Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by michael, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. michael

    michael Guest

    Hello all==I have a 04 Accord ex, upon driving in the snow I noticed the
    traction control light will blink, it stops when on dry pavement. Does the
    blinking light mean the traction control is working or a problem ?
    anybody know, please advise
    michael, Jan 25, 2005
  2. michael

    TeGGer® Guest

    Um, hate to ask, but what does your Owner's Manual say....?
    TeGGer®, Jan 26, 2005
  3. michael

    Bob V Guest

    : :
    : > Hello all==I have a 04 Accord ex, upon driving in the snow I noticed
    : > the traction control light will blink, it stops when on dry pavement.
    : > Does the blinking light mean the traction control is working or a
    : > problem ? anybody know, please advise
    : >
    : >
    : >
    : Um, hate to ask, but what does your Owner's Manual say....?

    LOL...what, take 10 minutes to look it up in the manual rather than post a
    message here and wait 2 to 3 hours to get the answer? :)
    Bob V, Jan 26, 2005
  4. Hey, come on you guys, be nice. We don't even know if he has the manual or
    not. Not that it would make a difference anyway!
    James Cameron, Jan 26, 2005
  5. michael

    Brian Smith Guest

    When the TCS light flashes, it indicates that the TCS is working.

    Brian Smith, Jan 27, 2005
  6. michael

    TeGGer® Guest

    I was being nice. Notice I didn't call him an inbred, pointy-headed 'tard.
    I could have, but I didn't. And he could have posted back saying (nicely as
    well), "I'm sorry but I don't have the manual so I can't check", but he

    The car's a 2004. I was assuming he's the original owner. And it would make
    a big difference because that's exactly the sort of thing they write
    owner's manuals for.
    TeGGer®, Jan 27, 2005
  7. Brian, Brian, Brian. . . You're not helping things at all. How are we
    supposed to teach these guys to actually RTFM if you give them the answers
    to begin with? You'd be surprised what you could learn for yourself if you
    actually took a little time to READ!!!
    James Cameron, Jan 27, 2005
  8. I'm assuming you read the manual to determine the info is actually in there.
    For something like the TCM light flashing, it would seem to be a sure thing,
    but you can never be sure. Before we bought our Toyota Prius I had heard
    chains could not be used because of the front wheel well clearance, so I
    looked in the manual. The FM doesn't say at all, although in another section
    altogether there is a clause about "when chains are used."

    And as pointed out, although it is a fair bet the 2004 will have a manual
    still with the car, for older cars it isn't. For the hordes of us who buy
    used cars (especially cheap ones), manuals are a rarity. Out of the 12 cars
    I've owned in 35 years, only 4 of them had manuals - and three of those are
    cars I bought new.

    Brian's direct answer is the surest way to getting the matter resolved.

    Michael Pardee, Jan 27, 2005
  9. michael

    Brian Smith Guest

    I am well aware of what others have already said here (I have said the very
    same thing in the past to others). But, now that the point has been made,
    the answer to his question might as well be given. Next time (giving the OP
    the benefit of the doubt <g>), he would look in the Owners Manual before
    posting his question here.

    Brian Smith, Jan 27, 2005
  10. michael

    TeGGer® Guest

    I *would* have given the answer, had I known it.

    The OP has disappeared, you'll notice.
    TeGGer®, Jan 27, 2005
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    Brian Smith Guest

    Possibly he's just sitting back waiting for the answer. I find that a great
    many times in a lot of cases, people will ask a question of total strangers
    and never acknowledge the knowledge they gain. It says a great deal about
    the way society is reducing itself to low levels.

    Brian Smith, Jan 27, 2005
  12. michael

    Andrew Guest

    <leans forward from the shadows>

    I lurk here on and off and have lurned (misspelling intentional :) )
    quite a bit. I knew I was going to be in the market for an LX (not the
    EX, cause then why not an Accord, and then why not, and so on). Haven't
    bought it yet, but that's just for background.

    But I participate actively in other forums.

    I love a finished thread. It is there for everyone to find.

    There are times, when I look at a common technical question (and it
    seems to hit most constant participants at the same time it seems to me,
    cause few will answer) and say to myself, "if I don't answer, maybe
    he'll use the forum search button, maybe he'll notice it's the second
    line of the FAQ, maybe he'll discover google. He can't think he is the
    first person to have this problem and still expect someone to know
    answer in minutes, Can he?"

    Long Live RTFM!

    <leans back into shadows, lights a stoagie>
    Andrew, Jan 27, 2005
  13. michael

    Brian Smith Guest

    LOL! I have always believed in reading the Owners Manual, IF there is
    something about the vehicle that when I pull a blank.

    Brian Smith, Jan 27, 2005
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    E. Meyer Guest

    This is not a comment directed at Tegger, but rather at the culture of this

    I have Nissans and Hondas in the family, so I lurk in both groups. For some
    time now, there has been some sort of weird culture in the Honda groups that
    seems to require every question, no matter how obvious or obscure must be
    answered with at least one tirade about reading the manual (except of course
    if its a question about when to change the timing belt or the oil - all the
    RTFM people have opinions about those things that are at odds with the
    manual). I don't see this in the Nissan groups. They usually get answers
    to their questions from actual Nissan mechanics and the really stupid
    questions are usually ignored rather than attacked.

    I really do not understand the causes for the arrogance that lives here, but
    I have no doubt about why OPs disappear.
    E. Meyer, Jan 28, 2005
  15. michael

    TeGGer® Guest

    Well, you could also say other groups have their own problems:

    1) has the supremely competent but breathtakingly arrogant
    Daniel Stern.

    2) has turned into a political sinkhole.

    3) The Nissan group you mention was not always so good as you say. A couple
    of years ago I lurked/posted for a while, since my neighbor had a Pulsar NX
    with serious problems, and I was trying to get help for him there. There
    appeared to be zero members who had any sort of experience, so I gave up.

    Had the OP's car in this thread been even one year older, I would not have
    suggested the manual, since by that time the probability of it being a
    sell-on would have increased greatly.

    I wish we had actual working professional techs posting here. Are there
    TeGGer®, Jan 28, 2005
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