Acura NSX - 2000 Fuse Box Diagram

Acura NSX - 2000 Fuse Box Diagram

Battery
If you need to charge the battery
after storing the car, make sure you
do it outside the car. Do not connect
a battery charger to the jump start
terminal in the engine compartment
fuse box.
Disconnect the terminals to prevent
damage to the car's electrical system,
and remove the battery from the
front compartment so hydrogen gas
does not build up during charging.
You need to remove the spare tire
holder before removing the battery.
Charging the battery with the cables
connected can seriously damage your
car's electronic controls. Detach the
battery cables before connecting the
battery to a charger.
Maintenance
NOTICE
Lights
Replacing a Headlight Bulb
Your car has halogen headlight and
fog light bulbs. When replacing a
bulb, handle it by its steel base and
protect the glass from contact with
your skin or hard objects. If you
touch the glass, clean it with
denatured alcohol and a clean cloth.
Halogen headlight bulbs get very hot
when lit. Oil, perspiration, or a scratch
on the glass can cause the bulb to
overheat and shatter.
1. Lift the hood and remove the
cover from the front compartment
fuse box.
2. Use the label on the fuse box
cover to locate the fuse for the
headlight motor. Remove the fuse
with the fuse remover located in
the interior fuse box.
Maintenance
NOTICE
Lights
3. Remove the cover from the back
of the burned-out bulb by turning
it counterclockwise.
4. Remove the electrical connector
from the bulb by grasping it
between your thumb and fingers
and pushing downward while you
wiggle it slightly. Make sure you
pull on the connector, not the
wires.
5. Push the edge of the hold-down
spring and turn counterclockwise.
6. Insert the new bulb into the socket,
making sure all the tabs are in
place.
7. Reinstall the hold-down spring.
8. Push the electrical connector back
onto the bulb. Make sure it is on
all the way.
9. Replace the bulb cover. Line up
the three tabs, push the cover in,
and turn it clockwise until it locks.
10. Reinstall the headlight motor fuse.
11. Turn on the headlights to test the
new bulb.
Maintenance
HOLD-DOWN SPRING
BULB
CONNECTOR
COVER
If Your Engine Won't Start
Diagnosing why your engine won't
start falls into two areas, depending
on what you hear when you turn the
key to START (III):
You hear nothing, or almost
nothing. The engine's starter
motor does not operate at all, or
operates very slowly.
You can hear the starter motor
operating normally, or the starter
motor sounds like it is spinning
faster than normal, but the engine
does not start up and run.
Nothing Happens or the Starter
Motor Operates Very Slowly
When you turn the ignition switch to
START (III), you do not hear the
normal noise of the engine trying to
start. You may hear a clicking sound
or series of clicks, or nothing at all.
Check these things:
Your car has the Immobilizer
System. You should use a
properly-coded master or valet key
to start the engine (see page
66
).
A key that is not properly coded
will cause the immobilizer system
indicator in the dash panel to blink
rapidly.
Check the transmission interlock.
If you have a manual transmission,
the clutch pedal must be pushed
all the way to the floor or the
starter will not operate. With an
automatic transmission, it must be
in Park or Neutral.
Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
Check the voltmeter reading. Turn
on the headlights and check their
brightness. If the voltmeter does
not register and the headlights are
very dim or don't light at all, the
battery is discharged. See
Jump
Starting
on page
249
.
If the voltmeter reads normally
and the headlights are bright, turn
the key to START (III) then
release it.
Turn the ignition switch to START
(III). If the headlights do not dim,
check the condition of the fuses. If
the fuses are OK, there is proba-
bly something wrong with the
electrical circuit for the ignition
switch or starter motor. You will
need a qualified technician to
determine the problem. (See
Emergency Towing
on page
267
.)
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If Your Engine Won't Start
If the headlights dim noticeably or
go out when you try to start the
engine, either the battery is dis-
charged or the connections are
corroded. Check the condition of the
battery and terminal connections
(see page
200
). You can then try
jump starting the car from a booster
battery (see page
249
).
The Starter Operates Normally
In this case, the starter motor's
speed sounds normal, or even faster
than normal, when you turn the
ignition switch to START (III), but
the engine does not run.
Are you using the proper starting
procedure? Refer to
Starting the
Engine
on page
145
.
Do you have fuel? Turn the
ignition switch to ON (II) for a
minute and watch the fuel gauge.
The low fuel level warning light
may not be working, so you were
not reminded to fill the tank.
There may be an electrical
problem, such as no power to the
fuel pump. Check all the fuses
(see page
260
).
If you find nothing wrong, you will
need a qualified technician to find
the problem. See
Emergency
Towing
on page
267
.
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Jump Starting
3. Open the rear window and engine
cover. Locate the engine
compartment fuse box on the
driver's side of the compartment.
Remove the fuse box cover.
4. Connect one jumper cable to the
positive ( + ) terminal on the
booster battery. Connect the other
end to the JUMP START terminal
in the fuse box.
5. Connect the second jumper cable
to the negative ( — ) terminal on
the booster battery. Connect the
other end to the boss on the intake
manifold as shown. Do not
connect this jumper cable to any
other part of the engine.
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FUSE BOX COVER
JUMP START
TERMINAL
Getting the Headlights to Pop Up
If both headlights don't pop up when
you turn them on, try the headlight
motor button on the dashboard (see
page
57
). If one or both headlights
are still down, do the following:
1. Check the fuses for the headlight
doors in the under-hood fuse box
(see page
264
). If you find a
blown fuse, replace it with a spare
fuse and try the headlights.
2. If no fuses are blown, or the
replacement fuse blows immedi-
ately, remove the fuse for the
headlight door or doors that won't
open. Put the cover back on the
fuse box.
3. Remove the plastic cap on top of
the headlight motor.
4. Turn the headlight motor knob
clockwise. The headlight door will
start to rise. Keep turning until the
door is fully open.
5. Put the plastic cap back on the
headlight motor with the arrow
facing forward. Do not replace the
headlight motor fuse until you can
have the car checked by the
dealer.
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PLASTIC CAP
HEADLIGHT MOTOR KNOB
Fuses
All the electrical circuits in your car
have fuses to protect them from a
short circuit or overload. These
fuses are located in three fuse boxes.
UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX
INTERIOR FUSE BOX
ENGINE COMPARTMENT FUSE BOX
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Fuses
UNDER-HOOD
The under-hood fuse box is located
in the front of the engine compart-
ment on the passenger's side. To
open it, push the tab as shown.
The engine compartment fuse box is
located next to the air cleaner
housing. To open, push the tab as
shown.
INTERIOR
The interior fuse box is underneath
the dashboard on the driver's side.
To open it, turn the knob as shown.
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Push
ENGINE
Push
Turn
Fuses
Checking and Replacing Fuses
If something electrical in your car
stops working, the first thing you
should check for is a blown fuse.
Determine from the chart on pages
264
and
265
, or the diagram on the
fuse box lid, which fuse or fuses
control that component. Check those
fuses first, but check all the fuses
before deciding that a blown fuse is
not the cause. Replace any blown
fuses and check the component's
operation.
1. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK
(0). Make sure the headlights and
all other accessories are off.
2. Remove the cover from the fuse
box.
FUSE
BLOWN
3. Check each of the large fuses in
the under-hood and engine
compartment fuse boxes by
looking through the top at the wire
inside. Removing these fuses
requires a Phillips-head screw-
driver.
FUSE PULLER
4. Check the smaller fuses by pulling
out the fuse with the fuse puller
provided in the interior fuse box.
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Fuses
5. Look for a burned wire inside the
fuse. If it is burned, replace it with
one of the spare fuses of the same
rating or lower.
If you cannot drive the car without
fixing the problem, and you do not
have a spare fuse, take a fuse of the
same rating or a lower rating from
one of the other circuits. Make sure
you can do without that circuit
temporarily (such as the cigarette
lighter or radio).
If you replace the blown fuse with a
spare fuse that has a lower rating, it
might blow out again. This does not
indicate anything wrong. Replace the
fuse with one of the correct rating as
soon as you can.
Replacing a fuse with one that has a
higher rating greatly increases the
chances of damaging the electrical
system. If you do not have a replace-
ment fuse with the proper rating for the
circuit, install one with a lower rating.
6. If the replacement fuse of the
same rating blows in a short time,
there is probably a serious
electrical problem in your car.
Leave the blown fuse in that
circuit and have your car checked
by a qualified mechanic.
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BLOWN
NOTICE
Fuses
UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX
*
: Canadian Model
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Fuses
: Spare Fuse
*
: Canadian Model
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT FUSE BOX
INTERIOR FUSE BOX