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Old 10-26-2012, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ever since I got the car 1.5 years ago I learned to deal with them barely working, but today was the final straw.

I've had my Maint Req'd light on for months and when my car was at Honda yesterday I guess the mechanic decided to try to reset it and my gauges are as dim as can be, and I can get it back.

I'm assuming this is a pretty common problem so I'm hoping this isn't a extremely expensive fix.

If anyone could provide me a link to how to fix it it would be much appreciated. I can't take these dim gauges
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You might want to check out this thread. All you need is some soldering skills, and a little mechanical ability. I think Honda charges about $25 each (you need two sets to do all four buttons), but for about $6 or so, you can buy the switches and fix it yourself with better switches than the factory provided. This is a common failure for Gen 1 Insights, and I have had to fix all three of mine.

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You might want to check out this thread. All you need is some soldering skills, and a little mechanical ability. I think Honda charges about $25 each (you need two sets to do all four buttons), but for about $6 or so, you can buy the switches and fix it yourself with better switches than the factory provided. This is a common failure for Gen 1 Insights, and I have had to fix all three of mine.

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Ugh soldering and me don't go in the same sentence ha. I have a specialty speedometer place locally that I'm sure could do it. Thanks for the link!
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I did my buttons, had the same problem as you and couldn't reset my Maint Req light. For a few dollars I bought the switches and soldered them in myself, wasn't pretty but got it done and now it works great. You can always just buy the PCB board with the buttons installed for about $25 and do that yourself.
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and then there is the easy way

Dash reset button upgrade Gen1

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I did my buttons, had the same problem as you and couldn't reset my Maint Req light. For a few dollars I bought the switches and soldered them in myself, wasn't pretty but got it done and now it works great. You can always just buy the PCB board with the buttons installed for about $25 and do that yourself.
Where do I buy it for 25? Is the cluster hard to take out?

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Go to the link by Top Fuel Jim above, it has step by step instructions on how to take dash apart and get the instrument cluster out. Once it is out it is easy to take the PCB boards off of the cluster that have the little switches on them.

Here is a link to the part from Majestic Honda for $26.
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Go to the link by Top Fuel Jim above, it has step by step instructions on how to take dash apart and get the instrument cluster out. Once it is out it is easy to take the PCB boards off of the cluster that have the little switches on them.

Here is a link to the part from Majestic Honda for $26.
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Is this a no soldering way to go about this ? Looks like you just pop off the old ones and insert the new ones?
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Is this a no soldering way to go about this ? Looks like you just pop off the old ones and insert the new ones?
Pretty much. The only place I do a little different is when removing the bottom steering wheel cover. Don't force it off, that just breaks the clips. You can use a small screwdriver or a knife to "finagle" the clips loose. Don't get in a hurry, take your time, and you will do just fine.

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Randall - are you still doing the changeouts? If not I have no problem doing it. But I need a set to start the chain. IFRC the switch is this one
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The switch is only $.16 very cheap so to cover my costs, when you send your bad switchs back inclose a dollar plus whatever postage it cost me to send it to you.

Is that how you were/are doing it Randall?
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