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    Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information

    Ignition Control Module

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    The Ignition Control Module (ICM) is located in the distributor housing near the ignition coil. To access the module, remove the distributor cap, rotor, and if equipped, the dust cover.

    See Figure 1

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    Fig. Fig. 1: The ICM is located in the distributor housing. The distributor cap, rotor and dust protector must be removed to gain access the module

    TESTING



    Make sure to note the location where the wires are connected. Use a piece of paper and note the wire locations and connections, or carefully mark the wires before removing them. Failure to reinstall the wires correctly could cause expensive component failure.

    CRV Models

    1. Loosen the fasteners securing the distributor cap to the distributor housing, remove the cap with the wires attached and place safely aside and remove the distributor cap seal from the distributor body.
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    3. Locate the fastener that secures the ignition rotor to the distributor shaft and note the position of the rotor for reinstallation, remove the fastener, the rotor and then, if equipped, the protective cover.
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    5. Locate the Ignition Control Module (ICM) which is near the ignition coil and mounted onto the distributor housing plate. To test proceed as follows:
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    7. Remove the yellow/green, black/yellow, white/blue wires, and the blue wires from the ICM
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    9. With the ignition switch ON, check for battery voltage between the black/yellow and ground. If voltage is present, proceed with testing. If no voltage is present check for an open circuit between the wire and the ignition switch.
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    11. With the ignition switch ON, check for battery voltage between the white/blue and ground. If voltage is present, go to the next step. If no voltage is present, check the ignition coil and the white/blue between the ICM and the coil.
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    13. Detach the electrical multi-connector at the Engine Control Module/Powertrain Control Module ECM/PCM and check for continuity on the yellow/green wire between the multi-connector and the yellow/green wire at the ICM. There should be continuity. If there is no continuity, check for an open circuit in the yellow/green wire circuit. Check for continuity between the yellow/green wire and ground. There should be no continuity. If there is continuity to ground, locate where the yellow/green wire is shorted to ground, and repair. Reconnect the ECM/PCM multi-connector.
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    15. On 1997-98 CRV models, check for continuity between the ICM blue wire and the test tachometer connector located on the firewall, left of the brake booster. There should be continuity. If there is no continuity, check for an open circuit in the blue wire circuit. Check for continuity between the blue wire and ground. There should be no continuity. If there is continuity to ground, locate where the blue wire is shorted to ground, and repair.
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    17. If all the test conditions are passed, replace the ICM.
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    4-Cylinder Odyssey Models

    To test the 2.2L/2.3L Odyssey models proceed as follows:



    1995 vehicles: Remove the black/yellow, blue (1), yellow/green, and the blue (2) wires from the ICM
     
    1996-97 vehicles: Remove the yellow/green, black/yellow, white/black, and the blue wires from the ICM
     
    1998 vehicles: Remove the yellow/green, black/yellow, and white/black wires from the ICM
     

    1. With the ignition switch ON, check for battery voltage between the black/yellow and ground. If voltage is present, proceed with testing. If no voltage is present, check for an open circuit between the wire and the ignition switch.
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    3. With the ignition switch ON, check for battery voltage between the white/black (1996-98 models) or blue (2) (1995 model) and ground. If voltage is present, go to the next step. If no voltage is present, check the ignition coil and the white/black or blue (2) wire between the ICM and the coil.
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    5. Detach the electrical multi-connector at the Engine Control Module/Powertrain Control Module ECM/PCM and check for continuity on the yellow/green wire between the multi-connector and the yellow/green wire at the ICM. There should be continuity. If there is no continuity, check for an open circuit in the yellow/green wire circuit. Check for continuity between the yellow/green wire and ground. There should be no continuity. If there is continuity to ground, locate where the yellow/green wire is shorted to ground, and repair. Reconnect the ECM/PCM multi-connector.
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    7. On 1995 models, check for continuity between the ICM blue (1) wire and the Transmission Control Module (TCM). There should be continuity. If there is no continuity, check for an open circuit in the blue (1) wire circuit. Check for continuity between the blue (1) wire and ground. There should be no continuity. If there is continuity to ground, locate where the blue (1) wire is shorted to ground, and repair.
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    9. On 1996-97 models, check for continuity between the ICM blue wire and the test tachometer connector located on the right side firewall, behind the air intake bellows. There should be continuity. If there is no continuity, check for an open circuit in the blue wire circuit. Check for continuity between the blue wire and ground. There should be no continuity. If there is continuity to ground, locate where the blue wire is shorted to ground, and repair.
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    11. If all the test conditions are passed, replace the ICM.
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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    See Figure 1

    1. Note the radio security code, if equipped, then disconnect the negative battery cable.
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    3. Loosen the fasteners securing the distributor cap to the distributor housing, remove the cap with the wires attached and place safely aside and remove the distributor cap seal from the distributor body.
    4.  
    5. Locate the fastener that secures the ignition rotor to the distributor shaft. Note the position of the rotor for reinstallation, remove the fastener, the rotor and, if equipped, the protective cover.
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    7. Locate the Ignition Control Module (ICM) which is near the ignition coil and mounted onto the distributor housing plate. Remove the following wires:

      CRV: Remove the yellow/green, black/yellow, white/blue wires, and if equipped the blue wire from the ICM
       
      4-cylinder Odyssey models: On 3-connector ICM's, remove the yellow/green, black/yellow, and white/black wires. On 4-connector ICM's, remove the three-wire harness containing the black/yellow, blue, and yellow/green wires, white/black or blue (1) and the separate blue (2) wire from the ICM
       

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    9. Remove the fasteners that secure the ICM to the distributor body, then remove the ICM.
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    11. Install the components in the reverse order of removal.
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    13. Connect the battery negative cable and enter the radio security code.
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    The Powertrain Control Module(PCM) idle memory must be reset after reconnecting the battery. Start the engine and hold it at 3000 rpm until the cooling fan comes on. Then allow the engine to idle for about five minutes with all accessories OFF and with the transaxle in Park or Neutral.

     
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