Spend the money to buy the Factory Shop Manual. Follow the Diagnostics exactly. Don't take any short cuts or any thing for granted. Electrical problems can drive you crazy. They are not impossible if you take the time to understand what you are working on, and use a methodical approach.i'm also having trouble with my 04. the neutral and reverse lights are both on. the shift indicator works. but the shift buttons do not work. when the problem first occured the indicator was just dashes as if id didn't know what grear it was in. i manually shifted to second and drove it back to the truck, every time i hit a bump the indicator would flash second gear then go back to dashes. i fumbled around with some misc. connectors and got the indicator to display the gear correctly. it also blew a 4wd fuse. any suggestions?
I hope you get it done. Most of the aftermarket manuals don't go into enough detail. IMO the Honda Manual is worth the money. If you are a member of the HRCA you can view the info for free on the website.just ordered an aftermarket shop manual today. honda wanted $60 for theirs. also talked to a mechanic, he said it sounded like an angle sensor. once i get the manual i'm gonna have another look and probably end up replacing the sensor $66.99