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I had a similar problem -- my interior lights would not come on when I opened my driver's door, plus I wouldn't get a warning if I left the key in the ignition or the headlights on.

There is a switch covered with rubber on the door post. I removed the switch, sprayed just a slight amount of contact cleaner, made sure the switch worked by grounding it to the frame and pressing the switch in & out a couple of times. Then I carefully replaced it.

I attributed the problem to my seat belt buckle hitting the switch as I closed the door without checking to see if the seat belt had retracted properly.

Hope this is of some help.

2003 Honda CR-V | Answered on Jan 09, 2021

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2003 Honda CR-V | Answered on Oct 07, 2019

    • 1 Look in your owner's manual booklet for your radio anti-theft code. The code is printed on a small card (similar to a credit card) and included with your owner's manual. If you can find the code, skip to Step 5.
      If you cannot find the code, you'll need to retrieve it.
    • 2 Turn your ignition off to begin retrieving your radio code. Press and hold the "1" and "6" preset buttons on your radio. Turn your ignition on.
    • 3 Write down the code displayed on your radio. The display will flash with two numbers: one beginning with a "U" and one beginning with a "L." Write down both numbers (beginning with the "U" number), and then disregard the "U" and the "L."
      This number (eight digits) is your radio serial code. You'll need it to retrieve your radio anti-theft code.
    • 4 Contact Honda to retrieve your radio anti-theft code. You'll need your 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number, found beneath the driver's side of the windshield and your radio serial code. Honda's customer service number is (800) 999-1009. Provide the representative with the information to acquire your radio anti-theft code.
      You can also retrieve your radio anti-theft code online for free at https://radio-navicode.honda.com/
    • 5 Turn your ignition to "Acc" or "On" to power on your radio. Enter your radio anti-theft code using the preset buttons at the bottom of your radio. For example, if your anti-theft code is "55512," you would press the "5" button three times, then the "1" button, then the "2" button. This will unlock and reset your Honda radio.

2003 Honda CR-V | Answered on Jul 24, 2019

Put key in ignition and turn forward to start electrical system, but not the engine.
Turn key back one click.
Push the button on the alarm box under the steering wheel (sometimes by parking break) three times (3x)
You will hear two beeps of the horn confirming the change. You are done.

2003 Honda CR-V | Answered on Mar 31, 2019

Read transmission codes,it is asking to have a problem looked at.

2003 Honda CR-V | Answered on Apr 16, 2018

It's inside the transmission. It is not user replaceable. Trans must be disassembled

2003 Honda CR-V | Answered on Apr 03, 2018

have the fault codes read and fix the faults shown

2003 Honda CR-V | Answered on Feb 19, 2018

I would read the codes for help. Could be the gas cap seal has gone bad, or some other part of the emission system has leak.

2003 Honda CR-V | Answered on Feb 12, 2018

Yes, buy a new cap. If the light comes on again, just have the computer scanned and then post the trouble codes here. If you are in the US, you can get a free scan at your local parts store.

2003 Honda CR-V | Answered on Jan 13, 2018

You can do it alone, just remove the bumper, there should be a bolt and nut there and somewhere near the fender. The lamp will be free then.

2003 Honda CR-V | Answered on Jan 11, 2018

They didnt recharge the system upon completion

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2003 Honda CR-V | Answered on Jan 09, 2018

I don't know if this is something you want to get into? You decide. Front Seat Belt Replacement SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before performing repairs or service.
NOTE: Check the front seat belts for damage, and replace them if necessary.

Front Seat Belt

  1. Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio, and then write down the frequencies for the preset buttons.
  2. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery, and wait at least 3 minutes before beginning work.
  3. Slide the front seat forward fully.
  1. Pull the lower anchor cover (A) back, and remove the lower anchor bolt (B).
  2. Remove the B-pillar lower trim panel.

  1. Remove the upper anchor cover (A), and remove the upper anchor bolt (B).

  1. Disconnect the seat belt tensioner connector (A), and detach the harness clip (B) from the retractor (C). Remove the upper retractor mounting bolt (D), and the lower retractor bolt (E), then remove the front seat belt (F) and retractor.
  2. If necessary, remove the front seat belt protector (G).
  3. Remove the B-pillar upper trim.

  1. Remove the shoulder anchor adjuster (A).

  1. Install the seat belt in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • Assemble the washers, collar, and bushing on the upper and lower anchor bolts as shown.
    • Check that the retractor locking mechanism functions.
    • Apply liquid thread lock to the anchor bolts before reinstallation.
    • If the seat belt tensioner has been activated, replace the front seat belt protector with a new one.
    • Before installing the anchor bolts, make sure there are no twists or kinks in the seat belt.
    • Make sure the seat belt tensioner connector is plugged in properly.
    • Reconnect the negative cable to the battery.
    • Enter the anti-theft code for the radio, and then enter the customer's radio station presets.
    • Reset the clock.
    • Do the PCM idle learn procedure and the power window control unit reset procedure.
Upper anchor bolt installation
Lower anchor bolt installation

Seat Belt Buckle

  1. Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio, and then write down the frequencies for the preset buttons.
  2. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery, and wait at least 3 minutes before beginning work.
  3. Remove the front seat.
  4. If equipped, remove the center table.
  5. Remove the under seat storage box.
  6. Remove the center cover, driver's, passenger's.
  1. Driver's: If equipped with seat heater, remove the harness band (A), and disconnect the seat subharness connector (B). If equipped without seat heater, detach the seat belt switch connector clip (C). Detach the seat belt buckle tensioner clip (D), and harness clip (E).

2003 Honda CR-V | Answered on Dec 14, 2017

If an automatic, put your foot on the brake first of course. If it won;t go into gear although in drive, check the lower gear selector solenoid pair, It is easy to remove and clean. It is under a metal cap with 3 10mm bolts. Front right passengers side of automatic tranny, 96 to 2002 Civics and Accords and CRV. Whack it on its face a few times and blow it out with a compressor. Use a pencil and a rag to keep from losing all your fluid when you take it off. Check the sound of the click with a 12 volt battery. Sometimes the solenoids get stuck if the fluid gets varnished or if it sits too long. The upper solenoid pair is not so touchy. Bottom solenoid will sometimes prevent starting out in first and will go straight to 2nd or 3rd from start. Also some creep in neutral.

2003 Honda CR-V | Answered on Nov 04, 2017

replace the bulb, highbeam and lowbeam use different filaments (on the same bulb) and lowbeam get used much more hence blow first 99% of the time leaving only a working set of highbeams

2003 Honda CR-V | Answered on Sep 15, 2017

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