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Thread: 98 Accord Dash Lights flicker intermittently (door ajar, battery, brake lamp)

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    98 Accord Dash Lights flicker intermittently (door ajar, battery, brake lamp)

    All four door ajar lights, brake lights and the battery lights come on when I rev then engine, or when I don't rev the engine at other times. I can play with the fan and they will go off as well. This happened a ways back not too long after service but has caused no obvious problems.

    I have seen a few others with this generation (98-02) accord have had the same problem and made some posts on the net, but I have never seen anyone post feedback or a response of what it could be.

    Anyone know the solution?

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    seems like alternator.

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    17V when running

    I noticed today the battery is the normal 12.7 volts with no load but just over 17 volts with running and I believe it should be about 14.5 So if I turn on some load the dash lights go out. hummmm

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    Alternator. It's a common problem on 6th generation V6 Accords which came with a crap Delphi alternator. Your voltage regulator is cooking off. Replace the alternator before it takes out your battery too and leaves you stranded.

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    Thanks for the feedback!

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    wtf 17volts? careful your car electronics ECM, PGM might be burned with that much power, better get it checked out asap also the voltage regulator is damaged or is going !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deo View Post
    All four door ajar lights, brake lights and the battery lights come on when I rev then engine, or when I don't rev the engine at other times. I can play with the fan auto body part and they will go off as well. This happened a ways back not too long after service but has caused no obvious problems.

    I have seen a few others with this generation (98-02) accord have had the same problem and made some posts on the net, but I have never seen anyone post feedback or a response of what it could be.

    Anyone know the solution?

    Probably the alternator my friend.. Dunno if having it rewinded will make it work
    Last edited by kerpal; 03-07-08 at 09:39 PM.

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