erospawn Posted April 22, 2010 Share Posted April 22, 2010 Hello, I have a 1998 Honda Accord EX, 4 Cyl. 4 door Sedan, 150K miles. About 3 months ago, the dash lights started coming on.. The way it happened was it was a cold morning.. some frost on the Windshield.. and so, I got a bottle of warm water and poured it on the windshield.. After that, drove on to work. That after noon, all of a sudden like, the battery light, brake light, and all the indicator lights on the picture of the car came on.. As Im drivig down the road, they come on, then off.. then on then off.. I pulled the battery and alternator and had both checked. They tested good. I then replaced all the cables from the battery to the main fuse box in the engine compartment and to ground. Didn't help. As time went on, the frequency in which the lights would come on increased. Sometimes, I'd be driving down the road, and the those lights would flash on quickly and go away..The lights just really appeared to come on for no apparent reason..Sometimes, I'd turn the car off and the ligths would come on when I started the car.. or they stay on between starts etc. etc.. Now add to this, the SRS light had come on about 6 months earlier.. I tried to get an OBD code, nothing.. Oh and the Engine Light was staying on a long time prior to that.. I forgot the code that came up for that one, but it was easy enough to clear. Never was able to clear the SRS light though.. Anyway.. I came to the conclusion that it might be the ECU.. mainly because I pulled the ECU fuse, and all the lights went out... not an odd thing to happen.. should happen, but what was so odd about it was that the only light that was on, on the indicator, was the light door light that should be on. Well, anyway, a new symptom has arrived since then, now I stick my key in the passenger door and the friggen alarm goes off.. I also checked with the dealer and found out the iginition switch recall on my car had already been taken care of as well. Here's my question: Does it sound like the ECU? If is the ECU, does it require the dealer to reprogram the ECU to the transponder in my Key? (I'm not buying a new one at $950.00 from the dealer) Also, take into consideration the SRS light.. Not even sure about that one yet.. and a new airbag is roughly $600.00.. Should I just junk the car and get a new one? Oh, I had the transmission replaced 3 years ago as well.. (The VIN number is one made in the US) oh well.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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