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The horn on my MDX only work if I apply pressure near the center of the airbag around the Acura "A". Is this by design? I also have a 2002 Accord EXV6 that will blow the horn from anywhere pressure is applied on the airbag. Has this been noticed by anybody else?

Also, is there a way to bypass the software license screen so that the Nav system with startup automatically when the vehicle is started without acknowledging the license every time?

Thanks PD:confused:
 

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I have noticed the horn problem as well. It seems to take an inordinate amount of pressure to blow the horn anywhere on the steering wheel. I think this is a Honda design problem as they retained little horn buttons when airbags were added to the steering wheels far longer than other auto manufactures.

On one occasion, I slammed on the horn (i.e., steering wheel) and nothing happened. This was somewhat disturbing.

In any case, I will ask the dealer to inspect at my next service.
 

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I have never had to use a horn here in California. I rather use my MIDDLE finger here. It gets peoples attention a lot faster than a horn here....HAHAHHHA
 

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I have never had to use a horn here in California. I rather use my MIDDLE finger here. It gets peoples attention a lot faster than a horn here....HAHAHHHA
Speak for your Southern Californian self, amigo!! :D

We here up north are much more...sophisticated. ;)
 

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Well the good news is that I found two other MDX's that belong to other buyers, both 2002 models, and their horns worked exactly like my 2001 model. (Does appear to be a design flaw)... The bad news is that I will need to get use to this setup.

Any infor on a bypass for the Navigation license screen startup everytime? :confused:
 

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Fireblade6 said:
I have never had to use a horn here in California. I rather use my MIDDLE finger here. It gets peoples attention a lot faster than a horn here....HAHAHHHA
LOL :)

And, yea, pdd, the horn (on the 01s at least) only works right on the 'A' logo. Takes some getting used to; maybe Fireblade's method will work in the interim.

Re: bypass on Nav disclaimer...no, you can't.
 

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Whatever happened to horn rings? Does anyone here even remember them (other than me and anyone else who's mid-50s or older)? You could blow the horn without taking your hand off the wheel, and without shifting your hand position -- just move your thumb an inch or two "inboard" from the wheel rim, and voila! ze horn ring.

In my X, I find that when I'm in heavy traffic, one hand is holding the wheel, and the other thumb is on the "A" logo, ready to holler.
 

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Uhh... Horn Ring??? Don't remember anything like that , but I am from Greensboro, NC. I haven't lived there in 10 years, but remember how easy it was to drive around. Didn't need a horn or middle finger option there, but here in Atlanta, its every man (or woman) for himself. You need a horn, horn ring , middle finger, gun, cannon... You get my point. Thanks for your input. ;)
 

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Horn Ring etc.

My father's 1965 Dodge Coronet 440 had a horn ring! Anywhere on the steering wheel you could beep. Very nice. My first auto, a 1968 Chevy Chevelle 396 had horn buttons. Goofy and less efficient, but looked cool.

The center horn on the X is not an "instant access" device. It ought to be. The "bird" up here in the SF bay area could get you in serious trouble with the wrong folks, so most folks neither beep or flip the finger. Mostly scream and yell to themselves in their metal coccoons. Maybe I should track down the old Coronet 440 and retrofit!
 

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HA!!

FOR ME ALSO HERE IN LA.. I AM TOO BUSY TO USE THE HORN..

ONE HAND GIVING OUT THE FINGER.. THE OTHER REACH

FOR STUFF TO THROW! HEH J/K..

YES.. IT'S KINDA HARD TO USE, BUT WILL GET USED TO IT I THINK..

AND I WISH I CAN ADD A CANON.. SO I CAN BLOW THOSE 55MPH
DRIVER IN THE FAST LANE (INNER LANE)

:cool:
 

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I notice the same thing but I began to see it as the car's design and not something wrong.

Yes, you need to press closer the center .. yet gently pressing it would work too.

Other things,

Yes, the "dead pedal" is no longer an issue for me. It was me who got used to the dead pedal on another car but now I found a lot of space to put my left foot.

Yes, the turing signal makes very small noise, but again, I got used to it. Maybe it was me who didn't realize how loud those other car's turning signal are.
 

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LA is Tough, Let's Not Make it Impossible

Hey guys, consider lightening up on the gestures and definately on the throwing and shooting. Hate to see the LA freeways return to the "target practice zone". Wasn't that long ago when people we're doing the things that you are suggesting [e.g. throwing things, shooting things, etc.].

LA is LA, traffic and lots of people causing it are not going anywhere soon [sorry for the play on words]. At least in the X, we're comfortable, have lots of "our own space". I really don't want/need bottle dents, bullet holes as customization to the X's exterior.
 
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