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An Accord Drives Through It

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I recently decided to make a thread dedicated to my ’07 2015 Accord. three years after I bought it. So, this first post will be playing catch-up, at least on the major points.

(The title of the thread is based on Norman Maclean’s novel “A River Runs Through It”, which is set in western Montana in the 1920’s.)


EDIT 2/1/23: The 7th gen Accord I had was wrecked in June of 2021. I replaced it with a 2015 Sport today.
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For the battery you could do a parasitic draw test yourself if you have DVM. I get confused now sometimes between DA and CRV owners club. The CRV's and maybe others had an issue with the AC relay getting stuck. It would keep the clutch engaged when power was off. My daughters CRV had that and my brother-in-law never listened to me when I offered suggestions from searches. He went through 3-4 Honda batteries under warranty. When I got the vehicle it had a large parasitic draw from that. Swapped to new relay and issue was solved.

Either the CRV's or some Accords also had an issue with I think a factory bluetooth adapter that was also causing a large draw.

Car looks very nice when clean. Good Luck with it.

With the frame plugs missing think about maybe doing a flush higher pressure wash with some Salt Away or similar. Sealing up the holes with damp salt could make things worse. I lost (got rid of) the Sequoia due to everything rotting out from salt. Toyota even had frame recall because of it. The Pilot as replacement got Fluid Film treatment done when new. Wish I would have done that on the Sequoia.
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Did you also use a bit of the anti-seize around the hub and hub bore on the hat as well as where the rim meets them?

Depending on the vehicle or just when I did it, the back of pads got either a bit of anti-sieze, caliper grease, disc brake quiet at the contact points of piston and where it sits at back of caliper.

Brake Judder - Delphi says not to use anything at some of the points except at the metal-metal contact points
Looks really good. Nice job.
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My V1 G2 has given me a heads up so many times I lost count. I’m mostly with traffic but do get the open road areas with very few cars to be ahead.

I used to use the Garmin GPS, but it’s REALLY old and maps are not updated. It's too small to accept the updates. I usually use WAZE on my phone now, possibly Google maps at times.

So many WAZE users and they plug in Police, accidents, cars on side of road, road debris. I use it everyday just going to work and coming home.

Like you, on longer trips, old school paper atlas makes the trip. Normally it’s in my car anyway in the trunk.

I got caught up in the “wrong area” when there were multiple “peaceful protests” shutting down roads/highways/bridges around Bridgeport CT. I was towing a trailer with the Pilot. Told my son to pull up Google map satellite view so he could zoom in and not get us stuck accordingly. Lots of industrial parks with dead ends and no turn arounds. Waze was no good, Atlas doesn’t cover the local side roads. He zoomed in on a route and we expedited the exit of the area.

I installed a USB power port on left side of dash and I use an i-Ottie windshield mount in low left that you can see pretty easy peripheral vision. Keeps my eyes on road instead of looking out of the way. A 1ft power cord reaches and keeps it charged.

No concealed display on my V1. It sits next to my mirror.

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Have you tried WAZE on your phone?

The V1 G2 is definitely much better. I had all the same issues with forward collision, lane keeping and other radars. Still get some but so much better.
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