Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The last model year of the 6th generation Civic (1996-2000) and, subsequently, the last model year before the popular car was overrun with transmission problems.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
170,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. by-passed dimmer wheel unit (1 reports)
2000 Honda Civic lights problems

lights problem

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2000 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 052013

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 170,000 miles


Dealer wanted $400 to solve the issue. No way, I just want to be able to see the dash panel at night. Checked the local junk yards, and the dash dimmer switch is $20 used in any yard. I found that a 5 cent electrical spade type wire connector connector plugged right into the factory harness, used as a jumper, will get the dash lights at high setting when the lights are turned on. Easy fix, couldn't be happier by just by-passing the failed unit. Now if you roll the wheel to dim the lights, nothing happens, sure beats no dash lights, or $400 just to have a feature I just don't care to have. Hey its a civic, we are all going for cheap here.

- , Sidney, ME, USA

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