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Won't start, no lights but horn works 1995 Honda civic dl,

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won't start, no lights but horn works 1995 Honda civic dl
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: headlights & dash lights
JA: Are you fixing your Civic yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: trying to. 1st thought was battery. new battery now, still no lights, horn works, nothing when you turn the key don't know where to begin now, next I guess would be the fuse
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Amedee replied 18 days ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  Amedee replied 18 days ago.

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.

1. If at any point you would like to speak on the phone, please feel free to request a phone call on your end and I can call you right away.

2. If you dont understand any technical terms or anything that I mention (component tests or theory or operation), please let me know and I will provide you with a more in debt explanation or answer.

3. Please understand that I am here to help you anyway I can.

Are you saying that the engine does not crank over correct?

Can I start by getting your VIN?

Thank you!

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
don't have it right now
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Expert:  Amedee replied 18 days ago.

Thank you for the VIN!

So the engine does not crank over correct?

Do the headlights and dome lights turn on?

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
headlights don't come on, didn't try dome lights. Would headlights come on without the key?
Expert:  Amedee replied 18 days ago.

YES, they should, also the brake lights should illuminate too without the key in the ignition

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
no lights, so perhaps it would be a fuse?
Expert:  Amedee replied 18 days ago.

YES sir it could be!

Let me pull you a wiring diagram..

Expert:  Amedee replied 18 days ago.

Can you double check your VIN for me?

It says invalid VIN..

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
that came right off the title now 1HGEG8641SL029603
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
can we phone you later. have to get to the car to have you walk us through. phone number?
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
how much later can it be, it will take approximately 2 hrs to get to the car.
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
I did copy the phone number so I can call when I get to it, will the $16 still apply?
Expert:  Amedee replied 18 days ago.

Fuse 39, 36 and 41 are all main fuses located under the hood. These need to be checked and verified as good. IF they are all good, lets check for voltage on these fuses as we may have a bad connection at or right after the battery or even right at the underhood fuse block.

Expert:  Amedee replied 18 days ago.

I would check all of the fuses under the hood just to be sure they are good.

In addition, just about all of them under the hood should have battery voltage on them at all times regardless of the position of the ignition switch (key in or out)

Expert:  Amedee replied 18 days ago.

Here is a wiring diagram of the power distribution circuit on your vehicle. It's the white wire from the battery to the fuse block and 80 amp fuse number 41 we need to check..

Expert:  Amedee replied 18 days ago.

YES, phone calls are extra but I am sure you are going to be happy with my service. I am confident that we will get to the bottom of this problem.

You can accept my offer and call me when your at the vehicle if you would like and I will walk you through these test..

Expert:  Amedee replied 17 days ago.


It'sCustomerand I just wanted to check in to see how things are going and to see if you need any further assistance?

Let me know!