Just checking this thread and I thought I would update it. I recently bought an interactive pdf service manual for the 01-02 MDX. When I started this thread we were on the verge of an epic Snowpocalypse and I was hoping for an answer that is not in the owners manual or right above my forehead for the past 100,000 miles.
According to the service manual, step 1 is to check the No 6 (15A) fuse in the drivers side relay box.
After following the steps I can conclude that my VTM-4 problem is within the switch itself.
To be honest, I actually was stuck in Killington, VT once during after an ice storm in 12/07. I made it back up Killington Mtn Rd but I refused to venture back south on 20 miles of ice to get to the interstate. I was worried last year because my tires are not fresh but they are still good. I like to wait until November to get new tires because of the snow around here. This MDX has been able to carry me and my load everywhere during just about anything that the weather has thrown at us. Tons of snow without using VTM-4.
So, I'm asking to excuse my not following up on my brash reply in post #3. It was not the answer I was looking for.
provided me with a complete and precise answer to my question and I appreciate that. I wasn't sure if putting the green bulb in the yellow bulb spot and vice-versa may have caused the button to not work. The button would push in but not stay depressed as it should. The dashboard VTM-4 light is on for four seconds when I start the car- as it should
I'm not sure how exactly to upload a partial PDF but I can probably figure it out. [EDIT
: just switched the bulbs and the button works, does not click but does light up orange indicator after pressed, they were inserted backwards after all!!]
If you have any stories of using VTM-4 in the snow, chime in. I might have been missing out on an excellent feature all this time.
Like, should I be using it after a snowstorm when the roads are all half plowed and slushy? I have never been stuck in one spot with spinning wheels although I have had times with a white knuckle grip on the wheel in a few inches of snow. I am pretty experienced snow driver. I used to live up in the Colorado ski towns with a turbo Subaru.