my stereo light on my honda wont come on...is it a fuse problem?

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Asked by Nov 18, 2007 at 12:48 AM about the 2004 Honda Accord EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

One minute all the lights in my car are fine...I go to a movie, come back, and my stereo light, watch, dashboard buttons...wont come on.  The stereo, radio, CD player still works but the lights do not.  Is this a fuse problem?

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i dont think so if fuse was blown nothing would work,i think you may have a light switch gone bad.

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Yes, that's what it sounds like to me. Intermittent contact in the switch.

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It is not a fuse. I had the same exact problem. I went looking for a faulty fuse, silly me. The previous post was right, "if the fuse was blown nothing would work". I only succeeded at locking everything up since all Honda electrical wiring runs through the radio (lesson learned from 1997 Honda Civic). This is a known problem for 2004 Honda Accord year. You have to take your vehicle to the dealership and get your radio replaced. Make sure you get your new code from the dealership. You will need this when you change your battery (if done anywhere other than a Honda deler). The vehicle assumes its being stolen and renders radio completely useless unless you have the activation code, hense the reason for safe keeping this bit of info. This is what happened to me when I tried switching fuses to find the "trouble fuse", but since the radio and dashboard was completely blank, I coudln't enter the code. If you don't want to have your radio replaced, it can wait. Mine continued working up until I had the GREAT idea of looking for the faulty fuse.

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It is not a fuse. I had the same exact problem. I went looking for a faulty fuse, silly me. The previous post was right, "if the fuse was blown nothing would work". I only succeeded at locking everything up since all Honda electrical wiring runs through the radio (lesson learned from 1997 Honda Civic). This is a known problem for 2004 Honda Accord year. You have to take your vehicle to the dealership and get your radio replaced. Make sure you get your new code from the dealership. You will need this when you change your battery (if done anywhere other than a Honda deler). The vehicle assumes its being stolen and renders radio completely useless unless you have the activation code, hense the reason for safe keeping this bit of info. This is what happened to me when I tried switching fuses to find the "trouble fuse", but since the radio and dashboard was completely blank, I coudln't enter the code. If you don't want to have your radio replaced, it can wait. Mine continued working up until I had the GREAT idea of looking for the faulty fuse.

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