10th Feb 2007, 21:03

01 Ody... Will not start, battery may be dead, but small cord on positive is making small sparks and burnt the terminal cover, juicy jump-start starts it, does not go dead when negative is removed, but will not restart on its own.

What is that small cord on the positive? Suggestions?

1st Mar 2007, 14:42

2000 - drivers side automatic door would not work after my 4 year old continually tried to open it while I was trying to unlock it... Thanx Very Much to the originator of the Fuse 13 Trick... I had already checked the automatic door fuses under the hood... and was just about to take it in to the dealer tomorrow... found this site... called home... told my wife to find fuse 13 and pull it out... she pulled it out for about a minute... then put it back in and presto... the door is now working again!!!


5th Mar 2007, 14:24

My 2000 LX decided that the power lock on the driver side sliding door didn't want to work, which meant having to crank your arm through the driver's door to manually unlock it. What a pain! I came across this thread, but wasn't sure if fuse #13 would work on my 2000 LX since it has manual doors as opposed to power doors. I decided there was nothing to lose except an expensive trip to the dealership! Pulled fuse #13 and fuse #12 (power lock fuse) for 45 seconds, popped them back in, and voila! We're back in business! I'm not sure if it was #12 or #13 that did the trick, but does it matter? It works again! Thank you whoever posted this little trick!

6th Mar 2007, 18:13

Why don't we just put one post to replace the thousands of posts that just say "fuse 13 works". Duh! I've had to do this many times. The Honda doors are crap.

6th Mar 2007, 20:15

"Why don't we just put one post...", he asks?? Because, we are Happy!! Happy, Happy, my cup is filled to overflowing with Happiness and Joy, now that I have found this wonderful marvelous Fuse 13 Trick. Yes, it worked for me too!!! Just think -- three weeks of worrying, worrying, how many hundreds and hundreds of dollars will the crafty dealer charge me to fix this, and all it took to fix it was... thirty seconds! (and my needle nose pliers - those fuses are so tiny!) And now I am so Happy! We are all Happy; my wife is Happy (she was Happy before, except about the broken door - she has a Happy disposition, whereas I am more inclined to be anxious.) We are all Happy! No more need I haul my little boy in through the front door like a sack of potatoes to get him into the back, straining my back, and always bumping that little tray between the seats, which collapses, spilling all our junk everywhere, everything rolling under the seats, and always at the worst possible time, when you're in a hurry, and you have a headache, and you have to go to the bathroom, and the pennies are the worst, I hate it when the pennies fall down into those little cracks, just out of reach, mocking me and my fat fingers, and you can't just leave them there, even though the time it takes you to extract them is worth more than a penny, and so you have to go looking for your needle nose pliers again. But now, no more worries, just we are all Happy! Thank you, thank you, whoever you are, for the wonderful marvelous Fuse 13 Trick!!!

12th Mar 2007, 10:54

This is not a fuse #13 issue, since I have manual sliding doors on my 2002 Honda. Warm or cold weather makes no difference. After opening the sticking doors (with great difficulty) they will open normally for the remainder of that day. However, the very next day they are stuck again. I've tried every lubricant known to man, with no success. Has anyone found a cure for this condition, or am I the only one having the problem?

28th Mar 2007, 18:39

If anyone try to reset fuse 13, 10, 4 or 5 and the door still does not work automatically. You can try to reset the fuse box "P/S Door". It is right beside the battery. It will work and you do not have to re-enter the security code for stereo or any other setting that reset from the result of disconnect the battery.

5th Apr 2007, 06:52

Yet another satisfied user of the "fuse 13" tip. Thanks to whoever posted. He/she made a lot of people happy.

21st Apr 2007, 17:44

Odyssey Owner who posted 30th Jan 2007, 22:25.

I just had the same thing happen to our 2001 Odyssey.

The problem on ours is that one of the rollers is missing on the center roller assembly for the door (the one that runs in the track hidden under the rear window). With a roller missing, the door jerks because the assembly can rock front-to-back as the door closes.

22nd Apr 2007, 18:24


One more reader to say thanks for the tip. I have a '99 with

214,000 miles on it and still chugging away

I just had trouble with the doors this weekend and was glad to find this site and learn about the #13 fuse trick.

Living in Canada I have experienced the cold weather problems with these doors like everyone else. Yet the car was built within 50 miles of where I live. One thing I have found on the passenger side door, is that the door often needs "help" to get around the corner where it hugs in tight to the car body. Otherwise it stalls out and retracts to fully open again. Today (April '07) I greased up the tracks and spray lubed the rollers to hopefully make it easier for the cable to pull the door closed. I used a little scotch brite on the electrical contacts to make sure there was no corrosion to give the electrical components a hard time. Anything to avoid having to replace a motor I guess.

28th Apr 2007, 10:15

Yes, there is a fix on Odyclub.com forum, using 3M porous surgical tape. Using the Honda, Shin-Etsu grease did not work for my LX either, and I've been through 3 door handles before doing the repairs myself and putting the tape on.

Good Luck.

1st May 2007, 15:34

"Fuse #13"...Works like a charm. I was just ready to call the dealer on my 2000 Odyssey with an in-op. passenger's side power door; tried the fuse trick and it worked! Thanks for the info... I just saved myself a boatload of money =)


New York.

28th May 2007, 10:42

I have a 2000 Honda Odyssey LX and have problems with a dead battery. This only happens occasionally. I can hear a clicking sound without the key being in the ignition. I disconnected the keyless entry, thinking that was the clicking I was hearing. It can be jumped immediately and then will not happen again for weeks or even months. Any help is greatly appreciated!!

25th Jun 2007, 23:04

I have a 2006 Honda Odyssey who's battery has failed for the third time. All the dealership can offer is the system checks out OK. I believe that something is draining the batteries, but I am getting little to no satisfaction with the dealers.

I am soon to run out of my waranty and do not want to end up stranded on the road yet again with this issue.

Can anyone shed some light as to what this may be?