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Honda Accord Maintenance & Repair Guides
A collection of "how-to" guides for maintaining and repairing the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Honda Accord sedan.

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Honda Accord Engine Oil Change Guide
2.4L Engine Oil Change

1. Honda Accord 2.4L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

One of the most important maintenance procedures that you can perform on your 2008-2010 Honda Accord is to regularly replace the motor oil.

The 2.4L four cylinder engine requires 4.4 U.S. quarts of 5W-20 oil for an oil change with a new oil filter.

   

Honda Accord Front Brake Pads Guide
Front Brake Pads

2. Honda Accord Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If the front brake pads on your 2008, 2009, or 2010 Honda Accord are starting to squeak or squeal, you may need to replace the pads.

I prefer to purchase ceramic brake pads which create less brake dust and are less prone to making noise while braking.

   

08-10 Honda Accord Rear Brake Pads Premature Wear Repair
Accord Rear Pads Repair

 

 

3. 2008-2010 Honda Accord Premature Rear Brake Pads Wear Repair Guide

The rear brake pads of a Honda Accord are supposed to last anywhere from 70,000 to 100,000 miles instead of the very low 15-20,000 miles that many become worn out.

Several hundred thousand owners of 2008, 2009, and 2010 Honda Accord vehicles and 2009 to 2010 Acura TSX  vehicles are affected by this "defect".

Click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left for the full repair guide.

 

   

Honda Accord PCV Valve Guide
PCV Valve Guide

4. Honda Accord PCV Valve Replacement Guide

The PCV or "positive crankcase ventilation" valve in a 2008 to 2010 Honda Accord is an important piece of the emissions control system that sends partially burned gases back to the combustion chamber.

It's an inexpensive part that can help maintain the fuel economy and health of your engine.

   

Honda Accord Headlight Bulbs Guide
Headlight Bulbs Guide

5. Honda Accord Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

If one of the headlight bulbs in your 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012 Honda Accord have burnt out, it only takes a few minutes and a flathead screwdriver to replace them.

The headlight assembly contains four the following four light bulbs: Low Beam, High Beam, Front Turn Signal / Parking Light, and the Front Sidemarker.

   

Honda Accord Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Guide

6. Honda Accord Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light bulbs of a 2008-2012 Honda Accord are easily accessed through the trunk by removing two plastic screws.

Located inside the tail light assembly are the combination brake light and parking bulb, the reverse or "back up" bulb and the amber colored rear turn signal bulb.



 

Honda Accord Cabin Air Filter Guide
Cabin Air Filter Guide

7. Honda Accord Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

Depending on where you live and how often you use the HVAC system in your 2008 to 2012 Honda Accord, you'll eventually need to clean or replace the cabin air filter.

Over time the filter can become clogged with leaves, insects, pollen and dust. The A/C's cabin air filter can easily be accessed by lowering the glove box in front of the passenger seat.

   


Key Fob Remote Control

8. Honda Accord Key Fob Remote Battery Replacement Guide

If the car key / keyless entry remote control for your 2008-2012 Honda Accord isn't working well anymore, you may just need to clean off some dielectric grease from the battery.

Then again, a 5 pack of CR1616 batteries can be had for less than a dollar on eBay so you may want to just replace the battery while the key fob is open if your car is a few years old.

   

Honda Accord Overhead Map Light Bulbs Guide
Overhead Map Lights

9. Honda Accord Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The only tool needed to replace a burnt out overhead map light bulb in a 2008-2012 Honda Accord is small flathead screwdriver.

A replacement bulb is part # DE3022 from Sylvania and other manufacturers.

   

Honda Accord Rear Brake Pads Guide
Rear Brake Pads

This guide has been replaced with an updated page at the link below.

2008-2010 Honda Accord Premature Rear Brake Pads Wear Repair Guide

 

10. Honda Accord Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear brake pads on a 2008-2010 Honda Accord should last about twice as long as the front brake pads. Only about 20% of the braking force is generated by the rear brakes.

Again, I usually go with the reasonably priced ceramic pads from Wearever at Advance Auto Parts that cost about $38 for a rear set.

   

2008-2012 Honda Accord Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Accord Dome Light Bulb

11. 2008-2012 Honda Accord Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
   

Honda Accord License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Accord License Lights

12. 2008-2012 Honda Accord License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
   


Accord Spark Plugs

13. 2008-2012 Honda Accord 2.4L Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped "long life" spark plugs of a 8th generation Honda Accord should last up to 100,000 miles. But they should be checked before that time if just to make sure they won't become stuck in the engine.

To view my complete DIY instructions for checking or changing the spark plugs, click on the text link above or thumbnail image to the left.

   

Honda Accord Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Accord Door Panel

14. 2008-2012 Honda Accord Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your eight generation Honda Accord sedan, you'll first need to take off the interior door panels.

Check out my detailed DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

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