Acura_MDX_2001-2006

VSA Steering Angle Sensor

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Removal & Installation



2003-06 Models

WARNING
Do not damage or drop the combination switch as the steering angle sensor is sensitive to shock and vibration.

  1. Remove the steering wheel, as outlined in the Suspension and Steering Section.
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  3. Remove the combination switch assembly, as outlined in the Suspension and Steering Section.
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  5. Remove the combination light switch (A) and the wiper/washer switch (B).
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  7. Replace the combination switch body as an assembly (C).
    NOTE
    Do not remove the steering angle sensor from the combination switch body.

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To install:


NOTE
Install the combination switch in the reverse order of removal.

  1. Reinstall the steering wheel, as outlined in the Suspension and Steering Section.
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  3. Do VSA sensor neutral position memorization, as follows:
    1. With the ignition switch OFF, connect the HDS to the 16P date link connector (DLC) (A) under the left side of the driver's dashboard.

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      Fig. With the ignition switch OFF, connect the HDS to the 16P date link connector (DLC) (A) under the left side of the driver's dashboard

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    3. Short the SCS circuit to body ground using the HDS.
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    5. Make sure the vehicle is parked on a level surface.
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    7. Do not touch the brake pedal during step e through j.
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    9. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
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    11. The ABS indicator comes on for 2 seconds and goes off.
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    13. After the ABS indicator goes off, push the VSA OFF switch once within 2 seconds.
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    15. After the ABS indicator comes on, push the VSA OFF switch once within 2 seconds.
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    17. The VSA activation indicator blinks and the system starts VSA sensors neutral position memorization.
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    19. When the ABS indicator, VSA indicator, and VSA activation indicator go off, the memorizing is done. If the indicators do not go off, retry these steps.
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