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Old 06 Sep 2006, 08:53 am
Kevin Van Sant
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I've been noticing what I'm guessing is the result of some kind of
voltage fluctuation. At first the only symptom of this was when I was
driving highway speeds at night the lights (headlight and dashboard)
would kind of flare up a little brighter intermittently. More
recently I noticed the AC fan doing the same thing. I only noticed
that while parked with the fan on high.

Anyone have experience with this before? Ideas?

the car is a 98 Civic LX AT with only 53,000 miles.

Thanks.
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Old 06 Sep 2006, 09:03 am
'Curly Q. Links'
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Kevin Van Sant wrote:
>
> I've been noticing what I'm guessing is the result of some kind of
> voltage fluctuation. At first the only symptom of this was when I was
> driving highway speeds at night the lights (headlight and dashboard)
> would kind of flare up a little brighter intermittently. More
> recently I noticed the AC fan doing the same thing. I only noticed
> that while parked with the fan on high.
>
> Anyone have experience with this before? Ideas?
>
> the car is a 98 Civic LX AT with only 53,000 miles.
>
> Thanks.



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ELD is the term you need to search for. It has been discussed in the
last few days. Poke through these TSB's, just for kicks too:

http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/tsb/civic/index.html

'Curly'
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Old 06 Sep 2006, 10:17 am
John Horner
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Kevin Van Sant wrote:
> I've been noticing what I'm guessing is the result of some kind of
> voltage fluctuation. At first the only symptom of this was when I was
> driving highway speeds at night the lights (headlight and dashboard)
> would kind of flare up a little brighter intermittently. More
> recently I noticed the AC fan doing the same thing. I only noticed
> that while parked with the fan on high.
>
> Anyone have experience with this before? Ideas?
>
> the car is a 98 Civic LX AT with only 53,000 miles.
>
> Thanks.


I just had exactly the same symptoms on our 2003 Accord. In our case
the dealer replaced the fuse box to replace the embedded Electronic Load
Detector which had failed. I have no idea if the same thing applies
to your '98 Civic.

John

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Old 06 Sep 2006, 10:27 am
John Horner
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There is a service bulletin which describes your symptoms and points to
the voltage regulator. I've sent you a copy by direct email.

John
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Old 06 Sep 2006, 07:44 pm
Michael Pardee
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"John Horner" <jthorner@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Kevin Van Sant wrote:
>> I've been noticing what I'm guessing is the result of some kind of
>> voltage fluctuation. At first the only symptom of this was when I was
>> driving highway speeds at night the lights (headlight and dashboard)
>> would kind of flare up a little brighter intermittently. More
>> recently I noticed the AC fan doing the same thing. I only noticed
>> that while parked with the fan on high.
>>
>> Anyone have experience with this before? Ideas?
>>
>> the car is a 98 Civic LX AT with only 53,000 miles.
>>
>> Thanks.

>
> I just had exactly the same symptoms on our 2003 Accord. In our case the
> dealer replaced the fuse box to replace the embedded Electronic Load
> Detector which had failed. I have no idea if the same thing applies to
> your '98 Civic.
>
> John
>


I must have missed the discussion. What in the world does the ELD do,
anyway?

Mike


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