Acura MDX (YD2; 2007-2013) fuses and relays

This material discusses in detail the fuse diagrams of the Acura MDX (second generation; YD2): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2013 release.

Fuse №9 in the passenger compartment is responsible for the ciggarette lighter.
Fuse №19 in the passenger compartment is responsible for the fuel pump.

In the luggage compartment


Located at the left side of cargo area.


General view of the fuse box.

Diagram
Relays
R1 Cargo Area Accessory Power Socket
R2 2007-2009: Super Handling-All Wheel Drive
R3 Rear Window Defogger
No. Fuses Amps
1 Optional (for Trailer Lighting Connector) 7,5 A
2 20 A
3 20 A
4 7,5 A
5 Cargo Area Accessory Power Socket 10 A
6 Power Tailgate Control Unit 20 A
7 2007-2009: Rear Multiplex Integrated Control Unit (MICU) 15 A
8
  • Tailgate (Cargo Area) Lights,
  • ​Inside Tailgate Switch
  • Rear Multiplex Integrated Control Unit (MICU),
7,5 A
9 2007-2009: Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) 30 A
10 Noise Reduction Condenser, Rear Window Defogger 30 A
11 Power Tailgate Control Unit 40 A
The general arrangement of electronic modules in the luggage compartment of the Acura MDX 2
1 Electrical Compass Module (without Navigation)
2 Power Tailgate Drive Module
3 Acuralink Control Module (XM Receiver)
4 2010-2013: Blind Spot Information (BSI) Control Module
5 Active Damper Control Module
6 Fuse Box
7 Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) Control Module
8 Fuel Pump Control Module
9 Fuse Box
10 Power Tailgate Control Unit

In the engine compartment


The general arrangement of electronic modules in the engine compartment of the Acura MDX 2:
1. 2010-2013: Sub Relay Box (only Canadian Elite Package, U.S. Advance Package, Advance Package with Entertainment)
2. Powertrain Control Unit (PCM)
3. Fuse Box №2
4. Fuse Box №1
5. Battery Sensor
6. VSA Modulator Control Module

Fuse Box №1


Located next to the battery. Push the tabs to open the box.


General view of the fuse box.

Diagram
Description Amps
1 Alternator, Fuse №3 in the engine compartment fuse box №2 120 A
2,1 2010-2013: Active Damper Control Unit 30 A
2,2 2010-2013: Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) Control Unit 30 A
2,3 Rear Blower Motor 30 A
2,4 VSA Modulator-Сontrol Unit 40 A
2,5 Fuses №1, 2, 3, 4 in the luggage compartment 40 A
2,6 Fuses №12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 in the passenger compartment 40 A
2,7 Fuses №1, 2, 3, 4 in the passenger compartment 40 A
2,8 Empty -
3,1 Fuses №12, 13, 22 in the engine compartment fuse box №2 60 A
3,2 Fuses  №1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 in the engine compartment fuse box №2 40 A
3,3 Fuses №14, 15, 16, 17 in the engine compartment fuse box №2 60 A
3,4
  • Ignition Switch (BAT), Starter Solenoid, Starter Cut Relay №1 & №2,
  • Fuse №33 in the passenger compartment
50 A
3,5
  • Power Window Relay,
  • Fuses № 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 in the passenger compartment
50 A
3,6 Fuses №5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 in the luggage compartment 60 A
3,7 Fuses № 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 in the passenger compartment  30 A
3,8 2010-2013: Engine Compartment Relay Box Fuse No. 1 30 A
4 Fuses №5, 6, 7, 8, 9 in the passenger compartment 40 A
5 2010-2013: E-Pretensioner Unit 30 A
6 30 A
7 Active damper control unit 30 A
2010-2013: Powertrain Control Module (VBUM (Continental PCM)) 7,5 A
8 Audio Amplifier 30 A
9 Battery Sensor 7,5 A
10 Turn Signal/Hazard Relay, Hazard Warning Switch 15 A
11
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Unit,
  • High Mount Brake Light,
  • Noise Reduction Condenser (for High Mount Brake Light),
  • Horn,
  • Taillight,
  • VSA Modulator-Сontrol Unit, Horn Relay
  • Multiplex Integrated Control Unit (MICU),
  • PCM (Brake Pedal Position Switch)
15 A
12 VSA Modulator-Control Unit 20 A
13 Trailer (Brake) 20 A
14 Left Second Row Seat Heater and Switch Indicators, Right Second Row Seat Heater and Switch Indicators 20 A
15 AC Inverter Unit 20 A
16 Empty -
17 Empty -
18 Empty -
19 Empty -
20 Empty -

Fuse box №2


Located on the passenger’s side. Push the tabs to open the box.


General view of the fuse box.

Diagram
Description Amps
R1 Fan Control
R2 A/C Compressor Clutch
R3 A/C Condenser Fan
R4 Radiator Fan
R5 Headlight Low Beam
R6 Front Blower Motor
R7 Fog Light
R8 Interior Light
1 Left Daytime Running Light 10 A
2 Right Daytime Running Light 10 A
3 Left Headlight (High Beam), Headlight Leveling Control Unit 10 A
4 Right Headlight (High Beam) 10 A
5 Front Parking Lights, Front Side Marker Lights, License Plate Lights, Taillights, Rear Side Marker Lights 7,5 A
6
  • Headlight Low Beam Relay,
  • Fuse №18, 19 in the engine compartment fuse box №2
30 A
7 PGM-FI Sub Relay, Radiator Fan Relay, A/F Sensor Relay 7,5 A
8
  • Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor,
  • Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor,
  • Injectors,
  • Electronic Throttle Control System (ETCS) Control Relay,
  • Powertrain Control Module (PCM (IGP)), PGM-FI Main Relay 1 (Fl Main),
  • Ignition Coil Relay,
  • Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor,
  • PGM-FI Main Relay 2 (Fuel Pump)
15 A
9 Ignition Coils 15 A
10 Electronic Throttle Control System (PCM) 15 A
11
  • Front Air Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 2, Sensor 1),
  • Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) Canister Vent Shut Valve
15 A
  • Secondary Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) (Bank 2, Sensor 2),
  • Rear Secondary Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) (Bank 1, Sensor 2),
  • Rear Air Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 1, Sensor 1)
12 Front Blower Motor 40 A
13 Fog Lights, Fog Light Relay 20 A
14 Headlight Washer Motor, Headlight Washer Relay (2010-2013) 30 A
15 A/C Condenser Fan Motor 30 A
16 Radiator Fan Motor, A/C Condenser Fan Motor 30 A
17 A/C Compressor Clutch 7,5 A
18 Left High Intensity Discharge (HID) Unit 15 A
19 Right High Intensity Discharge (HID) Unit, Headlight Washer Relay (2007-2009) 15 A
20 Active Damper System Switch Light, Ambient Lights (Built Into The Roof Console), A/T Gear Position Indicator Panel Light, Blind Spot Information (BSI) OFF Switch Light, Climate Control Unit, Dashlights Brightness Controller Light, Driver's Ambient Light, Driver's Seat Heater and Ventilation Switch Light, Front Passenger's Ambient Light, Front Passenger's Seat Heater and Ventilation Switch Light, Glove Box Light, Hazard Warning Switch Light, Headlight Washer Switch Light, Interior Light Relay, Left Second Row Seat Heater Switch Light, Moonroof Switch Light, Power Mirror Switch Light, Rear Climate Control Panel, Rear Controller and Screen, Rear Individual Map Light Switch Lights, RES Auxiliary Jack Assembly Light (Rear Entertainment), Right Second Row Seat Heater Switch Light, Roof Console Switch Light, Seat Ventilation Control Unit, Steering Wheel Switch Lights, VSA OFF Switch Light, VSA/BSI OFF Switch Light, Headphone Jack 7,5 A

Sub relay box


Located on the passenger’s side. (only 2010-2013 release models: Canadian Elite Package, U.S. Advance Package, Advance Package with Entertainment).

Diagram
Description Amps
R1 Brake Light Relay (with Adaptive Cruise Control System)
R2 Tech Relay
1 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Module, Active Damper Control, Blind Spot Information (BSI), Driver's Seat Ventilation Switch Indicators, Front Passenger's Seat Ventilation Switch Indicators, E-Pretensioner Module, Left Blind Spot Information (BSI) Radar Unit, Millimeter Wave Radar, Right Blind Spot Information (BSI) Radar Unit, Seat Ventilation Control Module 10
2 Empty  -
3 Empty  -
4 Empty  -

In the passenger compartment

The general arrangement of electronic components in the passenger compartment of the Acura MDX 2:


1. Fuse Box;
2. Gauge Control Unit;
3. Combination Switch Control Module;
4. SRS module;
5. Power Tilt / Telescopic Steering Control Module.


1. Relay Box №1;
2. Relay Box №2;
3. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Module;
4. Navigation Display Unit / Center Information Display;
5. Relay Box №3;
6. 2010-2013: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Module;
7. Headlight Leveling Control Module;
8. Climate Control Module;
9. Audio Navigation / Audio Module;
10. Immobilizer Keyless Control Module.


1. 2010-2013: E-Pretensioner Module;
2. Rear Climate Control Panel;
3. Handsfreelink Control Unit;
4. 2007-2009: Rear Blower Motor Relay;
5. 2010-2013: Seat Ventilation Control Module;
6. 2007-2009: Rear Seat Heater Relay;
7. AC Inverter Module

Fuse box


Located on the driver’s side underneath the dashboard. To remove the lid, put finger in the notch on the lid, pull it toward you, and take it out.


Access example.


General view.

Diagram
Description Amps
R1 Turn Signal / Hazard
R2 Empty
R3 Empty
R4 Accessory Power Socket
R5 PGM-FI Main (Fuel Pump Relay Acura MDX)
R6 Power Window
R7 Front Seat Heater
R8 Empty
1 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Control Unit 7,5 A
2 Driver's Lumbar Support Motor 10 A
3 2007: Moonroof Control Unit/Motor 10 A
2008-2013: Moonroof Control Unit/Motor 15 A
4 Driver's Seat Cushion Blower Motor, Driver's Seat Heater, Driver's Seat Heater Switch Indicators, Driver's Seat-back Blower 20 A
Motor, Front Passenger's Seat Cushion Blower Motor, Front Passenger's Seat-Back Blower Motor, Front Passenger's Seat Heater, Front Passenger's Seat Heater Switch Indicators
5 AcuraLink Control Unit (XM Receiver), Audio Unit, Audio-Navigation Unit, HandsFreeLink Control Unit, XM Receiver 10 A
6 Driver's Footwell Light and Vanity Mirror Light, Front Individual Map Lights, Front Passenger's Footwell Light, Passenger's Vanity Mirror Light, Ignition Key Light, Left Rear Door Courtesy Light, Moonroof Control Unit/Motor, Rear Individual Map Light (2nd), Rear Individual Map Light (3rd), Right Rear Door Courtesy Light, Cargo Area Light 7,5 A
7 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Climate Control, Combination Switch Control, Data Link Connector (DLC), Center Information Display, Driver's MPCS Unit, Gauge Control Unit, Immobilizer-keyless Control Module, Multiplex Integrated Control Unit (MICU (Voltage Back Up (VBU)), Navigation Display Unit, Front Passenger's MPCS Unit, HFL-navigation Microphone, Power Tilt/telescopic Steering Control Unit, Rear Controller and Screen, Relay Control Unit, Rear Multiplex Integrated Control Unit (MICU), Power Tailgate Control Module, Power Seat Control Module 10 A
8 Door Lock (Multiplex Integrated Control Unit (MICU)) 20 A
9
  • Front Accessory Power Socket,
  • Rear Accessory Power Socket
  • Cigar Lighter
15 A
10 PCM (VBSOL) 15 A
11 2007-2009
  • Windshield Wiper Motor,
  • Wiper/Washer Control Circuit,
  • Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) Canister Vent Shut Valve,
  • Front Air Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor,
  • Front Secondary Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S),
  • Rear Air Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor,
  • Rear Secondary Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S)
30 A
2010-2013:  Windshield Wiper Motor 30 A
12 Subwoofer 10 A
13 Front Passenger's Power Seat Motor (Recline, Rear Up-Down) 20 A
14 Driver's Power Seat Motor (Slide, Front Up-Down) 20 A
15 Power Tilt/Telescopic Steering Control Unit 20 A
16 Driver's Power Seat Motor (Recline, Rear Up-Down) 20 A
17 Front Passenger's Power Seat Motor (Slide, Front Up-Down) 20 A
18 Alternator, Electrical Load Detector (ELD), Engine Mount Control Solenoid Valve, Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) Canister Purge Valve, PCM (VBSOL), PCM (Brake Pedal Position Switch), Air Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor 10 A
19 2007-'2009: Fuel Pump, Immobilizer-Keyless Control Unit, Powertrain Control Module (PCM), PGM-FI Main Relay 2 (Fuel Pump) 20 A
2010-2013: PCM (IG1), Fuel Pump Control Module, Immobilizer-keyless Control Unit 20 A
20 2007-2009: Active Damper, Brake Light Relay, Hazard Warning Switch, Occupant Detection System (ODS) Unit, Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) System, Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) 7,5 A
2010-2013: Fuses: №35, 37, 39 10 A
21 AcuraLink Control Unit (XM Receiver), Active Damper Control Unit, Active Damper System Switch, Back-Up Lights, Brake Light Relay, Center Information Display, Combination Switch Control Unit, Driver's MPCS Unit, Electrical Compass Unit, Gauge Control Module, Multiplex Integrated Control Unit (MICU), Power Seat Control Unit, Power Tailgate Control Unit, Power Tilt/Telescopic Steering Control Unit, Rear Controller and Screen, Rear Multiplex Integrated Control Unit (MICU), Relay Control Module, Shift Lock Solenoid, TECH Relay, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Control Unit, Automatic Dimming Inside Mirror 7,5 A
22 Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) unit 10 A
23 Empty -
24 Left Rear Power Window Motor 20 A
25 Right Rear Power Window Motor 20 A
26 Passenger’s Power Window Motor (Front Passenger's MPCS Unit) 30 A
27 Driver’s Power Window Motor (Driver's MPCS Unit) 30 A
28 Power Tilt/Telescopic Steering Control Unit 20 A
29 Steering Angle Sensor, VSA Modulator-control Unit, Yaw Ratelateral/Longitudinal Acceleration Sensor 10 A
30 AC Inverter Unit, Automatic Dimming Inside Mirror, A/C Compressor Clutch Relay, A/C Condenser Fan Relay, Climate Control Unit, Fan Control Relay, Front Blower Motor Relay, Front Seat Heater Relay, Multiplex Integrated Control Unit (MICU), Optional Trailer Connector, Rear Blower Motor Relay, Rear Climate Control Panel, Rear Mode Control Motor, Rear Window Defogger Relay, Rearview 10 A
Mirror with Rearview Camera Display, Second Row Seat Heater Relay
31 Headlight Leveling Control Unit, Rear Multiplex Integrated Control Unit (MICU) (IG1 Washer), Rear Window Washer Motor Relay Circuit, Windshield Washer Motor Relay Circuit, Windshield Wiper Intermittent Relay Circuit, Windshield Wiper Motor Relay 15 A
Circuit, Windshield/Rear Window Washer Motor (Front/Rear Washer)
32 2007-2009: Accessory Power Socket Relay, AcuraLink Control Unit (XM Receiver). Audio Unit, Climate Control Unit. Ignition Key Switch. Center Information Display Unit, Interface Dial, Multiplex Integrated Control System (MICU), Navigation System, XM Receiver 15 A
2010-2013: Accessory Power Socket Relay, AcuraLink Control System (XM Receiver), Audio Unit, Climate Control System, Key Interlock Solenoid, HFL-Navigation Microphone, Interface Dial, Multiplex Integrated Control Unit (MICU (ACC)), HandsFreeLink System, Audio-Navigation System, Navigation Display Module 10 A
33 Empty -
34 Powertrain Control Module (STRLD), Starter Cut Relay 7,5 A
35 2007-2009: Starter Switch Signal (STS), Ignition Switch 7,5 A
2010-2013: Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system 7,5 A
36 2010-2013: Starter Switch Signal (STS), Ignition Switch 7,5 A
37 2010-2013: Occupant Detection System (ODS), Passenger's Airbag Cutoff Indicator, Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) 7,5 A
38 2010-2013: Starter Switch Signal (STS), Ignition Switch 7,5 A
39 2010-2013: Occupant Detection System (ODS), Passenger's Airbag Cutoff Indicator, Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) 7,5 A

Sub relay boxes

There are three additional relay blocks in the cabin.

Description
Relay block №1
R1 Empty
R2 2010-2013: Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD)
R3 ACC CUT
R4 IG2 CUT
Relay block №2
R1 2010-2013: Second Row Seat Heater
R2 2010-2013: Rear Blower Motor
2007-2009: Brake Light
R3 Starter Cut
R4
Relay block №3
R1 2010: Brake Light
2011-2013: Headlight Washer
R2 2007-2010: Headlight Washer
2011-2013: Brake Light
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