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2012 ACCESSORIES & EQUIPMENT Reminder Systems - TL

2012 ACCESSORIES & EQUIPMENT

Reminder Systems - TL

COMPONENT LOCATION INDEX

Fig. 1: Reminder System Components Location (1 Of 2)


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Fig. 2: Reminder System Components Location (2 Of 2)


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CIRCUIT DIAGRAM

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Fig. 3: Reminder System - Circuit Diagram (1 Of 2)


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Fig. 4: Reminder System - Circuit Diagram (2 Of 2)


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CONTROL UNIT INPUT TEST

NOTE: Before testing, troubleshoot the multiplex integrated control unit first,
using B-CAN System Diagnosis Test Mode A (see TROUBLESHOOTING -
B-CAN SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS TEST MODE A ).
Before testing, do the gauge control module self-diagnostic function (see
SELF-DIAGNOSTIC FUNCTION ) to make sure the beeper and the
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indicators in the gauge control module work properly and the F-CAN line
are OK.
Before doing the input tests, make sure the No. 12 (7.5 A) fuse in the
driver's under-dash fuse/relay box is OK.

Driver's MICU

1. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0), or press the engine start/stop button to select the OFF mode.
2. Remove the driver's dashboard undercover (see DRIVER'S DASHBOARD UNDERCOVER
REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ).
3. Disconnect driver's under-dash fuse/relay box connectors D, Q, and R.

NOTE: All connector views are wire side of female terminals.

Fig. 5: Identifying Driver's Under-Dash Fuse/Relay Box D (16P), Q (20P) & R (24P) Connector End
Views
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4. Inspect the connector and socket terminals to be sure they are all making good contact.
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If the terminals are bent, loose or corroded, repair them as necessary, and recheck the system.
If the terminals are OK, go to step 5.
5. Reconnect the connectors, turn the ignition switch to ON (II), or press the engine start/stop button to
select the ON mode, and do the following input tests:
If any test indicates a problem, find and correct the cause, then recheck the system.
If all the input tests prove OK, go to step 6.

Possible cause if desired


Cavity Wire Test condition Test: Desired result
result is not obtained
Poor ground(G402)
Measure the voltage to
In all ignition switch positions An open or high
Q1 BLK ground: There should be
or all power modes resistance in the
less than 0.2 V.
ground wire
Poor ground(G401)
Measure the voltage to
In all ignition switch positions An open or high
Q2 BRN ground: There should be
or all power modes resistance in the
less than 0.2 V.
ground wire
Poor ground (G401)
Measure the voltage to
In all ignition switch positions An open or high
R2 BRN ground: There should be
or all power modes resistance in the
less than 0.2 V.
ground wire
Poor ground (G402)
Measure the voltage to
In all ignition switch positions An open or high
R5 BLK ground: There should be
or all power modes resistance in the
less than 0.2 V.
ground wire
Faulty driver's door
switch
Measure the voltage to
Driver's door open ground: There should be Faulty driver's door
less than 0.2 V. switch ground
D12 GRN An open or high
resistance in the wire
Faulty driver's door
Measure the voltage to
switch
Driver's door closed ground: There should be
about 5 V. A short to ground in
the wire

Faulty left rear door


Measure the voltage to switch
D4 Left rear door open ground: There should be
Faulty left rear door
less than 0.2 V.
switch ground
LT An open or high
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GRN resistance in the wire


Faulty left rear door
Measure the voltage to
switch
Left rear door closed ground: There should be
about 5 V. A short to ground in
the wire
Faulty trunk lid latch
switch
Measure the voltage to Poor ground (G603)
Trunk lid open (Remove the
ground: There should be or an open in the
trunk light bulb)
less than 0.2 V. ground wire
D5 WHT An open or high
resistance in the wire
Faulty trunk lid latch
Measure the voltage to
Trunk lid closed (Remove the switch
ground: There should be
trunk light bulb) A short to ground in
about 5 V.
the wire
Faulty Remote slot
Faulty power control
unit
Measure the voltage to
Remote key inserted into the Poor ground (G402)
ground: There should be
Remote slot or an open in the
less than 0.2 V.
ground wire
Q18(1) BRN An open or high
resistance in the wire
Faulty Remote slot
Measure the voltage to Faulty power control
Remote key removed from the
ground: There should be unit
Remote slot
about 5 V. A short to ground in
the wire
Faulty ignition key
switch
Measure the voltage to Poor ground (G403)
Ignition key inserted into the
ground: There should be or an open in the
ignition switch
less than 0.2 V. ground wire
Q18(2) BRN An open or high
resistance in the wire
Ignition switch in LOCK (0) Faulty ignition key
Measure the voltage to
position and ignition key switch
ground: There should be
removed from the ignition A short to ground in
about 5 V.
switch the wire
Measure the voltage Faulty combination
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between terminals R6 and light switch


Combination light switch OFF R3: There should be less An open or high
than 0.2 V. resistance in the wire
R6 PNK
Measure the voltage Faulty combination
R3 BLK Combination light switch in any between terminals R6 and light switch
other position than OFF R3: There should be about 5 A short to ground in
V. the wire
Measure the voltage Faulty combination
Combination light switch between terminals R7 and light switch
(PARKING position) ON R3: There should be less An open or high
R7 GRY than 0.2 V. resistance in the wire

R3 BLK Measure the voltage Faulty combination
between terminals R7 and light switch
Combination light switch OFF
R3: There should be about 5 A short to ground in
V. the wire
Measure the voltage Faulty combination
Combination light switch between terminals R8 and light switch
(Headlight position) ON R3: There should be less An open or high
R8 BRN than 0.2 V. resistance in the wire

R3 BLK Measure the voltage Faulty combination
between terminals R8 and light switch
Combination light switch OFF
R3: There should be about 5 A short to ground in
V. the wire
(1) With keyless access system
(2) Without keyless access system

Passenger's MICU

6. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0), or press the engine start/stop button to select the OFF mode.
7. Remove the passenger's side kick panel (see TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION - DOOR AREAS ).
8. Disconnect passenger's under-dash fuse/relay box connectors A, E, and G*1 (or H*2 ).

*1: With SH-AWD

*2: Without SH-AWD

NOTE: All connector views are wire side of female terminals.

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Fig. 6: Identifying Passenger's Under-Dash Fuse/Relay Box A (38P), E (18P), G (16P) (w/o SH-
AWD) & H (38P) (w/ SH-AWD) Connector End Views
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9. Inspect the connector and socket terminals to be sure they are all making good contact.
If the terminals are bent, loose or corroded, repair them as necessary, and recheck the system.
If the terminals look OK, go to step 10.
10. Reconnect the connectors to the passenger's under-dash fuse/relay box, and do the following input tests:
If any test indicates a problem, find and correct the cause, then recheck the system.
If all the input tests prove OK, go to step 11.

Possible cause if desired result


Cavity Wire Test condition Test: Desired result
is not obtained

Blown No. 15(10 A) fuse


in the under-hood
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fuse/relay box
Measure the voltage to Faulty driver's under-dash
A14 WHT Under all conditions ground: There should be fuse/relay box
battery voltage. An open or high resistance
in the wire
Faulty driver's under-dash
Measure the voltage to
Ignition switch ON (II), fuse/relay box
A35 BRN ground: There should be
or power mode ON An open or high resistance
battery voltage.
in the wire
In all ignition switch Measure the voltage to Poor ground (G405)
A36 BLK positions or all power ground: There should be An open or high resistance
modes less than 0.2 V. in the ground wire
In all ignition switch Measure the voltage to Poor ground (G401)
A37 GRY positions or all power ground: There should be An open or high resistance
modes less than 0.2 V. in the ground wire
In all ignition switch Measure the voltage to Poor ground(G203)
E15 BLK positions or all power ground: There should be An open or high resistance
modes less than 0.2 V. in the ground wire
Faulty front passenger's
door switch
Measure the voltage to
Front passenger's door Faulty front passenger's
ground: There should be
open door switch ground
less than 0.2 V.
G15(1) or LT An open or high resistance
H3(2) BLU in the wire
Faulty front passenger's
Measure the voltage to
Front passenger's door door switch
ground: There should be
closed A short to ground in the
about 5 V.
wire
Faulty right rear door
switch
Measure the voltage to
Right rear door open ground: There should be Faulty right rear door
less than 0.2 V. switch ground
G14(1) or LT An open or high resistance
H25(2) GRN in the wire
Faulty right rear door
Measure the voltage to
switch
Right rear door closed ground: There should be
about 5 V. A short to ground in the
wire
(1) Without SH-AWD

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(2) With SH-AWD

Gauge Control Module

11. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0), or press the engine start/stop button to select the OFF mode.
12. Remove the gauge control module (see GAUGE CONTROL MODULE REPLACEMENT ), and
disconnect the 32P connector from it.

Fig. 7: Identifying Gauge Control Module 32P Connector End View


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13. Inspect the connector and socket terminals to be sure they are all making good contact.
If the terminals are bent, loose or corroded, repair them as necessary, and recheck the system.
If the terminals are OK, go to step 14.
14. Reconnect the connector to the gauge control module, turn the ignition switch to ON (II), or press the
engine start/stop button to select the ON mode, and do the following input tests:
If any test indicates a problem, find and correct the cause, then recheck the system.
If all the input tests prove OK, go to step 15.

Possible cause if desired result is


Cavity Wire Test condition Test: Desired result
not obtained
Blown No. 15 (10 A) fuse
in the under-hood fuse/relay
Measure the voltage to box
16 WHT Under all conditions ground: There should be Faulty driver's under-dash
battery voltage. fuse/relay box
An open or high resistance
in the wire

Faulty driver's under-dash


fuse/relay box
Ignition switch ON (II), Measure the voltage to Blown No. 12 (7.5 A) fuse
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or power mode ON ground: There should be in the under-dash fuse/relay


battery voltage. box
15 BRN
An open or high resistance
in the wire
In all ignition switch Measure the voltage to Poor ground(G401)
1 GRY positions or all power ground: There should be less An open or high resistance
modes than 0.2 V. in the ground wire
Faulty parking brake switch
Measure the voltage to Faulty parking brake switch
Parking brake lever
ground: There should be less ground
pulled
LT than 0.2 V. An open or high resistance
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GRN in the wire
Measure the voltage to Faulty parking brake switch
Parking brake lever
ground: There should be A short to ground in the
released
battery voltage. wire

15. Do the Gauge Control Module Self-Diagnostic Function (see SELF-DIAGNOSTIC FUNCTION ), and
check the beeper and the seat belt reminder indicator.
If the beeper sounds and the seat belt reminder indicator flashes, go to step 16.
If the beeper does not sound or the seat belt reminder indicator does not flash, replace the gauge
control module (see GAUGE CONTROL MODULE REPLACEMENT ).
16. Substitute a known-good gauge control module, and recheck the system.
If the symptom is gone, the gauge control module is faulty; replace it (see GAUGE CONTROL
MODULE REPLACEMENT ).
If the symptom is still present, the driver's MICU is faulty; replace the driver's under-dash
fuse/relay box (see DRIVER'S UNDER-DASH FUSE/RELAY BOX (MICU) REMOVAL
AND INSTALLATION ).

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