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Flickering Drive Indicator and Map Reading Lights along with fast flash VSA, ABS, and warning lights on 2005 Honda CR-V

The problem not constant but happens some point while driving everyday. The CR-V was serviced at a dealership. Oil & filter, transmission fluid all changed out. Battery and alternator tested good. What`s up

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  • Chris Gibson Apr 20, 2013

    My 2005 Honda CR-V has the original factory stereo. Regarding the flickering, the "D" Driving indicator light and map reading lights almost seem to "pulsate" rather than really flicker. The other associated mystery is the "fast flashing" VSA, ABS,' & VSA Activation Indicator display lights on the dashboard. They flash less often than the pulsating ones. The battery cables seem tight. Any help is greatly appreciated



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Sounds like a custom stereo/alarm install might have crossed some wires and is causing small shorts. let me know if its all factory still and i will figure out another solution for you. good luck

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Testimonial: "James, I so appreciate your input and help. I will get these possible causes checked out and get back to you at a little later date. Cheers! Chris"

  • Chris Gibson Apr 20, 2013

    My 2005 Honda CR-V has the original factory stereo. The "D" driving light indicator and map reading lights almost seem to "pulsate" rather than truly flicker. The other associated problem is the VSA, ABS, & ABS Activation indicator have a "fast flash" which happens less often. Battery seem tight. Any help is greatly appreciated!

  • James Lillard Apr 20, 2013

    that kinda sounds like maybe a problem in the fuse block, like something came a little loose and is almost shorting other things out. also check to make sure the ground is good and hasn't come loose. if you have a multimeter you can check voltages to see if you find something that fluctuates a bunch.also when you turn your lights on at night, do your dash lights dim a little automaticly?



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An often overlooked problem when the VSA and triangle light cones on is a clogged screen behind the oil filter mounting bracket and the end of the solenoid where it goes into head has multiple screens around it that have a tendency to get clogged. Remove these and clean gently till any caking or particles have been cleaned off.

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