Acura RDX - 2008 Fuse Box Diagram

Acura RDX - 2008 Fuse Box Diagram

Your vehicle’s audio system will
disable itself if it is disconnected
from electrical power for any reason.
To make it work again, you must
enter a specific five-digit code with
the preset bars or buttons
(depending on models). Because
there are hundreds of number
combinations possible from the 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 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 lose the card, you must obtain
the code number from your dealer.
To do this, you will need the audio
system’s serial number.
If your vehicle’s battery is discon-
nected or goes dead, or the radio
fuse is removed, the audio system
will disable itself. If this happens,
you will see ‘‘
’’ on the center
or upper display (depending on
models) the next time you turn on
the system. Use the preset bars or
buttons (depending on models) to
enter the five-digit code. The code is
located on the radio code card
included in your owner’s manual kit.
When it is entered correctly, the
radio will start playing.
If you make a mistake entering the
code, do not start over; complete the
five-digit sequence, then enter the
correct code. You have 10 tries to
enter the correct code. If you are
unsuccessful in 10 attempts, you
must then leave the system on for 1
hour before trying again.
The system will retain your AM and
FM presets even if power is
disconnected.
Radio Theft Protection
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RDX
Diagnosing why the engine won’t
start falls into two areas, depending
on what you hear when you turn the
ignition switch to the START (III)
position:
When you turn the ignition switch to
the START (III) position, you do not
hear the normal noise of the engine
trying to start. You may hear a
clicking sound, a series of clicks, or
nothing at all.
If the headlights dim noticeably or
go out when you try to start the
engine, either the battery is
discharged or the connections are
corroded. Check the condition of the
battery and terminal connections
(see page
). You can then try
jump starting the vehicle from a
booster battery (see page
).
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.
You hear nothing, or almost
nothing. The engine’s starter
motor does not operate at all, or
operates very slowly.
Check the transmission interlock.
The transmission must be in Park
or neutral or the starter will not
operate.
Check these things:
Turn the ignition switch to the ON
(II) position. Turn on the
headlights, and check their
brightness. If the headlights are
very dim or do not come on at all,
the battery is discharged. See
on page
.
Turn the ignition switch to the
START (III) position. If the
headlights do not dim, check the
condition of the fuses. If the fuses
are OK, there is probably
something wrong with the
electrical circuit for the ignition
switch or starter motor. You will
need a qualified mechanic to
determine the problem (see
on page
).
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391
366
377
Nothing Happens or the Starter
Motor Operates Very Slowly
Jump Starting
Emergency Towing
If the Engine Won’t Start
Taking Care of the Unexpected
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Are you using a properly coded
key? An improperly coded key will
cause the immobilizer system
indicator in the instrument panel
to blink rapidly (see page
).
In this case, the starter motor’s
speed sounds normal, or even faster
than normal, when you turn the
ignition switch to the START (III)
position, but the engine does not run.
Are you using the proper starting
procedure? Refer to
on page
.
Do you have fuel? Check the fuel
gauge; the low fuel indicator may
not be working.
There may be an electrical
problem, such as no power to the
fuel pump. Check all the fuses
(see page
).
If you find nothing wrong, you will
need a qualified technician to find
the problem. See
on page
.
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292
386
391
The Starter Operates Normally
Starting the
Engine
Emergency
Towing
If the Engine Won’t Start
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RDX
The vehicle’s fuses are contained in
three fuse boxes.
The primary under-hood fuse box is
in the engine compartment on the
driver’s side. To open it, push the
tabs as shown.
The interior fuse box is on the
driver’s lower left side.
The secondary under-hood fuse box
is next to the battery. To open it,
push the tabs as shown.
Fuses
Taking Care of the Unexpected
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INTERIOR
FUSE
LABEL
TAB
UNDER-HOOD (PRIMARY)
UNDER-HOOD (SECONDARY)
TAB
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RDX
Turn the ignition switch to the
LOCK (0) position. 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 side window
at the wire inside. Remove the
screws with a Phillips-head
screwdriver.
If something electrical in your
vehicle 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 device. Check those
fuses first, but check all the fuses
before deciding that a blown fuse is
the cause. Replace any blown fuses,
and check if the device works.
3.
1.
2. (Under-hood fuse boxes)
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390
Fuses
Checking and Replacing Fuses
386
FUSE
BLOWN
BLOWN
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If you cannot drive the vehicle
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.
Look for a blown wire inside the
fuse. If it is blown, replace it with
one of the spare fuses of the same
rating or lower. The spare fuses
are provided back of the under-
hood fuse cover.
Check the smaller fuses in the
under-hood fuse box and all the
fuses in the interior fuse boxes by
pulling out each one with the fuse
puller provided on the back of the
under-hood fuse box cover.
4.
5.
Fuses
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BLOWN
FUSE PULLER
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RDX
If the replacement fuse of the
same rating blows in a short time,
there is probably a serious
electrical problem in your vehicle.
Leave the blown fuse in that
circuit and have your vehicle
checked by a qualified technician.
If the audio fuse is removed, the
audio system will disable itself. The
next time you turn on the audio you
will see ‘‘
’’ on the display.
Use the preset bars or buttons
(depending on models) to enter the
five-digit code (see page
).
When the audio system is disabled,
the clock setting in the audio system
will be canceled. You will need to
reset the clock (see page
).
If the navigation system fuse is
removed, the navigation system will
disable itself. The next time you turn
on the ignition switch, the system
will require you to enter a PIN
before it can be used. Refer to the
Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
6.
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188
On RDX model
On RDX with technology Package
model
Fuses
388
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
replacement fuse with the proper rating
for the circuit, install one with a lower
rating.
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No.
No.
Circuits Protected
No.
Circuits Protected
Circuits Protected
Amps.
Amps.
Amps.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
RR Wiper
OPDS
Meter
SRS
Right Headlight High
Left Headlight High
Small Lights (Interior)
Small Lights (Exterior)
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
Right Headlight Low
Left Headlight Low
Headlight High Main
Small Lights Main
TPMS
Headlight Low Main
Not Used
Not Used
Moonroof
Door Lock
Driver’s Power Window
Not Used
Accessory Socket (Console
Compartment)
B ACC
Passenger’s Power Window
Radio Amplifier
Right Rear Power Window
Left Rear Power Window
Not Used
Radio
HAC
Daytime Running Light
FR Wiper
SH-AWD
Fuel Pump
ACG
ABS/VSA
Heated Seat
FR Fog Lights
Driver’s Power Seat Lumbar
Support
7.5 A
20 A
15 A
7.5 A
15 A
20 A
7.5 A
10 A
7.5 A
7.5 A
10 A
10 A
10 A
7.5 A
15 A
15 A
15 A
20 A
20 A
7.5 A
30 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
15 A
15 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
7.5 A
10 A
7.5 A
30 A
Fuse Locations
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INTERIOR FUSE BOX
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No.
No.
No.
Circuits Protected
Circuits Protected
Circuits Protected
Amps.
Amps.
Amps.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
1
Electric Vacuum Pump
Main Fuse
SH-AWD
Option Main
Ignition Switch Main
ABS/VSA Fail Safe
ABS/VSA Motor
Headlight Main
Power Window Main
Not Used
Main Fan Motor
Sub Fan Motor
Rear Defogger
Blower
Hazard
LAF
Stop & Horn
Power Seat (Recline)
Power Seat (Slide)
IGPS Oil Level
Not Used
Electric Vacuum Pump
IG Coil
FI Main
MG Clutch
DBW
Interior Light
Back Up
15 A
15 A
20 A
20 A
7.5 A
15 A
15 A
15 A
7.5 A
15 A
7.5 A
10 A
7.5 A
100 A
30 A
80 A
50 A
20 A
40 A
50 A
40 A
30 A
30 A
30 A
40 A
15 A
Fuse Locations
390
Primary Fuse Box
Secondary Fuse Box
UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOXES
PRIMARY
SECONDARY
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Specifications
Technical Information
397
Air Conditioning
Battery
Fuses
Alignment
Tires
Lights
HFC-134a (R-134a)
15.8
17.6 oz (450
500 g)
SP-10
Refrigerant type
Charge quantity
Lubricant type
12 V
60 W
12 V
35 W
12 V
24/2.2 CP
12 V
12 V
12 V
12 V
12 V
12 V
12 V
12 V
12 V
Capacity
12 V
12 V
65 AH/20 HR
52 AH/5 HR
12 V
12 V
5 W
4 CP
8 W
16 W
3 CP
2 CP
21 W
3 CP
21/5 W
21 W
3 CP
55 W
12 V
12 V
2 CP
Interior
Under-hood
Toe-in
Camber
Caster
0.0 in (0 mm)
0.10 in (2.5 mm)
0°10’
2°57’
Size
Pressure
P235/55R18 99V
T165/80D17 104M
32 psi (220 kPa , 2.2 kgf/cm
)
60 psi (420 kPa , 4.2 kgf/cm
)
The low beam headlights are high voltage discharged type.
Replacement of a low beam headlight bulb should be performed by
your dealer.
Headlights
Front turn signal/parking
lights
Front fog lights
Front side marker lights
Rear turn signal lights
Brake/Taillights (in fenders)
Taillights (in tailgate)
Back-up lights
Rear side marker lights
License plate lights
High-mount brake light
Rear ceiling light
Front ceiling lights/Spotlights
Door courtesy lights
Cargo area light
See page
389
or the fuse label
attached to the dashboard.
See page
390
or the fuse box
covers.
Front
Rear
Front
Rear
Front
Front/Rear
Spare
Front/Rear
Spare
:
(HB3)
(D2S)
High
Low
(Amber)
(H11)
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RDX