Introductions Another newbie

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Blockhead, Wednesday 18th Mar, 2015.

  1. Blockhead Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    England Mike Stamford
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    Hello all,
    I just bought my first Honda and expect I will become a complete pest with all the silly questions.
    The car is a 04 Accord I-CTDI exec. and I must admit, I am impressed. I wish I had bought one long ago.

    It drives very differently to the remapped Focus I had previously but it is so comfortable and civilised I love it!

    One question though; The sat-nav keeps telling me that the DVD disk is reading an error but if I reload it several times (about 86!) it works.
    It also displays the error message "Currently, the DVD disc installed is older than the downloaded program, please check disc"
    Does this mean I need to buy a new Honda DVD for circa £200 or is there a way to do it more economically?

    Thanks in advance,

    Mike.
     
  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Welcome to HK Mike. :welcome: Nice part of the country you're in.

    Please add your Accord to the Club Garage. She will then show at the bottom of each of your posts. This makes it easier for us to help you.

    In no particular order:

    A new Sat Nav disc for your car is £145.00. HERE -Honda - Accord - 2004 - Europe Non Voice Recognition MY2011 -
    You can also order them from your local Honda dealer

    Is your disc a genuine one or copy?

    It is likely that the previous owner was using a newer (or copy) disc. These discs not only have road updates, but a great deal more, including firmware updates. Have a read through this: ICE & HFT - Sat Nav DVD Disc Error
    If you perform this operation, have the engine running. That way, you are certain of an uninterrupted power supply to the unit.
     
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  3. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Hello and welcome, good site for all those silly questions :Niceone:
     
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  4. Nighthawk Guest

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    Welcome to Honda Karma Mike, please add your car to our club garage, it makes it easier for us to help you out as well with any queries you may have.

    How much different does she feel to your focus?
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Welcome to Honda Karma Mike :Hey:
     
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  6. Blockhead Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks Nels,
    yes it is a nice place to live.
    I looked at the link for the new disc and it looks good, I will probably order at the week end.
    I also tried the disc error link but no luck I'm afraid. My unit followed these steps;
    System links,
    car status,
    Yaw rate
    Diagnosis Menu,
    Force download.
    Then came back with the same message "DVD Disc is reading an error"

    Looks like I have to buy a new disc and see what happens.

    The disc that came with the car looks legit but I really don't know how to tell.
    I've attached a picture, if it helps.

    Thanks again ,

    Mike.
     

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  7. Blockhead Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    England Mike Stamford
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    Thanks Nighthawk,
    How different does she feel to the Focus?
    The Focus was quicker, noisier,faster, smokier,more nimble, less comfortable, rougher, , less economical (yes really) and all in all a bit of a yob.
    It was fun embarrassing BMW drivers sometimes, but with the commute I have to do it soon got a little trying.
    The gearing on the Accord took a couple of days to get used to, but I would never want to go back to a focus.
    I feel like i have finally bought the right car!

    Cheers,

    Mike.
     
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  8. Nighthawk Guest

    United Kingdom Richard Milton Keynes
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    We have lots of people coming from different marques saying the same sort of thing - how much nicer the Honda is to drive
     
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  9. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Genuine discs have good clear sharp printing. Copies may be on DL DVDs that you can print onto. Copies are harder for the DVD lens to read and this can cause damage to the unit.

    If you search ebay for 'honda sat nav disc' and then look at the 2.xx series. These are the ones for you car. (The 3.xx are for voice activated units)

    I have my doubts about your disc in that it seems blurred. However, that may be the photo?
     
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  10. Blockhead Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    England Mike Stamford
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    It really is.
    The service history I got with the car is impressive and I have every MOT it has ever had. Wish I had the owners manual.
    What is PSA? and why do I have an 'Off Switch'?
     
  11. Nighthawk Guest

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    PSA? Do you mean VSA? Thats vehicle stability assist - Stability control basically. Havent heard of PSA before
     
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  12. Blockhead Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks for that mate, to be fair my photography isn't the best.
    I don't think I will put the disc back in though, in case it does damage the unit.
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    Sorry, it is VSA. but why would you switch it off?
     
  13. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Ha ha.
    PSA and it's consequences will bring tears to your eyes. :Fear:

    You have that to look forward to. :stretcher:
     
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  14. Blockhead Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    England Mike Stamford
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    I'm 55 So I may not have too long to wait!!:Messed:
     
  15. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Run. Run now. Don't stop. Just keep running.

    Then again, better to be safe than sorry.
     
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  16. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hello Mike, :welcome: to HK.

    Looking forward to seeing pictures of your Accord and hearing more about it.

    Ask as many questions as you like and we'll all try to help you. :sparta:
     
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  17. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Screenshot 2015-03-19 22.03.17.
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    Sorry I couldn't find a RHDrive version but the description is none the less the same.
     
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  18. Nighthawk Guest

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    Had to look that one up @Nels

    Sounds positively uncomfortable and unpleasant
     
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  19. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Mustn't spoil this thread anymore.:offtopic:
     
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  20. Nighthawk Guest

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    Agreed :Drinks:

    @Blockhead - please tell us more about your car and feel free to ask any questions you like and we will happily help you as much as we can

    I look forward to seeing pictures of her when you get the chance
     
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