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Old 29 Jul 2007, 03:02 pm
Tony Vigliotti
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Default Can You Top This?

Put a new battery in my '99 Honda Accord.
Went to use the radio, and it was shut down hard.
Called Ed Voyles Honda in Atlanta for assistance and was
quoted $100 to reset the radio. Thought he was joking,
maybe April 1st? Nope, service manager confirmed
price.

Called local mom & pop mechanic. Instructed me over
the phone.

Cost to me $0.





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Old 29 Jul 2007, 03:05 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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In article <14fh70.jf7.19.1@news.alt.net>,
"Tony Vigliotti" <tv@tvsbbershop.org> wrote:

> Put a new battery in my '99 Honda Accord.
> Went to use the radio, and it was shut down hard.
> Called Ed Voyles Honda in Atlanta for assistance and was
> quoted $100 to reset the radio. Thought he was joking,
> maybe April 1st? Nope, service manager confirmed
> price.
>
> Called local mom & pop mechanic. Instructed me over
> the phone.
>
> Cost to me $0.


Do you have a business relationship with Ed Voyles Honda, or was this
your first time calling them?

Did you have an existing relationship with mom & pop shop, or was this
the first time you called them?

The answers to these questions are VERY important in evaluating what
you're saying.

Remember, the Honda dealership is an independent business, just like the
local mom & pop shop. If you're a good customer, they'll take care of
you--just like the local mom & pop shop.

Of course, maybe they won't. That's their business. It in no way
reflects on any OTHER independent Honda repair facility.

Or was this your way of simply getting your story out to make the
dealership look bad?

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Old 29 Jul 2007, 04:29 pm
Eric
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Tony Vigliotti wrote:
>
> Put a new battery in my '99 Honda Accord.
> Went to use the radio, and it was shut down hard.
> Called Ed Voyles Honda in Atlanta for assistance and was
> quoted $100 to reset the radio. Thought he was joking,
> maybe April 1st? Nope, service manager confirmed
> price.
>
> Called local mom & pop mechanic. Instructed me over
> the phone.
>
> Cost to me $0.


Next time you have to disconnect your battery, get yourself a memory saver
like one of these http://tinyurl.com/yp8lmp or one of these
http://tinyurl.com/yo3buy. They will provide just enough current to keep
the IC chips in your radio and other devices alive. Just don't turn any
accessories on including the dome light (so either don't open the door or
turn it off). That will quickly overwhelm the small amount of current they
provide and you'll wind up losing the memory anyways.

Eric
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Old 29 Jul 2007, 04:39 pm
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Default Re: Can You Top This?

"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
news:elmop-9A7C8D.16054629072007@nntp1.usenetserver.com...
> In article <14fh70.jf7.19.1@news.alt.net>,
> "Tony Vigliotti" <tv@tvsbbershop.org> wrote:
>
>> Put a new battery in my '99 Honda Accord.
>> Went to use the radio, and it was shut down hard.
>> Called Ed Voyles Honda in Atlanta for assistance and was
>> quoted $100 to reset the radio. Thought he was joking,
>> maybe April 1st? Nope, service manager confirmed
>> price.
>>
>> Called local mom & pop mechanic. Instructed me over
>> the phone.
>>
>> Cost to me $0.

>
> Do you have a business relationship with Ed Voyles Honda, or was this
> your first time calling them?
>
> Did you have an existing relationship with mom & pop shop, or was this
> the first time you called them?
>
> The answers to these questions are VERY important in evaluating what
> you're saying.
>
> Remember, the Honda dealership is an independent business, just like the
> local mom & pop shop. If you're a good customer, they'll take care of
> you--just like the local mom & pop shop.
>
> Of course, maybe they won't. That's their business. It in no way
> reflects on any OTHER independent Honda repair facility.
>
> Or was this your way of simply getting your story out to make the
> dealership look bad?
>


Ed Voyles in Atlanta is actually a pretty considerate dealership. They have
free single-use size tubes of KY Jelly in a little basket siting on the
customer's side of service writer's desk-- and another basket on the ledge
in front of the cashier's window when you'll need it again.


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Old 29 Jul 2007, 04:51 pm
Eric
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Eric wrote:

> Next time you have to disconnect your battery, get yourself a memory saver
> like one of these http://tinyurl.com/yp8lmp or one of these
> http://tinyurl.com/yo3buy. They will provide just enough current to keep
> the IC chips in your radio and other devices alive.


Of course, since they're "Blue Point", you can find them for less somewhere
else, e.g., http://tinyurl.com/yppwd6

Eric
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Old 29 Jul 2007, 07:35 pm
Tony Vigliotti
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"Eric" <say.no@spam.now> wrote in message news:46AD0BF2.59C1033B@spam.now...
> Eric wrote:
>
>> Next time you have to disconnect your battery, get yourself a memory
>> saver
>> like one of these http://tinyurl.com/yp8lmp or one of these
>> http://tinyurl.com/yo3buy. They will provide just enough current to keep
>> the IC chips in your radio and other devices alive.

>
> Of course, since they're "Blue Point", you can find them for less
> somewhere
> else, e.g., http://tinyurl.com/yppwd6
>
> Eric




Thanks, looks like a helpful little device that I can use often.





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Old 29 Jul 2007, 08:02 pm
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"Tony Vigliotti" <tv@tvsbbershop.org> wrote in message
news:14g17i.o71.17.1@news.alt.net...
>
> "Eric" <say.no@spam.now> wrote in message
> news:46AD0BF2.59C1033B@spam.now...
>> Eric wrote:
>>
>>> Next time you have to disconnect your battery, get yourself a memory
>>> saver
>>> like one of these http://tinyurl.com/yp8lmp or one of these
>>> http://tinyurl.com/yo3buy. They will provide just enough current to
>>> keep
>>> the IC chips in your radio and other devices alive.

>>
>> Of course, since they're "Blue Point", you can find them for less
>> somewhere
>> else, e.g., http://tinyurl.com/yppwd6
>>
>> Eric

>
>
>
> Thanks, looks like a helpful little device that I can use often.



I made one with a 9V battery, some leads, and two alligator clips.

--
Bearman

If it's got tits, tires, tubes, or transistors, it's trouble.


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Old 30 Jul 2007, 07:38 am
Woody
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Default RTFM

It is in the owners manual. Get it out and read it.


"Tony Vigliotti" <tv@tvsbbershop.org> wrote in message
news:14fh70.jf7.19.1@news.alt.net...
> Put a new battery in my '99 Honda Accord.
> Went to use the radio, and it was shut down hard.
> Called Ed Voyles Honda in Atlanta for assistance and was
> quoted $100 to reset the radio. Thought he was joking,
> maybe April 1st? Nope, service manager confirmed
> price.
>
> Called local mom & pop mechanic. Instructed me over
> the phone.
>
> Cost to me $0.
>
>
>
>
>



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Old 30 Jul 2007, 09:29 am
Elliot Richmond
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On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 19:02:10 -0600, "bearman" <noyb@home.com> wrote:

>
>"Tony Vigliotti" <tv@tvsbbershop.org> wrote in message
>> Thanks, looks like a helpful little device that I can use often.

>
>I made one with a 9V battery, some leads, and two alligator clips.


The problem with the commercial products is that every power outlet I
have ever seen or know of on a Honda are switched. Turn off the
ignition, and there goes your memory. Attaching leads directly to the
battery cables makes a lot of sense.


Elliot Richmond
Itinerant astronomy teacher
Freelance science writer
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Old 30 Jul 2007, 09:53 am
Tony Vigliotti
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Default Re: RTFM

Yes, logic would dictate that, and that is something I preach too.
When all else fails, consult the instruction book (owner's manual).
However, the 1999 Accord manual offered no helpful info.
The next owner should have it a little easier though. I typed up
detailed instructions and attached them inside my owner's manual
for the next guy.


"Woody" <TheDuck@pond.net> wrote in message
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> It is in the owners manual. Get it out and read it.
>
>
> "Tony Vigliotti" <tv@tvsbbershop.org> wrote in message
> news:14fh70.jf7.19.1@news.alt.net...
>> Put a new battery in my '99 Honda Accord.
>> Went to use the radio, and it was shut down hard.
>> Called Ed Voyles Honda in Atlanta for assistance and was
>> quoted $100 to reset the radio. Thought he was joking,
>> maybe April 1st? Nope, service manager confirmed
>> price.
>>
>> Called local mom & pop mechanic. Instructed me over
>> the phone.
>>
>> Cost to me $0.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>

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>



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