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Electrical problems I recently bought an 04 Accord LX 2.4L, now has 53K. When I am driving it the radio/clock randomly shuts off. The display stays dark for anywhere from 10 seconds to 5 minutes. Once the clock comes back on, I can turn the radio back on. It seems to happen most often when I put it in reverse, step on the brake or turn the wheel far (like to turn into a parking spot). It does not happen 100% of the time, but fairly often. I have not been able to attribute it to anything such as temperature, time of day or speed differences. I had the battery and altenator checked and they are fine. It is completely stock and there are no other issues I know of. Is there anything ele I can check on? Any help would be greatly appreciated

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  • jrich14 Jul 09, 2008

    I have the same problem with the same vehicle.

  • raganchris Jul 17, 2008

    Same exact problem here. I have an '04 Accord and the radio/clock shuts off randomly for 1-5 minutes and then the clock comes back on. Then I'm able to turn the radio on. What gives?

  • gsummers Oct 20, 2008

    same probelm here

  • junkit047 Oct 20, 2008

    I have pretty much the same issue; however, my display has not turned back on (it's been about 5 days) & I can still play the radio & CD player - just no display.

  • teknotronik Nov 01, 2008

    I have the same problem, did everyone check the fuses?



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Sounds like it could be the vehicle wiring or related connectors at fault. There may be a short circuit to earth in the wiring, or quite simply the connectors may be loose in the sockets - sometimes when you go over a bump in the road it jars the cabling or connectors enough to temporarily disconnect the supply to the radio.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009


My wife brought hers to the dealership a couple of times, the first couple of times they refused to admit there was a problem because it would not happen in the 30 seconds they took to look at it. Then the stereo system got so bad it was happening (shutting off) every minute or so. We recently took it to the dealer and they now see the problem. They claim it is an internal short in the stereo head unit. They had to remove the stereo head unit from the dash and they mailed it off for repair. They said it will take around 6 weeks to be repaired and returned. That was about 5 weeks ago they shipped it off. This issue is covered under the extended warranty my wife purchased with the car. It is a 100K mile warranty and she has 99K on the car. They sure know how to time their stuff to break.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008


I have the same problem too...

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

Me too, I have the same problem.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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