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Hi.

I noticed the display which shows the radio/CD details, the temperature and heating, and clock, start to flicker when I was driving last weekend. I was listening to the radio at the time and noticed the signal coming and going abruptly. After a few minutes, the display went altogether and the radio sound stopped. The controls for the radio, both on the steering wheel and the radio itself, had no effect. I couldn't power it on or off. I'm still able to adjust the heating, I just can't see what the temperature is or what mode it's on (windscreen, floor, front facing vents, etc).

Now after being in the car 20mins or so, I do hear white-noise coming and going, almost in a rhythm. But I still cannot power the radio on or off. I was tempted to remove the radio fuse for the moment but then decided to see if I could find the problem. I suspect it's maybe a connection come loose, at the very least.

I came across a YouTube video of a guy removing the radio from a 2007 Civic. I'm going to try this and remake all the connections to the radio as well as try to check the connection to the display screen.

Has anyone else experienced this issue? My local Honda dealer has closed so it's a trek to the next nearest one and I don't trust the other local garages. Cheers.
 

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I have removed the centre and front console so that I could remove the stereo unit but still no joy. The connections all look good at the back of the radio unit but more importantly, the display still has no life in it. I'm unable to see how I can check the connection that runs up to the back of the display (or where the other end connects to) without doing some heavy duty dash removal so might need to take the car to a specialist as it is. Suppose it's a prime time to add a X-Car link though so I can connect my iPhone. Just a pain that it's on the back of a fault.
 

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Sounds like you might have a faulty LCD board behind the display. Mine lost characters and it was driving me mad for well over a year. The soldering on the pins doesn't last and it causes the display to fail. It's easy to get into but it does require removal of your dash in certain places. However this didn't effect my radio at all so I don't know if there is another problem that needs looking at. Keep your eye on the "How To" thread as I'm about to do a massive right up on how to get the board out. Hopefully this might help you. I'm sure I read that another member had a similar problem that cost them close to £400 in repairs as Civic wasn't under warranty.
 

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Thanks for that. I'll have a look for your "How to". Worrying about the potential £400 bill though. I just had to get my lower rear window resealed as found it to be leaking. Courtesy of Mr.Honda, as my warranty ran out 4 months ago, it was in the region of £400 as well. I'm a little confused about my car problem as I'd have thought if it was just a connection to the display, or the display itself at fault, I'd still hear the radio. I'll be sure to right up the solution once its found.

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Just had a rethink about this. My problem doesn't sound identical to yours. The day my display stopped working, the entire screen was flickering and not just individual digits. To me, its like a connection came undone and the whole thing just went. Just an annoying place to try get into and check if that's the case so considering biting the bullet and handing it over to Honda. I have the fear of damaging the dash if I try to keep digging!
 

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Before you take it anywhere near someone who could potentially charge you, I would get the top dash out (only a couple of panels and speedo ..... quick and easy), and check your connections behind the display and definitely the soldered pins on the board for the display. It could be that the connector has dropped out or every single pin needs resoldering. My whole display used to flicker until I hit it and it would come back and be perfect then lose digits. This was a daily occurrence for such a long time that I got so fed up and started investigating. The whole jib should take you no more than an hour tops.
 

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By the way, I'm the clumsiest person ever and I managed to take it apart without any breaks. It's just plastic clips and a few screws.
 

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Display missing

Hi i have the same problem as you encountered with parts of the display going missing and when i would hit it the display would re-appear but only for a short period and then go off again.
You couldn't be as clumsy as i am but the fact it's driving me mad looking at it has made me want to tackle it and try and get it sorted.
I will check the How To section and see how to get the dash removed and get into it and maybe get a few pointers from you along the way

Cheers Flukester
 
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