Acura TL - 2003 Fuse Box Diagram

Acura TL - 2003 Fuse Box Diagram

The power window system has a key-
off delay function. The windows will
still operate for up to ten minutes
after you turn off the ignition.
Opening either front door cancels
the delay function. You must turn
the ignition switch ON (II) again
before you can raise or lower the
windows.
If your car’s battery is disconnected
or goes dead, or the driver’s window
fuse is removed, the AUTO function
will be disabled. The power window
system needs to be reset after
reconnecting the battery or installing
the fuse. You should do the following.
Start the engine. Push down on
the driver’s window switch until
the window is fully open.
Pull back on the driver’s window
switch to close the window
completely, then hold the switch
for a second or two more.
If the power windows do not operate
properly after resetting, have your
car checked by an Acura dealer.
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Instruments and Controls
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To store a frequency:
Select the desired band, AM or
FM. FM1 and FM2 let you store
two frequencies with each Preset
button.
Pick the Preset button you want
for that station. Press the button
and hold it until you hear a beep.
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 SCAN function
samples all the stations with strong
signals on the selected band. To
activate it, press the SCAN button,
then release it. You will see SCAN in
the display. 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.
The preset frequencies will be lost if
your car’s battery goes dead, is
disconnected, or the radio fuse is
removed.
You can use any of four methods to
find radio stations on the selected
band: TUNE, SEEK, SCAN or the
Preset buttons.
Use the TUNE knob to
tune the radio to a desired frequency.
Turn the TUNE knob to the right to
tune to a higher frequency, or to the
left to tune to a lower frequency.
Turn the knob right or left until the
display reaches the desired
frequency.
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.
Use the TUNE or SEEK function
to tune the radio to a desired
station.
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.
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Audio System
Comfort and Convenience Features
SCAN
TUNE
SEEK
Preset
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You will have to store your favorite
stations in the Preset buttons after
the system begins working. Your
original settings were lost when
power was disconnected.
Your car’s audio system will disable
itself if it is disconnected from
electrical power for any reason. To
make it work again, the user must
enter a specific five-digit code in the
Preset buttons. Because there are
hundreds of number combinations
possible from five digits, making the
system work without knowing the
exact code is nearly impossible.
You should have received a card that
lists your audio system’s code
number and serial number. It is best
to store this card in a safe place at
home. In addition, you should write
the audio system’s serial number in
this Owner’s Manual. If you should
happen to lose the card, you must
obtain the code number from your
Acura dealer. To do this, you will
need the system’s serial number.
If you make a mistake entering the
code, do not start over or try to
correct your mistake. Complete the
five-digit sequence, then enter the
correct code. You have ten tries to
enter the correct code. If you are
unsuccessful in ten attempts, you
must then leave the system on for
one hour before trying again.
If your car’s battery is disconnected
or goes dead, or the radio fuse is
removed, the audio system will
disable itself. If this happens, you
will see ‘‘
’’ in the frequency
display the next time you turn on the
system. Use the Preset buttons to
enter the five-digit code. If it is
entered correctly, the radio will start
playing.
Theft Protection
Audio System
Comfort and Convenience Features
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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:
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.
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
on page
.
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
on page
.)
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
). You can
then try jump starting the car from
a booster battery (see page
).
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If Your Engine Won’t Start
Taking Care of the Unexpected
Nothing Happens or the Starter
Motor Operates Very Slowly
Jump Starting
Emergency Towing
295
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.
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.
You cannot start your Acura by
pushing or pulling it.
If you find nothing wrong, you will
need a qualified technician to find
the problem. See
on page
.
There may be an electrical
problem, such as no power to the
fuel pump. Check all the fuses
(see page
).
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.
Are you using the proper starting
procedure? Refer to
on page
.
Your car has the Immobilizer
System. You should use a
properly-coded master or valet key
to start the engine (see page
).
A key that is not properly coded
will cause the immobilizer system
indicator in the dash panel to blink
rapidly.
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The Starter Operates Normally
Jump Starting
Emergency
Towing
Starting the
Engine
If Your Engine Won’t Start, Jump Starting
Taking Care of the Unexpected
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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.
Use a screwdriver or coin to
remove the round plug in the
center of the headliner.
Remove the wrench. Reinstall the
round plug.
If the electric motor will not close
the moonroof, do the following:
Check the fuse for the moonroof
motor (see page
). If the fuse
is blown, replace it with one of the
same or lower rating.
Try closing the moonroof. If the
new fuse blows immediately or the
moonroof motor still does not
operate, you can close the
moonroof manually.
Insert the moonroof wrench into
the socket behind this plug. Turn
the wrench until the moonroof is
fully closed.
Get the moonroof wrench out of
the tool kit in the trunk.
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Closing the Moonroof
Taking Care of the Unexpected
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SOCKET
ROUND PLUG
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.
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.
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.
The fuse box for the ABS is also
located in the engine compartment
on the driver’s side. To open it, push
the tabs as shown.
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Fuses
Taking Care of the Unexpected
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INTERIOR
UNDER-HOOD
TAB
TAB
ABS FUSE BOX
Turn the ignition switch to LOCK
(0). Make sure the headlights and
all other accessories are off.
Remove the cover from the fuse
box.
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.
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.
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
and
, 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.
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Checking and Replacing Fuses
Fuses
Taking Care of the Unexpected
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FUSE PULLER
BLOWN
FUSE
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 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 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.
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
).
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Fuses
Taking Care of the Unexpected
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BLOWN
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.
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Amps.
No.
Circuits Protected
No.
Amps.
Circuits Protected
No.
Amps.
Circuits Protected
20 A
30 A
120 A
30 A
20 A
15 A
30 A
15 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
13
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Cooling Fan
Cooling Fan
Battery
Spare Fuse
Spare Fuse
Hazard
VSA Throttle Motor
ACG S
Stop
TCS, VSA F/S
Right Headlight
Not Used
Left Headlight
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
20 A
30 A
15 A
60 A
40 A
40 A
20 A
40 A
40 A
40 A
15 A
10 A
7.5 A
Condenser Fan
Condenser Fan
Small Light
IG1 Main
Rear Window Defogger
Heater Motor
Fog Light
Power Seat
Power Window Motor
Back Up, ACC
Spare Fuse
Spare Fuse
Spare Fuse
1
2
3
40 A
20 A
7.5 A
ABS Motor
ABS F/S
ABS Motor Check
1 : Premium model
2 : Type S only
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2
2
1
2
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UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX
ABS FUSE BOX
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Amps.
No.
Circuits Protected
Amps.
No.
Circuits Protected
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
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
On Canadian models
Driver’s Power Window
Heated Seat
Driver’s Power Seat Slide
Front Passenger’s Power
Seat Slide
Front Passenger’s Power
Seat Reclining
Rear Left Power Window
Front Passenger’s Power
Window
ACC (Radio)
Navigation System, OnStar,
Daytime Running Lights
Power Door Locks
Clock, Back up
A/C Mg Clutch
Moonroof
Rear Right Power Window
20 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
30 A
20 A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Fuel Pump
SRS
Heater Control, A/C Clutch
Relay, Cooling Fan Relay
R/C Mirror
Daytime Running Lights
ECU (ECM/PCM), Cruise
Control
SRS
ACC Relay, Navigation
Instrument Panel, Back-up
Lights, Memory Seat
Turn Signals
IG Coil
Wiper, Washer
Starter Signal
Type S only
1 :
2 :
Driver’s Power Seat Reclining
Interior Light, Courtesy Lights
1
2
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INTERIOR FUSE BOXES
Driver’s Side
Passenger’s Side
Front
Front
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Specifications
Technical Information
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Fuses
Battery
Lights
Engine
Alignment
Tires
3.50 x 3.39 in (89.0 x 86.0 mm)
12 V
60 W (HB3)
12 V
24/2.2 CP
195.8 cu-in (3,210 cm
)
9.8 : 1
Water cooled 4-stroke
SOHC VTEC 6-cylinder (V6),
gasoline engine
Interior
Under-hood
Capacity
12 V
65 AH/20 HR
Headlights
Front turn signal/Side marker/
Parking lights
Fog Lights
Rear turn signal lights
Stop/Taillights
High-mount brake light
Back-up lights
License plate light
Ceiling light
Trunk light
Door courtesy lights
Vanity mirror lights
Spotlights
12 V
12 V
12 V
12 V
12 V
12 V
12 V
12 V
12 V
12 V
4 CP
1.1 W
2 CP
5 W
7 W
3 CP
18 W
21 W
21/5 W
21 W
Type
Bore x Stroke
Displacement
Compression ratio
Spark plugs
10.5 : 1
12 V
51 W (HB4)
Toe-in
Camber
Caster
Size
Pressure
3°00’
0°30’
0.08 in (2.0 mm)
0.00 in (0.0 mm)
60 psi (420 kPa , 4.2 kgf/cm
)
32 psi (220 kPa , 2.2 kgf/cm
)
T135/80R16 101M
P215/50R17 93V
P205/60R16 91V
See page
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or the fuse box
cover.
See spark plug maintenance
section page
252
.
See page
311
or the fuse label
attached to the inside of the fuse
box door on each side of the
dashboard.
Front
Rear
Front
Rear
Front
(High beam)
Low beam headlight bulbs are a type of high voltage discharge tube.
Front/Rear
Spare
Front/Rear
Spare
1 : Premium model
1 : Premium model
2 : Type-S
2 : Type-S
2
1
2
1