Honda Cars 2007-2008

Hydraulic Control Module

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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Pull up the lock of the VSA modulator-control unit 37P connector, and the connector disconnects itself.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the six brake lines.
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  7. Remove the three 6 mm bolts, and then remove the bracket with the VSA modulator-control unit from the body.
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  9. Remove the two 6 mm bolts and the hex bolt, and then remove the VSA modulator-control unit from the bracket.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the ABS Hydraulic Control Module-2007 Accord shown

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To install:

  1. Install the VSA modulator-control unit on the bracket, and then tighten the two 6 mm bolts and the hex bolt.
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  3. Install the bracket with the VSA modulator-control unit, and then tighten the three 6 mm bolts.
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  5. Reconnect the six brake lines, and then tighten the flare nuts to the specified torque.
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  7. Align the connecting surface of the VSA modulator-control unit 37P connector to the VSA modulator-control unit.
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  9. Lower the lock of the VSA modulator-control unit 37P connector, and then confirm the connector is fully seated.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  13. Bleed the brake system, starting with the front wheels.
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  15. Perform the VSA sensor neutral position memorization.
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  17. Start the engine, and check that the ABS and VSA indicators go off.
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  19. Test-drive the vehicle, and check that the ABS and VSA indicators do not come on.
    NOTE
    If the brake pedal is now spongy, there may be air trapped in the modulator and then induced into the normal brake system during modulation. Bleed the brake system again, starting with the front wheels.

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Specific to:

Honda Accord 2008

  1. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0).
  2.  
  3. Remove the suction line mount bolt from the bracket.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the VSA modulator-control unit 36P connector by pushing the lock and pulling down the lever; the connector disconnects itself.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the six brake lines from the VSA modulator-control unit.
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  9. Remove the 6 x 12 mm flange bolts and 6 x 16 mm flange bolt, and then remove the VSA modulator-control unit with the bracket from the body.
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  11. Remove the receiver line from the bracket, and then remove the clips.
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  13. Remove the VSA modulator-control unit from the bracket.
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To install:

  1. Install the VSA modulator-control unit onto the bracket.
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  3. Install the clips to the bracket, and then install the receiver line.
  4.  
  5. Install the bracket with the VSA modulator-control unit to the body.
  6.  
  7. Reconnect the six brake lines, and then tighten the flare nuts to the specified torque.
  8.  
  9. Align the connecting surface of the VSA modulator-control unit 36P connector to the VSA modulator-control unit.
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  11. Pull up the lever of the VSA modulator-control unit 36P connector, and then confirm the connector is fully seated.
  12.  
  13. Install the suction line mount bolt to the bracket.
  14.  
  15. Bleed the brake system.
  16.  
  17. Do the VSA sensor neutral position memorization procedure.
  18.  
  19. Start the engine, and make sure the ABS and the VSA indicators go off.
  20.  
  21. Test-drive the vehicle, and make sure the ABS and the VSA indicators do not come on.
    NOTE
    If the brake pedal is spongy, there may be air trapped in the modulator which could then be inducted into the normal brake system during modulation. Bleed the brake system again.

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Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008

Honda S2000 2007-2008

  1. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0).
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the VSA modulator-control unit wiring harness connector by pushing the lock and pulling down the lever; the connector disconnects itself.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the six brake lines from the VSA modulator-control unit.
  6.  
  7. Remove the VSA modulator-control unit with the bracket from the body.
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  9. Remove the VSA modulator-control unit from the bracket.
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To install:

  1. Install the VSA modulator-control unit onto the bracket.
  2.  
  3. Install the bracket with the VSA modulator-control unit to the body.
  4.  
  5. Reconnect the six brake lines, and then tighten the flare nuts to the specified torque.
  6.  
  7. Align the connecting surface of the VSA modulator-control unit 37P connector to the VSA modulator-control unit.
  8.  
  9. Pull up the lever of the VSA modulator-control unit 37P connector, and then confirm the connector is fully seated.
  10.  
  11. Bleed the brake system.
  12.  
  13. Do the VSA sensor neutral position memorization.
  14.  
  15. Start the engine, and make sure the ABS and the VSA indicators go off.
  16.  
  17. Test-drive the vehicle, and make sure the ABS, and the VSA indicators do not come on.
    NOTE
    If the brake pedal is spongy, there may be air trapped in the modulator which could then be inducted into the normal brake system during modulation. Bleed the brake system again.



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    Fig. Exploded view of a typical ABS modulator unit mounting

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