1991 Honda Accord low intensity front lights & more

Tiny
VELOZCORCEL
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  • 1991 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
The problem is really complicated, first the clock on top of the glove compartment and a/c comands went off, then the side view mirrors don ´t work anymore, then the lights are so low that is ridiculous and finnally. The back windshield exploded in a hot summer day, they kep telling me that someone must have thrown a rock or spark plug or something; but there was two exact holes by the speakers exactly the same oval shape, so explain that! Now electricians tell me yeah, yeah install a booster and I do not like that idea because there are much older cars that function just right without such a gadget. Mos tell me that to check the whole circuit is gonna be very expensive I don ´t know if I should just go to a yard and buy the whole electrical wiring and have it changed? Or what should I do. The front lights seem like votive candles, ha ha: Have to deal with some hunour you know? Well, I ´m waiting please
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Saturday, September 25th, 2010 AT 12:01 PM

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Tiny
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Hi velozcorcel,

For the electrical problems,
1. Check the battery condition.
2. Check the alternator charging rate.
3. Check the fuses
4. Check battery terminal and ground circuit connections. Clean, retighten and retest.

As to the rear windshield explosion, it is hard to explain. I have encountered cases whereby aerosal cans left on the speaker shelf exploded causing the windshield to shatter.

Not all windshield would shatter due to external factors. Some windshield have self shattered due to stress over time and the heat is an accelerator.
The 2 holes on top of the speaker? Could be the magnetic field of the speakers have causes some stress damage over time.
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Sunday, September 26th, 2010 AT 8:51 AM
Tiny
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Thank you all for the answer, I changed an 11cell battery for a 13cell battery last november, they tested if it was charging alright, and it went fine, but since their job is to replace batteries couldn t give me an answer, some say it must be the relay, some say try to double ground your battery. How do I do that?
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Sunday, September 26th, 2010 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
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Doubling ground connections means to add an additionalground cable from the battery to the engine or transmission.

If the charging system was checked last November, it is time to get it checked again. Sonmething could have gone wrong since then.
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Monday, September 27th, 2010 AT 1:05 PM

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