Auto Service Professional

OCT 2018

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O c t o b e r 2 018 A SP 61 HONDA MYSTERY BLACKOUT is bulletin from Honda applies to 2006 and later Pilot vehicles, where the dashboard lights, interior or tail lights are out and a blown fuse is found. Check the RES auxiliary jack assembly. e customer may have broken off a head- phone jack in the headphone connector, and when the jack from another head- phone was inserted, it drove the broken jack piece deep into the assembly. A broken jack piece can intermittently bridge the printed circuit board terminals in the assembly, causing a short and blown fuse. To check for this, pry out the assembly and unplug its connector. Shake the assembly vigorously and listen for a rattle sound. If it rattles, a jack piece is broken off inside and you'll need to replace the RES assembly. If no rattle is heard, reinstall the as- sembly and continue with normal troubleshooting. DODGE MOODY MIRRORS is bulletin applies to 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 trucks equipped with power black trailer tow mirrors with memory and built on or before Oct. 10, 2013 (MDH 1010XX), or on or before Nov. 2, 2013 (MDH 1102XX). e customer may experience when the mirrors are fully open to the trailer tow (upright) position and tries to adjust the horizontal/verti- cal position, the mirrors will move backward to the switch input. e mirrors will move correctly when in the normal (down) position. Using a scan tool, verify that no DTCs are set (record and correct any before proceeding). Using wiTECH, reconfigure the vehicle. is routine is available under the Diagnostic Procedures tab found on the home "Vehicle View" page of wiTECH, FORD LIFTGATE AJAR Some 2013-2014 Ford Es- cape vehicles built on or before 6/12/2013 and equipped with a power or hands-free ligate may exhibit a concern with a "Ligate Ajar" warning chime, indicator message illuminated and/or a difficult to open or close li- gate. DTC C2006:19, B1453 and/or U3000 may be stored in the ligate/trunk module (LTM). 1. Measure body margins (rear panels for li- gate to vehicle body fit). Refer to workshop manual section 501-35. 2. If ligate measurements are within specifi- cation, proceed to Step 3. If not, perform ligate alignment procedure (manual section 501-03). 3. Reprogram the LTM to the latest calibration using IDS (integrated diagnostic system) using re- lease 85.02 or higher. Calibration files may be ob- tained at www.motorcra.com. BMW A COLOR CONCERN is bulletin applies to 2014 BMW 335i xDrive vehicles, when a headlight xenon bulb has been replaced. e customer may complain that the new bulb has a yellowish-white appearance when com- pared to the bluish-white of the original bulb on the other side. Due to chemi- cal and physi- cal effect, a change of col- or as a new bulb "burns in" is unavoidable. e color will gradually shi from yellow-white to blue-white. e greatest rate of change in color occurs in the first 5 minutes of illumination aer the bulb is switched on for the first time, and sta- bilizes aer about 100 hours of use. ere is no effect on road illumination. LINCOLN CONFUSED LINCOLN Some 2011-2012 Lincoln MKZ vehicles may exhibit the Service Engine Soon lamp on, with DTC P0016 (cranksha/camsha position correlation) set. Reprogram the PCM to the latest calibration sing IDS re- lease 78.04 or higher. Calibra- tion files are available at www. motorcra.com. Note the possible location of a broken headphone jack. T e c h n i c a l S e r v i c e B u l l e t i n s

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