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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
131,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace alternator (1 reports)
1997 Honda Civic lights problems

lights problem

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1997 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 062010

Civic LX 1.6L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,000 miles


going down the freeway at night no one behind me for a little ways and few cars in front of me, something caught me eye and the range of the lights was farther and brighter and back to where it was. like my high beams were turned on and off. i could not see any cars that were close enough to cause it. at that time i looked at the dashboard and those lights were doing the same thing, looked at the lights and they were back to pulsing. later on i looked it up and saw that people were complain about the same thing and the solution was to fix where the wire was rubbing against the intake manifold. so taped that up and the same thing happened.

Update from Jan 27, 2011: Alternator slowly dieing

- , Wildomar, CA, USA

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