Acura TL - 2000 Fuse Box Diagram

Acura TL - 2000 Fuse Box Diagram

Audio System
You can use any of four methods to
find radio stations on the selected
band: TUNE, SEEK, SCAN or the
Preset buttons.
TUNE
- Use the TUNE knob to
tune the radio to a desired frequency.
Turn the knob clockwise to tune to a
higher frequency and
counterclockwise to tune to a lower
frequency.
SEEK
- The SEEK function
searches the band for a station with
a strong signal. To activate it, press
either SEEK button (
or
), then
release it. Depending on which
SEEK button you press, the system
scans upward or downward from the
current frequency. It stops when it
finds a station with a strong signal.
SCAN
- The SCAN function
samples all the stations with strong
signals on the selected band. To
activate it, press the SCAN button,
then release it. The system will scan
up the band for a station with a
strong signal. When it finds one, it
will stop and play that station for
approximately five seconds. If you do
nothing, the system will then scan
for the next strong station and play
that for five seconds. When it plays a
station that you want to continue
listening to, press the SCAN button
again.
Preset
— You can store the
frequencies of your favorite radio
stations in the six preset buttons.
Each button will store one frequency
on the AM band, and two
frequencies on the FM band.
To store a frequency:
1. Select the desired band, AM or
FM. FM1 and FM2 let you store
two frequencies with each Preset
button.
2. Use the TUNE or SEEK function
to tune the radio to a desired
station.
3. Pick the Preset button you want
for that station. Press the button
and hold it until you hear a beep.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to store a total
of six stations on AM and twelve
on FM.
Once a station's frequency is stored,
simply press and release the proper
preset button to tune to it.
The preset frequencies will be lost if
your vehicle's battery goes dead, is
disconnected, or the radio fuse is
removed.
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Comfort and Convenience Features
If Your Engine Won't Start
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:
Check the transmission interlock.
The transmission must be in Park
or Neutral or the starter will not
operate.
Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
Turn on the headlights and check
their brightness. If the headlights
are very dim or don't light at all,
the battery is discharged. See
Jump Starting
on page
262
.
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
277
.)
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 connec-
tions (see page
220
). You can
then try jump starting the car from
a booster battery (see page
262
).
Taking Care of the Unexpected
If Your Engine Won't Start, Jump Starting
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.
Your car has the Immobilizer
System. You should use a
properly-coded master or valet key
to start the engine (see page
74
).
A key that is not properly coded
will cause the immobilizer system
indicator in the dash panel to blink
rapidly.
Are you using the proper starting
procedure? Refer to
Starting the
Engine
on page
161
.
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
273
).
If you find nothing wrong, you will
need a qualified technician to find
the problem. See
Emergency
Towing
on page
277
.
Jump Starting
If your car's battery has run down,
you may be able to start the engine
by using a booster battery. Although
this seems like a simple procedure,
you should take several precautions.
A battery can explode if you do
not follow the correct procedure,
seriously injuring anyone
nearby.
Keep all sparks, open flames,
and smoking materials away
from the battery.
You cannot start your Acura by
pushing or pulling it.
Taking Care of the Unexpected
Closing the Moonroof
If the electric motor will not close
the moonroof, do the following:
1. Check the fuse for the moonroof
motor (see page
276
). If the fuse
is blown, replace it with one of the
same or lower rating.
2. Try closing the moonroof. If the
new fuse blows immediately or the
moonroof motor still does not
operate, you can close the
moonroof manually.
3. Get the moonroof wrench out of
the tool kit in the trunk.
ROUND PLUG
4. Use a screwdriver or coin to
remove the round plug in the
center of the headliner.
SOCKET
5. Insert the moonroof wrench into
the socket behind this plug. Turn
the wrench until the moonroof is
fully closed.
6. Remove the wrench. Replace the
round plug.
Taking Care of the Unexpected
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.
INTERIOR
The interior fuse boxes are located
on each side of the dashboard. To
open an interior fuse box, open the
car door. Pull the bottom of the
cover open, then take it out of its
side hinges by pulling it toward you.
UNDER-HOOD
The under-hood fuse box is located
in the back of the engine compart-
ment on the passenger's side. To
open it, push the tabs as shown.
Taking Care of the Unexpected
TAB
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
275
and
276
, 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.
BLOWN
3. Check each of the large fuses in
the under-hood fuse box 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 in the
under-hood fuse box and all the
fuses in the interior fuse boxes by
pulling out each fuse with the fuse
puller provided in the under-hood
fuse box.
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Taking Care of the Unexpected
Fuses
BLOWN
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 accessory
power socket 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.
If the radio fuse is removed, the
audio system will disable itself. The
next time you turn on the radio you
will see "Code" in the frequency
display. Use the Preset buttons to
enter the five-digit code (see page
142
).
Taking Care of the Unexpected
NOTICE
Fuses
UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Amps.
20 A
-
20 A
20 A
20 A
15 A
-
30 A
15 A
120 A
20 A
Circuits Protected
Left Headlight
Not Used
Right Headlight
ABS F/S
Stop
ACG
Spare Fuse
ABS Motor
Hazard
Battery
Cooling Fan
No.
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Amps.
30 A
40 A
-
40 A
20 A
40 A
40A
50 A
15 A
20 A
Circuits Protected
Back Up, ACC
Power Window Motor
Spare Fuse
Power Seat
TCS
Heater Motor
Rear Defroster
IG1 Main
Small Light
Condenser Fan
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Taking Care of the Unexpected
Fuses
INTERIOR FUSE BOXES
DRIVER'S SIDE
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Amps.
15 A
10 A
7.5 A
7.5 A
7.5 A
15 A
7.5 A
7.5 A
7.5 A
7.5 A
15 A
30 A
7.5 A
Circuits Protected
Fuel Pump
SRS
Heater Control
Mirror
Daytime Running Lights*
ECU (ECM/PCM), Cruise
Control
SRS
ACC
Instrument Panel, Back-up
Lights, Moonroof
IG1 Turn Signals
IG1 Coil
Wiper, Washer
Starter Signal
PASSENGER'S SIDE
*
: On Canadian models
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Amps.
30 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
10 A
7.5 A
20 A
7.5 A
7.5 A
20 A
20 A
Circuits Protected
Moonroof
Power Seat Recline
Heated Seat
Driver's Power Seat
Assistant Power Seat
Seat Recline
Rear Left Power Window
Front Right Power Window
ACC (Radio)
Navigation System, Daytime
Running Lights*
Interior Light, Courtesy
Lights
Power Door Locks
Clock
ABS Motor Check
Driver's Power Window
Rear Right Power Window
*
: On Canadian models
Taking Care of the Unexpected
Specifications
Lights
Type
Bore x Stroke
Displacement
Compression ratio
Spark plugs
Alignment
Toe-in
Camber
Caster
Tires
Size
Pressure
Front
Rear
Front
Rear
Front
Front/Rear
Spare
Front/Rear
Spare
Water cooled 4-stroke
SOHC VTEC 6-cylinder (V6),
gasoline engine
3.50 x 3.39 in (89.0 x 86.0 mm)
195.8 cu-in (3,210 cm
3
)
9.8: 1
See spark plug maintenance
section page
219
.
0.00 in (0.0 mm)
0.08 in (2.0 mm)
-0°30'
3°00'
P205/60R16 91V
T135/80R16
32 psi (220 kPa , 2.2 kgf/cm
2
)
60 psi (420 kPa , 4.2 kgf/cm
2
)
Technical Information
Headlights*
Front turn signal/Side marker
lights
Rear turn signal lights
Stop/Taillights
High-mount brake light
Back-up lights
License plate lights
Ceiling light
Trunk lights
Door courtesy lights
Vanity mirror light
Map light
12 V - 60 W(HB3) (High beam)
12 V - 24/2.2 CP
12V - 21 W
12 V - 21/5 W
12V - 21 W
12V - 21 W
12 V - 3CP
12V - 7W
12V - 5W
12 V - 2CP
12V - 1.1 W
12 V - 4CP
* Low beam headlight bulbs are a type of high voltage discharge tube.
Battery
Fuses
Interior
Under-hood
See page
276
or the fuse label
attached to the inside of the fuse
box door on each side of the
dashboard.
See page
275
or the fuse box
cover.
Capacity12 V - 65 AH/20 HR
Engine