Question about 2007 Honda CR-V
2007 Honda CR-V, IP Cluster illumination lighting when out all of a sudden. ABS, Airbag, Seat Belt, VSA & Brake Warning lights are lit up. Speedo Needle lights up but doesn't work. Any clues as to what happened or what I should check first? I did check the underhood fuses. Didn't locate any blown. Any help would be Awesome!
This is pretty common on Hondas. It happens when a stereo or something else is installed that is not from the factory. Or it could just be that they are a common problem. Even a fuse problem So check the fuses first.
If you take it to a mechanic or any other place of repair, they may replace the small computer to the driver's side of the vehicle under the dash. Which is what IS the problem.
But , you don't have to do that if you are handy with some tools and a little common sense. You can bypass the wires that turn on the light inside the dashboard.
You have to take off the instrument cluster /dashboard panel. They are usually installed with a few screws and /clips. Just make sure you don't have your lights or car on . Everything has to be off. you don't want to burn out anything.
After removing the instrument cluster , on the other side of the dials and meters you see when you flip the dash cluster over, you will see some wires that run down the middle and connect to some green plugs on both sides.
You want to check to see if your lights come on by using a paperclip or small , stiff wire. You insert that wire in the plug where you see a solid RED wire (the plug is to your left side sitting in the car). Be careful not to damage anything . Just insert it right beside the red wire (at the end on the plug also to your left, usually.) The other end of the paperclip you insert in a WHITE and RED wire which you have to look for.
After you insert both sides of the paperclip to their proper wires, you straighten up the panel and turn your light switch on . The lights should go on. If they do . You just fixed your problem......If they don't, check that nothing came loose.
If they do come on , you turn off your lights and you strip a piece of both wires that you bypassed and connect them together with another piece of wire. Turn on the light switch again just to make sure the light turn on. Then use a piece of tape to cover the exposed wires that you connected together.
The only thing that will happen is that your dimmer used to dim the instrument panel will not work. But other than that they should work.
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