents own a 1995 with a 3.3L and it has over 300,000 miles on it and still runs like new they never have had to replace the transmission or engine the only think with the engine was the timing chain. Honda's use a rubber belt for timing what a joke never buy a Honda product.
20th Jun 2006, 13:30
Ha, it looks like Iaccoca has made it into the Honda section again with his Concorde. Honda cars are very reliable and it does not take rocket science to prove it. Sure you can get a lot of miles out of your Saturn or Ford, but the car was a piece of crap out of the factory to start with, and a big waste of time maintaining it. Honda cars are built to last and are built of higher quality materials; a Civic may even be as well built as a Cadillac or Lincoln. Go figure!
20th Oct 2006, 17:00
Pathetic, I never liked the Accord or the Civic, but I'm now an owner of a 96 Honda Accord LX, 5-speed Manual...165,000+ miles on it, and I've had it for 2 solid years now, no major problems whatsover. All these transmission problems, and starter problems, it's related to:
A. Either the way it's treated.
B. Your source of replacement parts.
I can tell you, as a younger adult I don't know how bad your honda can be, all I do know is you can do a whole lot worse. Your car is a reflection of you. If you take good care of it, it will take good care of you. Enough said.
24th Oct 2006, 14:53
I have a 94 and a 99 Accord. The 94 has been tearing up since day one, but she still goes! I've replaced Valve Cover Gasket and seals twice. It's also had a ring job. When one stomps on the gas it blows a black clowd of smoke out of tail pipe. When you drive it right, it does right! The transmission shifts a little hard, and I've replaced the ignition switch. She has always cranked for me, and no matter how bad shape she keeps getting into, she still runs. Now I'm a car freak and I know how to take care of a car. I can tell you that some things just happen, and you have to fix it. My 99's transmission went out at 86000 miles. Now, Honda did put bad tranys in their 98-02 model cars, I still feel she was built to last. The motor is in wonderful shape. Do you know many cars that after 3500 miles the engine oil still looks the same as it did when you changed it?, Mine does!!! The 99 has a 3.0 v-tec, and it drives like a V8. I bet if you bought a Cadillac that may have been treated as bad as your accord, it would have the same troubles, but cost tons more! Space is an issue when you go to buy a car. If you wanted a lot of space, then you shouldn't buy a coupe, Duh!!
31st Oct 2006, 13:36
My 1990 Honda Accord with 150000 miles on it is much like the one at the beginning of the thread here. I have replaced the pulley that connects to the engine main. I have replaced the radiator, valve cover and seals, the seat belt tries to strangle me every other day. The key won't come out of the ignition every morning. On rainy days I have to take everything out of the trunk because it leaks... I found that out after a jacket and hat turned different colors of mildew. I have had a Volvo 240 that I put 220,000 miles on, a Dodge Dakota (my favorite) that I put 205,000...I sold this one to drive the Honda Lesson learned there! The Dodge and the Volvo never had the valve cover open! Before those I had a Subaru GL that I put 200,000 miles on without any problems. If you read all of the motor magazines they rave on Honda's like they own the company (hum maybe...?)
31st Oct 2006, 21:32
If you knew anything about Honda's you would know that the valve cover comes off so you can adjust the valves so the car runs like a kitten. Why do you think non Hondas with a 16 valve design have so much valve chatter? My Honda has 243,000 miles (490,000 KM). Your ignorance makes me sick!
10th Nov 2006, 09:58
Amen!!! I own a 1995 Honda Accord LX with 264k miles. It's my 4th car, and I have never been happier.
My first car was a 1989 Lincoln Town Car. I had it for a year, and it died due to engine failure at 143k miles.
Then I had a 1999 Chevy Malibu, which was good until summer time, then it ran hot and cooked the heads at 101k miles, even after I replaced the thermostat and water pump.
I then bought a 1995 Mazda 626, but junked it after replacing the tranny twice...
I've had my Accord ever since (2004) and bought it from the roughest region of the country for cars (New York City), and now live in Atlanta.
I have replaced struts, brakes, one coolant sensor, all tires and 2 upper ball joints.
The engine sounds better than all my previous cars combined. I drive from Georgia to NY every holiday (4 times a year); never been stranded...
I'm 27 years old and wish I would have bought this car sooner... Honda/Acura, Toyota/Lexus and Nissan/Infiniti stand out above the rest. When I'm at a red light and a Chevy or Pontiac pull up beside me, I shake my head and say "damn, is that the best America can do?"...
Check out my ride at www.cardomain.com... streetlegal1979 (it's hooked up!!!)