small annoyances on your ek9's


leeK9

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who got some

just small annoying things

i think the interior light in my ek9 is a joke

and that the handbrake is crap

any more?
 


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window rubbers being complete shite as with all hondas
most of em i see the back splitter is never straight.
 


linh-ej9

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i agree on both even tho i have a ej9
what problem u have with the handbrakes? mine has to be pulled up really hii when parking somewhere steep
 



Daniel_Ek9

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handbrake too..nearly more light off my phone than the interior light.(thats with a new bulb)..Also things that can be fixed but I cant seem to see the problem is the back speaker rattles somtimes and drivers seat squeeks sometimes on rough roads
 



leeK9

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also the windows on my car are painfully slowwwwww

and my horn doesnt work
 


MWTech

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i know a few people who have the slow window sydrome...mine included...left more than the right one? my right one is pretty quick!

apart from that tho, no worries. not even had problems with my handbrake :S
 


ReVHard

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I think its the seatbelt holder thingy near the handbrake that spueaks sometimes....definitely agree with the weak interior light (I usually leave mine set to the middle position so when I disarm the alarm I am able to see inside my vehicle from the outside, but with tint on my EK9 the light's useless)...

and the horns on the steerin wheel are too small and hard to press.....the red H in the center of the wheel should've been the horn......can't easily blow my horn for chicks anymore :)
 


JDM 101

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I notice my EK9 is slightly tilted on the left side when it was still on its stock suspension. When i change to coilovers, there was a big difference on the coilover threads turns between the left & the right side.. :confused:
 


DedeSIR

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Dome light can be replace with a led light.
Handbrake on drum are really strong... would still prefer the disk
from the R :((

As for the windows, a good clean up would help to get it back
to normal... ha old cars :nono:
My Porsche 944 has the same problem, slow window on passenger side, we
don't use it enought !!
 


Dino-Spumoni

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The parking brake with rear drums is only strong when adjusted correctly, as with the disc parking brake.

And everyone with inadequate interior light should try changing to a 10 watt bulb. Very easy.
 


ramboteamjon

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My seatbelt puller back in thingys (lol) are lame! Didnt work in my last civic! I dont like the ariel. My handbrake is fine! In my ek3 I hated my electric windows and abs as there was always a problem! thats why I found an ek9 without electric windows and abs and its not a problem now! :)
 


Tmus

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LOL, the window problem just spray some Silicon Lub on the rubber channels. or WD40.


The standard steering horn is out of place...should be in the middle...solved by changing steering wheel
 


Gee

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I have some sort of earthing problem, as my A/C controls most of the time dont light up and some times they do.

I hate how they don't have a rear wiper.

Turning circle isnt great.

I've raised the car, but the exhaust or CAT still scrape in multi storey car parks and speed bumps.

Car seems sluggish before 3,000rpm..not sure if it is a misfire or what.
 


saxophonias

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LOL, the window problem just spray some Silicon Lub on the rubber channels. or WD40.


The standard steering horn is out of place...should be in the middle...solved by changing steering wheel
Very true! It works:nice::nice:
 


chrismc_DC2

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Good to know some of the problems my DC2 has, are common "Honda" traits, but some are "DC2isms" i reckon!!

1. Creaking door cards where they meet the dash
2. Rattley windows when partially open
3. Windows a bit sluggish
3. Buzzing/resonance on dash/handbrake surround (since Spoon B-pipe:angry:)
4. Randomly squeaking/clicking clutch pedal when you first press it (Has a mind of its own & no amount of WD40 has helped!)

Im sure il think of more.....
 


saxophonias

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2. and 4 are main traits of almost every civic included my ej9. You can fix the rattling window noice quite easily. As for the fourth one i think is the spring of the clutch's pedal. The sound occasionally disappears.
 


JKK

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I've had most of these annoying problems.
Window speed, defo Silicone Spray.
Noisy squeak from seat is the belt holder thing, like said before.
Squeaky clutch pedal just went away after time.
Back light's were leaking, sorted with some clear silicone.
Most annoying thing is having to keep cleaning red recaros!!!
Is there something i can coat the seats with after cleaning to keep them clean for longer???
 


Mattharvey12

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i know a few people who have the slow window sydrome...mine included...left more than the right one? my right one is pretty quick!
This is so true and so god damn annoying. how can i get rid of it.
I find that both of my seats are loose but the actual rails are fine.
my light is fine but the cover has broken off so that may be why that is fine.

THE RUST IS KILLER
 


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