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2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL
2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL
COMPONENT LOCATION INDEX
Fig. 1: Identifying Location Of Navigation System Components
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION
2007 Acura RL
2007 Acura RL
2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT
Navigation System - RL

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  • Page 1 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL COMPONENT LOCATION INDEX Fig. 1: Identifying Location Of Navigation System Components Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION...
  • Page 2: General Operation

    2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL GENERAL OPERATION Refer to the Navigation System Manual for the navigation system operating procedures. ANTI-THEFT FEATURE The navigation system and audio unit have a coded theft protection circuit. Make sure you have the anti- theft security codes before: Disconnecting the battery.
  • Page 3 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Driving on roads not shown on the map (map matching is not possible)  Driving on a road that winds in one direction, such as a loop bridge, an interchange, or a spiral ...
  • Page 4: Service Precautions

    2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Clean the screen with a soft, damp cloth. You may use a mild cleaner intended for eye glasses or computer screens. SYMPTOM DUPLICATION When the symptom can be duplicated, verify that it is not a characteristic of the system. Review the ...
  • Page 5: System Initialization

    2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Adjust the setup clock settings (time zone and daylight savings) in the navigation system. SYSTEM INITIALIZATION If for any reason, you lose power to the navigation system (like the battery was disconnected), the navigation system will require initialization.
  • Page 6: Map Matching

    2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL within 10 minutes the system fails to locate a sufficient number of satellites to locate your position, the following screen appears. Navigation system is unable acquire a proper GPS signal.
  • Page 7 Fig. 2: Identifying DVD Handling Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Smudges and fingerprints can be carefully removed using a mild cleaner and tissues designed to clean eyeglasses. To clean a DVD, use a clean soft cloth. Very gently wipe across the DVD from the center to the outside edge, never in a circular motion.
  • Page 8 Typical warning symptoms that an outdated DVD is being used include: The Acura model navigation screen may display a Honda logo while booting up.  A newly introduced model feature or current accessory may not display properly, and Extension will ...
  • Page 9 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL fingerprints can cause random lock-ups, reboots, and DVD read or format errors. NOTE: A damaged DVD is not covered under warranty unless the disc is damaged by the navigation unit. Damage by the navigation unit typically appears as circular scratches caused by something rubbing against the DVD as it spins.
  • Page 10 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL The gas station on my corner is now a restaurant. Why is it still incorrect in the navigation system? For POI-related client questions, explain that businesses are constantly moving, and there can be a considerable lag in updating the millions of POIs in the system.
  • Page 11 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Harness/fuses/switches  Navigation unit  Vehicle position icon Symptom Troubleshooting (see VEHICLE constantly leaves road, POSITION ICON CONSTANTLY GPS antenna/cable  moves erratically, or is LEAVES ROAD, MOVES PCM (speed and fuel ...
  • Page 12 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Navigation unit  Microphone/voice control  switch Symptom Troubleshooting (see VOICE Voice control does not The wrong color DVD is  CONTROL DOES NOT work/respond installed WORK/RESPOND ) The DVD is damaged or ...
  • Page 13 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL The DVD is damaged or  dirty Vehicle icon wanders Navigation unit  Symptom Troubleshooting (see VEHICLE across the map when ICON WANDERS ACROSS THE MAP GPS antenna/cable ...
  • Page 14 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Software for the latest up-  Symptom Troubleshooting (see dates Rearview camera REARVIEW CAMERA IMAGE DOES image does not come No backup signal  NOT COME ON OR WORK...
  • Page 15: System Description

    2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Navigation does not NAVIGATION DOES NOT CALL The wrong colored DVD or call using the HFL USING THE HFL ) version is installed SYSTEM DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW The navigation system is a highly-sophisticated, hybrid locating system that uses satellites and a map database to show where the vehicle is to help guide you to a desired destination.
  • Page 16: Navigation Function

    2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL System Diagram Fig. 4: Navigation System - System Diagram Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. NAVIGATION FUNCTION The navigation system is composed of the navigation unit, the PCM (vehicle speed signal), the GPS antenna, the microphone, the voice control switch, the audio unit, the display unit, and the interface dial.
  • Page 17 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 5: Navigation System - Function Diagram Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. GA-Net Bus Configuration The GA-Net bus passes audio and navigation commands throughout the navigation and audio components.
  • Page 18 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 7: Vehicle Speed Pulse Diagram Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Charge Signal, Navigation Unit Cooling Fan Operation and Trip Computer The PCM sends a charge signal to the navigation unit via F-CAN. A thermister inside the navigation unit monitors the units internal temperature.
  • Page 19 The amount of vehicle direction change is determined by measuring this voltage. Fig. 9: Enlarged View Of Sensor Element Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Global Positioning System (GPS) The global positioning system (GPS) enables the navigation system to determine the current position of the vehicle by using the signals transmitted from the satellites in orbit around the earth.
  • Page 20 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 10: Identifying Global Positioning System (GPS) Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Precision of GPS The precision of the GPS varies according to the number of satellites from which signals are received and the view of the sky.
  • Page 21 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL ROM drive, and interprets voice commands. With control of all these items, the navigation unit makes the navigation picture signal, then it transmits the signal to the display panel control unit and audio driving instructions to the audio unit.
  • Page 22 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL control system is being used. Solar Angle The navigation system uses the sun's angle, along with the sunlight sensor to control the driver/passenger A/C airflow. Off Road Tracking (breadcrumbs) Off road tracking dots that can be followed on the map to retrace your route back to a mapped (digitized) road.
  • Page 23 (TFT), stripe type with 336,960 picture elements. The color film and fluorescent light are laid out on the back of the liquid crystal film. Fig. 11: Identifying Display Unit Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Microphone (MIC) Receives voice commands and transmits them to the navigation unit or HandsFreeLink unit for interpretation.
  • Page 24 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 12: Identifying Back And Talk Button Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Glossary The following is a glossary of terms pertaining to the Voice Recognition Navigation System.
  • Page 25 12 satellites to accurately position the vehicle on the map. Honda Diagnostic System. A hand held tablet PC used for diagnosing vehicle problems. This device can be used to obtain DTC codes for diagnosis of the navigation system and CAN related problems.
  • Page 26 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL street name in the bottom-shaded area. Abbreviation for the microphone used for receiving voice commands. It is located near the map light in the ceiling. Multi-Information Display MP3 is an audio coding formal. MP3 is a popular audio compression format on the MP3 music Internet and computers.
  • Page 27 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Vehicle Position. When in map mode, this circular icon shows the vehicle position on the map. Touch this icon to show the latitude, longitude, and elevation of your current position.
  • Page 28 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 13: Navigation System - Function Diagram Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Diagnostic System Diagram This diagram represents the diagnostic "slice" in the Navigation Functional diagram. The diagram shows an overview of the navigation diagnostic features starting at the center and working outward in layers.
  • Page 29 If the factory asks you to insert a PCMCIA memory card into the PC Slot, insert the PC, card and the menu options referring to the PC card become available. Fig. 14: Navigation Functional Diagram Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. NAVIGATION UNIT INPUTS AND OUTPUTS Fig. 15: Identifying Navigation Unit Connector A (20P) Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
  • Page 30 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Terminal Wire Terminal Description Voltage (about) Symptom Number Color Name If open: Red color missing (see "RGB COLOR" RSIG (Red diagnostic). Red color signal 0.2 VAC Average signal) If short to ground: Red color missing (see "RGB...
  • Page 31 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL B1168 Gauge  Control Module loss of Comm. (Engine) B1169 Gauge  Control Module loss of Comm. (A/T) B1178 F-CAN  communication Circuit error. U0073 (F-CAN bus  off) U0155 (F-CAN ...
  • Page 32 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL A/C-SO (Air Communication signal conditioner for climate control unit serial out) A/C-CLK (Air Check signal for conditioner climate control unit clock) If open: You cannot operate Interface dial operation...
  • Page 33 NAVIGATION UNIT INPUTS AND OUTPUTS Fig. 16: Identifying Navigation Unit Connector B (14P) Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. NAVIGATION UNIT CONNECTOR REFERENCE Terminal Wire...
  • Page 34 NAVIGATION UNIT INPUTS AND OUTPUTS Fig. 17: Identifying Navigation Unit Connector C (8P) Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. NAVIGATION UNIT CONNECTOR REFERENCE Terminal Wire...
  • Page 35 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL source) source System will reboot to "enter code" screen. If short to ground: Blows fuse No. 7(10A) in the driver's under-dash fuse/relay box. If open: Display picture goes out (display back light still on).
  • Page 36 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 18: Identifying Navigation Unit Connector E (2P) Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. NAVIGATION UNIT CONNECTOR REFERENCE Terminal Wire Terminal Voltage Description Symptom Number Color Name (about)
  • Page 37 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL HFL COMM3 (HFL Communication Solid red HFL icon in 5 V DC communication 3) signal for HFL Navi System Link HFL COMM4 (HFL Communication Solid red HFL icon in 4.5 V DC...
  • Page 38 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 20: Identifying Navigation Unit Connector G (7P) Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. NAVIGATION UNIT CONNECTOR REFERENCE Terminal Wire Terminal Voltage Description Symptom Number Color Name (about)
  • Page 39 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL backlight visible). If short to ground: +B (+B power Battery Continuous power source Blows fuse No. 7 (10A) source) voltage in the driver's under- dash fuse/relay box. If open: Display and buttons do not work.
  • Page 40 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL in under-hood fuse/relay box. If open: No change to SH DISP BUS Shield for display bus display. (Shield display No. 5, 16 terminals If short to ground: No bus) change to display.
  • Page 41 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 22: Identifying Display Unit 20P Connector Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Navigation unit connectors Fig. 23: Identifying Navigation Unit Connectors Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
  • Page 42: Circuit Diagram

    2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL CIRCUIT DIAGRAM With AcuraLink Fig. 24: Navigation System (With Acuralink) - Circuit Diagram (1 Of 2) Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
  • Page 43 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 25: Navigation System (With Acuralink) - Circuit Diagram (2 Of 2) Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Without AcuraLink...
  • Page 44 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 26: Navigation System (Without Acuralink) - Circuit Diagram (1 Of 2) Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
  • Page 45: Symptom Troubleshooting

    2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 27: Navigation System (Without Acuralink) - Circuit Diagram (2 Of 2) Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. SYMPTOM TROUBLESHOOTING NO PICTURE IS DISPLAYED Diagnostic Test: Navi System Link NOTE: Check the vehicle battery condition first.
  • Page 46 Fig. 28: Measuring Voltage Between Body Ground And Navigation Unit Connector C (8P) No. 1, 2 Terminals Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Is there battery voltage? YES - Go to step 6. NO - If the +B wire does not have voltage, repair open in the wire between the driver's under-dash...
  • Page 47 8. Check for continuity between navigation unit connector C (8P) No. 4 terminal and body ground. Fig. 29: Checking Continuity Between Navigation Unit Connector C (8P) No. 4 Terminal And Body Ground Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Is there continuity? YES - Go to step 9.
  • Page 48 Fig. 30: Measuring Voltage Between Body Ground And Display Unit 20P Connector No. 1, 2 Terminals Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Is there battery voltage? YES - Replace the display unit. NO - If the +B wire does not have voltage, repair an open in the wire between the driver's under-dash fuse relay box and the display unit 2P connector.
  • Page 49 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL yaw rate sensor. 3. Go into the Diagnostic Menu, and use the "Car Status" test (see CAR STATUS ) to check the vehicle speed pulse. Are the yaw rate sensor and vehicle speed pulse OK? YES - The problem may be normal.
  • Page 50 Missing color Navigation unit connector A (20P) Display unit 20P connector Wire color Blue Green Fig. 31: Identifying Navigation Unit Connector A (20P) Wire Side Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Fig. 32: Identifying Display Unit Connector (20P) Wire Side Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Is there continuity?
  • Page 51 10, 20 10, 20 Fig. 33: Identifying Navigation Unit Connector A (20P) Wire Side Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Fig. 34: Identifying Display Unit Connector (20P) Wire Side Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Is there continuity? YES - There is a short to body ground in the circuit between the display unit and the navigation unit.
  • Page 52 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL NOTE: Check the vehicle battery condition first.  Always check the navigation screen settings for brightness, black level  and the color screen for map color and menu color.
  • Page 53 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL YES - Check for loose connections, then replace the original display unit (see NAVIGATION DISPLAY UNIT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ). NO - Check for loose connections and recheck. If a poor connection or loose terminal is found, replace the shielded harness.
  • Page 54 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 35: Measuring Voltage Between Interface Dial 5P Connector No. 4 Terminal And Body Ground Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Is there battery voltage? YES - Go to step 6.
  • Page 55 Fig. 37: Checking Continuity Between Navigation Unit Connector A (20P) No. 17 Terminal And Interface Dial 5P Connector No. 1 Terminal Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Is there continuity? YES - Check for an open in the wire between the navigation unit connector A (20P) No. 19 terminal and the interface dial 5P connector No.
  • Page 56 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL YES - Remove tint or the accessories and recheck. NO - Go to step 2. 2. Go into the Diagnostic mode, and use the "Navi System Link" diagnostic (see NAVI SYSTEM LINK ) to check the GPS antenna.
  • Page 57 Fig. 38: Checking Continuity Between Body Ground And Navigation Unit Connector B (14P) No. 5 And No. 12 Terminals Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Is there continuity? YES - Repair short to ground in the harness between the navigation and amplifier units. Replace the affected shielded harness.
  • Page 58 Fig. 39: Checking Continuity Between Navigation Unit Connector B (14P) No. 11 Terminal And No. 5 And No. 12 Terminals Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Is there continuity? YES - Repair short to ground in the harness between the navigation and amplifier units. Replace the affected shielded harness.
  • Page 59 C (23P) No. 3 terminal. Fig. 41: Checking Continuity Between No. 12 Terminal And Amplifier Unit Connector C (23P) No. 3 Terminal Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Is there continuity? YES - Go to step 11. NO - There is an open in the circuit between the navigation unit and the amplifier unit. Check for poor connections or loose terminals at the amplifier and navigation units.
  • Page 60 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Adjust the air flow from the air conditioning vents so that they do  not blow against the microphone on the ceiling. Pause after pressing the TALK button then give a voice command ...
  • Page 61 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Go into the Diagnostic mode and use the "Car Status" diagnostic (see  CAR STATUS ) to check the status of the DVD lid. 1. Check the DVD-ROM reading surface for scratches and finger prints.
  • Page 62 No. 8 No. 15 Fig. 42: Identifying Navigation Unit Connector A (20P) Wire Side Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Fig. 43: Identifying Climate Control Unit (40P) Connector Wire Side Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Is there continuity on all wires? YES - Go to step 5.
  • Page 63 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 44: Identifying Navigation Unit Connector A (20P) Wire Side Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Is there continuity to any other wire? YES - Repair short in the affected wire(s) between climate control unit connector (40P) and navigation unit connector A (20P).
  • Page 64 No. 15 Fig. 46: Identifying Navigation Unit Connector A (20P) Wire Side Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Is there more than 0.2 V to ground on any wire? YES - Repair short to power on the affected wire(s).
  • Page 65 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Always make sure that the correct DVD color and version are installed.  Check on-line for service bulletins or other service information for the  navigation system. 1. Change the day/night mode to auto mode under Set-up, and recheck. Turn the headlights on, and adjust the dash brightness to the middle range.
  • Page 66 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Check on-line for service bulletins or other service information for the  navigation system. 1. Start the engine, turn the ignition switch OFF, then turn the ignition switch ON (II).
  • Page 67 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL NAVIGATION SYSTEM WILL NOT ACCEPT SECURITY CODE NOTE: Check the vehicle battery condition first.  The system will not operate without the 4-digit security (anti-theft)  code. Follow the this procedure. (After 10 consecutive tries, you must cycle the key to continue trying) The "Navigation System Diagnosis and Core Return Form"...
  • Page 68 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Is a 4-digit code displayed on the screen? YES - Go to step 4. NO - Call the Warranty Department, the telephone number is listed in the PDI/TQI bulletin, to obtain the code.
  • Page 69 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL NO - Replace the navigation unit (see NAVIGATION UNIT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ). NAVIGATION CANNOT CONTROL AUDIO SYSTEM Diagnostic Test: Navi System Link NOTE: Always check for and resolve all CAN DTCs before troubleshooting the ...
  • Page 70 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL 1. Make sure the anti-theft code for the audio system is entered. 2. Go into the Diagnostic mode, and use the "Navi System Link" diagnostic (see NAVI SYSTEM LINK ).
  • Page 71 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL 1. Test the battery condition (see BATTERY TEST ). Is the battery in good condition? YES - Go to step 2. NO - Troubleshoot the battery and/or charging system and recheck.
  • Page 72 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL YES - Go to step 7. NO - If the free trial period is expired, return the vehicle to the client, and inform them how to renew their XM NavTraffic subscription by calling XM Radio at (800) 852-9696.
  • Page 73 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 47: Locating Navigation MAP Scale Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Do you see real-time traffic on the navigation display? YES - Return the vehicle to the client, and explain the proper settings.
  • Page 74 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Return to the XM (HIP) diagnostic menu.  Select the XM (HIP) ECU choice.  Select the Traffic channel choice.  NOTE: Do not touch or select the Data Reset choice.
  • Page 75 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL YES - Replace the original AcuraLink control unit. Refer to ACURALINK article. Register the new AcuraLink control unit with XM radio and Acura Client Services. Return the vehicle to the client.
  • Page 76 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL After troubleshooting, enter the navigation system anti-theft codes.  Verify that the correct navigation unit is installed for this model. Go into  the diagnostic mode and use "Version" (see VERSION ).
  • Page 77 Navigation unit connector Rearview camera Wire color Fig. 48: Checking Connections Between Navigation Unit Connector G (7P) And Rearview Camera Connector (6P) Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Is there continuity? YES - Go to step 5. NO - Repair open in the wire between navigation unit connector D (7P) and rearview camera connector (6P).
  • Page 78 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL 6. Turn the ignition switch ON (II), and measure the voltage between navigation unit connector G (7P) and body ground according to the table. NAVIGATION UNIT CONNECTOR REFERENCE Navigation unit connector Wire color Is there 0.1 V or more?
  • Page 79 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL INFORMATION ). NAVIGATION DOES NOT CALL USING THE HFL NOTE: Always have the client demonstrate there concern. Compare the  operation of this feature in a known-good vehicle. Review the navigation owner's manual for the proper operation of this ...
  • Page 80 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL 8. Check for continuity between the navigation unit connector F (5P) and body ground according to the table. DISPLAY PANEL CONTROL UNIT CONNECTOR REFERENCE Display panel control unit connector Wire color...
  • Page 81 "Select Diagnosis Items" menu shown below. Fig. 49: Screen Display - Select Diagnosis Items Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. 3. After the display changes to the Select Diagnosis Items menu, select the item you want to check and the diagnostic will start.
  • Page 82 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 50: Screen Display - Map Type Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Compass type Fig. 51: Screen Display - Compass Type Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
  • Page 83 Select "Return" to return to the Diagnosis Menu.  Map type Fig. 52: Screen Display - Map Type Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Compass type Fig. 53: Screen Display - Compass Type Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
  • Page 84 These screens allow you to troubleshoot the display unit. Select the item you want to troubleshoot, and follow the diagnostic instructions. Fig. 54: Screen Display - Monitor Check Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. RGB Color This screen verifies that the display unit is receiving the video (R, G, B and Composite sync) signals properly.
  • Page 85 This screen diagnoses problems with contrast. You should be able to see the changes from bar to bar across the scale. It is normal for the two bars on either side to appear the same. Fig. 56: Screen Display - Gray Tone Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. White Raster The entire display must be white.
  • Page 86: Unit Check

    2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 59: Screen Display - Color Pattern Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Monitor Adjustment This allows you to center the navigation display. Use the joystick to move the picture up/down or left/right.
  • Page 87 The version represents the software version in the display.  Fig. 62: Screen Display - Display Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Radio This diagnostic checks the audio connections. If not OK, do the troubleshooting for the audio system.
  • Page 88 Selecting this will erase the client's settings, personal information, GPS orbital data, and anything else stored in memory. Fig. 64: Screen Display - Navi ECU Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. PC Card info. There is no PC Card in the PC slot, and the screen should say, "PC Card is not inserted."...
  • Page 89 As you test each function, the corresponding button on the display should highlight. To exit, push in and hold the selector knob. Fig. 67: Screen Display - Hard Key Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Aircon Diag Indicates received data from the climate control unit after running the climate control self-diagnostic function (see HOW TO USE THE SELF-DIAGNOSTIC FUNCTION WITHOUT HDS ).
  • Page 90: Car Status

    2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 69: Screen Display - Smart Card Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. CAR STATUS Use this screen to confirm that the navigation unit is properly receiving input signals. Signals equal to (0) are OFF, and signals equal to (Dare ON.
  • Page 91 If the diagnostic screen below reads NG with the ignition switch ON (II), then you can use the HDS  (Honda Diagnostic System) to retrieve the diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) from the F-CAN. The data displayed in the ID boxes is irrelevant.
  • Page 92: Coverage Area

    2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 71: Screen Display - F-CAN System Link Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. COVERAGE AREA This screen allows the dealer to select the area that applies to their location. The choice is US (continental) or Hawaii.
  • Page 93: Column Description

    2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 73: Screen Display - GPS Information Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. NOTE: Pressing the "map guide" button displays the satellite number on each circle. GPS DETAIL By pressing and holding the MENU button for 10 seconds, a GPS Detail screen appears.
  • Page 94 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL GPS ICON IS WHITE OR NOT SHOWN ). The satellite ID number The status: 0 = cannot If all 0, then, follow GPS icon is white or not shown...
  • Page 95 For detailed analysis of the yaw rate select "tuning."  Fig. 75: Screen Display - Yaw Rate Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. YAW RATE TUNING This diagnostic allows you to graphically display problems with the yaw rate sensor.
  • Page 96 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 76: Screen Display - Yaw Rate Tuning Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. TIRE CALIBRATE As the vehicle moves, the navigation system receives speed pulses from the PCM. These pulses are converted using a conversion factor to a mph speed that moves the vehicle position (VP) on the map.
  • Page 97 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Solar Angle This screen graphically displays the sun's position as determined by the GPS. The navigation system uses the sun's angle, along with the sunlight sensor to control the driver/passenger A/C air flow. The heat that the A/C unit removes varies, depending on the angle of the sun entering the vehicle.
  • Page 98 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. However, if the factory provides a PC card and instructs you to insert it into the card slot (label side  up). If instructed by the factory, select "Gyro. Sensor Logs ON." Follow the factory procedure for gathering test data, and properly ending the test.
  • Page 99 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 83: Screen Display - Demo Mode Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Mic Level This diagnostic allows you to independently test the microphone and the NAVI TALK and BACK buttons.
  • Page 100 Seethe FAQs below for information regarding PC cards, and the use of this function. Fig. 85: Screen Display - Save Users Memory Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Export Select this button to move the client's data from the original navi ECU to the PC card. Select "YES" on the "Export User Data"...
  • Page 101 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 87: Screen Display - Save Users Memory Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Select "YES" on the "Import Confirmation" screen. Import moves the two files stored by the Export process from the PC card to the new navi ECU. When the transfer is finished (a few seconds) the system will automatically reboot.
  • Page 102 Over time the card will accumulate two files for each version of the 8 or so Honda navi models. What format should be used if It is unlikely that the card will ever need formatting, however the FAT the card needs reformatting? file system should be used.
  • Page 103  Fig. 88: Screen Display - Version Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. There are two navigation DVDs produced for this model. The white DVD labeled "United States" is for the US market and contains maps for the contiguous 48 ...
  • Page 104 These screens allow troubleshooting on XM or HIP (AcuraLink) problems. Select the item you want to troubleshoot, and follow the diagnostic instructions. Fig. 89: Screen Display - XM (HIP) Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. XM (HIP) System Link This diagnostic tests the wires connecting the XM (HIP) components.
  • Page 105 2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 91: Screen Display - XM (HIP) ECU Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Telematics Self-Diagnosis This screen used to do self-diagnosis for the XM (HIP). Fig. 92: Screen Display - Telematics Self-Diagnosis Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
  • Page 106 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL with an "envelope" symbol. Fig. 94: Screen Display - Diagnostic Info Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Data Reset This menu choice resets the AcuraLink control unit (XM receiver), and should not be selected. Only select "DATA RESET"...
  • Page 107 Check the DVD source for deep scratches or other damage. Make sure you DVD disc reading error are using an official Honda navigation DVD (white in color). The system (unformatted), please cannot read other mapping databases or video DVDs. If the problem consult your dealer.
  • Page 108 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 96: Identifying SCS Service Connector And Navigation Service Connector Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. 4. Turn the ignition switch ON (II). 5. Check that the diagnosis menu for the picture diagnosis starts up, and then changes to the system link menu.
  • Page 109 5. Remove the four screws (A) from the navigation unit brackets (B). Fig. 98: Identifying Screws, Navigation Unit Brackets And Navigation Unit Connectors Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. 6. Disconnect the navigation unit connectors (C). 7. Remove the navigation unit (D).
  • Page 110: Gps Antenna Removal/Installation

    3. Disconnect the GPS antenna connector (A), and remove the bolt (B). Fig. 99: Identifying GPS Antenna Connector, Bolt And GPS Antenna Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. 4. Remove the GPS antenna (C). 5. Install the antenna in the reverse order of removal.
  • Page 111 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 100: Identifying Screws, Display Unit And Forward Screw Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. 3. Install the unit in the reverse order of removal. Be careful not to drop the forward screw behind the dashboard.
  • Page 112: Resistance Chart

    2007 Acura RL 2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Navigation System - RL Fig. 102: Identifying Interface Dial Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. 4. Install the dial in reverse order of removal. VOICE CONTROL SWITCH TEST 1. Remove the driver's airbag assembly (see DRIVER'S AIRBAG REPLACEMENT ).
  • Page 113 5. Use a diode tester between the terminals in each switch position as shown. Fig. 104: Testing Remote Switch Using Diode Tester Between Terminals As Shown Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. 6. If the diode test is not as specified, replace the remote switch (see STEERING WHEEL DISASSEMBLY/REASSEMBLY ), and replace the voice control switch (see STEERING WHEEL DISASSEMBLY/REASSEMBLY ).