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by John Ratsey
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: Upgrading Stock Head Unit to Navi
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: Upgrading Stock Head Unit to Navi

I believe that the unlock code is stored in the ECU. This was introduced with the Mk 3 Jazz (on which the HR-V is based). The Mk 2 Jazz used a separate code which was provided with the vehicle's handbook but vulnerable to being lost which caused a lot of anguish as disconnecting the battery would lo...
by John Ratsey
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Engine light/EP system indicator/flashing parking brake light
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Engine light/EP system indicator/flashing parking brake light

The explanation of the P068A code does suggest a low voltage problem. Do you have a volt meter (the OBDII reader can usually read the voltage) and battery charger? At this time of year the lights, etc, get more usage and the battery may be struggling to get enough charge (Honda's battery charging al...
by John Ratsey
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: Sensitive sensors
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

Re: Sensitive sensors

I presume that the couple of miles is the clue - the system has waited that long while comparing the number of wheel rotations before being confident to report that something had changed. In my own case, it only took about a mile after having all the tyres changed before the warning was activated. I...
by John Ratsey
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Engine management light and EP flashing
Replies: 4
Views: 1614

Re: Engine management light and EP flashing

Thanks for the update. I think there's a lesson here: Bits of pipe can be less reliable than the expensive hardware and a very small leak is enough to upset the system.
by John Ratsey
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: Sensitive sensors
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

Re: Sensitive sensors

By my reckoning, there might only be 2 psi difference between front and back tyres but the effect of swapping the tyres is to make 4psi difference from the previous configuration as each end changes by 2 psi, one upwards and one downwards. Or did you mean there was 1 psi difference between front and...
by John Ratsey
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Essex
Replies: 6
Views: 1721

Re: Hello from Essex

Really interesting to know about the reasons for performance. I would also add that my understanding is that the i-VTEC system is configured to have only four inlet valves open below around 3,000 rpm. This improves the fuel-air mixing and efficiency. Above around 3,000 rpm the other four inlet valv...
by John Ratsey
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Essex
Replies: 6
Views: 1721

Re: Hello from Essex

Welcome. :) The CVT system in the HR-V is tuned for economy rather than performance, which suits my normal driving style. However, either pushing on the accelerator and a tug or two on the left paddle (which effectively drops the logical gearing by one or two steps) or selecting S mode on the gear s...
by John Ratsey
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Members Gallery
Topic: CRV to HRV
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

Re: CRV to HRV

Stiches wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:12 pm
How much so in percentages?
There's a big range depending on model and fuel type - see Honest John's realmpg https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/honda/ .
by John Ratsey
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: Dampness in Boot
Replies: 12
Views: 2484

Re: Dampness in Boot

I have exactly the same problem in my spare wheel well...I’m about 6 months out of warranty. If it is the roof strips as described by John, it it likely to be expensive to have replaced? Obviously needs to get sorted... Study the discussion in the Club Jazz forum (link in my previous post and Googl...
by John Ratsey
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Body Work Repairs
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: Body Work Repairs

It must be challenging to do a decent paint job on the roof without turning the vehicle on its side. I would opt for the touch-up option aimed primarily to prevent any rust. How many potential purchasers will get onto a step ladder to view the vehicle from above?

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