Electrical & Lights Honda FR-V FUSEBOX help

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by Anomaly, Wednesday 31st Jul, 2013.

  1. Anomaly Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi Guys

    Recently picked up an 07 FR-V

    Noticed that parking lights / dipped lights have recently stopped working
    & also that the back lights arent on even on full beam. (Brake lights are working fine)

    The front lights on full beam are fine as the car came with HID's ( Bonus that I didnt notice until the other day)
    so maybe theyre wired differently ?

    Does anyone know which fuses I should be looking at changing & also where the fuse box is etc

    My Mrs drives it so I havent had a chancce to have a good nose around it just yet.
    Last edited: Wednesday 31st Jul, 2013
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    HID on a FR-V don't think they were standard. If you remove the fuse cover and look at the inside of the lid you will see a sticker with the corresponding function.

    if you get stuck let us know.
  3. Anomaly Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Managed to get it sorted. Fuse NO 26 10A was blown. Such an awkward bugger to get to.
    replaced it with a spare one in the bonnet.

    Yep didn't realise that this FR-V was slightly modded when I saw the pictures of it. Was too late to turn back when we went to pick it up. Funny thing is I think
    the dealer priced it low because of the mods. I actually like them.

    Will do a little thread on it soon, although its the mrs car & not mine : (
    Last edited: Wednesday 31st Jul, 2013
  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    good stuff simple fix,and bonus to have all those mods for free!
  5. scigo Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    When you do a thread, can you please check what HID lights they are. I am thinking to fit them as well.
    Anybody with an experience of DRL on FR-V and suggestions?
  6. Anomaly Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Had the dipped lights on today & the fuse blew again ??

    Im beginning to think it's got something to do with the following
    That the previous owner put on the car.

    LED bulbs ?

    or these extra LED back lights (Want to get rid of them then anyway)

    Should I should upgrade the 10A fuse Due to extra lights ? Not recommended
    in the manual.

    Not sure where The led lights are wired in, or I'd disconnect them.
    Not sure if that would be enough or what I should do with the wires to avoid future problems

    Or is it the bright led parking bulbs. Should I return them to standard (I do like them)?
    Last edited: Saturday 3rd Aug, 2013
  7. scigo Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    your car looks really nice. the spoiler and the extra break lights.
  8. Anomaly Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    It seems like this a common problem for people with led parking lights installed .
  9. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Could be dodgy wiring if they've fitted extra lights to it. I would stick normal bulbs in and take off the extra lights and repair any wiring and go from there.
  10. Anomaly Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Update just incase anyone wants to know the outcome.

    Changed another fuse & everything was gone for months.
    Thought if look into it more anyway as I didn't want anything to happen again.

    It looks like the problem could have been caused by the fuseholder which was totally melted. Wired in another fuse holder & all has been good so far.
  11. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Do you have any aftermarket electrical appliance hooked into the same circuitry ? The fact it's melted means there is excessive load .
  12. Anomaly Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Yes car has HIDs & extra break / parking LEDs at the back
  13. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    What wattage are those HID?
  14. Anomaly Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    HIDs are 12V 35 watts
    Gonna check to see if the new fuse holder looks ok soon.
    Was gonna put the lights back to standard but Mrs likes them : )


  15. Anomaly Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    It doesn't look like anything else is wired into the circuitry of the HIDs
    I was wondering if it might need a bigger bullet style fuse holder with bigger fuse ?
  16. Anomaly Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    To end. Installed a new fuse holder & afterwards a brand new HID kit and bulbs & everything has been fine ever since
    Bones126 and Nels like this.
  17. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    Good to hear you got it sorted.