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2005 RL, 56,000 miles:

Getting an AFS inop message once in a while and more often lately; maybe every five start-ups. Sometimes the light goes off with a restart and sometimes it doesn't.

My shop manual has the usual trouble-shooting procedures which get quite complicated.

Is there an easy way to disable the system since it seems quite useless.

I pulled the fuse but the light stays on. Tired of looking at it so I reinserted the fuse and did the classic fix; black tape over the lights.
 

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Nothing quick and dirty that I know of....you'll just have to go through the procedure. Usually the only thing that ever fails in that system is the suspension stroke sensor....
 

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Tim,

I bought the part from your shop and installed it. Simple job. No more AFS lights. Thanks for the info.

The shop manual list a procedure to "teach" the sensor. Will my system work if I skip that part since I don't have the shop equipment?

Or should I have my Acura dealer run the procedure the next time the car's in for scheduled service?

Ed
 

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Appears that you can do it yourself from what I'm seeing. You'll need Acura tool part number 07PAZ-001010A / SCS SERVICE CONNECTOR. We sell them for $12.43.

1. Connect the SCS line.

2. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).

3. Make sure the AFS indicator turns off after 2 seconds.

4. Turn the ignition switch OFF, and then back ON (II).

5. Within 5 seconds, turn the headlight switch ON/OFF or to passing three times.

6. Turn the headlights ON, and make sure the headlights move while the AFS control unit runs the initialization function

7. Unplug the connector
 

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Honestly not sure what SCS stands for :) , but this diagram shows where to connect it. This fuse box may look different than yours (as the pic isn't of an RL) but you can get an idea of where it goes.

 

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Appears that you can do it yourself from what I'm seeing. You'll need Acura tool part number 07PAZ-001010A / SCS SERVICE CONNECTOR. We sell them for $12.43.

1. Connect the SCS line.

2. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).

3. Make sure the AFS indicator turns off after 2 seconds.

4. Turn the ignition switch OFF, and then back ON (II).

5. Within 5 seconds, turn the headlight switch ON/OFF or to passing three times.

6. Turn the headlights ON, and make sure the headlights move while the AFS control unit runs the initialization function

7. Unplug the connector
Thanks Tim, I did not realize you had to plug in the SCS connector before the re-learn procedure. I noticed from another thread that says to also turn the steering wheel to the left and then right at least 90 degrees, and then driving the car straight for at least 30 meters in a straight line at a speed above 25km/hr in order to finish the re-learn process. I assume the steering and test drive part is done with the engine running (which temporarily moves the ignition switch from position II to III during starting) in order to enable the power steering and obviously the driving part, and all this is done with the SCS connector still connected. Please let me know if you think this is the correct sequence. -- Thanks again. Cal
 
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