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Old 22 Sep 2006, 11:34 am
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Default Malfunction indicator lamp

Hi everyone,

Honda Civic 2005, VP.

This light came on while I was driving. I had read the manual book (p. 201).
I had check the fuel cap, it was there and tight. I had refueled my car,
about 24 hrs beforethis light came on.

So what could cause that problem?
And what serious damage would be?

Please educate me.
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Old 22 Sep 2006, 11:38 am
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"Newhope via CarKB.com" <u18620@uwe> wrote in message
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> Hi everyone,
>
> Honda Civic 2005, VP.
>
> This light came on while I was driving. I had read the manual book (p.
> 201).
> I had check the fuel cap, it was there and tight. I had refueled my car,
> about 24 hrs beforethis light came on.
>
> So what could cause that problem?
> And what serious damage would be?


Get the code read from the computer. The dealer, an independent garage or
many parts stores.


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Old 22 Sep 2006, 06:30 pm
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"Newhope via CarKB.com" <u18620@uwe> wrote in message
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> Hi everyone,
>
> Honda Civic 2005, VP.
>
> This light came on while I was driving. I had read the manual book (p.
> 201).
> I had check the fuel cap, it was there and tight. I had refueled my car,
> about 24 hrs beforethis light came on.
>
> So what could cause that problem?
> And what serious damage would be?
>
> Please educate me.
> Thanks
>
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As Seth says, the code is necessary to really know.

How serious is it? As long as it runs okay, you can drive it around town as
much as you want without worrying. There is a chance it is now running rich
enough to damage the catalytic converter if you push it hard for long, so
you want to avoid full highway speeds until you either find out what the
code is or at least determine the fuel consumption is fairly normal.

Mike


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Old 22 Sep 2006, 07:49 pm
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Update info. to Seth and Michael,

This afternoon, when I was ready to go home, I started the engine, the MIL
did not appear anymore. I thought something went wrong. However, I kept
checking if it went back on again, from time to time, the light did not go
back on again. all the way of criving home (about 45 miles one way)

As per your advice, I stopped by at a part store (Farm and Auto suppy store),
to get the code, read from the computer.
The code is P0706.
( I had read it from the equipment which is hooked into my car, under the
dashboard, on the right hand side of driver seat, however, when the
technician hooked this equipment to the computer system to print out its
report, there is no code, no information on this report).

The techinician informed me that I should keep an eye if it comes on again
then let him know.
He also explained to me that because the light did not came on when he
checked, therefore, he expected there is nothing wrong with my car.
Do you have any ideas?

I had made an appt. with Honda (Greg May Honda in Waco, TX) on Monday, Sept
25, at 4Pm.
So please advice me.

Thanks
TA


Seth wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>>

>[quoted text clipped - 7 lines]
>> So what could cause that problem?
>> And what serious damage would be?

>
>Get the code read from the computer. The dealer, an independent garage or
>many parts stores.


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Old 22 Sep 2006, 08:02 pm
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The MIL went on about 24 hrs after I put gas into my car. So I expected the
fuel cap is not the cause.

Even so, as soon as I saw the light, I stopped, untight then tight the fuel
cap tightly (3 click sound).
The light was still on (on my way home a day ago)

The next morning (today), I drove this car to work, the light was still on.
Stopped by at a local gas station, a half way from home, to put more fuel
into my car (just about 2 gallons), then tight the cap tightly.
The light is still on.

Arrived workplace, it is still on.

The funny part is :
As soon as I was ready driving home (45 miles one way) this afternoon, the
light went off (like it was not on before), all the way of 45 miles.

Of course, this afternoon, the gas price dropped to 2.09/G, so I stopped to
get more gas. After that, I recognized that the light was off. And it was off
all the way, until I stopped at the auto part store for them to read the code,
as per your advice. The technician did, the code is P0706 and nothing else.

1/ What this code means?
2/ What might cause the problems as I described above?
Thanks a lot!


Michael Pardee wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>>

>[quoted text clipped - 10 lines]
>> Please educate me.
>> Thanks

>
>As Seth says, the code is necessary to really know.
>
>How serious is it? As long as it runs okay, you can drive it around town as
>much as you want without worrying. There is a chance it is now running rich
>enough to damage the catalytic converter if you push it hard for long, so
>you want to avoid full highway speeds until you either find out what the
>code is or at least determine the fuel consumption is fairly normal.
>
>Mike


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Old 22 Sep 2006, 08:37 pm
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"Newhope via CarKB.com" <u18620@uwe> wrote in message
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> Update info. to Seth and Michael,
>
> This afternoon, when I was ready to go home, I started the engine, the MIL
> did not appear anymore. I thought something went wrong. However, I kept
> checking if it went back on again, from time to time, the light did not go
> back on again. all the way of criving home (about 45 miles one way)
>
> As per your advice, I stopped by at a part store (Farm and Auto suppy
> store),
> to get the code, read from the computer.
> The code is P0706.


P0706 Open in Transmission Range Switch Circuit

What that means, /I/ don't know, but whomever does I am sure will chime in.
I gi\oogled for that code and found many lists that give that same 1-line
description, but no further explanation.


> ( I had read it from the equipment which is hooked into my car, under the
> dashboard, on the right hand side of driver seat, however, when the
> technician hooked this equipment to the computer system to print out its
> report, there is no code, no information on this report).
>
> The techinician informed me that I should keep an eye if it comes on again
> then let him know.
> He also explained to me that because the light did not came on when he
> checked, therefore, he expected there is nothing wrong with my car.
> Do you have any ideas?
>
> I had made an appt. with Honda (Greg May Honda in Waco, TX) on Monday,
> Sept
> 25, at 4Pm.
> So please advice me.



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Old 23 Sep 2006, 09:05 am
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The transmission range switch is on the side of the transmission and feeds a
signal back to the computer as to which gear it is switched to. As you move
the column control it moves the switch. It is possible some foreign material
got under the switch and cleared when you moved the shifter. The switch also
feeds the light showing the gear it is in. Observe those if it fails again.
The parts tech's system may not have printed out anything because the mil
wasn't on. However the code and all relevant information is stored in the
freeze frame in the computer and can be accessed.


"Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Newhope via CarKB.com" <u18620@uwe> wrote in message
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>> Update info. to Seth and Michael,
>>
>> This afternoon, when I was ready to go home, I started the engine, the
>> MIL
>> did not appear anymore. I thought something went wrong. However, I kept
>> checking if it went back on again, from time to time, the light did not
>> go
>> back on again. all the way of criving home (about 45 miles one way)
>>
>> As per your advice, I stopped by at a part store (Farm and Auto suppy
>> store),
>> to get the code, read from the computer.
>> The code is P0706.

>
> P0706 Open in Transmission Range Switch Circuit
>
> What that means, /I/ don't know, but whomever does I am sure will chime
> in. I gi\oogled for that code and found many lists that give that same
> 1-line description, but no further explanation.
>
>
>> ( I had read it from the equipment which is hooked into my car, under the
>> dashboard, on the right hand side of driver seat, however, when the
>> technician hooked this equipment to the computer system to print out its
>> report, there is no code, no information on this report).
>>
>> The techinician informed me that I should keep an eye if it comes on
>> again
>> then let him know.
>> He also explained to me that because the light did not came on when he
>> checked, therefore, he expected there is nothing wrong with my car.
>> Do you have any ideas?
>>
>> I had made an appt. with Honda (Greg May Honda in Waco, TX) on Monday,
>> Sept
>> 25, at 4Pm.
>> So please advice me.

>
>



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