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2002 Honda Accord 2.3L Eng LX


AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
DIAGNOSTICS >

WARNING: Damage to air bag circuit or


accidental air bag deployment is possible.
Personal injury may result. Use only a digital
multimeter with 10 milliamp or less output rating in
smallest ohmmeter range.

CAUTION: Damage to SRS unit terminals


and SRS wire harness connector terminals is
possible. Do not touch tester probe to SRS unit of
harness connector terminals. Do not connect
terminals with a jumper wire. Use Backprobe
Adapter (07TAZ-001020A) and SCS Service
Connector (07PAZ-0010100).

DIAGNOSTICS > SELF-DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM >

SRS includes a self-diagnostic function that checks system for faults in SRS components and
related wiring. A fault exists if AIR BAG warning light on instrument cluster continues to glow more
than 6 seconds after ignition is turned on, or glows or flashes while vehicle is driven. See Figure or
Figure .

DIAGNOSTICS > DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) >

NOTE: Ensure battery is sufficiently charged


prior to performing diagnostic procedures. A
dead or low-charged battery may cause
inaccurate test values to be obtained.

When AIR BAG warning light is on, read DTC by connecting a Honda PGM Tester to 16-pin data
link connector, and following tester prompts to read directly from Honda PGM Tester, or reading
AIR BAG warning light flashes.

DIAGNOSTICS > DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) > RETRIEVING DTC


USING HONDA PGM TESTER >

Connect Honda PGM Tester to 16-pin data link connector and follow tester prompts in "SRS" menu
to read DTC. See Fig 1 . If tester indicates DTC 9-1, 9-2 or no DTC, confirm by selecting SCS on
the Honda PGM tester menu and reading SRS.

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Fig 1: Connecting Honda PGM Tester

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DIAGNOSTICS > DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) > RETRIEVING DTC


USING AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT >

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position and wait 10 seconds. Connect Honda PGM Tester to
16-pin data link connector and follow tester prompts in SCS menu. See Figure .

2. Turn ignition switch to ON position. AIR BAG warning light will come on for about 6
seconds and go off. DTC will be indicated next. DTC consists of a main code and a sub-
code. Including most recent malfunction, up to 3 different malfunctions can be indicated. If
AIR BAG warning light does not come on, check for short to ground or open in SCS circuit
before troubleshooting SRS system.

3. In case of a continuous failure, DTC will be indicated repeatedly. In case of an intermittent


failure, AIR BAG warning light will indicate DTC once, then will stay on. If both a
continuous and an intermittent failure occur, both DTC's will be shown as continuous
failure. If AIR BAG warning light comes on continuously and no DTC is detected, SRS
system malfunction may be present.

4. Read DTC. If DTCs are retrieved, go to DTC test to continue diagnostics. See
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) IDENTIFICATION table. Turn ignition switch to

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OFF position and wait 10 seconds. Disconnect Honda PGM Tester from data link
connector.

DIAGNOSTICS > TROUBLESHOOTING INTERMITTENT FAILURES >

NOTE: If malfunction occurs, but does not


recur, it will be stored in DTC memory as an
intermittent failure, and AIR BAG warning light will
come on.

1. Read DTC. See DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) . Erase DTC memory. See
ERASING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE MEMORY .

2. With vehicle in Neutral, start engine and let idle. AIR BAG warning light will come on for
about 6 seconds and then go off. Shake wire harness and connector. Test drive vehicle
(quick acceleration, quick braking, cornering), and turn steering wheel fully left and right,
holding 5-10 seconds to determine cause of intermittent failure.

3. If problem recurs, AIR BAG warning light will stay on. If intermittent failure is not
duplicated, system is okay at this time.

DIAGNOSTICS > ERASING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE MEMORY >

Erase DTC memory with Honda PGM Tester connected to data link 16-pin connector, or by
connecting an SCS Service Connector (07PAZ-0010100) to Memory Erase Signal (MES)
connector.

DIAGNOSTICS > ERASING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE MEMORY > ERASING


DTC MEMORY USING HONDA PGM TESTER >

Connect Honda PGM Tester to 16-pin data link connector and follow tester prompts to erase DTC.
See Figure .

NOTE: Do not use a jumper wire in place of


SCS service connector. Jumper wire may be
difficult to connect and disconnect quickly
enough.

DIAGNOSTICS > ERASING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE MEMORY > ERASING


DTC MEMORY USING SCS SERVICE CONNECTOR >

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Connect SCS Service Connector (07PAZ-0010100)
to Memory Erase Signal (MES) connector. See Fig 1 .

2. Turn ignition switch to ON position. AIR BAG warning light will come on for about 6
seconds then go off.

3. Disconnect SCS service connector from MES connector within 4 seconds after AIR BAG

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warning light goes off. AIR BAG warning light will come on again.

4. Reconnect SCS service connector to MES connector within 4 seconds after AIR BAG
warning light comes on. AIR BAG warning light will go off.

5. Disconnect SCS service connector from MES connector within 4 seconds. AIR BAG
warning light will indicate that memory is erased by blinking 2 times. Turn ignition switch to
OFF position.

Fig 1: Locating Memory Erase Signal (MES) Connector

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DIAGNOSTICS > INITIALIZING OCCUPANT POSITION DETECTION SYSTEM


(OPDS) UNIT >

NOTE: Do not use a jumper wire in place of


SCS short connector. Jumper wire may be difficult
to connect and disconnect quickly enough.

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1. Place right seat back in normal position. Ensure nothing is sitting on right front seat
cushion. Start engine and run air conditioner for 30 minutes to dry any moisture from right
front seat. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Connect Honda PGM Tester to 16-pin
data link connector and follow tester prompts in "SCS" menu. See Figure . Connect SCS
Service Connector (07PAZ-0010100) to Memory Erase Signal (MES) connector. See
Figure .

2. Turn ignition switch to ON position. AIR BAG warning light will come on for about 6
seconds then go off.

3. Disconnect SCS service connector from MES connector within 4 seconds after AIR BAG
warning light goes off. AIR BAG warning light will come on again.

4. Reconnect SCS service connector to MES connector within 4 seconds after AIR BAG
warning light comes on. AIR BAG warning light will go off.

5. Disconnect SCS service connector from MES connector within 4 seconds. AIR BAG
warning light will indicate that OPDS unit is initialized by blinking 2 times. If light doesn't
blink and stays on, repeat procedure. If light blinks 2 times and stays on, read DTC and
proceed with troubleshooting.

6. Turn ignition switch to OFF position, and wait 10 seconds. Disconnect Honda PGM tester.
Turn ignition switch to ON position and monitor AIR BAG warning light. If AIR BAG warning
light comes on for about 6 seconds and goes off, and AIR BAG warning light does not
come back on for 30 seconds, initialization of OPDS unit is complete.

DIAGNOSTICS > SPECIAL TOOLS >

To avoid accidental air bag deployment when testing or working around SRS, use recommended
tools. See RECOMMENDED TOOLS table.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS (1)

Tool Name Tool Number

Backprobe adapter, 17 mm (2) 07TAZ-001020A

Deployment tool (3) 07HAZ-SG00500

SCS service connector (3) 07PAZ-0010100

SRS inflator simulator 07SAZ-TB4011A

SRS simulator lead "C" 07TAZ-SZ5011A

SRS simulator lead "D" 07XAZ-S1A0200

SRS simulator lead "E" 07XAZ-SZ30100

(1) See Fig 1 .


(2) Use with stacking patch cords from Backprobe Set (07SAZ-001000A).
(3) Included in SRS Tool Set 07MAZ-SM5000B.

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Fig 1: Identifying Special Tools

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DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) IDENTIFICATION

Trouble Code Possible Cause

AIR BAG warning light Faulty AIR BAG warning light circuit
does not come on not
come on

AIR BAG warning light Faulty AIR BAG warning light circuit
stays on

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1-1 Open or increased resistance in driver-side air bag inflator

1-2 Increased resistance in driver-side air bag inflator

1-3 Short to another wire or Decreased resistance in driver-side


air bag inflator

1-4 Short to power in driver-side air bag inflator

1-5 Short to ground in driver-side air bag inflator

2-1 Open or increased resistance in passenger-side air bag


inflator

2-3 Short to another wire or decreased resistance in passenger-


side air bag inflator

2-4 Short to power in passenger-side air bag inflator

2-5 Short to ground in passenger-side air bag inflator

3-1 Open in left front pretensioner

3-2 Increased resistance in left front pretensioner

3-3 Short to another wire or decreased resistance in left front


pretensioner

3-4 Short to power in left front pretensioner

3-5 Short to ground in left front pretensioner

4-1 Open in right front pretensioner

4-2 Increased resistance in right front pretensioner

4-3 Short to another wire or decreased resistance in right front


pretensioner

4-4 Short to power in right front pretensioner

4-5 Short to ground in right front pretensioner


(1)
5-1 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
5-2 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
5-4 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
5-5 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
5-8 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
6-1 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
6-2 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
6-3 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
6-4 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
6-5 Internal failure of SRS unit

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(1)
6-6 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
6-7 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
6-8 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
7-1 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
7-2 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
7-3 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
8-1 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
8-2 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
8-5 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
8-6 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
8-7 Internal failure of SRS unit
(1)
8-8 Internal failure of SRS unit

9-1 (2) Internal SRS unit failure

9-2 (3) Internal SRS unit failure

9-3 Faulty left front seat belt switch

9-4 Faulty right front seat belt switch


(1)
10-1 Driver & passenger-side air bags deployed
(1)
10-2 Left side-impact air bag deployed
(1)
10-3 Driver & passenger-side air bags & Left side-impact air bag
deployed
(1)
10-4 Right side-impact air bag deployed
(1)
10-5 Driver & passenger-side air bags & right side-impact air
bag deployed
(1)
10-6 Driver & passenger side-impact air bags deployed
(1)
10-7 Driver & passenger-side air bags & left & right side-impact
air bags deployed

11-1 Open or increased resistance in left side-impact air bag


inflator

11-3 Short to another wire or decreased resistance in left side-


impact air bag inflator

11-4 Short to power in left side-impact air bag inflator

11-5 Short to ground in left side-impact air bag inflator

12-1 Open or increased resistance in right side-impact air bag


inflator

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12-3 Short to another wire or decreased resistance in right side-


impact air bag inflator

12-4 Short to power in right side-impact air bag inflator

12-5 Short to ground in right side-impact air bag inflator

13-2 Faulty left side-impact sensor-replace

13-3 Faulty SRS main wire harness or left side-impact sensor

13-4 Faulty power supply to left side-impact sensor

14-2 Faulty right side-impact sensor-replace

14-3 Faulty SRS main wire harness or right side-impact sensor

14-4 Faulty power supply to right side-impact sensor

15-1 Faulty OPDS unit

15-2 Faulty side AIR BAG indicator light

15-3 Faulty OPDS sensor


(1)
Replace SRS unit.
(2)
If intermittent, code could result from an internal failure of SRS unit or faulty
indicator light circuit. See TROUBLESHOOTING INTERMITTENT FAILURES .
(3)
If intermittent, code could result from an internal failure of power supply (VI line).
See TROUBLESHOOTING INTERMITTENT FAILURES .

NOTE: SRS units from 2 manufacturers (NEC


and Siemens) are used in Accord. NEC made
SRS units are installed in vehicles without side-
impact air bag systems. Siemens made SRS units
are installed in vehicles with side-impact systems.
Ensure correct SRS unit is installed. See SRS
UNIT IDENTIFICATION table.

SRS UNIT IDENTIFICATION

SRS Unit ID Mark

NEC M1

SIEMENS M3

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