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Old 01-23-2019, 04:17 PM   #1
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Recently got myself a KA8 Honda Legend here in the UK, its a really tidy car but just has a couple electrical issues to sort out

Hoping they're going to be common issues with hopefully easy fixes
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:24 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Describe the electrical issues and maybe we can help you sort them out.

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Old 01-24-2019, 11:29 AM   #3
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Thanks!

Currently I've got:

A rear demister that doesn't demist
Heater fan only works on full speed (fan speed resistor?)
ABS light, seems to be code 1 ABS pump motor over run..
Aerial doesn't full retract, clicks at the end of travel each way
Drivers side electric windows are weird, the rear switch opens the front window, front switch doesn't work the front window, and the switch actually in the back doesn't work the drivers side rear window

I'll get a thread up with some photos when I get a chance
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Welcome to the fam!

The rear demister (defroster in the U.S.) likely has a break in one of the lines and are a little tedious to trace. I would check the connectors to the grid which unfortunately are hidden behind the rear c-pillar covers. Those covers are likely VERY fragile to try and pop off and inspect the connectors. Mine doesn't work on my KA8 and I have been nervous to try and do what I just said.

The resistor does sound like the culprit on the single speed for the heater fan.

The ABS light and issue I'll defer to someone with more experience commenting on. Those systems when they do fail are difficult to repair from what I understand. Alan Jackson may have a used one in working condition should you need a replacement.

The Aerial (sounds like the radio antenna in the U.S.) has a broken plastic mast and that is why you keep hearing the clicking sound and it doesn't completely retract. It can be fixed with ordering a new antenna mast. There are MULTIPLE vendors selling them here in the U.S. but ones I have used SEVERAL times in the past are these fellows. http://www.antennamastsrus.com/

As for the windows it sounds like an out of order main window switch. Those are a bit tough to find where all the features work (primarily the auto down for the driver's window). Alan Jackson may again be your best option to find a working one for a KA8 as they use a very different switch than a KA7 sedan.

We look forward to the pictures whenever you get a chance.
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As for the windows it sounds like an out of order main window switch. Those are a bit tough to find where all the features work (primarily the auto down for the driver's window). Alan Jackson may again be your best option to find a working one for a KA8 as they use a very different switch than a KA7 sedan.
Donīt forget, it is UK. RHD switch is mirrored to LHD.
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Here's the section in the service manual for troubleshooting the Anti-Lock brake system:

http://service.arnach.net/index.php?...=723&z=2690&r=

It would be easier if you could get the special Bleeder T-Wrench, but beware, the one for the G2 (second generation Legend) is shorter than for the G1.

If the fluid level is correct the most likely cause of your code 1 is dirt in the solenoids allowing fluid to leak past. If so, you might be able to fix it simply by flushing fresh fluid through the system.

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Thanks for the responses guys, just got the car back from having the timing belt done. The previous owner hadn't used the car much but the belt was getting old! I might get lucky with flushing through the brake fluid for the ABS issue as I imagine it hasn't been changed in years..

The Aerial/Antenna (sorry for English/US differences I do need to sort some 'tyres' for it soon haha) sounds like a pretty straightforward fix

Yes RHD indeed, they didn't sell a lot of Legends here, not many Coupes at all and not a huge amount of them survive still, so spare parts has been a bit interesting so far! Might have to see if I can repair the window switch or get lucky and find a car being broken for parts

I wonder if this photo will work..

http://img.retro-rides.org/i/v/adam7...a71f5f4baa.jpg
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...Drivers side electric windows are weird, the rear switch opens the front window, front switch doesn't work the front window, and the switch actually in the back doesn't work the drivers side rear window...
Sort of sounds like the previous owner had the front switch go bad and just rewired it to the rear switch.

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Had the same thing on my coupe when I got it. Had to take the switch apart and reverse his wiring job. wasn't too hard
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That could well be a possibility, I'll have to get the switch out and have a look

Oh another electrical issue has appeared, I now have no indicators or hazards, but can hear the relay clicking very quickly, think I might need a new flasher relay, if I can see where it is!

I'll get a project thread going at this rate
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