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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Acura MDX A/C won't come on
I went to an Acura dealer to buy the transistor for the rear A/C unit. The service advisor told me that the problem with the front A/C was probably due to a defective front transistor / resistor. I bought that part too.
The front transistor is located next to the blower motor under the dash on the passenger's side. It is secured by three or four small bolts. The one on the bottom left is very close to the carpet and the most difficult to get off and put back on.
The rear transistor is located behind the carpeted trim panel on the center console (driver's side). The carpeted trim panel is secured by clips only - there are no screws, so remove it carefully starting at the side near the accellerator pedal. Once the panel has been removed, reach inside a small hole in the metal frame to access the rear transistor. It is removed by twisting it and pulling it out. The hole in the frame is small and you might find pliers helpful.
After replacing both parts, the front and rear A/C are working. Apparently these transistors are common failures. If the A/C is out in your Acura MDX and the fuse checks good, a new transistor will likely solve your problem.
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
SOURCE: veh wont start
by looking at the wiring diagram for your truck. the pcm1 fuse only feeds the pcm so most likely it is a grounded wire between the fuse block and pcm. follow the wire harness closely between the two and see if its grounded somewhere. also try disconnecting the pcm and see if the fuse still blows. that would isolate the problem to the wiring. it is highly unlikely that the pcm would cause the problem.
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
this only occured when the ambient light sensor turned on the headlights when it got to dark. if that is happening then check the headlight switch, the one that also dims the interior lights. mine had a burnt connector and fried the circuit board. replaced it and it works good. check for lose wires and connectors in there as well which likely caused the short.
Posted on Feb 18, 2010
I had a car a couple of years back do this to me, it was the crankshaft sensor. It will not fire at all if it is bad. Luckily the part is really cheap.
Posted on Jul 17, 2010
SOURCE: Jaguar 2002 X- Type Code P0057
Here are the locations of the fuses and relays. F-31 through f-42 probably are the one you want to look at. These are probably all tied together from looking at your codes. Your mass air flow sensor is also giving you an alarm. If your not finding any blown fuses or bad relays it might very well be the PCM (Power train control module) itself that is going bad. A dealer will have to check that out for you.
Engine compartment fuse box - fuses
Fuse Fuse Rating Colour Circuit
No. Type (amps)
F1 Cartridge 20 Blue Dip beam, High Intensity Discharge (HID) light relay.
F2 Cartridge 50 Red Ignition relay feed.
F3 Cartridge 60 Yellow ABS.
F4 Cartridge 30 Pink Rear window heater/heated mirrors relay.
F5 Cartridge 30 Pink Automatic transmission control module relay.
F6 Cartridge 30 Pink Heater blower relay.
F7 Cartridge 50 Red Power supply to passenger compartment fuse box.
F8 Cartridge 80 Black Blower module.
F9 Cartridge 50 Red Engine management system power relay.
F10 Cartridge 20 Blue Headlight power wash pump relay.
F11 Mini Not used.
F12 Mini Not used.
F13 Mini 30 Green Heated front screen right-hand side.
F14 Mini Not used.
F15 Mini 30 Green Heated front screen left-hand side.
F16 Mini 20 Yellow Left-hand dip beam, day time running lights, autolights.
F17 Mini 20 Yellow Right-hand dip beam, HID lights.
F18 Mini 20 Yellow Throttle motor supply.
F19 Mini 15 Blue Screenwash pump, rain sensing system.
F20 Mini 5 Tan Navigation display.
F21 Mini 15 Blue Side (Parking) lights.
F22 Mini 20 Yellow Accessories relay.
F23 Mini 10 Red Air conditioning compressor clutch.
F24 Mini 15 Blue Door lock power.
F25 Mini 15 Blue Direction indicators (GEM).
F26 Mini 15 Blue Horns.
F27 Mini 10 Red Automatic transmission control module, transit relay.
F28 Mini 15 Blue Ignition switch.
F29 Mini 30 Green Starter motor solenoid.
F30 Mini 30 Green Accessory sockets.
F31 Mini 10 Red Engine management relay coil.
F32 Mini 5 Tan Engine management control.
F33 Not used.
F34 Diode D3 Not used.
F35 Diode D2 Engine management control relay diode.
F36 Mini 10 Red Canister purge valve, airflow meter, throttle motor relay, power wash relay, air conditioning relay.
F37 Mini 15 Blue Engine management system, blower speed controller, road speed sensor (if fitted).
F38 Mini 30 Green Oxygen sensor heaters A.
F39 Mini 5 Tan Variable intake valves.
F40 Mini 15 Blue Automatic transmission control module.
F41 Mini 10 Red Injectors.
F42 Mini 30 Green Oxygen sensor heaters B.
Posted on Jan 23, 2011
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