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Old 10th August 2011, 15:01   #556
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Hope you all remember bluevolt's concern over the slight fluctuation in voltage while switching on the a/c in ANHC. I had clarified this with Honda and as per them this is normal.

I just found out the same is happening with my i10 too. Either there is something wrong with both cars or this is actually normal.How about other cars?
It's normal, I have the same on my ANHC, my old Santro and my dad's swift.
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Friends,

Hope you all remember bluevolt's concern over the slight fluctuation in voltage while switching on the a/c in ANHC. I had clarified this with Honda and as per them this is normal.

I just found out the same is happening with my i10 too. Either there is something wrong with both cars or this is actually normal.How about other cars?
Sorry, I didn't quite catch this. How are you measuring the fluctuation? Or is it merely lights dimming that is the observed behaviour? When I turn on the parking lights or headlamps on my car, the instrument cluster light and on the audio dims out. I guess that is normal?
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Sorry, I didn't quite catch this. How are you measuring the fluctuation? Or is it merely lights dimming that is the observed behaviour? When I turn on the parking lights or headlamps on my car, the instrument cluster light and on the audio dims out. I guess that is normal?
Sudeep that part is very normal.
They are speaking of the lights dimming on and off in connection with when the AC compressor switches on and off.
This too is quite normal and there is nothing much to worry about.
Happens in the both the Civic and ANHC, i can confirm that.

Now for my Q to all ANHC AT owners.
When you are at the signal and are in D.
if you depress the brake pedal a little harder.
Do you feel it soften up and the RPM going down.
Have experienced this in the Civic and the ANHC too.
anyone ever experienced the same?
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Sudeep that part is very normal.
They are speaking of the lights dimming on and off in connection with when the AC compressor switches on and off.
This too is quite normal and there is nothing much to worry about.
Happens in the both the Civic and ANHC, i can confirm that.

Now for my Q to all ANHC AT owners.
When you are at the signal and are in D.
if you depress the brake pedal a little harder.
Do you feel it soften up and the RPM going down.
Have experienced this in the Civic and the ANHC too.
anyone ever experienced the same?
Thanks, mdsaab. I can confirm that hapens and it also did with my Xing. So that is normal.
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It's normal, I have the same on my ANHC, my old Santro and my dad's swift.
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Sudeep that part is very normal.
They are speaking of the lights dimming on and off in connection with when the AC compressor switches on and off.
This too is quite normal and there is nothing much to worry about.
Happens in the both the Civic and ANHC, i can confirm that.
Relieved to note this. Thanks buddies.How many peculiarities are there on our chariots which we have not mastered/noticed yet?

Sudeep,hope you got it.

And mdsaab always opens the Pandora's box first and spoils our sleep.Kudos for your inquisitive mind,brother. The eg follows:

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Now for my Q to all ANHC AT owners.
When you are at the signal and are in D.
if you depress the brake pedal a little harder.
Do you feel it soften up and the RPM going down.
Have experienced this in the Civic and the ANHC too.
anyone ever experienced the same?
Will check up and and tell you. Have not noticed.But as a matter of fact, I always keep the brake pedal fully and firmy depressed.

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Do you feel it soften up and the RPM going down.
Do you mean to say the brake feel softens up? Any movement noticed to the car?
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Now for my Q to all ANHC AT owners.
When you are at the signal and are in D.
if you depress the brake pedal a little harder.
Do you feel it soften up and the RPM going down.
Have experienced this in the Civic and the ANHC too.
anyone ever experienced the same?
I have experienced this happens in my MT too,
I guess I was in neutral. Didn't pay much attention to it (now when you mentioned it then I remembered). Will check this out and confirm for MT.
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Sudeep that part is very normal.
They are speaking of the lights dimming on and off in connection with when the AC compressor switches on and off.
This too is quite normal and there is nothing much to worry about.
Happens in the both the Civic and ANHC, i can confirm that.

Now for my Q to all ANHC AT owners.
When you are at the signal and are in D.
if you depress the brake pedal a little harder.
Do you feel it soften up and the RPM going down.
Have experienced this in the Civic and the ANHC too.
anyone ever experienced the same?
This happens in my 4 year old Esteem too
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Yes the brake does soften up, could only test once in neutral

Can someone please tell me about the handbrake lever moving laterally just a notch while disengaged.

I am having a riot with the car on highway every evening, the joy it brings while it zooms from standstill is addictive and priceless.
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Can someone please tell me about the handbrake lever moving laterally just a notch while disengaged.
Never noticed this, in fact never paid that much attention. However I will confirm this tomorrow.

Any other ANHC owner noticed this?

And about the softness of brake I have noticed one thing which is that the brake pedal goes soft i.e. goes further to floor when the engine is started as compared to when engine is off.
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^yes the brakes are ABS so I think it's comes from a complex calculation of grip and brake, thus if the engine is not active it does not have the servo effect. Try thus, park you car on an incline (any direction), switch off the engine and let it roll now brake. It's similar to non power steering effect.

Mdsaab, I do not experience the steering noise. (there are so many City threads where we same bunch interact that I feel lost on what thread did he mention he has steering noise, excuse me if t wasn't here). Kindly get it checked.
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Can someone please tell me about the handbrake lever moving laterally just a notch while disengaged.
No,Sn1p3r, I had specifically checked the other day for you.Hardly any lateral movement for the handbrake lever. Of course there is a 1 mm play-but that should be normal.

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I am having a riot with the car on highway every evening, the joy it brings while it zooms from standstill is addictive and priceless.
Inspired to hear it.

If you switch off the engine and roll the car down-will not the steering lock up? Can you do that in power steered cars? I remember to have read in my first car's manual. Have never tried nor asked anyone.

mdsaab has any steering noise? I don't remember reading about it!! Concerned-please do check it up during the first service.

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Can someone please tell me about the handbrake lever moving laterally just a notch while disengaged.
@Sn1p3r: I confirm there is hardly any lateral movement in the handbrake may be 1-2 mm when disengaged (that you if you really try to drag it in lateral directions).
If you are experiencing anything more please get it checked.
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hey Sn1p3r.
Yes the handbrake does have a little play.
I had checked it out for you, but clearly forgot to post.
I will again check it today and post the exact movement.
But there was some i remember, i had checked it around 10-12 days ago when you re-posted to check it out. Sorry but it slipped my mind and i forgot to post.

Yes the steering does make a little squeak noise when turned extremely slowly. Both sides, left and right at about a quarter turn. and then vanishes.
When turning quickly it does not make any sound.
Still will show it when i go in for first service.
Nothing is wrong with the steering as such, it's just a little bugging.
but happens only when you turn extremely slowly.

Ok great that many have felt the brake soften up, but more importantly does the RPM count go down?
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1. Yes the handbrake does have a little play.

2. Yes the steering does make a little squeak noise when turned extremely slowly.
Hi,
1. The handbrake having a little play is rather common with all new cars - which needs to be set at the first service. All my vehicles till date had this point to be taken care of at the first service.

2. Squeaking steering on slow turns ? Have them to check the power steering belt (if your babes have them - not very knowledgeable about the City variants...or any thing else in life !).
May need a very light tightening.

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Sorry what i meant is not a squeak like from the belt.
Its a very different noise.
Not anything mechanical related.
Its something to do with the just the wheel itself.
Will get it checked though at first service. Already overdue.
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