Honda Acura OBD1 Codes and OBD2 Codes FULL List [PDF Free Download]

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Does the check engine light bother you, and you’re just curious about reading the Honda OBD1 codes?

If you like getting things done by yourself, then you’re in the right place. In this article, I will tell you how to read and erase trouble codes in your Honda model. 

Towards the post’s end, you will be capable of initiating a self-diagnostic test using only a paper clip. You will learn to interpret check engine light flashes to identify the faulty component or sensor and erase the trouble codes after fixing the defective part. 

Stick to the blog’s end to find out more!

Honda Acura OBD1 Codes List [FULL]

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CodeMeaning
Codes 0 and 11Electronic control module (ECM)
Code 1Heated oxygen sensor A
Code 2Oxygen content B
Codes 3 and 5Manifold absolute pressure
Code 4Crank position sensor
Code 6Engine coolant temperature
Code 7Throttle position sensor
Code 8Top dead center sensor
Code 9No.1 cylinder position sensor
Code 10Intake air temperature sensor
Code 12Exhaust recirculation system
Code 13Barometric pressure sensor
Code 14Idle air control valve or bad ECM
Code 15Ignition output signal
Code 16Fuel Injector
Code 17Vehicle speed sensor
Code 19A/T lock-up control solenoid
Code 20Electric load detector
Code 21V-TEC control solenoid
Code 22V-TEC pressure solenoid
Code 23Knock sensor
Code 30A/T FI signal A
Code 30A/T FI signal B
Code 41Heated oxygen sensor heater
Code 43Fuel supply system
Code 45Fuel supply metering
Code 48Heated oxygen sensor
Code 61Front heated oxygen sensor
Code 63Rear heated oxygen sensor
Code 65Rear heated oxygen sensor heater
Code 67Catalytic converter system
Code 70Automatic transaxle
Code 71Misfire detected cylinder 1
Code 72Misfire detected cylinder 2
Code 73Misfire detected cylinder 3
Code 74Misfire detected cylinder 4
Code 75Misfire detected cylinder 5
Code 76Misfire detected cylinder 6
Code 80Exhaust recirculation system
Code 86Coolant temperature
Code 92Evaporative emission control system

Honda Acura OBD2 Codes List and Meaning [FULL]

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P1020 Valve Pause System Stuck Off
P1021 Valve Pause System Stuck On
P1025 Valve Pause System Sticking Off
P1026 Valve Pause System Sticking On
P1077 Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) System Malfunction (Low rpm)
P1078 Intake Mainfold Runner Control (IMRC) System Malfunction (High rpm)
P1106 Barometric Pressure (BARO) Sensor Circuit Range/Performance Problem
P1107 Barometric Pressure (BARO) Sensor Circuit Low Voltage
P1108 Barometric Pressure (BARO) Sensor Circuit High Voltage
P1121 Throttle Position (TP) Sensor Lower Than Expected
P1122 Throttle Position (TP) Sensor Higher Than Expected
P1128 Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor Circuit Lower Than Expected
P1129 Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor Circuit Higher Than Expected
P1130 Demand for Changing Both Secondary Heated Oxygen Sensor (Secondary HO2S)
P1130 (Sensor 2) and Third Heated Oxygen Sensor (Third HO2S) (Sensor 3)
P1149 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) Range/Performance Problem
P1149 Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor (Sensor 1) Circuit Lean Range
P1157 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) AFS Line High Voltage
P1157 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) Circuit High Voltage
P1157 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) Range/Performance Problem
P1158 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) AFS- Terminal Low Voltage
P1159 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) AFS+ Terminal Low Voltage
P1162 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) Slow Response
P1163 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) Slow Response
P1163 Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor (Sensor 1) Slow Response
P1164 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) Range/Performance Problem
P1164 Air/Fuel Ratio (AF) Sensor (Sensor 1) Circuit Range/Performance
P1165 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) Range/Performance Problem
P1165 Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor (Sensor 1) Circuit Range/Performance
P1166 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) Heater System Electrical Problem
P1166 Heated Oxgen Sensor Sensor1 (Primary HO2S) Heater Circuit Malfunction
P1167 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) Heater System Malfunction
P1167 Heated Oxygen Sensor Sensor1 (Primary LAF HO2S) Heater System Malfunction
P1168 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) LABEL Low Voltage
P1169 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) LABEL High Voltage
P1182 Fuel Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Voltage
P1183 Fuel Temperature Sensor Circuit High Voltage
P1253 VTEC System Malfunction
P1259 VTEC System Malfunction
P1297 Electric Load Detector (ELD) Circuit Low Voltage
P1298 Electric Load Detector (ELD) Circuit High Voltage
P1300 Random Misfire
P1324 Knock Sensor Power Source Circuit Low Voltage
P1336 Engine Speed (RPM) Fluctuation Sensor Intermittent Interruption
P1337 Engine Speed (RPM) Fluctuation Sensor No Signal
P1355 Front Ignition Coil Power Circuit Malfunction
P1359 Crankshaft Position (CKP)/Top Dead Center (TDC) Sensor Circuit Malfunction
P1361 Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor A (Top Dead Center (TDC) Sensor) Intermittent Interruption
P1361 Top Dead Center (TDC) Sensor Intermittent Interruption
P1362 Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor A (Top Dead Center (TDC) Sensor) No Signal
P1362 Top Dead Center (TDC) Sensor No Signal
P1366 Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor B (Top Dead Center (TDC) Sensor) Intermittent Interruption
P1366 Top Dead Center (TDC) Sensor 2 Intermittent Interruption
P1367 Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor B (Top Dead Center (TDC) Sensor) No Signal
P1367 Top Dear Center (TDC) Sensor 2 No Signal
P1381 Cylinder Position (CYP) Sensor Intermittent Interruption
P1382 Cylinder Position (CYP) Sensor No Signal
P1410 Air Pump Malfunction
P1415 Air Pump Electric Current Sensor Circuit Low Voltage
P1416 Air Pump Electric Current Sensor Circuit High Voltage
P1420 Nox Adsorptive Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold
P1438 Motor Drive Module (MDM) Overheating Signal Circuit
P1438 Motor Drive Module (MDM) Overheating
P1439 Motor Drive Module (MDM) Short Circuit Sensor Problem
P1439 Motor Drive Module (MDM) Short Circuit
P1440 IMA System Problem
P1445 Bypass Control Problem
P1448 Battery Module Overheating
P1449 Battery Module Overheating
P1449 Battery Cell Overheating
P1449 Battery Module Individual Voltage Input Deviation
P1449 Battery Module Deterioration
P1449 Battery Module Deviation
P1454 Fuel Tank Pressure (FTP) Sensor Range/Performance Problem
P1456 Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Control System Leakage (Fuel Tank System)
P1457 Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Control System Leakage (EVAP Canister System)
P1459 Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Purge Flow Switch Malfunction
P1491 Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve Insufficient Lift
P1486 Cooling System Malfunction
P1491 Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve Insufficient Lift
P1498 Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve Position Sensor Circuit High Voltage
P1505 Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Air Leakage
P1508 Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) Circuit Malfunction
P1519 Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) Circuit Malfunction
P1509 Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) Circuit Failure
P1522 Brake Booster Pressure Sensor Circuit Low Voltage
P1523 Brake Booster Pressure Sensor Circuit High Voltage
P1524 Brake Booster Pressure Sensor Range/Performance Problem
P1541 Climate Control Unit Signal Circuit Low Voltage
P1542 Climate Control Unit Signal Circuit High Voltage
P1565 Motor Commutation Signal Problem
P1568 Battery Module Individual Voltage Input Problem
P1568 Battery Module Temperature Signal Circuit Problem
P1568 Battery Cell Temperature Signal Circuit Problem
P1572 Motor Drive Module (MDM) Temperature Signal Circuit Low Input
P1572 Motor Drive Module (MDM) Temperature Signal Circuit High Input
P1576 Motor Drive Module (MDM) Voltge Signal Circuit Low Input
P1577 High Voltage Detection Signal Circuit Problem
P1580 Battery Current Circuit Problem
P1581 Motor Power Inverter (MPI) Module Current Signal Circuit Low Input
P1581 Motor Power Inverter (MPI) Module Current Signal Circuit High Input
P1581 Motor Power Inverter (MPI) Module Current Signal Circuit Problem
P1582 Motor Current U Phase Signal Circuit Low Input
P1582 Motor Current U Phase Signal Circuit High Input
P1583 Motor Current V Phase Signal Circuit Low Input
P1583 Motor Current V Phase Signal Circuit High Input
P1584 Motor Current W Phase Signal Circuit Low Input
P1584 Motor Current W Phase Signal Circuit High Input
P1585 Motor Current Signal Circuit Problem
P1586 Motor Power Inverter (MPI) Module Current Signal/Battery Current Signal Circuit Problem
P1607 Engine Control Module (ECM)/Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Internal Circuit Malfunction
P1630 Transmission Control Module
P1635 Battery Condition Monitor (BCM) Module Proble
P1639 MOTB Signal Circuit Malfunction
P1640 ACTTRQ Motor Torque Signal Circuit Low Input
P1641 ACTTRQ Motor Torque Signal Circuit High Input
P1642 QBATT Battery Signal Circuit Low Input
P1643 QBATT Battery Signal Circuit High Input
P1644 MOTFSA Signal Malfunction
P1645 MOTFSB Signal Malfunction
P1646 MOTSTB Signal Malfunction
P1647 Power Command Signal Circuit Low Input
P1647 Power Command Signal Circuit High Input
P1647 Engine Torque Signal Circuit Low Input
P1647 Engine Torque Signal Circuit High Input
P1647 Mode Signal Circuit 1 Low Input
P1647 Mode Signal Circuit 1 High Input
P1647 Mode Signal Circuit 2 Problem
P1647 Engine Speed Signal Circuit Problem
P1648 Battery Condition Monitor (BCM) Module Communication Signal Circuit Problem
P1648 Motor Control Module (MCM) Communication Signal Circuit Problem
P1655 CVT-FI TMA/TMB Signal Line Failure
P1656 Problem in PCM-toVTM-4 Control Unit Communications Circuit
P1660 A/T-FI Data Line Failure/TCM - ECM Halt
P1676 FPTDR Signal Line Failure
P1678 FPTDR Signal Line Failure
P1679 RSCD Signal Circuit Malfunction
P1681 A/T FI Signal A Cicuit Low Voltage
P1682 A/T FI Signal A Circuit High Voltage
P1683 Throttle Valve Default Position Spring Performance Problem
P1684 Throttle Valve Return Spring Performance Problem
P1686 A/T FI Signal B Circuit Low Voltage
P1687 A/T FI Signal B Circuit High Voltage
P1705 Short in Transmission Range Switch Circuit (More than one range position is on at the same time)
P1706 Open in Transmission Range Switch Circuit
P1709 Problem Transmission Gear Selection Switch Circuit
P1730 Problem in Shift Control System
P1731 Shift Solenoid Valve E Stuck ON
P1731 Shift Valve E Stuck
P1731 A/T Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Valve A Stuck OFF
P1732 Shift Solenoid Valve B and C Stuck ON
P1732 Shift Valves B and C Stuck
P1733 Shift Solenoid Valve D Stuck ON
P1733 Shift Valve D Stuck
P1733 A/T Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Valve C Stuck OFF
P1734 Shift Solenoid Valves B and C Stuck ON
P1734 Shift Valves B and C Stuck
P1738 Problem in 2nd Clutch Pressure Switch Circuit
P1739 Problem in 3rd Clutch Pressure Switch Circuit
P1740 Problem in 4th Clutch Pressure Switch Circuit
P1750 Mechanical Problem in Hydraulic Control System of A/T Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid
P1750 Valve Assemblies A and B, or Problem in the Hydraulic Control System
P1751 Mechanical Problem in Hydraulic Control System of Shift Solenoid Valve B and A/T Clutch
P1751 Pressure Control Solenoid Valves A and B
P1751 Problem in the Hydraulic Control System
P1753 Problem in Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Valve Circuit
P1758 Problem in Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Valve B Circuit
P1768 A/T Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Valve Circuit
P1773 Problem in A/T Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Valve B Circuit
P1790 Throttle Position (TP) Sensor Circuit Malfunction
P1791 Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Range/Performance Problem
P1792 Problem in Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor Circuit
P1793 Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor Circuit
P1870 Problem in CVT Speed Change Control Valve Assembly Circuit
P1873 Problem in CVT Pulley Pressure Control Valve Assembly Circuit
P1879 Problem in CVT Start Clutch Pressure Control Valve Assembly Circuit
P1882 Problem in Inhibitor Solenoid Circuit
P1884 Secondary Gear Speed Sensor 2 Circuit Malfunction
P1885 CVT Drive Pulley Speed Sensor Circuit
P1886 CVT Driven Pulley Speed Sensor Circuit
P1888 CVT Speed Sensor
P1889 Problem in CVT Speed Sensor 2 Circuit
P1890 Shift Control System
P1891 Problem in Start Clutch System
P1894 CVT Speed Change Control Valve Circuit
P1895 CVT Pulley Pressure Control Valve Circuit
P2101 Throttle Actuator System Malfunction
P2108 Throttle Actuator Control Module Problem
P2118 Throttle Actuator Current Range/Performance Problem
P2122 Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1 (Throttle Position Sensor D) Circuit Low Voltage
P2123 Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1 (Throttle Position Sensor D) Circuit High Voltage
P2127 Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 2 (Throttle Position Sensor E) Circuit Low Voltage
P2128 Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 2 (Throttle Position Sensor E) Circuit High Voltage
P2135 Throttle Position (TP) Sensor 1/2 Incorrect Voltage Correlation
P2138 Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1/2 (Throttle Position Sensor D/E) Incorrect Voltage Correlation
P2176 Throttle Actuator Control System Idle Position Not Learned
P2195 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) Signal Stuck Lean
P2197 Front Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 2, Sensor 1) Signal Stuck Lean
P2227 Barometric Pressure (BARO) Sensor Circuit Range/Performance Problem
P2228 Barometric Pressure (BARO) Sensor Circuit Low Voltage
P2229 Barometric Pressure (BARO) Sensor Circuit High Voltage
P2237 Rear Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 1, Sensor 1) IP Line High Voltage
P2238 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) AFS+ Line Low Voltage
P2238 Rear Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 1, Sensor 1) IP Line Low Voltage
P2240 Front Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 2, Sensor 1) IP Line High Voltage
P2241 Front Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 2, Sensor 1) IP Line Low Voltage
P2243 Rear Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 1, Sensor 1) VCENT Line High Voltage
P2245 Rear Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 1, Sensor 1) VCENT Line Low Voltage
P2247 Front Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 2, Sensor 1) VCENT Line High Voltage
P2249 Front Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 2, Sensor 1) VCENT Line Low Voltage
P2251 Rear Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 1, Sensor 1) VS Line High Voltage
P2252 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) AFS- Line Low Voltage
P2254 Front Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 2, Sensor 1) VS Line High Voltage
P2255 Front Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 2, Sensor 1) VS Line Low Voltage
P2279 Intake Air System Leak
P2413 Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System Range/Performance Problem
P2422 Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System Vent Shut Valve Close Malfunction
P2552 Throttle Actuator Control Module Relay Malfunction
P2627 Rear Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 1, Sensor 1) LABEL Circuit Low Voltage
P2628 Rear Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 1, Sensor 1) LABEL Circuit High Voltage
P2630 Front Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 2, Sensor 1) LABEL Circuit Low Voltage
P2631 Front Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 2, Sensor 1) LABEL Circuit High Voltage
P2646 VTEC Oil Pressure Switch Circuit Low Voltage
P2647 VTEC Oil Pressure Switch Circuit High Voltage
P2648 VTEC Solenoid Valve Circuit Low Voltage
P2649 VTEC Solenoid Valve Circuit High Voltage
P2769 Short in Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Valve Circuit
P2770 Open in Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Valve Circuit
P2A00 Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Sensor 1) Range/Performance Problem

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Honda Acura OBD1 Connector Location

Honda OBD1 plug is found on the passenger side beneath the glove box. The plug has a blue plastic casing and houses two connectors. One of the connectors is more extensive and has 3 double pins, whereas the other has 2 double pins. The connector to use is the 2 double pins. 

How to Pull Honda Acura OBD1 Codes Without a Scanner

Firstly, before embarking on the journey to read the OBD1 codes, you’ll need the following items: a paper, pen, and unrolled paper clip. 

Here is how to go about the self-diagnostic test:

  1. Fold the unrolled paper clip into a U or V shape and insert its ends on the 2 double pin connector. It should form a loop between the right and left pins. 
  2. Turn the key through 2 clicks to start the ignition without cranking the engine.
  3. Next, fix your eyes on the instrument cluster, taking a keen interest in the check engine light. 
  4. Count the number of flashes to identify the error code. 

You should note that long flashes represent the first digit in a two-digit code. For example, two long flashes would indicate number two as the first digit of the two-digit code. The second digit of the code is identified through short flashes. 

Single-digit codes are interpreted by counting short interval flashes. For multiple trouble codes, the signal to the consecutive trouble code is a much longer pause between the two codes. 

  1. Record the error codes using a pen and paper. 
  2. Finally, you can look up the trouble codes in the section down below, or you can Google them up on Honda’s website. 

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How to Clear a Honda Acura OBD1 Code

After fixing the faulty component or sensors, you need not be frustrated or distracted by the flashing check engine light. Here are some of the ways that you could use to eliminate the error codes:

1. Disconnecting the negative battery terminal

Disconnect the negative battery terminal for 10 to 15 seconds, then reconnect it to resets the ECU. This action eliminates the trouble codes. However, this method suffers several drawbacks, including rough driving for about 50 miles before the ECU relearn its values. Secondly, you’ll need to reconfigure your radio stations as radio codes are lost during the reset. 

2. Pulling out the ACG or alternator sense fuse

This is a much safer reset method, and you won’t have to reconfigure your radio stations once it’s done. Here is how to go about it: 

  1. Identify the fuse compartment located near the driver side kick panel. 
  2. Uncover the fuse box and locate the number used to represent the ACG or the alternator sensor fuse. This information is indicated beneath the circuit schematic attached under the fuse box cover. 
  3. Locate the fuse and dislodge it before reinserting it. 

This will reset the ECU. You can crank up the engine and let it idle for about 10 minutes for the ECU to relearn its values, or you could take the vehicle on a short drive. 

Final thoughts

The blue OBD1 plug is the first thing to look for when performing a self-diagnostic test. Pull out the error codes by looping through the right and left terminal of the 2-double pin connector housed in this plug. You can do this by counting the flashes the check engine light will illuminate after starting the car without cranking the engine.

Next, after the fix, eliminate the error codes by resetting the ECU. The reset will occur when you disconnect and reconnect the negative battery terminal. Better still, you can pull out the ACG or alternator sensor plug and reinsert it.

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