Acura RDX - 2012 Fuse Box Diagram

Acura RDX - 2012 Fuse Box Diagram

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:
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
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.
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 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
Jump Starting
on page 461.
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
Emergency Towing
on page 475).
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 450).
You can then try jump starting the
vehicle from a booster battery (see
page 461).
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If the Engine Won't Start
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Taking Care of the Unexpected
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 the START (III) position,
but the engine does not run.
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 124).
Are you using the proper starting
procedure? Refer to
Starting the
Engine
on page 374.
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 470).
If you find nothing wrong, you will
need a qualified technician to find the
problem. See
Emergency Towing
on
page 475.
If the Engine Won't Start
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The vehicle's fuses are contained in
three fuse boxes.
The interior fuse box is on the
driver's lower left side.
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 secondary under-hood fuse box
is next to the battery. To open it,
push the tabs as shown.
INTERIOR
FUSE
LABEL
UNDER-HOOD (PRIMARY)
TAB
UNDER-HOOD (SECONDARY)
TAB
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Fuses
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Taking Care of the Unexpected
Checking and Replacing Fuses
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
473 and 474, 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.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the
LOCK (0) position. Make sure the
headlights and all other
accessories are off.
2. (Under-hood fuse boxes)
Remove the cover from the fuse
box.
3. 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.
FUSE
BLOWN
BLOWN
Fuses
470
4. Check the smaller fuses in the
under-hood fuse box and all the
fuses in the interior fuse box by
pulling out each one with the fuse
puller provided on the back of the
primary under-hood fuse box
cover.
5. 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 on the back of the
under-hood fuse cover.
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 that anything is wrong.
Replace the fuse with one of the
correct rating as soon as you can.
FUSE PULLER
BLOWN
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Fuses
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Taking Care of the Unexpected
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.
6. 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.
On models without navigation system
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 293).
On models with navigation system
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 manual.
Fuses
472
INTERIOR FUSE BOX
No.
Amps.
Circuits Protected
1
7.5 A
Power Window/SH-AWD
2
20 A
Fuel Pump
3
15 A
ACG
4
7.5 A
ABS/VSA
5
15 A
Heated Seat
6
20 A
FR Fog Lights
7
7.5 A
Driver's Power Seat Lumbar
Support
8
10 A
RR Wiper
No.
Amps.
Circuits Protected
9
7.5 A
OPDS
10
7.5 A
Meter
11
10 A
SRS
12
10 A
Right Headlight High
13
10 A
Left Headlight High
14
7.5 A
Small Lights (Interior)
15
15 A
Small Lights (Exterior)
16
15 A
Right Headlight Low
17
15 A
Left Headlight Low
No.
Amps.
Circuits Protected
18
20 A
Headlight High Main
19
20 A
Small Lights Main
20
7.5 A
TPMS
21
30 A
Headlight Low Main
22
Not Used
23
7.5 A
Starter Diagnosis
24
20 A
Moonroof
25
20 A
Door Lock
26
20 A
Driver's Power Window
27
Not Used
28
15 A
Accessory Socket (Console
Compartment)
29
15 A
Accessory Socket (Front)
30
20 A
Passenger's Power Window
31
20 A
Radio Amplifier
32
20 A
Right Rear Power Window
33
20 A
Left Rear Power Window
34
Not Used
35
7.5 A
Radio
36
10 A
HAC
37
7.5 A
Daytime Running Light
38
30 A
FR Wiper
39
7.5 A
STS
: SH-AWD models only
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Fuse Locations
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Taking Care of the Unexpected
UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOXES PRIMARY
SECONDARY
Primary Fuse Box
No.
Amps.
Circuits Protected
1
100 A
Main Fuse
30 A
SH-AWD
2
80 A
Option Main
50 A
Ignition Switch Main
3
40 A
ABS/VSA Motor
20 A
ABS/VSA Fail Safe
4
50 A
Headlight Main
40 A
Power Window Main
5
30 A
Passenger's Power Seat
Reclining
6
30 A
Main Fan Motor
7
30 A
Sub Fan Motor
8
30 A
Rear Defogger
9
40 A
Blower
10
15 A
Hazard
Secondary Fuse Box
No.
Amps.
Circuits Protected
1
7.5 A
Electric Vacuum Pump
2
20 A
Passenger's Power Seat
Reclining
No.
Amps.
Circuits Protected
11
15 A
LAF
12
15 A
Stop & Horn
13
20 A
Driver's Power Seat Reclining
14
20 A
Driver's Power Seat Sliding
15
7.5 A
IGPS Oil Level
16
20 A
Passenger's Power Seat Sliding
17
15 A
Electric Vacuum Pump
18
15 A
IG Coil
19
15 A
FI Main
20
7.5 A
MG Clutch
21
15 A
DBW
22
7.5 A
Interior Light
23
10 A
Back Up
: On SH-AWD models only
Fuse Locations
474
Lights
Headlights
High
12 V
60 W (HB3)
Low
12 V
35 W (D2S)
Front turn signal/parking lights
12 V
24/2.2 CP (Amber)
Front fog lights
12 V
55 W (H11)
Front side marker lights
12 V
3 CP
Rear turn signal lights
12 V
21 W
Brake/Taillights (in fenders)
12 V
21/5 W
Taillights (in tailgate)
12 V
3 CP
Back-up lights
12 V
21 W
Rear side marker lights
12 V
2 CP
License plate lights
12 V
3 CP
High-mount brake light
12 V
16 W
Front ceiling lights/Spotlights
12 V
4 CP
Rear ceiling light
12 V
8 W
Glove box light
14 V
1.4 W
Console compartment light
14 V
1.4 W
Vanity mirror lights
12 V
2 W
Door courtesy lights
12 V
2 CP
Cargo area light
12 V
5 W
:
The low beam headlights are high voltage discharged type.
Replacement of a low beam headlight bulb should be performed by
your dealer.
Air Conditioning
Refrigerant type
HFC-134a (R-134a)
Charge quantity
15.8
17.6 oz (450
500 g)
Lubricant type
SP-10
Battery
Capacity
12 V
52 AH/5 HR
12 V
65 AH/20 HR
Fuses
Interior
See page 473 or the fuse label
attached to the dashboard.
Under-hood
See page 474 or the fuse box
covers.
Alignment
Toe-in
Front
0.0 in (0 mm)
Rear
0.10 in (2.5 mm)
Camber
Front
0 ° 10
Rear
1 °
Caster
Front
2 ° 57
Tires
Size
Front/Rear
P235/55R18 99V
Spare
T165/80D17 104M
Pressure
Front/Rear
32 psi (220 kPa , 2.2 kgf/cm
2
)
Spare
60 psi (420 kPa , 4.2 kgf/cm
2
)
Specifications
481
Technical Information