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How To Diagnose Engine Error Codes for your Honda Prelude

Diagnostic Codes Chart -- ECU Reset Procedure --

The following procedure is fairly simple and easy to follow. This will save everyone many hours of frustration and money if taken to a shop to tell you.

Step 1:

Locate the 2P Connector (Brown / Blue) found on the drivers side floor board by console

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Step 2:

Make a Wire Jumper - Take a strand of copper wire and peel back shielding 1/4 inch on each side exposing the copper. Bend in a U shape.   NOTE: You can also use a paper clip if you have to.

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Step 3:

Insert Jumper into 2P Connector

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Step 4:

Turn the Ignition to the ON Position (Do Not Start)

Note the CODE: the Check Engine light indicates a failure code by the length and number of blinks. The Check Engine light can indicate simultaneous component problems by blinking separate codes, one after another. Problem codes 1 through 9 are indicated by individual short blinks. Problem codes 10 through 43 are indicated by a series of long and short blinks. The number of long blinks equals the first digit, the number of short blinks equals the second digit.

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NOTE: Always remove the jumper wire when finished. If the service connector is jumped, the Check Engine light will stay on.

Step 5:

Do The ECU Reset Procedure.

Step 6:

Set the Radio Preset Stations and Clock.

These codes and page references pertain to the Helm Service Manual. You can obtain a Helm manual from Helm Inc.

Page Modified: June 24, 2007
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