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Old 01-04-2013, 03:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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d5 blinking with codes p1298 & p1768

Greetings,
I have a 2001 mdx with 145880miles on it, I drove about 150miles day before yesterday & the x
did well without issues but after washing it this yesterday including the engine, I noticed the D5 blinking as I revved the engine & about the same time, I heard a small noise under the steering.
I quickly turned off the ignition, checked the fuse & found fuse no. 6 (pcm ecu) blown so I scanned the vehicle & it threw codes p1298 & p1768.
I also started the car, engaged reverse & noticed the car was jumpy(quick to engage) I also haven't replaced the blown fuse.
Suggestions from the pros or experienced mdx users will be highly appreciated.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh k, I just removed d battery head terminals, replaced d fuse with exactly 15amp from d spare & re-scanned d vehicle.
The codes are still there & I also found out d fuse blew again meaning d mdx still have d issue.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I fear no one wants to help out, is it me or the discussion has been treated before?
If d later is d response, can one refer me to it cos after a little drive like 3miles, d battery died & it happened that d alternator wasn't charging so a friend pulled few sockets/blown fuses & replaced/changed then d d5 stopped blinking & d alternator also started charging d battery again.
So car came back to normal but after driving back abt 3miles again.
The d5 started blinking again & battery light also disappeared when ignition is turn to on position.
I need help pls
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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klecci,

I wish I could offer some assistance but I am a brand new MDX owner and am not really sure what to tell you other than to contact your dealership to see what they may be able to do to help you out. It does sound as though you have some sort of a transmission and electrical problem since fuses dont just blow unless there is a problem.

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Old 01-04-2014, 03:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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KLECCI,

I am having the same symptoms - the dealership is useless - just lots of codes and lots of $$. They sent me to Mr. Transmission and they spotted the blown fuse quickly. The fuse was replaced and the vehicle ran fine for 2 weeks. Now the same has happened and the Mr. T replaced the fuse so I am back on the road.

Symptoms are on ignition/startup the fuse blows - both times. Both times engine was warmed up.

I am keeping a supply of fuse handy until I find the root cause - any suggestions?

The tranny solenoids have been fingered along with the cruise control.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Klecci,

All this happened after you washed the engine, correct?

After washing the engine, did you wait for a long time to dry out everything or did you start the car right away? If you did start the car while the alternator is wet, all hell can break loose. Remove the alternator and have it checked out for shorts.
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