Question about 2004 Honda Pilot
My SRS (airbag) light is on- and the back windshield wiper stopped working. I changed the fuse and as soon as I turned on the rear wiper- the fuse popped again. So I brought a bigger fuse (it was initially 7.5 and I have a 10 on there now.) When I took it to Honda- they said that the wiper engine had a short and would cost me $350 to fix. However they are not aware that if I use a larger fuse- the wipers still work. They told be that the engine is shot I Don’t believe them because if I use a larger fuse then recommended- the wipers do work. The problem is that the SRS light does not turn off. (Honda said as long as the fuse doesn’t blow- the airbags should be fine.) So can I install a larger fuse-(perhaps a 12 or 15) and will this still fire off the airbags incase of an accident?
What you are doing gets things working again, but its just not safe. If the wiper motor or wiring has a short in it, it creates heat, and the wires leading to the wiper motor are not set up to handle the amperage that the higer rated fuses are sending trough them. Its only going to get worse, and if you put in a larger fuse, it will get hotter. Eventually you will have a fire. You need to find out what is causing the issue and get it resolved. I am not sure that the SRS(airbag) system will work with the light on either. Id take it to another shop if you cant afford the repair work at the honda dealership. Good luck.
Posted on May 18, 2008
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