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Posted By sockpuppet

OP is correct that some manufacturers offer DVD...

OP is correct that some manufacturers offer DVD (vid) playback in their stock systems. Those systems cut out when the vehicle is taken out of park. A friend was going to give me his DVD-A's when he...
06-21-2019, 03:28 PM
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Posted By sockpuppet

I'm typically a big fan of OEM, but I have to...

I'm typically a big fan of OEM, but I have to disagree with you on lights. The OEM have a tendency to crack, particularly in climates with significant temperature swing. That's a design failure, and...
06-13-2019, 11:48 AM
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Posted By sockpuppet

My guess is he's referring to the area around the...

My guess is he's referring to the area around the rearview mirror (which, if I remember correctly, is actually the opposite of black dots....I believe it's a blacked out space with dots cut away...so...
06-11-2019, 11:30 AM
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Posted By sockpuppet

Actually, I think that's exactly how it works. ...

Actually, I think that's exactly how it works. If he doesn't value it at more that $12K, then the decision is made. Agreed, the market might say it's worth more, but his decision process seems...
06-10-2019, 10:38 AM
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Posted By sockpuppet

The only thing I'd buy in Winnipeg is a bus...

The only thing I'd buy in Winnipeg is a bus ticket.

I kid. Looks like it's in decent condition. As for the fresh safety, that was done by the seller, right. You would, of course, do your own...
05-29-2019, 01:20 PM
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Posted By sockpuppet

Extreme? Hardly. People should be held...

Extreme? Hardly. People should be held responsible for their F-ups. Judging from the park job, the neighbor is a bit of a douche.

My bet...you'll have some trouble collecting. I was in a...
05-22-2019, 10:41 AM
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Posted By sockpuppet

I agree it should be that you have to start the...

I agree it should be that you have to start the process within the 6 months. And I spoke with my local dealer, and he said that's how they're treating it (though the consumption test has to be...
05-21-2019, 02:54 PM
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Views: 86,581
Posted By sockpuppet

Interesting. You got a different letter than I...

Interesting. You got a different letter than I did. I got the same one as dopeboy, reproduced on this thread:...
05-01-2019, 12:26 PM
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Posted By sockpuppet

As I posted in another thread on the same topic,...

As I posted in another thread on the same topic, if you got the same letter I did, I'm not certain what good the test will do unless you qualify for the 8 year/ 200,000 km extended, since the...
04-25-2019, 12:47 PM
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Posted By sockpuppet

One thing that hasn't come up (as far as I can...

One thing that hasn't come up (as far as I can tell), though I've just been reminded of it myself; the letter I received extended the "interim" warranty for 6 months, expiring mid-May. Based on my...
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Posted By sockpuppet

I run the Viofo A119 in my 2009; if you go that...

I run the Viofo A119 in my 2009; if you go that route, skip the GPS module. There's an issue with the connection between the module (which serves as a mounting bracket as well) and the unit itself,...
02-28-2019, 02:50 PM
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Views: 10,634
Posted By sockpuppet

I picked up replacements at Princess Auto (a...

I picked up replacements at Princess Auto (a discount parts/equipment retailer and surplus place here in Canada)...I think they were about $27CDN each. I returned them a couple days later, since I...
02-21-2019, 11:23 AM
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Views: 6,491
Posted By sockpuppet

That's exactly what I did. More than anything...

That's exactly what I did. More than anything else, I wanted to make certain that the dealer didn't expect to fix this. in the end, it was a leaking bolt, which my mechanic (former Acura service guy)...
02-19-2019, 01:27 PM
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Views: 6,491
Posted By sockpuppet

They should have given you the sheet; it's part...

They should have given you the sheet; it's part of the "program". They likely kept both copies on file. I'd ask.

I had mine started today. 3 hours for an oil change! In fairness, I had them...
02-15-2019, 01:52 PM
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Views: 6,491
Posted By sockpuppet

I too received the letter, and although my oil...

I too received the letter, and although my oil has typically been fine, I checked it a week or so ago when changing my battery (a couple weeks of minus 30 C takes its toll), and noticed it seems low....
01-24-2019, 06:26 PM
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Views: 7,378
Posted By sockpuppet

Best I can figure is that the system resets based...

Best I can figure is that the system resets based on pressure change within the tank, such as when you remove the cap to fuel up. Perhaps that's not how it works, but that's the only way I see it,...
01-10-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,491
Posted By sockpuppet

OEM has very limited range; it's good for about...

OEM has very limited range; it's good for about 20-30 feet, but after that, typically nothing. Aftermarket will almost always be better for range. The OEM does have the benefit of turning on...
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Posted By sockpuppet

Just saw this, with the thread being bumped...

Just saw this, with the thread being bumped today, and had to laugh. The poster hasn't been around for a few years, so I don't think I'm hurting anyone's feelings when I say that this post can only...
11-06-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By sockpuppet

Two suggestions if you're looking for "help". ...

Two suggestions if you're looking for "help". ONE, choose a meaningful title. I clicked on this thread by accident; I typically don't bother with generic. non-descriptive titles. I suspect others...
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Posted By sockpuppet

Don't know if this is related to what you're...

Don't know if this is related to what you're experiencing, but I sometimes get random disconnects from the phone, only to reconnect later. Doesn't happen often (maybe 10 times over the last 5...
10-23-2018, 02:28 PM
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Views: 769
Posted By sockpuppet

On a related, but yet totally different note, I...

On a related, but yet totally different note, I previously posted this picture, which I took after entering my parkade on a cold autumn day. Shows the trunk lid construction nicely, I think....
10-19-2018, 02:40 PM
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Views: 6,594
Posted By sockpuppet

That spoiler looks a lot better than most of the...

That spoiler looks a lot better than most of the ones I've seen. Much pricier, but I can see why.
09-14-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,851
Posted By sockpuppet

SRS warranty (at least for Canadian models) is...

SRS warranty (at least for Canadian models) is 5/100,000 km.

Just heard back that my problem is neither the steering reel, nor "the" airbag, but it is "an" airbag, namely the driver's side airbag....
09-12-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,851
Posted By sockpuppet

I'll need to peruse the warranty booklet for...

I'll need to peruse the warranty booklet for that. I've never heard of any component having a lifetime warranty, though I seem to recall a discussion I read about a previous generation that had...
09-11-2018, 01:36 PM
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Posted By sockpuppet

Another vote for Wai here. Just brought my car to...

Another vote for Wai here. Just brought my car to him for the first time last week, and was really impressed. I can't be certain, but I think his charge for doing the basic stuff (I needed a B16...
09-11-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,851
Posted By sockpuppet

I've got this same problem; airbag light (and MID...

I've got this same problem; airbag light (and MID message) came on several months back, but then went away. After a recent B16 service, the mesage and light came back. Since I was still in the...
06-06-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
Posted By sockpuppet

Good to know; that MotoMaster Eliminator AGM is a...

Good to know; that MotoMaster Eliminator AGM is a great battery. I got one for my wife's Pilot some time ago, and it performs like a champ. If and when my Walmart battery goes, that's likely what...
06-06-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
Posted By sockpuppet

Are you still able to put the "battery port"...

Are you still able to put the "battery port" portion of the shroud on? When my battery went, I needed to get a replacement right away, and the only place open was Walmart. The battery I got there...
05-31-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By sockpuppet

Buyer's remorse? For a problem you're not...

Buyer's remorse? For a problem you're not having? Alright then.
05-24-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,151
Posted By sockpuppet

I'm not saying this isn't true, and I'm not...

I'm not saying this isn't true, and I'm not criticizing OP's purchase. My question was about OP's position that the brakes are under-engineered, and using 2 or more stops from 130 to 0 isn't, in my...
05-22-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,151
Posted By sockpuppet

They're the same brakes as on the Honda...

They're the same brakes as on the Honda Ridgeline. Not sure why you think they've been under-engineered.
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Posted By sockpuppet

Thanks for letting us know. It's been a...

Thanks for letting us know.

It's been a while since I listened to XM; I had forgotten how many commercials they run.
05-04-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By sockpuppet

Awesome explanation; makes total sense. Thanks...

Awesome explanation; makes total sense. Thanks for that.

BTW...prior to asking, I called 1010Tires (where I bought the wheels) and my local Acura service department; neither were able to answer...
05-04-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By sockpuppet

TPMS programming

I'm scheduling my summer changeover, and this year had to get new tires. I got new wheels while I was at it, with TPMS sensors. I understand from reading AZ for the last few years that the car...
04-26-2018, 04:20 PM
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Views: 363,364
Posted By sockpuppet

Like I'm about to get that on my car.

Like I'm about to get that on my car.
04-26-2018, 01:13 PM
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Views: 363,364
Posted By sockpuppet

My dashcam? Depends on the day. I picked up the...

My dashcam? Depends on the day. I picked up the VIOFO A119, partially because it mounted so discretely, which I like. The version I picked up came with a GPS module, which is the part that sticks to...
04-26-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 363,364
Posted By sockpuppet

What was your offset? The wheels I chose have a...

What was your offset? The wheels I chose have a 40 offset, which I thought would be fine, but I'm curious what you think.
04-26-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 363,364
Posted By sockpuppet

Thanks again for the Quattro tip. They were...

Thanks again for the Quattro tip. They were cheaper than any other option I could find, and seem to have a pretty great selection. I ultimately went with 1010Tires, as Quattro doesn't sell wheels,...
04-19-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6,285
Views: 363,364
Posted By sockpuppet

In the All-Season space, for the size I'm looking...

In the All-Season space, for the size I'm looking at, the P-Zeros and the Continental DWS06 are among the top rated performers. The Conti's are regarded as a bit better for the more extreme parts of...
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