ICE & HFT How to Use the Audio System Self-diagnostic Function

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by Ichiban, Tuesday 29th May, 2012.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    This is for Paul for cars without the sat nav as standard.

    Turn the ignition switch to ON (II). Turn the audio unit off.

    Push and hold the No. 1 and No. 6 buttons. While holding the buttons, push the VOL knob to on. Release the buttons and the self-diagnostic function begins.

    By pressing a pre-set button, the input will trigger the diagnostic mode that is assigned to that pre-set switch.
    No. 3 button.

    Entire LCD lighting/light-out mode: Turns on/off the entire LCD to show the presence or absence of an LCD failure.
    No. 4 button.

    Illumination level indication mode: Indicates the duty cycle for the illumination dimmer control of the gauge assembly.

    Gauge dimmer control values:
    Headlights off: OFF
    Headlights on: 01 (max low) through 22 (max high)
    AM/FM or FM button (Push and hold 5 sec.)
    Reception level check mode: Indicates the reception level. When entering the reception level check mode, the AM/FM button or FM button is used to change the main/sub antenna.

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  2. Nikonandmac Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks CJ. This is what I did yesterday but it didn't work first time, letting me use the steering wheel controls instead. I remember driving home from the dealer recognizing the stations were short but then thought I'd mucked it up looking at the settings. I wonder if the radio was only seeking RDS stations, as none of the then missing stations broadcast it. I also didn't get anything resembling a serial number from the diagnostic but more a software version lookalike. Enough already. All's good; I'll check reception but didn't know there was a 'sub-antenna' involved.
    Love your idea about the factory process. Friends recently flew to Germany, watched their BMW 1800 bike being made and then rode it through Europe. Now that's bonding !
     
  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Paul, Run the diags mate you will nail it, all it needs is auto calibrating and then go tell the dealers how to fix it. :Wink:


    As for the ownership experience,I would happily pay for the privileged to go to the sayama plant and see my baby being born and I would be willing to pay for it.

    I would even take my 8 year daughter who is being moulded as the future Honda fanatic, she love them to bit :Happy: make me very proud.
     
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  4. Nikonandmac Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    These are the diagnostics, cj. As you can see, no serial # ? I ran the AM button for 5 seconds after the FM one too. The radio is fine but i haven't a clue whether I'm on main or sub-antenna ...
     
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  6. Nikonandmac Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    try again

    Diagnostics


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    Last edited: Thursday 31st May, 2012
  7. Nikonandmac Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    diagnostics

    3rd attempt
     

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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    It will be on the main antenna bud, that looks good to me.
     
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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Bump for 8th Generation owners I have been asked this question directly :Smile:, Please I would urge you to ask your question to the wider audience as it servers a better purpose as it helps everyone.
     
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