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  1. won't work, totally different systems despite similar appearance.
  2. the £20 disc if it's the seller on ebay, i've tried. although appearing genuine they're copied and certainly didn't work for me. behaved exactly like a crap copy i've experimented with before in the past. You can't tell based on appearance unless you compare side by side with a genuine disc, the textures on the print face are different.
  3. I use https://www.coxmotorparts.co.uk and www.amayama.com
  4. I remember calling aroud at the time, Holdcroft Honda also quoted a similar price. The battery was listed at 1132.66 ex VAT, fitting was down being included with the £99 ex vat IMA fault investigation charge which included the usual healthcheck
  5. i replaced mine in 2017 and it was around £1400 all in. Warranty I received was 3 years unlimited mileage. This was via Lookers Honda Orpington
  6. oh the glory days of Honda Karma! I'm glad you're loving your Accord. Similarly, I'm back in another one having missed the one i sold 3 years ago. The Civic Hybrid i've had in between has been great for my commute but since Covid i've had no more commuting so jumped at the chance of getting another Accord.
  7. i keep mine working just to access the rest of the controls the screen is needed for! the maps part i'd use as a backup but my phone is always connected via my Grom audio. Swapping out the unit with the changer is simple enough and used on ebay they're pretty cheap
  8. the updates for the 3.xx system stopped in 2018 so if you do manage to swap the system it's a matter of having a less out of date system rather than an up to date one. as for the swap itself, the looms connecting the stereo and drives are different. at the very least it'd be a case of splicing and matching the cables from 2 looms. there's also the slight difference in the rear heated screen and heated mirror controls. 2.xx system will have heated rear screen only from the centre console, with heated mirrors on the door switch. the 3.xx combines heated mirrors and rear screen on the
  9. the 12v battery on the hybrids are standard batteries, as with my civic hybrid
  10. I've used and damaged a drive before, yes. When reverting between 2 discs you can hear the difference in operation between them.
  11. I actually bought a 1.8 FRV for my mum also, she liked mine so much that when replacing her car for an auto she wanted an FRV despite it being older than the car she was replacing. They're great, I'm a huge fan of them.
  12. This is totally true, it's down to the dye in copied discs not working well with the optical pickups, causing them to work & spin constantly which ultimately exhausts them and causes accelerated wear. Particularly the case with the pre facelift accord v2.xx systems. the v3.xx systems seem less effected but i still wouldn't recommend it. If you try a copied disc you'll hear a difference in how hard the drive is working and notice the extended time it takes for the ok button to appear after the warning message. also need to be mindful of a certain ebay seller (nav-upd
  13. 0w20 is the current Honda recommendation. Honda petrols are not fussy, in the past Honda have also had 5w30, 5w40 as the official recommendation. Honda grade 0w20 is easy enough to source and cheap. I use Exol branded and buy in 20L drums, costs around £60-£65 usually and good for 4 oil changes. I've been using it in my 2.0 FRV (also K20 like the Accord) for a number of years now.
  14. Falkens are great and too often overlooked. As a brand, you could say they're the Honda of the tyre world.
  15. Glad you've managed to sort it. the quick & easy cheap fixes are always the most satisfying
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