Hondaman

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  1. Good evening folks, ive noticed that my battery lamp has started to flash occasionally. It seems to happen when either I'm coasting to a stop, or at a standstill in traffic. I've had the car since last October, and I think the battery is fairly new. Any thoughts on what could be causing this? The car drives perfectly.
  2. I've got a 121,000 miles and counting. Bought the car last October with 115k on the clock. I've added 2 litres of oil since then, but no other upsets. It still drives like a new car. I sometimes drive with the radio off just to listen to it softly waft down the road. No squeaks or rattles .
  3. I bought a 2018 disc last October from a vendor on eBay, and it worked perfectly. I can now enter destinations whilst on the move. Cost me £10, and I did not have to disconnect the battery.
  4. I had the same problem a few months ago. Definitely radio interference. I asked my new neighbours if they had any new equipment, but of course they said no. Shortly afterwards, everything went back to normal, and I was able to use my keyfobs again.
  5. Hi folks I'm looking for a set of metal pedal covers like the sport type for my 07 plate IS250 auto. I would prefer covers rather than the type which require me to remove the original rubber covers and drill into the metal pedal base. Any links would be much appreciated.
  6. You didn't mention your budget, but I bought for £4,200 last year on a 07 plate with 115k on the clock. Unless you are paying less than £3k for this car, I would pass on this one. It sounds like it has been a little neglected.
  7. I will ask the neighbours if they have any new devices, but don't hold out much hope of getting a honest answer. No new cars in my neighbourhood though. It such a pain really.
  8. Mobile signal is good where I live. Played up again this morning, but fine for the rest of the day, until I got home. Then it didn't want to lock!
  9. I'm having a issue that started a few days ago. Both my keyfobs wouldn't open the doors recently. After several attempts it finally opened. I can nearly always open the passenger door by pressing the sensor on the handle, but not the drivers side. After driving to work it's fine. Only seems to play up when parked in my driveway. No new wireless stuff in my house. Any ideas?
  10. Hi folks my rear pads will need changing on my new to me 07 plate IS250. I always try to upgrade when changing parts, so does anyone have any recommendations. I was looking at drilled discs with a set of Mintex pads.Is there any real advantage to having drilled discs beside heat dissapation. What about slotted and drilled discs? All opinions wanted. Thanks in advance
  11. I've been trying to transfer my phone book to my car with no success. I have followed the instructions in the manual, but after 30 minutes or more, nothing has been transferred. the screen just says "Transferring contacts". What am i missing? I can create contacts manually,but i have nearly 200 contacts! My car is a 07 plate SE with the Mark Levinson system.Thanks for your tips in advance.
  12. I just got my Is250, and the Avon tyres look fairly new. When they need changing I definitely will be going towards Khumo. They are well priced and have comparable grip to the big name tyres. I had Dunlop Sport Maxx on my last IS a few years ago, and was not too impressed.
  13. I've had Khumo on my Honda Accord 2.4 in the past. Good value for money and decent grip, I seem to recall. I've got Avon zv7's on my IS, and I'm not totally comfortable with them, especially in the rain.
  14. I've had my Is250 for a few weeks now and love it. I just noticed that my nearside mirror doesn't tilt down when I engage reverse. Was this only a option on the SEL spec as I have an SE. I don't have a owners manual, and using the search feature didn't yield any answers.
  15. There are Android units for sale on Ebay and Aliexpress.
  16. That's why I love this forum. I learn something new everyday. I think I will stick with a upgraded halogen bulb, but have read that some of them don't last very long. The search continues. Keep the comments coming folks.
  17. Leaning towards these actually: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PIAA-HYPER-Arros-3900K-Briliant-White-Light-Bulbs-H11-55-equal-to-110W-12V/232288669822
  18. An interesting interpretation of the rules. So H11 LED bulbs that are a correct fit and size are illegal?
  19. Yeah,maybe something like that. Just looking for some recommendations, as I only want to do this once. Taking off the covers, whilst very easy, is just a pain in the a**e !
  20. Just had my 07 SE for a couple of weeks now, and loving it. I now feel it's time to start improving it. The first job is to change the headlight bulbs, as the factory ones are so poor .I've come from a BMW with xenons, so obviously these weak halogens are not going to do it for me. I've seen a set of PIAA Hyper Arros bulbs advertised as 3900k Brilliant White, but i would like some opinions or recommendations from club members. HID Kits are now illegal due to new MOT rules,so its either quality halogens or a set of LEDS bulbs. Next job will be new brake pads all around and then looking at the options for adding a bit more oomph to the Bass on the Mark Levinson system.Thanks for your opinions in advance.
  21. I'm Back! Picked a 07 plate SE yesterday. I was looking for a SEL but could not resist this red beauty. The wheels have been refurbished, and finished in matte black. The one feature i had to have was the Mark Levinson system. After 3 years with a BMW 330i , i forgot how good these cars really are. The beemer killed my enthusiasm for driving. It handled really well, but it was so fragile.My wife also drives a BMW(325i), and her car is just as fragile, so I sold mine whilst it was still worth something. Ready to start upgrading my IS250. Any recommendations for some new halogen bulbs? This will be my first task, I've been used to having xenon's for the last five years, so need something a lot brighter than the standard halogens.
  22. Finally found a car in good nick and will be picking it up next week. It has the ML system, it I'm looking for a gadget that can be integrated into the system so that I can use my iPod, and control from the steering wheel controls. Can someone send me a link? Thanks in advance. Yes I've tried the search button.