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Climate Control System Description - Overview

For locations of each component on vehicle, refer to Component Location Index.

System Diagram

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Climate Control

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The climate control system transmits appropriate signals to each motor based on the information (sunlight, in-car temperature, outside
air temperature) received from each sensor. See below for details.
Air Mix Control Motor: The system controls the temperature of air coming into the cabin by the air mix control motor adjusting the
air mix control damper position in order to change the mixing ratio of warm and cold air.
Mode Control Motor: The system directs the airflow to the specified area by the mode control motor switching the mode control
damper position to the “VENT”, “HEAT/VENT”, “HEAT”, “HEAT/DEF”, or “DEF”.
Recirculation Control Motor: The recirculation control motor switches the recirculation control damper position to the “FRESH” or
“RECIRCULATION”.
Blower Motor: The blower motor changes the air volume based on the voltage adjusted by the blower power transistor.

The climate control unit optimizes these controls in order to maintain passenger comfort.

Relationship Between Vent (Air Outlet) Temperature and Actual In-Car Temperature
The climate control unit can automatically control vent temperature (air mix position), blower motor speed, blower intake, and A/C
compressor operation to raise or lower the vehicle's interior temperature to match the customer's setting temperature. The actual vent
outlet temperature largely depends upon the difference between the in-car temperature sensor reading and the customer's setting
temperature.
Warm-Up Control
If heating is desired, and there is no available heat due to low engine coolant temperature, the climate control unit will slow the fan
speed to avoid ventilating cold air. The climate control unit will gradually increase the fan speed as the engine coolant temperature

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rises.

The conditions that this control becomes effective are as follows:


Fan speed “AUTO”
Air outlet position “AUTO”, “HEAT”, “HEAT/DEF”, or “DEF”
Outside air temperature is less than 68 °F (20 °C)
Engine coolant temperature sensor is normal.
Except Type-R: Engine coolant temperature is less than 149 °F (65 °C)
Type-R: Engine coolant temperature is less than 131 °F (55 °C)

Low Engine Coolant Temperature Control


When engine coolant temperature is low, the climate control system changes an air outlet position to the “DEF”. When the engine
coolant temperature increases, the climate control system controls the air outlet position and outlet air temperature automatically.
Relationship Between Vehicle Speed and Blower Intake Mode
Because the air resistance is different between fresh air and recirculated air, the volume of air coming through the vents would be
different if the fan speed was constant. When the recirculation control damper is set to “FRESH”, the fresh air flow increases as the
vehicle speed increases. The climate control unit regulates the fan speed so that the air volume is the same when “FRESH” or
“RECIRCULATION” mode is selected.
A/C Control
To prevent the evaporator from freezing, the climate control unit switches the A/C compressor ON and OFF based on the evaporator
temperature sensor value. While in the automatic operation mode, the climate control unit automatically varies the A/C compressor
operation time based on the evaporator temperature sensor value, as well as the outside air temperature.
MAX Control
When the temperature setting is adjusted to “MAX COOL (Lo)” or “MAX HOT (Hi)”, the climate control unit overrides automatic control
and defaults to the following operation:
MAX COOL
“RECIRCULATION”, “VENT”, blower fan maximum speed, and A/C system ON.
MAX HOT
“FRESH”, “HEAT*”, blower fan maximum speed, and A/C system ON.
*: If the sensor information indicates that the windshield may fog, the air outlet switches to “HEAT/DEF” automatically.

ECON Control
A/C compressor load control
Reduces load on A/C compressor by slightly raising the target temperature of the evaporator.

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Blower fan speed control

Control the blower fan speed low compared to normal operation for an energy-saving operation with low air volume.

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Climate Control System Description - Customize Function 4073 http://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/sm/1/2/Contents/enu/61TBAD/...

Climate Control System Description - Customize Function

How to Change the Set Temperature (Climate Control Panel with Display)
The climate control unit has a function to change the set temperature +2.7 °F (+1.5 °C) or -2.7 °F (-1.5 °C) degrees in case customers
feel the temperature is too warm or too cold for the displayed temperature.

NOTE: Verify that the climate control and A/C system is working properly before enabling the customize function to offset the set
temperature.

1. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode, then based on the desired temperature change, set the temperature condition on the
temperature control dial according to the table.
2. Turn the climate control system OFF then turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.
3. Depending on desired setting change, press and hold the pair of buttons according to the table.
4. While holding the buttons, turn the vehicle to the ON mode.
5. Keep the buttons pressed for 10 seconds.

Temperature Buttons
Setting
Condition

+2.7 °F (+1.5 °C) Change Hi or

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-2.7 °F (-1.5 °C) Change Lo or

Changing back to 0 °F (0 °C) Except Hi or Lo or

Indication of the change


The climate control unit displays the following during each change.
- Displays nothing from the vehicle ON mode for 5 seconds.
- Blinks the current setting for the next 5 seconds.
- The display will indicate a Hi, Lo or two dashes depending on the set temperature change.

How to Change the Set Temperature (Climate Control Panel without Display)

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The climate control unit has a function to change the set temperature +2.7 °F (+1.5 °C) or -2.7 °F (-1.5 °C) in case customers feel the
temperature is too warm or too cold for the displayed temperature.

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NOTE: Verify that the climate control and A/C system is working properly before enabling the customize function to offset the set
temperature.

The setting temperature is only displayed in degrees centigrade (°C).


1. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode, then turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode after confirming the climate control system is
OFF.
2. Press and hold the pair of buttons according to the table.
3. While holding the buttons, turn the vehicle to the ON mode.
4. Release the buttons, then select the desired temperature shift icon on the display.

Buttons

or

NOTE: This illustration is an example only. The appearance and structure of the actual parts may vary depending on the model.

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How to cancel A/C User Customizing
- Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

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Climate Control System Description - Outside Air Temperature Sensor

The outside air temperature sensor is installed on the front side of the vehicle, behind the front bumper. The outside air temperature
sensor uses a sensor that decreases resistance when temperature rises. The climate control unit calculates the outside air
temperature based on the information received from the outside air temperature sensor.

NOTE: This illustration is an example only. The appearance and structure of the actual parts may vary depending on the model.

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Climate Control System Description - Sunlight Sensor 4072 http://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/sm/1/2/Contents/enu/61TBAD/...

Climate Control System Description - Sunlight Sensor

The sunlight sensor is attached to the upper face of the dashboard. The sunlight sensor uses a photodiode-type optical sensor which
changes current in proportion to the sunlight intensity. The climate control unit reads the voltage fluctuation of the sunlight sensor.

NOTE: This illustration is an example only. The appearance and structure of the actual parts may vary depending on the model.

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Climate Control System Component Location Index 9340 http://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/sm/1/2/Contents/enu/61TBAD/...

Climate Control System Component Location Index

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Single Fan Type

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Dual Fan Type

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Climate Control System Circuit Diagram

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Climate Control System Circuit Diagram

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Climate Control Panel Disassembly and Reassembly

1. Climate Control Panel - Exploded View

Exploded View

Without Display

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With Display

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Climate Control Panel Removal and Installation

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1. Center Console Side Trim - Remove

2. Climate Control Panel - Remove

3. All Removed Parts - Install

1. Install the parts in the reverse order of removal.

2. Run the self-diagnostic function to confirm that there are no problems in the system.

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Climate Control System DTC Troubleshooting Index 881 http://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/sm/1/2/Contents/enu/61TBAD/...

Climate Control System DTC Troubleshooting Index

DTC Detection Item or Symptom ECU DTC Type


B120A Climate control unit LIN communication bus line error Climate control Loss of
unit communication
B121A An open in the mode control motor circuit Climate control Signal error
unit
B121B A short in the mode control motor circuit Climate control Signal error
unit
B1220 A short in the recirculation control motor circuit Climate control Signal error
unit
B1225 An open in the in-car temperature sensor circuit Climate control Signal error
unit
B1226 A short in the in-car temperature sensor circuit Climate control Signal error
unit
B1227 An open in the outside air temperature sensor circuit Climate control Signal error
unit
B1228 A short in the outside air temperature sensor circuit Climate control Signal error
unit
B1231*1 An open in the evaporator temperature sensor circuit Climate control Signal error
unit
B1232*1 A short in the evaporator temperature sensor circuit Climate control Signal error

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unit
B1233 An open in the air mix control motor circuit (driver's) Climate control Signal error
unit
B1234 A short in the air mix control motor circuit (driver's) Climate control Signal error
unit
B1235 A problem in the air mix control motor circuit, linkage, door, or motor Climate control Signal error
(driver's) unit
B1236*2 An open in the passenger's air mix control motor circuit Climate control Signal error
unit
B1237*2 A short in the passenger's air mix control motor circuit Climate control Signal error
unit
B1238*2 A problem in the passenger's air mix control motor circuit, linkage, door, or Climate control Signal error
motor unit
B123F Automatic lighting control unit/sunlight sensor error Climate control Signal error
unit
B1240 A problem in the mode control motor circuit, linkage, door, or motor Climate control Signal error
unit
B1241 A problem in the blower motor circuit Climate control Signal error
unit
B2964 Climate control unit lost communication with front panel (climate control Climate control Loss of
panel) unit communication
B2983 A problem in the recirculation control motor circuit, linkage, door, or motor Climate control Signal error
unit
B2986 An open in the recirculation control motor circuit Climate control Signal error
unit
B2988*1 A problem in the A/C compressor variable capacity control solenoid circuit Climate control Signal error
unit
U1280 Communication bus line error (BUS-OFF) Climate control Loss of
unit communication
U1281 Climate control unit lost communication with MICU (body control module) Climate control Loss of
unit communication
U128D Climate control unit lost communication with gauge control module Climate control Loss of
unit communication
U1290*3 Climate control unit lost communication with seat heater control unit (front) Climate control Loss of
unit communication
*1: With A/C

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*2: With dual zone climate control


*3: With seat heater

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Climate Control System Symptom Troubleshooting - The A/C compressor clutch does not
engage, but the cooling fan operate, and the blower and heater controls work

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The A/C compressor clutch does not engage, but the cooling fan operate,
and the blower and heater controls work
NOTE:
It is normal for the A/C compressor to turn off under certain conditions, such as low idle,
high engine coolant temperature, hard acceleration, or high/low refrigerant pressure.
Do not use this troubleshooting procedure if the cooling fan is also inoperative with the
A/C on. Refer to the symptom troubleshooting index.
Before doing symptom troubleshooting, check for PGM-FI DTCs.
1. PGM-FI system parameter check:

‐1. Connect the HDS to the DLC.

‐2. Start the engine.

‐3. Without dual zone climate control: Set the A/C button and the fan control dial to ON.
With dual zone climate control: Set the A/C icon and the fan control button to ON.

‐4. Check the parameter(s) below with the HDS.


Signal Threshold Current conditions
Values Unit Values Unit
A/C SWITCH ON

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A/C CLUTCH ON

Do the current condition(s) match the threshold?

YES Go to step 2.

NO A/C SWITCH is OFF, replace the climate control unit.■

NO A/C SWITCH is ON and A/C CLUTCH is OFF, check for any authorized service
information related to the DTCs or symptoms you are troubleshooting, or
substitute a known-good PCM, then recheck. If the symptom/indication goes away
and the PCM was substituted, replace the original PCM.■
2. Fuse check:

‐1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

‐2. Check the following fuse.


Fuse No. A23

Is the fuse OK?

YES Go to step 3.

NO Replace the fuse, and recheck. If the fuse blows again, repair a short in the No.
A23 fuse circuit.■
3. A/C compressor clutch relay check:

‐1. Remove the A/C compressor clutch relay from the under-hood fuse/relay box, and test
it.

Is the relay OK?

YES Go to step 4.

NO Replace the A/C compressor clutch relay.■

4. Open wire check (+B MG CLUTCH line):

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‐1. Measure the voltage between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle OFF (LOCK) mode
A/C compressor clutch relay: disconnected
Test point 1 A/C compressor clutch relay 4P socket No. 1
Test point 2 Body ground

Is there battery voltage?

YES The +B MG CLUTCH wire is OK. Go to step 5.

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NO Repair an open in the +B MG CLUTCH wire.■

5. Determine possible failure area (A/C compressor clutch relay switch side circuit, A/C compressor clutch relay coil side
circuit):

‐1. Connect terminals A and B with a jumper wire.


Terminal A A/C compressor clutch relay 4P socket No. 1
Terminal B A/C compressor clutch relay 4P socket No. 2

Does the A/C compressor clutch click?

YES Go to step 6.

NO Go to step 8.

6. Open wire check (IG2 A/C (L15B7/K20C2 engine) or IG2 OPTION (L15BA/L15BY engine) line):

‐1. Disconnect the jumper wire.

‐2. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

‐3. Measure the voltage between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle ON mode
A/C compressor clutch relay: disconnected
Test point 1 A/C compressor clutch relay 4P socket No. 3
Test point 2 Body ground

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Is there battery voltage?

YES The IG2 A/C (L15B7/K20C2 engine) or the IG2 OPTION


(L15BA/L15BY engine) wire is OK. Go to step 7.
NO: L15B7/K20C2 engine Repair an open in the IG2 A/C wire.■

NO: L15BA/L15BY engine Repair an open in the IG2 OPTION wire.■

7. Open wire check (A/C MG CLUTCH RLY CL-/ACC line):

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‐1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

‐2. Reinstall the A/C compressor clutch relay.

‐3. Jump the SCS line with the HDS, and wait more than 1 minute.

NOTE: This step must be done to protect the PCM from damage.

‐4. Disconnect the following connector.


PCM connector E (80P)

‐5. Connect terminals A and B with a jumper wire.


Terminal A PCM connector E (80P) No. 31
Terminal B Body ground

‐6. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

Does the A/C compressor clutch click?

YES Check for any authorized service information related to the DTCs or symptoms
you are troubleshooting, or substitute a known-good PCM, then recheck. If the
symptom/indication goes away and the PCM was substituted, replace the original
PCM.■
NO Repair an open in the A/C MG CLUTCH RLY CL-/ACC wire.■

8. Open wire check (A/C MG CLUTCH/MG CLUTCH (except K20C2 engine) or A/C MG CLUTCH/AC MG CLUTCH (K20C2
engine) line):

‐1. Disconnect the jumper wire.

‐2. Disconnect the following connector.


A/C compressor clutch 3P connector

‐3. Check for continuity between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle OFF (LOCK) mode
A/C compressor clutch relay: disconnected
A/C compressor clutch 3P connector: disconnected

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Test point 1 A/C compressor clutch relay 4P socket No. 2


Test point 2 A/C compressor clutch 3P connector No. 1

Is there continuity?

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YES The A/C MG CLUTCH/MG CLUTCH (except K20C2 engine)
or the A/C MG CLUTCH/AC MG CLUTCH (K20C2 engine)
wire is OK. Check the A/C compressor clutch clearance and
the A/C compressor clutch field coil. Repair as needed.■
NO: Except K20C2 engine Repair an open in the A/C MG CLUTCH/MG CLUTCH wire.■

NO: K20C2 engine Repair an open in the A/C MG CLUTCH/AC MG CLUTCH


wire.■

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Climate Control System Symptom Troubleshooting - The A/C compressor clutch does not
engage, but the A/C condenser/radiator fans operate, and the blower and heater controls
work

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The A/C compressor clutch does not engage, but the A/C
condenser/radiator fans operate, and the blower and heater controls work
NOTE:
It is normal for the A/C compressor to turn off under certain conditions, such as low idle,
high engine coolant temperature, hard acceleration, or high/low refrigerant pressure.
Do not use this troubleshooting procedure if the fans are also inoperative with the A/C
on. Refer to the symptom troubleshooting index.
Before doing symptom troubleshooting, check for PGM-FI DTCs.
1. PGM-FI system parameter check:

‐1. Connect the HDS to the DLC.

‐2. Without dual zone climate control: Set the A/C button and the fan control dial to ON.
With dual zone climate control: Set the A/C icon and the fan control button to ON.

‐3. Start the engine.

‐4. Check the parameter(s) below with the HDS.


Signal Threshold Current conditions
Values Unit Values Unit
A/C SWITCH ON

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A/C CLUTCH ON

Do the current condition(s) match the threshold?

YES Go to step 2.

NO: A/C SWITCH is OFF A/C SWITCH is OFF, replace the climate
control unit.■
NO: A/C SWITCH is ON and A/C CLUTCH is OFF A/C SWITCH is ON and A/C CLUTCH is
OFF, check for any authorized service
information related to the DTCs or
symptoms you are troubleshooting, or
substitute a known-good PCM, then
recheck. If the symptom/indication goes
away and the PCM was substituted,
replace the original PCM.■
2. Fuse check:

‐1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

‐2. Check the following fuse.


Fuse No. A23 (10 A)
Location Under-hood fuse/relay box

Is the fuse OK?

YES Go to step 3.

NO Replace the fuse, and recheck. If the fuse blows again, repair a short in the No.
A23 (10 A) fuse circuit.■
3. A/C compressor clutch relay check:

‐1. Remove the A/C compressor clutch relay from the under-hood fuse/relay box, and test
it.

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Is the relay OK?

YES Go to step 4.

NO Replace the A/C compressor clutch relay.■

4. Open wire check (+B MG CLUTCH line):

‐1. Measure the voltage between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle OFF (LOCK) mode
A/C compressor clutch relay: disconnected
Test point 1 A/C compressor clutch relay 4P socket No. 1
Test point 2 Body ground

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Is there battery voltage?

YES The +B MG CLUTCH wire is OK. Go to step 5.

NO Repair an open in the +B MG CLUTCH wire.■

5. Determine possible failure area (A/C compressor clutch relay switch side circuit, A/C compressor clutch relay coil side
circuit):

‐1. Connect terminals A and B with a jumper wire.


Terminal A A/C compressor clutch relay 4P socket No. 1
Terminal B A/C compressor clutch relay 4P socket No. 2

Does the A/C compressor clutch click?

YES Go to step 6.

NO Go to step 8.

6. Open wire check (IG2 OPTION line):

‐1. Disconnect the jumper wire.

‐2. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

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‐3. Measure the voltage between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle ON mode
A/C compressor clutch relay: disconnected
Test point 1 A/C compressor clutch relay 4P socket No. 3
Test point 2 Body ground

Is there battery voltage?

YES The IG2 OPTION wire is OK. Go to step 7.

NO Repair an open in the IG2 OPTION wire.■

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7. Open wire check (A/C MG CLUTCH RLY CL- line):

‐1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

‐2. Reinstall the A/C compressor clutch relay.

‐3. Jump the SCS line with the HDS, and wait more than 1 minute.

NOTE: This step must be done to protect the PCM from damage.

‐4. Disconnect the following connector.


PCM connector No. 2 (58P)

‐5. Connect terminals A and B with a jumper wire.


Terminal A PCM connector No. 2 (58P) No. 48
Terminal B Body ground

‐6. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

Does the A/C compressor clutch click?

YES Check for any authorized service information related to the DTCs or symptoms
you are troubleshooting, or substitute a known-good PCM, then recheck. If the
symptom/indication goes away and the PCM was substituted, replace the original
PCM.■
NO Repair an open in the A/C MG CLUTCH RLY CL- wire.■

8. Open wire check (A/C MG CLUTCH/MG CLUTCH line):

‐1. Disconnect the jumper wire.

‐2. Disconnect the following connector.


A/C compressor 3P connector

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‐3. Check for continuity between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle OFF (LOCK) mode
A/C compressor clutch relay: disconnected
A/C compressor 3P connector: disconnected
Test point 1 A/C compressor clutch relay 4P socket No. 2
Test point 2 A/C compressor 3P connector No. 1

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Is there continuity?

YES The A/C MG CLUTCH/MG CLUTCH wire is OK. Check the A/C compressor
clutch clearance and the A/C compressor clutch field coil. Repair as needed.■
NO Repair an open in the A/C MG CLUTCH/MG CLUTCH wire.■

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Climate Control System Symptom Troubleshooting - The A/C condenser/radiator fans do


not run at low speed with the A/C on, but the blower and heater controls work normally

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The A/C condenser/radiator fans do not run at low speed with the A/C on,
but the blower and heater controls work normally
NOTE:
Do not use this troubleshooting procedure if the A/C compressor is inoperative. Refer to
the symptom troubleshooting index.
If A/C refrigerant pressure is abnormal, the radiator and A/C condenser fans are
controlled based only on engine coolant temperature.
Before doing symptom troubleshooting, check for PGM-FI DTCs.
1. Fuse check:

‐1. Check the following fuse.


Fuse No. A1-3 (30 A)
Location Under-hood fuse/relay box

Is the fuse OK?

YES Go to step 2.

NO Replace the fuse, and recheck. If the fuse blows again, repair a short in the No.
A1-3 (30 A) fuse circuit.■
2. Radiator fan and fan control relays check:

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‐1. Remove the radiator fan relay and the fan control relay from the under-hood fuse/relay
box, and test it.

Are the relays OK?

YES Go to step 3.

NO Replace the radiator fan relay and/or the fan control relay.■

3. PGM-FI system parameter check:

‐1. Connect the HDS to the DLC.

‐2. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode. Make sure the A/C system is OFF, then start the
engine.

‐3. Without dual zone climate control: Turn the fan control dial ON, then momentarily turn
on the A/C with the A/C button.
With dual zone climate control: Turn the fan control button ON, then momentarily turn on
the A/C with the A/C icon.

NOTE: Do not run the A/C for more than a few seconds with the engine running or
damage to the A/C system will result.

‐4. Check the parameter(s) below with the HDS.


Signal Threshold Current conditions
Values Unit Values Unit
FAN LOW CTRL ON

Is the FAN LOW CTRL on with the A/C on?

YES Go to step 4.

NO Check for any authorized service information related to the DTCs or symptoms
you are troubleshooting, or substitute a known-good PCM, then recheck. If the
symptom/indication goes away and the PCM was substituted, replace the original
PCM.■

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4. Open wire check (+B MAIN FAN line):

‐1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

‐2. Measure the voltage between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle OFF (LOCK) mode
Radiator fan relay: disconnected
Fan control relay: disconnected
Test point 1 Radiator fan relay 4P socket No. 3
Test point 2 Body ground

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Is there battery voltage?

YES The +B MAIN FAN wire is OK. Go to step 5.

NO Replace the under-hood fuse/relay box.■

5. Determine possible failure area (radiator fan relay switch side circuit, radiator fan relay coil side circuit):

‐1. Reinstall the fan control relay.

‐2. Connect terminals A and B with a jumper wire.


Terminal A Radiator fan relay 4P socket No. 3
Terminal B Radiator fan relay 4P socket No. 4

Do the A/C condenser and radiator fans run on low?

YES Go to step 6.

NO Go to step 8.

6. Radiator fan relay coil side power circuit check:

‐1. Disconnect the jumper wire.

‐2. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

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‐3. Measure the voltage between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle ON mode
Radiator fan relay: disconnected
Test point 1 Radiator fan relay 4P socket No. 7
Test point 2 Body ground

Is there battery voltage?

YES The IG2 OPTION wire is OK. Go to step 7.

NO Repair an open in the IG2 OPTION wire.■

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7. Open wire check (RFC RLY CL- line):

‐1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

‐2. Reinstall the radiator fan relay.

‐3. Jump the SCS line with the HDS, and wait more than 1 minute.

NOTE: This step must be done to protect the PCM from damage.

‐4. Disconnect the following connector.


PCM connector No. 2 (58P)

‐5. Connect terminals A and B with a jumper wire.


Terminal A PCM connector No. 2 (58P) No. 12
Terminal B Body ground

‐6. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

Do the A/C condenser and radiator fans run on low?

YES Check for any authorized service information related to the DTCs or symptoms
you are troubleshooting, or substitute a known-good PCM, then recheck. If the
symptom/indication goes away and the PCM was substituted, replace the original
PCM.■
NO Repair an open in the RFC RLY CL- wire.■

8. Open wire check (MAIN FAN MOTOR line):

‐1. Disconnect the following connector.


Radiator fan motor 2P connector

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‐2. Measure the voltage between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle OFF (LOCK) mode
Radiator fan relay: disconnected
Radiator fan motor 2P connector: disconnected
Radiator fan relay 4P socket No. 3 and No. 4: jumped
Test point 1 Radiator fan motor 2P connector No. 1
Test point 2 Body ground

Is there battery voltage?

YES The MAIN FAN MOTOR wire is OK. Go to step 9.

NO Repair an open in the MAIN FAN MOTOR wire.■

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9. Radiator and A/C condenser fan motors test:

‐1. Test the radiator and the A/C condenser fan motors.

Are the radiator and A/C condenser fan motors OK?

YES Go to step 10.

NO Replace the radiator fan motor and/or the A/C condenser fan motor.■

10. Open wire check (FAN HI/LO RLY COM line):

‐1. Reconnect the radiator fan motor 2P connector.

‐2. Remove the fan control relay from the under-hood fuse/relay box.

‐3. Measure the voltage between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle OFF (LOCK) mode
Radiator fan relay: disconnected
Fan control relay: disconnected
A/C condenser fan motor 2P connector: disconnected
Radiator fan relay 4P socket No. 3 and No. 4: jumped
Test point 1 Fan control relay 5P socket No. 1
Test point 2 Body ground

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Is there battery voltage?

YES The FAN HI/LO RLY COM wire is OK. Go to step 11.

NO Repair an open in the FAN HI/LO RLY COM wire.■

11. Open wire check (SUB FAN MOTOR line):

‐1. Reinstall the fan control relay.

‐2. Measure the voltage between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle OFF (LOCK) mode
Radiator fan relay: disconnected
A/C condenser fan motor 2P connector: disconnected
Radiator fan relay 4P socket No. 3 and No. 4: jumped
Test point 1 A/C condenser fan motor 2P connector No. 1
Test point 2 Body ground

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Is there battery voltage?

YES Check for an open in the GND wire between the A/C condenser fan motor and
body ground. If the wire is OK, check for poor ground at G401.■
NO Repair an open in the SUB FAN MOTOR wire.■

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Climate Control System Symptom Troubleshooting - The A/C condenser/radiator fans do


not run at high speed, but do run at low speed with the A/C on

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The A/C condenser/radiator fans do not run at high speed, but do run at
low speed with the A/C on
NOTE:
Do not use this troubleshooting procedure if the A/C compressor is inoperative. Refer to
the symptom troubleshooting index.
If A/C refrigerant pressure is abnormal, the radiator and A/C condenser fans are
controlled based only on engine coolant temperature.
Before doing symptom troubleshooting, check for PGM-FI DTCs.
1. Fuse check:

‐1. Check the following fuses.


Fuse No. A10 (20 A)
No. A11 (5 A)
Location Under-hood fuse/relay box

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Are the fuses OK?

YES Go to step 2.

NO Replace the fuse(s), and recheck. If the fuse(s) blows again, repair a short in the
No. A10 (20 A) and/or No. A11 (5 A) fuse circuit(s).■
2. A/C condenser fan low speed operation check:

‐1. Jump the SCS line with the HDS, and wait more than 1 minute.

NOTE: This step must be done to protect the PCM from damage.

‐2. Disconnect the following connector.


PCM connector No. 2 (58P)

‐3. Connect terminals A and B with a jumper wire.


Terminal A PCM connector No. 2 (58P) No. 12
Terminal B Body ground

‐4. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

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Do the A/C condenser and radiator fans run on low?

YES Go to step 3.

NO Go to climate control system symptom troubleshooting.■

3. A/C condenser fan high speed operation check:

‐1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

‐2. Connect terminals A and B with jumper wires.


Terminal A PCM connector No. 2 (58P) No. 36
Terminal B Body ground

Terminal A PCM connector No. 2 (58P) No. 47


Terminal B Body ground

‐3. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

Do the A/C condenser and radiator fans run on high?

YES Check for any authorized service information related to the DTCs or symptoms
you are troubleshooting, or substitute a known-good PCM, then recheck. If the
symptom/indication goes away and the PCM was substituted, replace the original
PCM.■
NO Go to step 4.

4. A/C condenser fan relay check:

‐1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

‐2. Disconnect the jumper wires.

‐3. Remove the A/C condenser fan relay from the under-hood fuse/relay box, and test it.

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Is the relay OK?

YES Go to step 5.

NO Replace the A/C condenser fan relay.■

5. Open wire check (+B SUB FAN line):

‐1. Measure the voltage between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle OFF (LOCK) mode
PCM connector No. 2 (58P): disconnected
A/C condenser fan relay: disconnected
Test point 1 A/C condenser fan relay 4P socket No. 1
Test point 2 Body ground

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Is there battery voltage?

YES The +B SUB FAN wire is OK. Go to step 6.

NO Repair an open in the +B SUB FAN wire.■

6. Open wire check (SUB FAN MOTOR line):

‐1. Connect terminals A and B with a jumper wire.


Terminal A A/C condenser fan relay 4P socket No. 1
Terminal B A/C condenser fan relay 4P socket No. 2

Does the A/C condenser fan run on high?

YES The SUB FAN MOTOR wire is not open. Go to step 7.

NO Repair an open in the SUB FAN MOTOR wire.■

7. Open wire check (IGPS(LAF) line):

‐1. Disconnect the jumper wire.

‐2. Connect terminals A and B with jumper wires.

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Terminal A PCM connector No. 2 (58P) No. 36


Terminal B Body ground

Terminal A PCM connector No. 2 (58P) No. 47


Terminal B Body ground

‐3. Measure the voltage between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle OFF (LOCK) mode
PCM connector No. 2 (58P): disconnected
A/C condenser fan relay: disconnected
PCM connector No. 2 (58P) No. 36: jumped to body ground
PCM connector No. 2 (58P) No. 47: jumped to body ground
Test point 1 A/C condenser fan relay 4P socket No. 5
Test point 2 Body ground

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Is there battery voltage?

YES Repair an open in the FAN HI SIGNAL wire between the A/C condenser fan relay
and the PCM.■
NO Repair an open in the IGPS(LAF) wire.■

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Climate Control System Symptom Troubleshooting - The blower and the heater controls
and the A/C system do not work

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The blower and the heater controls and the A/C system do not work
NOTE: Do this troubleshooting procedure only if sent here by symptom troubleshooting index.

1. Fuse check:

‐1. Check the following fuse.


Fuse No. B9

Is the fuse OK?

YES Go to step 2.

NO Replace the fuse, and recheck. If the fuse blows again, repair a short in the No.
B9 fuse circuit.■
2. Open wire check (IG2 A/C (L15B7/K20C2 engine) or IG2 OPTION (L15BA/K20C1/L15BY engine) line):

‐1. Disconnect the following connector.


Climate control unit connector A (32P)

‐2. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

‐3. Measure the voltage between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle ON mode
Climate control unit connector A (32P): disconnected
Test point 1 Climate control unit connector A (32P) No. 32
Test point 2 Body ground

Is there battery voltage?

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YES The IG2 A/C (L15B7/K20C2 engine) or the IG2


OPTION (L15BA/K20C1/L15BY engine) wire is OK. Go
to step 3.
NO: L15B7/K20C2 engine Repair an open in the IG2 A/C wire.■

NO: L15BA/K20C1/L15BY engine Repair an open in the IG2 OPTION wire.■

3. Open wire check (GND line):

‐1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

‐2. Check for continuity between test points 1 and 2.


Test condition Vehicle OFF (LOCK) mode
Climate control unit connector A (32P): disconnected
Test point 1 Climate control unit connector A (32P) No. 28
Test point 2 Body ground

Is there continuity?

YES Replace the climate control unit.■

NO Check for an open in the GND wire. If the wire is OK, check for poor ground at

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Symptom Diagnostic Procedure Also Check for


The blower and the heater controls and Symptom Troubleshooting Climate control DTCs
the A/C system do not work
Blown fuse No. B9 (10 A) in the
under-dash fuse/relay box
Poor ground at G505
Poor or loose connections at the
terminals
The A/C compressor clutch and the Probable cause: A/C pressure sensor circuit Climate control DTCs
cooling fan are inoperative, but the malfunction or evaporator temperature sensor
PGM-FI DTCs
blower and heater controls work circuit malfunction
Abnormal A/C system pressures
Troubleshoot the A/C pressure sensor circuit:
Faulty evaporator temperature
A/C pressure sensor circuit low voltage sensor
A/C pressure sensor circuit high voltage Poor or loose connections at the
terminals
NOTE: The A/C pressure sensor circuit can
malfunction without setting a DTC
The A/C compressor clutch does not Symptom Troubleshooting Climate control DTCs
engage, but the cooling fan operate,
Blown fuse No. A23 (10 A) in the
and the blower and heater controls

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under-hood fuse/relay box
work
Abnormal A/C system pressures
Poor or loose connections at the
terminals
Blower fan runs slower than expected Probable cause: Engine coolant temperature Climate control DTCs
in cold weather (when in AUTO mode) (ECT) circuit malfunction
PGM-FI DTCs
NOTE: It is normal for the blower fan to Troubleshoot the ECT sensor circuit: Blower motor operation
run slowly until the coolant temperature USA and Canada models
rises when in AUTO mode
- ECT sensor 2 circuit
range/performance problem
- ECT sensor 2 circuit low voltage
- ECT sensor 2 circuit high voltage

Mexico models
- ECT sensor 2 circuit low voltage
- ECT sensor 2 circuit high voltage
The A/C compressor clutch cycles Probable cause: Climate control DTCs
rapidly on and off A/C system is overcharged (Excessive If there is no leak and the
pressure on high side of system causing refrigerant level is normal, do the
pressure sensor to turn A/C compressor A/C compressor clutch circuit
off) troubleshooting, and look for an
Cooling fan inoperative intermittent problem
Low idle speed Faulty A/C pressure sensor
Evaporator temperature sensor
malfunction
Do the evaporator temperature sensor
test
*1: Without navigation
*2: With navigation

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Symptom Diagnostic Procedure Also Check for


The A/C compressor clutch does not Probable cause: The A/C compressor clutch The A/C compressor relief valve. If it
disengage when the A/C switch is off circuit is on (energized) continuously, shorted has vented refrigerant to the
to ground, stuck A/C compressor clutch relay, atmosphere, correct the problem with
or the A/C compressor clutch is mechanically the A/C compressor clutch or the A/C
jammed compressor clutch circuit, then replace
the A/C compressor relief valve
Do the A/C compressor clutch check, and
repair any problems with the A/C compressor
clutch
The A/C compressor relief valve has Probable cause: A high-side restriction, the PGM-FI DTCs
vented refrigerant cooling fan is inoperative, or the A/C
compressor clutch is not disengaging
NOTE: This indicates the A/C system
If the fans and A/C compressor clutch
high side pressure was high
operate normally, feel the lines for
restrictions
Do the A/C system contamination
inspection
If the A/C compressor clutch will not
disengage, troubleshoot the A/C
compressor clutch circuit, and check for
mechanical problems
If the cooling fan is inoperative,

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troubleshoot the RFC system malfunction
Driver's and passenger's side vent Probable cause: Climate control DTCs
temperatures vary by more than 20 °F The air mix doors are malfunctioning Poor or loose connections at the
(11 °C)
Do the following troubleshooting: terminals
- Air mix control motor test
- Passenger's air mix control motor test
(with dual zone climate control)

Low refrigerant charge


HDS does not communicate with the Troubleshoot the DLC circuit
climate control unit or the vehicle
A/C information does not display on the Probable cause: Communication malfunction Climate control DTCs
center display unit, but the blower, between the audio unit*1 or the audio-
heater and A/C system controls work navigation unit*2 and the climate control unit
(climate control panel without display)
Check the B-CAN line between the audio
unit*1 or the audio-navigation unit*2 and the
climate control unit
Insufficient heating 1. Check the coolant level Climate control DTCs
2. Check the expansion tank cap
3. Check the engine coolant temperature
(ECT) during normal operation with the
HDS
4. Check the heater core inlet hose
temperature:
If it is COLD, check for restrictions in
the hose, a damaged or leaking
thermostat, or a damaged or leaking
water pump
If it is HOT, check for restrictions in
the heater core. Back flush or replace
the heater core

5. Check the operation of the air mix doors:

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Air mix control motor test
Passenger's air mix control motor test
(with dual zone climate control)

6. Check the blower motor unit for


obstructions
7. Check for air leaks around the ducts and
vents
*1: Without navigation
*2: With navigation

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Symptom Diagnostic Procedure Also Check for


The blower and the heater controls and Symptom Troubleshooting Blown fuse No. B9 (10 A) in the
the A/C system do not work under-dash fuse/relay box
Poor ground at G505
Climate control unit
Harness/connections
The A/C compressor clutch and the Probable cause: A/C pressure sensor circuit Climate control DTCs
A/C condenser/radiator fans are malfunction or evaporator temperature sensor
PGM-FI DTCs
inoperative, but the blower and heater circuit malfunction
controls work Abnormal A/C system pressures
Troubleshoot the A/C pressure sensor circuit:
Evaporator temperature sensor
A/C pressure sensor circuit low voltage
Harness/connections
A/C pressure sensor circuit high voltage

NOTE: The A/C pressure sensor circuit can


malfunction without setting a DTC
The A/C compressor clutch does not Symptom Troubleshooting Climate control DTCs
engage, but the A/C condenser/radiator
Blown fuse No. A23 (10 A) in the
fans operate, and the blower and
under-hood fuse/relay box
heater controls work

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A/C compressor clutch relay
PCM
Abnormal A/C system pressures
Harness/connections
The A/C condenser/radiator fans do not Symptom Troubleshooting Climate control DTCs
run at low speed with the A/C on, but
PGM-FI DTCs
the blower and heater controls work
normally Blown fuse No. A1-3 (30 A) in the
under-hood fuse/relay box
Poor ground at G401
Radiator fan relay
Fan control relay
Radiator fan motor
A/C condenser fan motor
PCM
Harness/connections
The A/C condenser/radiator fans do not Probable cause: Malfunction in the fan(s) high Climate control DTCs
run at high speed, but do run at low speed circuit
PGM-FI DTCs
speed with the A/C on
Do the following troubleshooting as needed: Blown fuse No. A10 (20 A) in the
Symptom Troubleshooting under-hood fuse/relay box
Radiator fan high speed circuit Blown fuse No. A11 (5 A) in the
troubleshooting under-hood fuse/relay box
A/C condenser fan relay
PCM
Harness/connections
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Blower fan runs slower than expected Probable cause: Engine coolant temperature Climate control DTCs
in cold weather (when in AUTO mode) (ECT) circuit malfunction
PGM-FI DTCs
NOTE: It is normal for the blower fan to Troubleshoot the ECT sensor circuit: Blower motor operation
run slowly until the coolant temperature ECT sensor 1 circuit low voltage
rises when in AUTO mode
ECT sensor 1 circuit high voltage
The A/C compressor clutch cycles Probable cause: Climate control DTCs
rapidly on and off A/C system is overcharged (Excessive If there is no leak and the
pressure on high side of system causing refrigerant level is normal, do the
pressure sensor to turn A/C compressor symptom troubleshooting, and look
off) for an intermittent problem
Radiator and/or A/C condenser fan A/C pressure sensor
inoperative
Low idle speed
Evaporator temperature sensor
malfunction
Do the evaporator temperature sensor
test
The A/C compressor clutch does not Probable cause: The A/C compressor clutch The A/C compressor relief valve. If it
disengage when the A/C switch is off circuit is on (energized) continuously, shorted has vented refrigerant to the

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to ground, stuck A/C compressor clutch relay, atmosphere, correct the problem with
or the A/C compressor clutch is mechanically the A/C compressor clutch or the A/C
jammed compressor clutch circuit, then replace
the A/C compressor relief valve
Do the A/C compressor clutch check, and
repair any problems with the A/C compressor
clutch
The A/C compressor relief valve has Probable cause: A high-side restriction, the PGM-FI DTCs
vented refrigerant A/C condenser/radiator fans are inoperative,
or the A/C compressor clutch is not
NOTE: This indicates the A/C system disengaging
high side pressure was high
If the fans and A/C compressor clutch
operate normally, feel the lines for
restrictions
Do the A/C system contamination
inspection
If the A/C compressor clutch will not
disengage, do the symptom
troubleshooting, and check for mechanical
problems
If the fans is inoperative, do the symptom
troubleshooting
Driver's and passenger's side vent Probable cause: Climate control DTCs
temperatures vary by more than 20 °F The air mix doors are malfunctioning Harness/connections
(11 °C)
Do the following troubleshooting:
- Air mix control motor test
- Passenger's air mix control motor test
(with dual zone climate control)

Low refrigerant charge


HDS does not communicate with the Troubleshoot the DLC circuit
climate control unit or the vehicle
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*2: With navigation

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Symptom Diagnostic Procedure Also Check for


A/C information does not display on the Probable cause: Communication malfunction Climate control DTCs
center display unit, but the blower, between the audio unit*1 or the audio-
heater and A/C system controls work navigation unit*2 and the climate control unit
(climate control panel without display)
Check the B-CAN line between the audio
unit*1 or the audio-navigation unit*2 and the
climate control unit
Insufficient heating 1. Check the coolant level Climate control DTCs
2. Check the expansion tank cap
3. Check the engine coolant temperature
(ECT) during normal operation with the
HDS
4. Check the heater core inlet hose
temperature:
If it is COLD, check for restrictions in
the hose, a damaged or leaking
thermostat, or a damaged or leaking
water pump
If it is HOT, check for restrictions in
the heater core. Back flush or replace

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the heater core

5. Check the operation of the air mix doors:


Air mix control motor test
Passenger's air mix control motor test
(with dual zone climate control)

6. Check the blower motor unit for


obstructions
7. Check for air leaks around the ducts and
vents
*1: Without navigation
*2: With navigation

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Climate Control Unit Connector for Inputs and Outputs

Connector Index
Climate Control Unit Connector A (32P)
Climate Control Unit Connector B (24P)

CLIMATE CONTROL UNIT CONNECTOR A (32P)

Cavity Terminal name Description Signal


1 Not used ―――― ――――
2 Not used ―――― ――――
3 Not used ―――― ――――
4 Not used ―――― ――――

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5 Not used ―――― ――――
6 Not used ―――― ――――
7 Not used ―――― ――――
8 B-CAN_L B-CAN communication signal With vehicle in ON mode: pulses
9 Not used ―――― ――――
10*4 TSUN Detects sunlight sensor signal With vehicle in ON mode, and no sunlight or the sensor covered up: 3.56 V

With vehicle in ON mode, and sunlight on the sensor: less than 3.56 V
11 TAM Detects outside air temperature sensor signal With vehicle in ON mode: about 1.0-4.0 V (depending on outside air
temperature)
12 SENSOR COM Sensor ground With vehicle in ON mode: less than 0.2 V
13 Not used ―――― ――――
14*3 SOL IN Ground for A/C compressor variable capacity control solenoid With vehicle in ON mode: less than 0.2 V
15 Not used ―――― ――――
16 Not used ―――― ――――
17 Not used ―――― ――――
18 Not used ―――― ――――
19 Not used ―――― ――――
20 Not used ―――― ――――
21 RR DEF RLY CL- Signal for rear window defogger relay With vehicle in ON mode and rear window defogger/mirror defogger*5 switch
ON: less than 0.2 V

With vehicle in ON mode and rear window defogger/mirror defogger*5 switch


OFF: battery voltage
22 Not used ―――― ――――
23 Not used ―――― ――――
*1: L15B7/K20C2 engine
*2: L15BA/K20C1/L15BY engine
*3: With A/C
*4: With automatic wiper or without automatic lighting
*5: With mirror defogger

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Cavity Terminal name Description Signal


24 Not used ―――― ――――
25 B-CAN_H B-CAN communication signal With vehicle in ON mode: pulses
26 Not used ―――― ――――
27 TR Detects in-car temperature sensor signal With vehicle in ON mode: about 1.0-4.0 V (depending on in-car
temperature)
28 GND Ground for climate control unit (G505) With vehicle in ON mode: less than 0.2 V
29 BUS-DATA BUS-DATA communication signal ――――
30*3 SOL OUT Outputs 12 V to A/C compressor variable capacity control Variable voltage based on cooling load. With A/C compressor at maximum:
solenoid battery voltage
31 Not used ―――― ――――
32 IG2 A/C*1 IG2 power source With vehicle in ON mode: battery voltage
IG2 OPTION*2
*1: L15B7/K20C2 engine
*2: L15BA/K20C1/L15BY engine
*3: With A/C
*4: With automatic wiper or without automatic lighting
*5: With mirror defogger

CLIMATE CONTROL UNIT CONNECTOR B (24P)

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Cavity Terminal name Description Signal
1 S5V-H Outputs sensor 5 V With vehicle in ON mode: about 5.0 V
2 AMD-P-DR Detects potentiometer signal of air mix control motor (door With vehicle in ON mode: about 0.5-4.5 V (depending on air mix control
position) motor position)
3*2 AMD-P-AS Detects potentiometer signal of passenger's air mix control With vehicle in ON mode: about 0.5-4.5 V (depending on passenger's air
motor (door position) mix control motor position)
4 RFD-P Detects potentiometer signal of recirculation control motor With vehicle in ON mode: about 0.5-3.5 V (depending on recirculation
(door position) control motor position
5 MDD-P-DR Detects potentiometer signal of mode control motor (door With vehicle in ON mode: about 0.5-4.5 V (depending on mode control
position) motor position)
6 Not used ―――― ――――
7 Not used ―――― ――――
8*1 T-EVA Detects evaporator temperature sensor signal With vehicle in ON mode: about 1.0-4.0 V (depending on evaporator
temperature)
9 Not used ―――― ――――
10 SENS COM-H Sensor ground With vehicle in ON mode: less than 0.2 V
11 BLOWER G Outputs power transistor gate voltage With vehicle in ON mode and fan control icon or the fan control dial OFF:
less than 0.2 V

With vehicle in ON mode and fan control icon or the fan control dial ON:
about 4.0 V-battery voltage (depending on blower motor control)
12 BLOWER V Feedback signal of power transistor drain voltage With vehicle in ON mode: about 0 V-battery voltage (depending on blower
motor speed)
*1: With A/C
*2: With dual zone climate control

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Cavity Terminal name Description Signal


13 M-HOT-DR Output to drive air mix control motor to HOT side With vehicle in ON mode and air mix control motor moving to HOT: battery
voltage
14 M-COOL-DR Output to drive air mix control motor to COOL side With vehicle in ON mode and air mix control motor moving to COOL: battery
voltage
15*2 M-HOT-AS Output to drive passenger's air mix control motor to HOT side With vehicle in ON mode and passenger's air mix control motor moving to
HOT: battery voltage
16*2 M-COOL-AS Output to drive passenger's air mix control motor to COOL side With vehicle in ON mode and passenger's air mix control motor moving to
COOL: battery voltage
17 M-REC Output to drive recirculation control motor to RECIRCULATE With vehicle in ON mode and recirculation control motor moving to
side RECIRCULATE: battery voltage
18 M-FRS Output to drive recirculation control motor to FRESH side With vehicle in ON mode and recirculation control motor moving to FRESH:
battery voltage
19 M-VENT-DR Outputs to drive mode control motor to VENT side With vehicle in ON mode and mode control motor moving to VENT: battery
voltage
20 M-DEF-DR Outputs to drive mode control motor to DEF side With vehicle in ON mode and mode control motor moving to DEF: battery
voltage
21 Not used ―――― ――――
22 Not used ―――― ――――
23 Not used ―――― ――――
24 Not used ―――― ――――
*1: With A/C
*2: With dual zone climate control

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Climate Control Unit Removal and Installation

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before doing
repairs or service.

1. Glove Box Back Cover - Remove


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2. Climate Control Unit - Remove

3. All Removed Parts - Install

1. Install the parts in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE: After installing all the parts, run the self-diagnostic function to confirm that there are no problems in the system.

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How to Troubleshoot the Climate Control System

How to Check for DTCs with the HDS


NOTE:
There are three methods used to check for DTCs. The recommended method is to use the
Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) with the appropriate software, plugged into the data link
connector (DLC).
The second method is to run the self-diagnostic function built into the climate control unit.
The third method is to use B-CAN system diagnosis test mode A.

1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

2. Connect the HDS to the DLC (A) located under the driver's side of the dashboard.

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3. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

4. Make sure the HDS communicates with the vehicle and the climate control unit. If it does not,
go to the DLC circuit troubleshooting.

5. Select BODY ELECTRICAL in the System Selection Menu.

6. Select HVAC/Climate control in the Body Electrical System Select.

7. Select DTCs in the HVAC/Climate Control Mode Menu.

8. Check for DTCs. If any DTCs are indicated, write down the DTCs, then go to the indicated
DTC troubleshooting. If no DTCs are indicated, do all system scan, then refer to symptom
troubleshooting.
NOTE:
After troubleshooting, clear the DTCs with the HDS.
For specific operations, refer to the user's manual that came with the HDS.

How to Use the Self-Diagnostic Function with the HDS

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NOTE: This method is only available if the HDS can communicate with the climate control unit.

1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

2. Connect the HDS to the DLC.

3. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

4. Make sure the HDS communicates with the vehicle and the climate control unit. If it does not,
go to the DLC circuit troubleshooting.

5. Select BODY ELECTRICAL in the System Selection Menu.

6. Select HVAC/Climate Control in the Body Electrical System Select.

7. Select Inspection in the HVAC/Climate Control Mode Menu.

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8. Select Climate Control Unit Self Test in the Inspection Menu.

9. Check for DTCs. If any DTCs are indicated, write down the DTCs, then go to the indicated
DTC troubleshooting.
NOTE:
After troubleshooting, clear the DTCs with the HDS.
For specific operations, refer to the user's manual that came with the HDS.

How to Use the Self-Diagnostic Function without the HDS


Button
Button Button Name

AUTO button

ON/OFF button

REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/MIRROR DEFOGGER* button

RECIRCULATION button

WINDSHIELD DEFROST button

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The climate control unit has a self-diagnostic function. To run the self-diagnostic function, do the
following:

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1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode and then the ON mode.

2. Press and hold the ON/OFF button, then within 10 seconds press and release the REAR
WINDOW DEFOGGER/MIRROR DEFOGGER* button five times. Release the ON/OFF
button.
*: With mirror defogger

3. ALL LCD segments come on for 2 seconds, then the self-diagnostic function begins.
NOTE:
The blower motor will run at various speeds regardless of what the panel is displaying.
If there is any problem in the system, the temperature indicator flashes 88. Refer to
checking for DTCs.
If there is more than one DTC, they are displayed one at a time in sequence followed by a
pause (all the display indicator segments illuminate) between the DTCs.
If no DTCs are present, the temperature indicator will flash ‘‘no’’.

Canceling the Self-Diagnostic Function


4. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode to cancel the self-diagnostic function. After

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completing repair work, run the self-diagnostic function again to make sure that there are no
other DTCs.

Checking for DTCs


The temperature indicator display indicates single or multiple DTCs. If no DTCs are present, the
temperature indicator will flash ‘‘no’’.

DTC (Temperature DTC Detection Item


Indicator Segments)
01 B1225 An open in the in-car temperature sensor circuit
02 B1226 A short in the in-car temperature sensor circuit
05 B1227 An open in the outside air temperature sensor circuit
06 B1228 A short in the outside air temperature sensor circuit
09* B1231 An open in the evaporator temperature sensor circuit
0A* B1232 A short in the evaporator temperature sensor circuit
17 B123F Automatic lighting control unit/sunlight sensor error
40 B1233 An open in the air mix control motor circuit
41 B1234 A short in the air mix control motor circuit
42 B1235 A problem in the air mix control motor circuit, linkage, door, or motor
49 B121A An open in the mode control motor circuit
4A B121B A short in the mode control motor circuit
4b B1240 A problem in the mode control motor circuit, linkage, door, or motor
55 B2986 An open in the recirculation control motor circuit
56 B1220 A short in the recirculation control motor circuit
57 B2983 A problem in the recirculation control motor circuit, linkage, door, or motor
59 B1241 A problem in the blower motor circuit
61* B2988 A problem in the A/C compressor variable capacity control solenoid circuit
80 U1280 Communication bus line error (BUS-OFF)
83 U128D Climate control unit lost communication with gauge control module (VSP message)
8A B120A Climate control unit LIN communication bus line error
91 U1281 Climate control unit lost communication with MICU (body control module)
93 B2964 Climate control unit lost communication with front panel (climate control panel)
*: With A/C

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DTC (Temperature DTC Detection Item


Indicator Segments)
C0 ――― Climate control unit internal error
Cd ――― Unknown sunlight sensor type
*: With A/C

How to Check for History DTCs


The climate control unit can record history DTCs. To read the history DTCs, do the following:

1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode and then the ON mode.

2. While pressing the WINDSHIELD DEFROST button, press and hold the ON/OFF button for 10
seconds or more.

3. While pressing and holding both the WINDSHIELD DEFROST and ON/OFF buttons, the
history DTCs will be indicated.
NOTE:
If there is any problem in the system, the temperature indicator flashes 88. Refer to
checking for DTCs.

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If there is more than one DTC, they are displayed one at a time in sequence followed by a
pause (all the display indicator segments illuminate) between the DTCs.
If no DTCs are present, the temperature indicator will flash ‘‘no’’.

Canceling the Read History DTCs


4. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode to cancel the history DTCs. After completing the
repair work, clear the DTCs.

How to Clear the History DTCs


1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

2. Press and hold both the AUTO and WINDSHIELD DEFROST buttons, then turn the vehicle to
the ON mode.

3. After about 5 seconds the windshield defrost indicator starts to blink, release the buttons.

4. Do the How to Check for History DTCs to verify DTCs have been cleared.

Displaying Sensor Inputs at the Climate Control Unit


The climate control unit has a mode that displays the sensor inputs it receives. This mode shows
you what the climate control unit is receiving from each of the sensors, one at a time, and it can
help you determine if a sensor is faulty.
Checks Before Using the Sensor Input Display Mode
1. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode, and check the recirculation door function; press the
RECIRCULATION button to switch from FRESH to RECIRCULATE. The air volume and
sound should change slightly.

2. Set the TEMPERATURE CONTROL dial to the desired test temperature:

‘‘Lo’’ temperature setting will default to MAX COOL, VENT, and RECIRCULATE (A/C on)
or FRESH (A/C off).
‘‘Hi’’ temperature setting will default to MAX HOT, HEAT, HEAT/DEF and FRESH.

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3. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.


Run the Sensor Input Display Mode

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1. Press and hold both the AUTO and RECIRCULATION buttons, then start the engine.

2. Release both buttons. The temperature indicator will flash the sensor number and then the
value for that sensor. Record the value displayed.

3. To advance to the next sensor, press the REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/MIRROR DEFOGGER* button.

*: With mirror defogger


NOTE:
The sensor values will be displayed in degrees Celsius (°C) or an alphanumeric code. Use the chart to convert
the value to degrees Fahrenheit (°F).
If the sensor value displays ‘‘Er’’, this indicates there is an open or short in the circuit or sensor. Check for
DTCs using the HDS, or use the climate control self-diagnostic function.
If necessary, compare the sensor input display to a known-good vehicle under the same test conditions.
If the sensor displayed value is out of the normal range, refer to the sensor test or substitute a known-good
sensor, and recheck.
Unsupported items shall be skipped.

Sensor Item Displayed Value


0 In-car temperature sensor °C

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1 Outside air temperature sensor °C
2 Sunlight sensor 10 kcal/m2·h
3 Engine coolant temperature °C
4 Evaporator temperature sensor °C
8 Air mix opening (low value indicates cooler air distribution, higher value indicates % of opening
warmer air distribution)
9 Passenger's air mix opening (low value indicates cooler air distribution, higher % of opening
value indicates warmer air distribution)
b Mode positioning 0.1 V
d Recirculation control opening % of opening
F Vehicle speed (vehicle must be driven to display speed) 10 km/h
H A/C compressor oil circulation Finished: 1
Unfinished: 0
L Sunlight sensor type Hard Wire: 0
BCAN: 153
Unknown: 254
o Not used ―――

Celsius to Fahrenheit Conversion Table


°C °F °C °F °C °F °C °F °C °F
0 32 10 50 20 68 30 86 40 104
1 34 11 52 21 70 31 88 41 106
2 36 12 54 22 72 32 90 42 108
3 37 13 55 23 73 33 91 43 109
4 39 14 57 24 75 34 93 44 111
5 41 15 59 25 77 35 95 45 113
6 43 16 61 26 79 36 97 46 115
7 45 17 63 27 81 37 99 47 117
8 46 18 64 28 82 38 100 48 118
9 48 19 66 29 84 39 102 49 120

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°C °F °C °F °C °F °C °F °C °F
50 122 60 140 70 158 80 176 90 194
51 124 61 142 71 160 81 178 91 196
52 126 62 144 72 162 82 180 92 198
53 127 63 145 73 163 83 181 93 199
54 129 64 147 74 165 84 183 94 201
55 131 65 149 75 167 85 185 95 203
56 133 66 151 76 169 86 187 96 205
57 135 67 153 77 171 87 189 97 207
58 136 68 154 78 172 88 190 98 208
59 138 69 156 79 174 89 192 99 210

Alphanumeric Conversion Table


Display °C °F % Value
Reading
(Alphanumeric)
0 thru 99 0 thru 99 32 thru 210 0 thru 99 ―――
A1 thru A9 -1 thru -9 30 thru 16 -1 thru -10 ―――
B0 thru B9 -10 thru -19 14 thru -2 -10 thru -19 ―――
C0 thru C9 -20 thru -29 -4 thru -20 -20 thru -29 ―――

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D0 thru D9 -30 thru -39 -22 thru -38 -30 thru -39 ―――
E0 thru E9 -40 thru -49 -40 thru -56 -40 thru -49 ―――
F0 thru F8 100 thru 108 212 thru 226 100 thru 108 ―――
F9 109 thru 200 228 thru 392 109 thru 200 ―――
-- ――― ――― ――― 254
Er ――― ――― ――― 255

Alphanumeric Conversion Table (Mode Positioning)


Display Reading Mode
(Volt) Position

0.5

1.3
or
1.9

2.6

3.2
or
3.7

4.5

4. To cancel the sensor input display mode, press the AUTO button or turn the vehicle to the
OFF (LOCK) mode.

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How to Troubleshoot the Climate Control System

How to Check for DTCs with the HDS


NOTE:
There are three methods used to check for DTCs. The recommended method is to use the
Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) with the appropriate software, plugged into the data link
connector (DLC).
The second method is to run the self-diagnostic function built into the climate control unit.
The third method is to use B-CAN system diagnosis test mode A.

1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

2. Connect the HDS to the DLC (A) located under the driver's side of the dashboard.

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3. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

4. Make sure the HDS communicates with the vehicle and the climate control unit. If it does not,
go to the DLC circuit troubleshooting.

5. Select BODY ELECTRICAL in the System Selection Menu.

6. Select HVAC/Climate control in the Body Electrical System Select.

7. Select DTCs in the HVAC/Climate Control Mode Menu.

8. Check for DTCs. If any DTCs are indicated, write down the DTCs, then go to the indicated
DTC troubleshooting. If no DTCs are indicated, do all system scan, then refer to symptom
troubleshooting.
NOTE:
After troubleshooting, clear the DTCs with the HDS.
For specific operations, refer to the user's manual that came with the HDS.

How to Use the Self-Diagnostic Function with the HDS


NOTE: This method is only available if the HDS can communicate with the climate control unit.

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1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

2. Connect the HDS to the DLC.

3. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

4. Make sure the HDS communicates with the vehicle and the climate control unit. If it does not,
go to the DLC circuit troubleshooting.

5. Select BODY ELECTRICAL in the System Selection Menu.

6. Select HVAC/Climate Control in the Body Electrical System Select.

7. Select Inspection in the HVAC/Climate Control Mode Menu.

8. Select Climate Control Unit Self Test in the Inspection Menu.

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9. Check for DTCs. If any DTCs are indicated, write down the DTCs, then go to the indicated
DTC troubleshooting.
NOTE:
After troubleshooting, clear the DTCs with the HDS.
For specific operations, refer to the user's manual that came with the HDS.

How to Use the Self-Diagnostic Function without the HDS


BUTTON
Button Button Name

AUTO button

ON/OFF button

REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/MIRROR DEFOGGER* button

RECIRCULATION button

WINDSHIELD DEFROST button

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The climate control unit has a self-diagnostic function. To run the self-diagnostic function, do the
following:

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1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode and then the ON mode.

2. Press and hold the ON/OFF button, then within 10 seconds press and release the REAR
WINDOW DEFOGGER/MIRROR DEFOGGER* button five times. Release the ON/OFF
button, then the self-diagnostic function begins.
*: With mirror defogger
NOTE:
The blower motor should run at various speeds when in the self-diagnostic mode.
If there are any problems in the system, the A/C Error Display screen will indicate them.
Select the previous/next icon to confirm the DTCs. To determine the meaning of the
indication, refer to the table that follows.
If there are no problems detected, the error status shows Normal, and The number of
Errors indicates ‘‘0’’.

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Canceling the Self-Diagnostic Function
3. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode to cancel the self-diagnostic function. After
completing repair work, run the self-diagnostic function again to make sure that there are no
other DTCs.

Checking for DTCs

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A/C Display Parts Name Contents DTC Detection Item


Error No.
Display
Screen
ID
A A1 Ambient temperature Sensor Open B1227 An open in the outside air temperature
sensor circuit
A2 Ambient temperature Sensor Short B1228 A short in the outside air temperature sensor
circuit
A3 Solar radiation Sensor Fail B123F Automatic lighting control unit/sunlight
sensor error
A4 Solar radiation Sensor Unknown ――― Unknown sunlight sensor type
Variation
A5 Evaporator Sensor Open B1231 An open in the evaporator temperature
sensor circuit
A6 Evaporator Sensor Short B1232 A short in the evaporator temperature sensor
circuit
B1 In-car temperature Sensor Open B1225 An open in the in-car temperature sensor
circuit
B2 In-car temperature Sensor Short B1226 A short in the in-car temperature sensor
circuit
B A1 A/M motor(Dr) Open B1233 An open in the air mix control motor circuit

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(driver's)
A2 A/M motor(Dr) Short B1234 A short in the air mix control motor circuit
(driver's)
A3 A/M motor(Dr) Lock B1235 A problem in the air mix control motor circuit,
linkage, door, or motor (driver's)
A4*1 A/M motor(As) Open B1236 An open in the passenger's air mix control
motor circuit
A5*1 A/M motor(As) Short B1237 A short in the passenger's air mix control
motor circuit
A6*1 A/M motor(As) Lock B1238 A problem in the passenger's air mix control
motor circuit, linkage, door, or motor
B4 Mode motor(Dr) Open B121A An open in the mode control motor circuit
B5 Mode motor(Dr) Short B121B A short in the mode control motor circuit
B6 Mode motor(Dr) Lock B1240 A problem in the mode control motor circuit,
linkage, door, or motor
C A4 R/F motor Open B2986 An open in the recirculation control motor
circuit
A5 R/F motor Short B1220 A short in the recirculation control motor
circuit
A6 R/F motor Lock B2983 A problem in the recirculation control motor
circuit, linkage, door, or motor
A7 Blower motor Lock B1241 A problem in the blower motor circuit
B1 Compressor solenoid Open B2988 An open in the A/C compressor variable
capacity control solenoid circuit
B2 Compressor solenoid Short A short in the A/C compressor variable
capacity control solenoid circuit
*1: With dual zone climate control
*2: With seat heater

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A/C Display Parts Name Contents DTC Detection Item


Error No.
Display
Screen
ID
D A1 B-CAN BUS OFF U1280 Communication bus line error
(BUS-OFF)
A2 Lost Communication with Meter(BCAN) U128D Climate control unit lost communication with
gauge control module
A3 Lost Communication with MICU(BCAN) U1281 Climate control unit lost communication with
MICU (body control module)
A4 Lost Communication with AHU(BCAN) ――― Climate control unit lost communication with
center display unit
A6*2 Lost Communication with HCS(BCAN) U1290 Climate control unit lost communication with
seat heater control unit (front)
B4 LIN Communication BUS OFF B120A Climate control unit LIN communication bus
line error
B5 Lost Communication with Fr PANEL(LIN) B2964 Climate control unit lost communication with
front panel (climate control panel)
B8 EEPROM Data Error ――― Climate control unit internal error
*1: With dual zone climate control
*2: With seat heater

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How to Check for History DTCs
The climate control unit can record history DTCs. To read the history DTCs, do the following:

1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode and then the ON mode.

2. While pressing the WINDSHIELD DEFROST button, press and hold the ON/OFF button for 10
seconds or more.

3. While pressing and holding both the WINDSHIELD DEFROST and ON/OFF buttons, the
display screen goes directly to the A/C Error Display shown.
NOTE:
If there are any problems in the system, the A/C Error Display screen will indicate them.
Select the previous/next icon to confirm the DTCs. To determine the meaning of the
indication, refer to the table that follows.
If there are no problems detected, The error status shows Normal, and The number of
Errors indicates ‘‘0’’.

Canceling the Read History DTCs


4. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode to cancel reading the history DTCs. After
completing the repair work, clear the DTCs.

How to Clear the History DTCs


1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode and then the vehicle ON mode.

2. While pressing the WINDSHIELD DEFROST button, press and hold the ON/OFF button for 10
seconds or more.

3. While pressing and holding both the WINDSHIELD DEFROST and ON/OFF buttons, the
display screen goes directly to the A/C Error Display shown, touch and hold the Error Clear
icon for 5 seconds.

4. Do the How to Check for History DTCs to verify DTCs have been cleared.

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Displaying Sensor Inputs at the Climate Control Unit

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The climate control unit has a mode that displays the sensor inputs it receives. This mode shows
you what the climate control unit is receiving from each of the sensors, one at a time, and it can
help you determine if a sensor is faulty.
Checks Before Using the Sensor Input Display Mode
1. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode, and check the recirculation door function; press the
RECIRCULATION button to switch from FRESH to RECIRCLATE. The air volume and sound
should change slightly.

2. Set the TEMPERATURE CONTROL dial to the desired test temperature:

‘‘Lo’’ temperature setting will default to MAX COOL, VENT and RECIRCULATE (A/C on)
or FRESH (A/C off).
‘‘Hi’’ temperature setting will default to MAX HOT, HEAT, HEAT/DEF, and FRESH.

3. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.


Run the Sensor Input Display Mode
1. Press and hold both the AUTO and RECIRCULATION buttons, then start the engine.

2. Release both buttons. The display screen goes directly to the A/C sensor display mode
shown. The display screen indicates the sensor ID and then the value for that sensor.

3. To advance to the next sensor, touch the sensor ID previous/next icon or press the REAR WINDOW
DEFOGGER/MIRROR DEFOGGER* button.
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NOTE:
The sensor values will be displayed in degrees Celsius (°C) or an alphanumeric code. Use the chart to convert the
value to degrees Fahrenheit (°F).
If the sensor value displays ‘‘255’’, this indicates there is an open or short in the circuit or sensor. Check for DTCs
using the HDS, or use the climate control self-diagnostic function.
If necessary, compare the sensor input display to a known-good vehicle under the same test conditions.
If the sensor displayed value is out of the normal range, refer to the sensor test or substitute a known-good sensor,
and recheck.
Unsupported items shall be skipped.

Sensor ID Sensor Name Data Value


0 In-car temperature sensor °C
1 Outside air temperature sensor °C
2 Sunlight sensor 10 kcal/m2·h
3 Engine coolant temperature °C
4 Evaporator temperature sensor °C
8 Air mix opening (low value indicates cooler air distribution, higher value indicates % of opening
warmer air distribution)
9 Passenger's air mix opening (low value indicates cooler air distribution, higher value % of opening
indicates warmer air distribution)

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11 Mode positioning 0.1 V
13 Recirculation control opening % of opening
14 Sunlight sensor type Hard Wire: 0
BCAN: 99
Unknown: 254
15 Vehicle speed (vehicle must be driven to display speed) km/h
16 A/C compressor oil circulation Finished: 1
Unfinished: 0
19 Not used ―――

Celsius to Fahrenheit Conversion Table


°C °F °C °F °C °F °C °F °C °F
0 32 10 50 20 68 30 86 40 104
1 34 11 52 21 70 31 88 41 106
2 36 12 54 22 72 32 90 42 108
3 37 13 55 23 73 33 91 43 109
4 39 14 57 24 75 34 93 44 111
5 41 15 59 25 77 35 95 45 113
6 43 16 61 26 79 36 97 46 115
7 45 17 63 27 81 37 99 47 117
8 46 18 64 28 82 38 100 48 118
9 48 19 66 29 84 39 102 49 120

°C °F °C °F °C °F °C °F °C °F
50 122 60 140 70 158 80 176 90 194
51 124 61 142 71 160 81 178 91 196
52 126 62 144 72 162 82 180 92 198
53 127 63 145 73 163 83 181 93 199
54 129 64 147 74 165 84 183 94 201
55 131 65 149 75 167 85 185 95 203
56 133 66 151 76 169 86 187 96 205
57 135 67 153 77 171 87 189 97 207

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°C °F °C °F °C °F °C °F °C °F
58 136 68 154 78 172 88 190 98 208
59 138 69 156 79 174 89 192 99 210

Alphanumeric Conversion Table


Display Reading Value
(Alphanumeric)
0 thru 200 0 thru 200
201 thru 209 -1 thru -9
210 thru 219 -10 thru -19
220 thru 229 -20 thru -29
230 thru 239 -30 thru -39
240 thru 249 -40 thru -49
250 thru 253 Not used
254 ―――
255 ―――

Alphanumeric Conversion Table (Mode Positioning)


Display Reading Mode

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(Volt) Position

0.5

1.3
or
1.9

2.6

3.2
or
3.7

4.5

4. To cancel the sensor input display mode, press the AUTO button or turn the vehicle to the
OFF (LOCK) mode.

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In-Car Temperature Sensor Removal, Installation, and Test

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1. Driver's Dashboard Lower Cover - Remove

2. In-Car Temperature Sensor - Remove

3. All Removed Parts - Install

1. Install the parts in the reverse order of removal.

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NOTE: Before testing the sensor, check for climate control DTCs.

1. In-Car Temperature Sensor - Test

1. Test the in-car temperature sensor while holding it in front


of the dashboard center vent.

Measure the resistance with the system set to MAX


COOL.
Measure the resistance with the system set to MAX
HOT.

2. Compare the resistance readings with the specifications


shown in the graph, the resistance should be within the
specifications.

3. If the resistance is not as specified, replace the in-car


temperature sensor.

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Outside Air Temperature Indicator Calibration

NOTE: To test the outside air temperature sensor, refer to the outside air temperature sensor test procedure.

1. Outside Air Temperature Indicator - Calibrate

Description

The outside air temperature sensor is located behind the


center of the front bumper. The gauge control module uses
measurements from this sensor to display the outside air
temperature.

Because of the location of the sensor, it may be affected by


heat reflection from the road, engine and radiator heat, or hot
exhaust from surrounding traffic.

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These conditions can heat soak the outside air temperature
sensor and cause inaccurate readings. Logic has been written
into the gauge control module to help prevent abnormal or
fluctuating outside air temperature indicator readings.

Outside Air Temperature Indicator Logic

Engine coolant temperature 140 °F (60 °C) or higher:

If the engine coolant temperature is 140 °F (60 °C) or higher


when the vehicle is turned to the ON mode, the outside air
temperature shown the last time the key was turned off is
displayed regardless of the current temperature measured by
the outside air temperature sensor.

Engine coolant temperature less than 140 °F (60 °C):

If the engine coolant temperature is less than 140 °F (60 °C) or


lower when the vehicle is turned to the ON mode, the current
temperature measured by the outside air temperature sensor
is indicated.

Information Update to the Outside Air


Temperature Indicator While Driving

Engine coolant temperature 140 °F (60 °C) or higher:

If the temperature measured by the outside air temperature


sensor is greater than the temperature on the outside air
temperature indicator, the outside temperature indicator will
increase by 1 °F (1 °C) per minute after the vehicle speed is

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greater than 19 mph (30 km/h) for more than 1 minute and 30
seconds. It continues to increase until the current outside air
temperature is indicated. So, the first change to the outside air
temperature indicator is 1 minute and 30 seconds after the
vehicle speed exceeds 19 mph (30 km/h). If the vehicle speed
drops below 19 mph (30 km/h), the indicator does not update
again until the vehicle speed has increased to 19 mph (30
km/h) or more for more than 1 minute and 30 seconds again.

Engine coolant temperature less than 140 °F (60 °C):

If the outside air temperature is less than the indicated


temperature, the temperature decreases 1 °F (1 °C) every 2
seconds until the current outside air temperature indicated
regardless of vehicle speed.

Fahrenheit: Troubleshooting

If the indicator displays ― ― ―°F (― ― ―°C) for more than 2

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seconds after selecting the outside air temperature display
mode, the gauge is not receiving the outside temperature data
from the climate control unit over the B-CAN. Check the
climate control system or multiplex integrated control system
for DTCs.

Celsius:

Calibration

NOTE: The outside air temperature indicator's displayed temperature can be recalibrated ± 5 °F (± 3 °C) to meet the customer's
expectations.

1. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

2. Push the INFORMATION button, select "VEHICLE SETTINGS", and push the SEL/RESET button to enter the vehicle setting
mode.

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3. While in the vehicle setting mode, select "METER SETUP". Then select "ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY", and calibrate
the value with the SEL/RESET switch and the INFORMATION switch.

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4. When the desired correction value appears on the display, release the button, and the recalibrated outside air temperature will
be displayed.

NOTE: The recalibration temperature is not the value the sensor sees. Therefore the temperature can only be adjusted ± 5 °F
(± 3 °C) from the sensors.

Example:
Incorrect value = 68 °F (20 °C)

Desired correction value = +2 °F (+1 °C)


Correct value = 70 °F (21 °C)

Desired correction value = -2 °F (-1 °C)


Correct value = 66 °F (19 °C)

NOTE: To recalibrate the display to the true temperature, remove the outside air temperature sensor (A), but leave it
connected. Submerge the sensor and a thermometer (B) in a container of ice water (C). Select the calibration mode as
described above, then recalibrate the display to the true temperature.

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5. The snow mark is displayed when the temperature is 37 °F
(3 °C) or less the first time you turn the vehicle to the ON
mode.

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Outside Air Temperature Indicator Calibration

NOTE: To test the outside air temperature sensor, refer to the outside air temperature sensor test procedure.

1. Outside Air Temperature Indicator - Calibrate

Description

The outside air temperature sensor is located behind the


center of the front bumper. The gauge control module uses
measurements from this sensor to display the outside air
temperature.

Because of the location of the sensor, it may be affected by


heat reflection from the road, engine and radiator heat, or hot
exhaust from surrounding traffic.

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These conditions can heat soak the outside air temperature
sensor and cause inaccurate readings. Logic has been written
into the gauge control module to help prevent abnormal or
fluctuating outside air temperature indicator readings.

Outside Air Temperature Indicator Logic

Engine coolant temperature 140 °F (60 °C) or higher:

If the engine coolant temperature is 140 °F (60 °C) or higher


when the vehicle is turned to the ON mode, the outside air
temperature shown the last time the key was turned off is
displayed regardless of the current temperature measured by
the outside air temperature sensor.

Engine coolant temperature less than 140 °F (60 °C):

If the engine coolant temperature is less than 140 °F (60 °C) or


lower when the vehicle is turned to the ON mode, the current
temperature measured by the outside air temperature sensor
is indicated.

Information Update to the Outside Air


Temperature Indicator While Driving

Engine coolant temperature 140 °F (60 °C) or higher:

If the temperature measured by the outside air temperature


sensor is greater than the temperature on the outside air
temperature indicator, the outside temperature indicator will
increase by 1 °F (1 °C) per minute after the vehicle speed is

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greater than 19 mph (30 km/h) for more than 1 minute and 30
seconds. It continues to increase until the current outside air
temperature is indicated. So, the first change to the outside air
temperature indicator is 1 minute and 30 seconds after the
vehicle speed exceeds 19 mph (30 km/h). If the vehicle speed
drops below 19 mph (30 km/h), the indicator does not update
again until the vehicle speed has increased to 19 mph (30
km/h) or more for more than 1 minute and 30 seconds again.

Engine coolant temperature less than 140 °F (60 °C):

If the outside air temperature is less than the indicated


temperature, the temperature decreases 1 °F (1 °C) every 2
seconds until the current outside air temperature indicated
regardless of vehicle speed.

Fahrenheit: Troubleshooting

If the indicator displays ― ― ―°F (― ― ―°C) for more than 2

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seconds after selecting the outside air temperature display
mode, the gauge is not receiving the outside temperature data
from the climate control unit over the B-CAN. Check the
climate control system or multiplex integrated control system
for DTCs.

Celsius:

Calibration

NOTE:
The outside air temperature indicator's displayed temperature can be calibrated ± 5 °F (± 3 °C) to meet the customer's
expectations.
The outside air temperature can be calibrated by audio unit*1 or audio-navigation unit*2.
*1: Without navigation
*2: With navigation

1. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

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2. Select the POWER ( ) button.

3. Select the HOME button.

4. Select the following icons in turn.

Settings
Vehicle
Meter Setup
Adjust Outside Temp. Displ

5. When the desired correction value appears on the display, release the button, and the recalibrated outside air temperature will
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be displayed.

NOTE: The recalibration temperature is not the value the sensor sees. Therefore the temperature can only be adjusted ± 5 °F
(± 3 °C) from the sensors.

Example:
Incorrect value = 68 °F (20 °C)

Desired correction value = +2 °F (+1 °C)


Correct value = 70 °F (21 °C)

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Desired correction value = -2 °F (-1 °C)


Correct value = 66 °F (19 °C)

NOTE: To recalibrate the display to the true temperature, remove the outside air temperature sensor (A), but leave it
connected. Submerge the sensor and a thermometer (B) in a container of ice water (C). Select the calibration mode as
described above, then recalibrate the display to the true temperature.

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6. The snow mark is displayed when the temperature is 37 °F
(3 °C) or less the first time you turn the vehicle to the ON
mode.

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Outside Air Temperature Indicator Calibration

NOTE: To test the outside air temperature sensor, refer to the outside air temperature sensor test procedure.

1. Outside Air Temperature Indicator - Calibrate

Description

The outside air temperature sensor is located behind the


center of the front bumper. The gauge control module uses
measurements from this sensor to display the outside air
temperature.

Because of the location of the sensor, it may be affected by


heat reflection from the road, engine and radiator heat, or hot
exhaust from surrounding traffic.

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These conditions can heat soak the outside air temperature
sensor and cause inaccurate readings. Logic has been written
into the gauge control module to help prevent abnormal or
fluctuating outside air temperature indicator readings.

Outside Air Temperature Indicator Logic

Engine coolant temperature 140 °F (60 °C) or higher:

If the engine coolant temperature is 140 °F (60 °C) or higher


when the vehicle is turned to the ON mode, the outside air
temperature shown the last time the key was turned off is
displayed regardless of the current temperature measured by
the outside air temperature sensor.

Engine coolant temperature less than 140 °F (60 °C):

If the engine coolant temperature is less than 140 °F (60 °C) or


lower when the vehicle is turned to the ON mode, the current
temperature measured by the outside air temperature sensor
is indicated.

Information Update to the Outside Air


Temperature Indicator While Driving

Engine coolant temperature 140 °F (60 °C) or higher:

If the temperature measured by the outside air temperature


sensor is greater than the temperature on the outside air
temperature indicator, the outside temperature indicator will
increase by 1 °F (1 °C) per minute after the vehicle speed is

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greater than 19 mph (30 km/h) for more than 1 minute and 30
seconds. It continues to increase until the current outside air
temperature is indicated. So, the first change to the outside air
temperature indicator is 1 minute and 30 seconds after the
vehicle speed exceeds 19 mph (30 km/h). If the vehicle speed
drops below 19 mph (30 km/h), the indicator does not update
again until the vehicle speed has increased to 19 mph (30
km/h) or more for more than 1 minute and 30 seconds again.

Engine coolant temperature less than 140 °F (60 °C):

If the outside air temperature is less than the indicated


temperature, the temperature decreases 1 °F (1 °C) every 2
seconds until the current outside air temperature indicated
regardless of vehicle speed.

Troubleshooting

If the indicator displays ― ― ―°F (― ― ―°C) for more than 2

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seconds after selecting the outside air temperature display
mode, the gauge is not receiving the outside temperature data
from the climate control unit over the B-CAN. Check the
climate control system or multiplex integrated control system
for DTCs.

Fahrenheit: Calibration

NOTE: The outside air temperature indicator's displayed


temperature can be recalibrated ± 5 °F (± 3 °C) to meet the
customer's expectations.
Celsius:
1. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.

2. Select the odometer/trip A or odometer/trip B display.

3. Select the outside air temperature display and press and


hold the SELECT/RESET knob for 10 seconds. While you
continue to hold the button, the display will scroll through
temperature setting from +5 °F (+3 °C) to -5 °F (-3 °C)
as shown.

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4. When the desired correction value appears on the display, release the button, and the recalibrated outside air temperature will
be displayed.

NOTE: The recalibration temperature is not the value the sensor sees. Therefore the temperature can only be adjusted ± 5 °F
(± 3 °C) from the sensors.

Example:
Incorrect value = 68 °F (20 °C )

Desired correction value = +2 °F (+1 °C)


Correct value = 70 °F (21 °C)

Desired correction value = -2 °F (-1 °C)


Correct value = 66 °F (19 °C)

NOTE: To recalibrate the display to the true temperature, remove the outside air temperature sensor (A), but leave it
connected. Submerge the sensor and a thermometer (B) in a container of ice water (C). Select the calibration mode as
described above, then recalibrate the display to the true temperature.

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Outside Air Temperature Sensor Removal, Installation, and Test

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1. Front Grille Cover - Remove

2. Front Bumper - Remove

3. Outside Air Temperature Sensor - Remove

4. All Removed Parts - Install

1. Install the parts in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE: Before testing the sensor, check for climate control DTCs.

1. Outside Air Temperature Sensor - Test

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1. Dip the sensor in ice water, and measure the resistance


between terminals No. 1 and No. 2.

2. Then pour warm water on the sensor, and check for a


change in resistance.

3. Compare the resistance readings with the specifications


shown in the graph, the resistance should be within the
specifications.

4. If the resistance is not as specified, replace the outside air


temperature sensor.

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