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Old 02 Feb 2011, 03:36 pm
Jeremy Schubert
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Default Flashing Drive Light

Hi all, hope someone can help.

Sometimes, more frequently now then in the past, my drive light keeps
blinking. By drive light I mean the green D on the dashboard indicating
that my manual 2004 CRV is in drive. One Honda Mechanic suggested that
my gear shifter was probably not falling all the way in place. I'm
pretty sure that's not the case however because the blinking occurs
while I'm in park, reverse or neutral.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Jeremy
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 04:53 pm
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Jeremy Schubert <jschubert@shaw.ca> wrote in news:28k2p.40267$3K.10185
@newsfe12.iad:

> Hi all, hope someone can help.
>
> Sometimes, more frequently now then in the past, my drive light keeps
> blinking. By drive light I mean the green D on the dashboard indicating
> that my manual 2004 CRV is in drive. One Honda Mechanic suggested that
> my gear shifter was probably not falling all the way in place. I'm
> pretty sure that's not the case however because the blinking occurs
> while I'm in park, reverse or neutral.
>



Have the engine's computer scanned for error codes (DTC's). Any garage can
do this, and many auto parts places will loan you an OBD-II scanner for
free.


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Old 02 Feb 2011, 04:54 pm
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Jeremy Schubert <jschubert@shaw.ca> wrote in news:28k2p.40267$3K.10185
@newsfe12.iad:

> Hi all, hope someone can help.
>
> Sometimes, more frequently now then in the past, my drive light keeps
> blinking. By drive light I mean the green D on the dashboard indicating
> that my manual 2004 CRV is in drive. One Honda Mechanic suggested that
> my gear shifter was probably not falling all the way in place. I'm
> pretty sure that's not the case however because the blinking occurs
> while I'm in park, reverse or neutral.
>



Are there any symptoms /other/ than the flashing light? Or does the tranny
behave perfectly normally?

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Old 02 Feb 2011, 06:48 pm
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Default Re: Flashing Drive Light

On 2/2/2011 2:54 PM, Tegger wrote:
> Jeremy Schubert<jschubert@shaw.ca> wrote in news:28k2p.40267$3K.10185
> @newsfe12.iad:
>
>> Hi all, hope someone can help.
>>
>> Sometimes, more frequently now then in the past, my drive light keeps
>> blinking. By drive light I mean the green D on the dashboard indicating
>> that my manual 2004 CRV is in drive. One Honda Mechanic suggested that
>> my gear shifter was probably not falling all the way in place. I'm
>> pretty sure that's not the case however because the blinking occurs
>> while I'm in park, reverse or neutral.
>>

>
>
> Are there any symptoms /other/ than the flashing light? Or does the tranny
> behave perfectly normally?
>

Everything else seems normal to me. But I'll ask the local Honda dealer
to give it a scan for me. Thanks.
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 07:57 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: Flashing Drive Light

In article <28k2p.40267$3K.10185@newsfe12.iad>,
Jeremy Schubert <jschubert@shaw.ca> wrote:

> Sometimes, more frequently now then in the past, my drive light keeps
> blinking. By drive light I mean the green D on the dashboard indicating
> that my manual 2004 CRV is in drive.


huh?
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 09:25 pm
Erik
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Default Re: Flashing Drive Light

In article <28k2p.40267$3K.10185@newsfe12.iad>,
Jeremy Schubert <jschubert@shaw.ca> wrote:

> Hi all, hope someone can help.
>
> Sometimes, more frequently now then in the past, my drive light keeps
> blinking. By drive light I mean the green D on the dashboard indicating
> that my manual 2004 CRV is in drive. One Honda Mechanic suggested that
> my gear shifter was probably not falling all the way in place. I'm
> pretty sure that's not the case however because the blinking occurs
> while I'm in park, reverse or neutral.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jeremy


Funny, I just noticed this the other day.

The owners manual for my 08 'Fit' says a flashing 'D' indicator shown
while driving in any shift position indicates a 'possible problem in the
transmission'. It goes on to say to avoid heavy acceleration and have
the car checked at the dealer. Bet your owners manual says much the same.

That means to me the computer has a stored code that needs to be
addressed.

I have the 'Fit' factory shop manual, if your interested I'll drag it
out and see what the flashing indicator is all about... it may be
tomorrow night or later before I can do it though.

I'd Google this issue if I were you... here's a start:

<http://www.google.com/search?q=2004+...um=10&lr=&ft=i
&cr=&safe=images&tbs=>

(If the link doesn't work, all i did was put 2004 CRV flashing d into
Google.)

Good luck, let us know how it goes.

Erik
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 08:46 am
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Default Re: Flashing Drive Light

On 2/2/11 4:36 PM, Jeremy Schubert wrote:
> Hi all, hope someone can help.
>
> Sometimes, more frequently now then in the past, my drive light keeps
> blinking. By drive light I mean the green D on the dashboard indicating
> that my manual 2004 CRV is in drive. One Honda Mechanic suggested that
> my gear shifter was probably not falling all the way in place. I'm
> pretty sure that's not the case however because the blinking occurs
> while I'm in park, reverse or neutral.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jeremy


"Manual" transmission in "Drive? Huh?
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 10:42 pm
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On 2/3/2011 6:46 AM, Red Butler wrote:
> On 2/2/11 4:36 PM, Jeremy Schubert wrote:
>> Hi all, hope someone can help.
>>
>> Sometimes, more frequently now then in the past, my drive light keeps
>> blinking. By drive light I mean the green D on the dashboard indicating
>> that my manual 2004 CRV is in drive. One Honda Mechanic suggested that
>> my gear shifter was probably not falling all the way in place. I'm
>> pretty sure that's not the case however because the blinking occurs
>> while I'm in park, reverse or neutral.
>>
>> Any help would be appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> Jeremy

>
> "Manual" transmission in "Drive? Huh?

LOL, I meant automatic, sorry!
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 10:43 pm
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On 2/2/2011 7:25 PM, Erik wrote:
> In article<28k2p.40267$3K.10185@newsfe12.iad>,
> Jeremy Schubert<jschubert@shaw.ca> wrote:
>
>> Hi all, hope someone can help.
>>
>> Sometimes, more frequently now then in the past, my drive light keeps
>> blinking. By drive light I mean the green D on the dashboard indicating
>> that my manual 2004 CRV is in drive. One Honda Mechanic suggested that
>> my gear shifter was probably not falling all the way in place. I'm
>> pretty sure that's not the case however because the blinking occurs
>> while I'm in park, reverse or neutral.
>>
>> Any help would be appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> Jeremy

>
> Funny, I just noticed this the other day.
>
> The owners manual for my 08 'Fit' says a flashing 'D' indicator shown
> while driving in any shift position indicates a 'possible problem in the
> transmission'. It goes on to say to avoid heavy acceleration and have
> the car checked at the dealer. Bet your owners manual says much the same.
>
> That means to me the computer has a stored code that needs to be
> addressed.
>
> I have the 'Fit' factory shop manual, if your interested I'll drag it
> out and see what the flashing indicator is all about... it may be
> tomorrow night or later before I can do it though.
>
> I'd Google this issue if I were you... here's a start:
>
> <http://www.google.com/search?q=2004+...um=10&lr=&ft=i
> &cr=&safe=images&tbs=>
>
> (If the link doesn't work, all i did was put 2004 CRV flashing d into
> Google.)
>
> Good luck, let us know how it goes.
>
> Erik

Thanks Erik, I looked in my manual but couldn't find anything. I might
have missed it though. Tried Googling already and found a variety of
possibilities. But I'll try your links/suggestions below and I'll call
the dealership. Thanks for the help.
Jeremy
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Old 04 Feb 2011, 06:21 am
Clete
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Default Re: Flashing Drive Light

On Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:42:09 -0800, Jeremy Schubert
<jschubert@shaw.ca> wrote:

>On 2/3/2011 6:46 AM, Red Butler wrote:
>> On 2/2/11 4:36 PM, Jeremy Schubert wrote:
>>> Hi all, hope someone can help.
>>>
>>> Sometimes, more frequently now then in the past, my drive light keeps
>>> blinking. By drive light I mean the green D on the dashboard indicating
>>> that my manual 2004 CRV is in drive. One Honda Mechanic suggested that
>>> my gear shifter was probably not falling all the way in place. I'm
>>> pretty sure that's not the case however because the blinking occurs
>>> while I'm in park, reverse or neutral.
>>>
>>> Any help would be appreciated.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Jeremy

>>
>> "Manual" transmission in "Drive? Huh?

>LOL, I meant automatic, sorry!



Loose bulb or one that is on it's way south.
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