Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My windows won't go down, my instruments don't work, my car won't go in park without shift release

asked by on

My windows won't go down, my instruments don't work, my car won't go in park without shift release

My car has 163000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. In most cases, the problems you’re describing are caused by damage to the electrical system either at the fuse box or through relays that send electrical signals to each component that isn’t working; such as your power windows, instrument panel and others. If the vehicle was exposed to lots of water, this may have damaged the electrical system or the vehicle’s on board computer as well. The best way to reduce the stress, time and money on trying to find the exact source of your problems is to have one of our local mechanics inspect your Honda Accord for electrical problems at your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • My windows won't go down, my instruments don't work, my car won't go in park without shift release

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: hi i have a 1997 honda accord and when you push down on the clutch it makes a grinding sound and i cant put it into first without

From your description, I would say that your clutch is due for a replacement. If there was a mechanical issue inside the transmission, the shifter would be hard to move even with the engine off. Since the clutch assembly is...

Q: Should exhaust valve be fully closed when #1 piston is at the top of the exhaust stroke on a 1992 honda accord ex 4 cylinder?

Be sure you are using the mark on the gear that is actually splined onto the crankshaft and NOT any mark on the harmonic balancer which mark can easily be off if the harmonic balancer has shifted due, for example,...

Q: Why doesnt my car want to crank, and start? Ive been stranded for 4 days please help.

It sounds like your alarm system is what's keeping the car from starting. There is generally an immobilizer built into alarm systems, which will prevent the car from being started if the alarm was set off. Try unlocking the car...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.