I need a mechanic! - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
4 wheel forum THe spot for anyting with 4 wheels from yugo's to ferrari's

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
tcmalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 840
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: FZ6
Years Riding: 2
How you found us: fz6 forum
   
I need a mechanic!

Ok, so I tried a little DIY project over the last three days: installing a backup camera on my wife new CRV. Yes brand new, 2011. I also bought a Gentex mirror so she can view the backup video on it.

It's a little tougher than I thought, but I'm like 90% done. Until I decided to 'test' if the cable had juice. All of a sudden the car's making noise and I knew I have shorted something. I can't start the car, or if it does start it shut off right away. I can't get out of Park. I can't roll up my windows.

So I started checking the fuses and found a blown one. It was a 7.5amp fuse labeled "Meter". I did not check all the fuses but about 75% of them. I replaced said blown fuse and car starts, but now it has a check engine signal. So what's the deal, is it all fixed or is there other problem I don't know about.

Another thing I notice is the anti-theft light on the radio is constantly on, whether the car is alarmed or not. Is this normal?
tcmalker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 06:34 PM
Eat a bag o' dix!
 
trkyleg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 8,018
Location: Oklahoma
Sportbike: ratty one
Years Riding: a few days
How you found us: Uncle Bad Touch
           
get the code checked


lulz on the situation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loki047 View Post
As long as their tits are bigger than their dicks, im in.

-"You will meet your destiny on the road of avoidance."

-"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That is why we call it the present."

-"It's not considered premarital sex if you don't plan on getting married."
trkyleg is offline  
post #3 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 07:05 PM
Registered User
 
Gone In 3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Texas/Chicago
Posts: 5,771
Location: Texas/Chicago
Sportbike: CBR1000RR
Years Riding: Been around the block with training wheels
How you found us: Folks
           


Gone In 3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 07:46 PM
Registered User
 
Pilotx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Elk Grove IL
Posts: 15,830
Location: Elk Grove IL
Sportbike: '03 Gsxr 1000, '04 Zuma,07 GSXR 600 trackbike
Years Riding: june 2007, since new,july '10
How you found us: friend
           
Send a message via AIM to Pilotx1 Send a message via Yahoo to Pilotx1
very likely it will have to go to a dealer... youve shorted something and it triggered the security in the ecm basically disabling the vehicle

-Jason
CCS AM #31
Pilotx1 is offline  
post #5 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 07:58 PM
Armed law abiding citizen
 
Dave13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Posts: 19,055
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Sportbike: '74 Yamaha RD350
Years Riding: idk
How you found us: Google
           
This is why there are certifications for car audio, video, and navigation.

Called me before, I would have helped. Now, get the code pulled and expect a trip to the dealer.
Dave13 is offline  
post #6 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
tcmalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 840
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: FZ6
Years Riding: 2
How you found us: fz6 forum
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave13 View Post
This is why there are certifications for car audio, video, and navigation.

Called me before, I would have helped. Now, get the code pulled and expect a trip to the dealer.
I wanted to do this myself, I actually learned a lot from it. I am very proud. I think once I disconnect the battery and reset the ecu, the engine check light will go away. The only damage is the fuse!!!

I've been trying to do things myself. For example, I changed my own oil in motorcycle. I installed Leo Vince myself, very proud of that!

Frankly, I just don't trust other people around my vehicles.
tcmalker is offline  
post #7 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 02:12 AM
Cuddlie as a koala
 
YZFRob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Where its free.
Posts: 7,513
Location: Where its free.
Sportbike: Which bike?
Years Riding: Too long.
How you found us: Ken offered me money to join.
           
Problem is new vehicles have everything integrated to the ECM now. Unless you are real familiar with automotive electronics, its best to just have someone who has done it before. And have a wiring schematic for the vehicle also.

Be glad you didnt mess with the yellow wires under the dash. Those are SRS wires (air bags).


Dave, I've seen some of these people who are "certified" for audio/video/nav do more damage than someone who has never touched a wire stripper in their life. Like one retread who screwed an amp in the trunk of a car and put the mounting screw into the gas tank. That one got me a good laugh.

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.
YZFRob is offline  
post #8 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 02:20 AM
Armed law abiding citizen
 
Dave13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Posts: 19,055
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Sportbike: '74 Yamaha RD350
Years Riding: idk
How you found us: Google
           
^^^

Speaking of being certified, he could have damaged the BCM, not ECM.

Wow. You are proud that you fucked up your brand new vehicle. CP's wife must be proud as a peacock. This had what, three wires to connect?

How did you "test this wire to see if it had juice"?

OBD2 does not clear codes by pulling the battery cables.

This thread has to be a joke. Please tell me it is.
Dave13 is offline  
post #9 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 02:28 AM
Armed law abiding citizen
 
Dave13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Posts: 19,055
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Sportbike: '74 Yamaha RD350
Years Riding: idk
How you found us: Google
           
When you got the camera system, this thread should have started. You should have never opened the box without adult supervision.
Dave13 is offline  
post #10 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 02:31 AM
Cuddlie as a koala
 
YZFRob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Where its free.
Posts: 7,513
Location: Where its free.
Sportbike: Which bike?
Years Riding: Too long.
How you found us: Ken offered me money to join.
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave13 View Post
^^^

Speaking of being certified, he could have damaged the BCM, not ECM.

Wow. You are proud that you fucked up your brand new vehicle. CP's wife must be proud as a peacock. This had what, three wires to connect?

How did you "test this wire to see if it had juice"?

OBD2 does not clear codes by pulling the battery cables.

This thread has to be a joke. Please tell me it is.
Yeah 3 or 4 wires at the most. Pos, neg, trigger and maybe a switch wire. Only thing in the fuse block it should had been hooked up to was a power accessory tap. Unless he was trying to tap into a wire for the reverse under the dash (if there is one under the dash in a CRV. Dunno, never worked on one).

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.
YZFRob is offline  
post #11 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 05:08 AM
Registered User
 
ThirdgenTa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Aurora
Posts: 1,512
Location: Aurora
Sportbike: 2001 zx6
How you found us: Search
           
Send a message via AIM to ThirdgenTa
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave13 View Post
^^^

Wow. You are proud that you fucked up your brand new vehicle. CP's wife must be proud as a peacock. This had what, three wires to connect?


This thread has to be a joke. Please tell me it is.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave13 View Post
When you got the camera system, this thread should have started. You should have never opened the box without adult supervision.
I am sure we have all tried to tackle projects on our own. Sometimes it doesn't work out and should have been taken care of by a professional. Lessons learned.
No need to keep pointing it out and insulting him to make yourself feel better.
ThirdgenTa is offline  
post #12 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
tcmalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 840
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: FZ6
Years Riding: 2
How you found us: fz6 forum
   
Please don't think that this was an easy project, because it was definitely not. It's not JUST connect 3 or 4 wires. Don't forget, the camera is in the back and that has to be connected to the taillight. Why, you might ask? Because you don't want the camera on all the time, just when you reverse.
Since the CRV has a liftgate, it was tricky to connect the camera power to the backup light wire. Fitting (used fish tape) an RCA cable and power wire through that little rubber boot was not easy. Also, all the panels in the back has to be removed, as well as the driver's side rear panels.

Then I had to route the cable somehow to the front where the mirror is. It took geniousity. I routed above the headliner, just under the weatherstrips. Then I had to take the A-Pillar off.

Here's some pictures of the install. And the dreaded fuse.

P.S. Anybody who has a CRV and would like to install a backup camera, pm me and I will guide you in the right direction.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC05364.jpg (61.2 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg DSC05338.jpg (73.7 KB, 22 views)
File Type: jpg DSC05365.jpg (64.6 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg DSC05366.jpg (31.6 KB, 25 views)
tcmalker is offline  
post #13 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 07:59 AM
Registered User
 
Pilotx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Elk Grove IL
Posts: 15,830
Location: Elk Grove IL
Sportbike: '03 Gsxr 1000, '04 Zuma,07 GSXR 600 trackbike
Years Riding: june 2007, since new,july '10
How you found us: friend
           
Send a message via AIM to Pilotx1 Send a message via Yahoo to Pilotx1
my concern wouldnt be the check engine light , it would be the security light that is on wether you have it armed or not... the car thinks someone tried to steal it opening up a world og imobilizer possibilities

-Jason
CCS AM #31
Pilotx1 is offline  
post #14 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 08:10 AM
Registered User
 
JRSMAIL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Johnsburg, Il
Posts: 9,428
Location: Johnsburg, Il
Sportbike: A weed wacker
Years Riding: Just started today as a matter of fact..
How you found us: A dream I had once
           
Send a message via MSN to JRSMAIL
Good luck.

Note any time working on electric in cars they tell you to always disconnect the battery. That is the first rule...

Jon
MSF Instructor


<---- Useless

Always Stand For What You Believe In... Even If Means You Stand Alone...
JRSMAIL is offline  
post #15 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 09:13 AM
Bek
Your Cigar Aficionado
 
Bek's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Posts: 7,144
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Sportbike: 2007 Yamaha FZ6 & 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic
Years Riding: Long enough to know not long enough...
How you found us: Google-fu
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Bek
I am not going to give you shit for trying this project on your own. You did so at your own risk.

However... I am going to give you a metric fuckton of shit for this:

Quote:
Originally Posted by tcmalker View Post
It took geniousity.
It... took... what???

WTF, I'm revoking your Asian card... you're making us look bad!!!

Bek is offline  
post #16 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 09:19 AM
Grid Marshall.
 
Cerk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Naperville
Posts: 29,343
Location: Naperville
Sportbike: Tweener
Years Riding: Do I have to start over now?
How you found us: Followed the Bread Crumbs...
           
Send a message via AIM to Cerk
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave13 View Post
^^^

Speaking of being certified, he could have damaged the BCM, not ECM.

Wow. You are proud that you fucked up your brand new vehicle. CP's wife must be proud as a peacock. This had what, three wires to connect?

How did you "test this wire to see if it had juice"?

OBD2 does not clear codes by pulling the battery cables.

This thread has to be a joke. Please tell me it is.


Helpful.

Tom

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tacitus
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Cerk is offline  
post #17 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 09:38 AM
Moderator
 
Chills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 23,640
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: Kawi ZX-10R
Years Riding: Since February 2012
How you found us: NESBA bbs
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Chills
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cerk View Post


Helpful.
+1.

Geez Dave, you're being really harsh on the guy. How many times have you asked for help on this board because you made a mistake? Weak, dude.


To the OP: I agree with Pilot and trklg, you should pop it into the dealer to get the code checked. Hopefully its something minor that can just be reset.

I give you props for trying to install this yourself. I put in an in-dash nav system, ipod connector, BT connector and backup camera in my Porsche. I was pretty nervous about it all and ended up making a couple of mistakes. I got some good advice on the proper forums and fixed everything. It's a great feeling to do stuff yourself. Best of luck to you.

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

I bleed GREEN
Chills is offline  
post #18 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 12:31 PM
Registered User
 
Pilotx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Elk Grove IL
Posts: 15,830
Location: Elk Grove IL
Sportbike: '03 Gsxr 1000, '04 Zuma,07 GSXR 600 trackbike
Years Riding: june 2007, since new,july '10
How you found us: friend
           
Send a message via AIM to Pilotx1 Send a message via Yahoo to Pilotx1
dave has always had some sore spot issues when it comes to car audio/video being done by DIYers...probably from some deep rooted prechildhood abandonment issues

-Jason
CCS AM #31
Pilotx1 is offline  
post #19 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 12:34 PM
You got the talkin' done
 
jrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Alaska, WI
Posts: 15,711
Location: Alaska, WI
Sportbike: 2016 Honda Africa Twin & 1979 Honda CB750F
Years Riding: long enough to have fallen off a few times - glad I wear a helmet!
How you found us: Loose Lips Sink Ships, Loose Wires Cause Fires
           
On a Dodge, you can turn the ignition on and off 3 times and on the 3rd time you turn it on, you get the code where your mileage is normally displayed. Is there a technique like this for your CRV?

If you ain't with us, then it's just bad news.
jrock is offline  
post #20 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 01:05 PM
Armed law abiding citizen
 
Dave13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Posts: 19,055
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Sportbike: '74 Yamaha RD350
Years Riding: idk
How you found us: Google
           
Yeah, i'm harsh. But being proud of screwing up your wifes car?

Ok seriously, what did you test power with, and where at? I will honestly try and help.

Jason yes, my OCD goes into overdrive when it comes to car and bike wiring. Being in the field for a while will do that. It's like you making something and you ask out of what and their reply is "metal".
Dave13 is offline  
post #21 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 01:10 PM
Grid Marshall.
 
Cerk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Naperville
Posts: 29,343
Location: Naperville
Sportbike: Tweener
Years Riding: Do I have to start over now?
How you found us: Followed the Bread Crumbs...
           
Send a message via AIM to Cerk
Again...

I see plenty of criticism and aspersions being cast, but I see very little in the way of actual information...which of course is why the thread was started.

Tom

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tacitus
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.

Last edited by Cerk; 10-04-2011 at 01:13 PM.
Cerk is offline  
post #22 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 01:56 PM
Armed law abiding citizen
 
Dave13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Posts: 19,055
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Sportbike: '74 Yamaha RD350
Years Riding: idk
How you found us: Google
           
Well if we know what he used to check for power, we would have an idea if anything was damaged. Multimeter, should be good. Test light, not so much. If we knew where he probed, we would have an idea on what may have been damaged. If someone here has more ASC and MECP certifications than myself in this matter, let them speak up. I admitted I was harsh, now I'm trying to help. If the op doesn't want it, tell me and I'll delete all my posts in this thread and stay out of it.
Dave13 is offline  
post #23 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 02:32 PM
The Violator
 
Troy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Lombard
Posts: 4,101
Location: Lombard
Sportbike: A little bit of everything.
Years Riding: Not nearly enough!
How you found us: On a ride in Colorado
           
I'm not in the city, but have an ODB2 reader. If you want to skip a trip to the dealer, you're more than welcome to pull your codes.
Troy is offline  
post #24 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 02:40 PM
Registered User
 
Pilotx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Elk Grove IL
Posts: 15,830
Location: Elk Grove IL
Sportbike: '03 Gsxr 1000, '04 Zuma,07 GSXR 600 trackbike
Years Riding: june 2007, since new,july '10
How you found us: friend
           
Send a message via AIM to Pilotx1 Send a message via Yahoo to Pilotx1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Troy View Post
I'm not in the city, but have an ODB2 reader. If you want to skip a trip to the dealer, you're more than welcome to pull your codes.
most all auto parts stores will loan this out free of charge

-Jason
CCS AM #31
Pilotx1 is offline  
post #25 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 02:46 PM
Eat a bag o' dix!
 
trkyleg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 8,018
Location: Oklahoma
Sportbike: ratty one
Years Riding: a few days
How you found us: Uncle Bad Touch
           
^^^yeppers, but in my experience won't clear it. Company policy is what I was told last time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loki047 View Post
As long as their tits are bigger than their dicks, im in.

-"You will meet your destiny on the road of avoidance."

-"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That is why we call it the present."

-"It's not considered premarital sex if you don't plan on getting married."
trkyleg is offline  
post #26 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 03:15 PM
King Nothing


 
Kegger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ur Moms House
Posts: 17,944
Location: Ur Moms House
Sportbike: I ride Ur Mom
Years Riding: As long as Ive known Ur Mom
How you found us: u found me
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by trkyleg View Post
^^^yeppers, but in my experience won't clear it. Company policy is what I was told last time.
The only reset tool I ever needed was a strategically placed paperclip! Just gotta find the info for your vehicle.

"When in doubt, use full throttle. It may not improve your situation, but it will end the suspense."
Kegger is offline  
post #27 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 03:18 PM
Eat a bag o' dix!
 
trkyleg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 8,018
Location: Oklahoma
Sportbike: ratty one
Years Riding: a few days
How you found us: Uncle Bad Touch
           
meh. I have to reset so many, I just bought the little pocket obd computer that erases the codes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loki047 View Post
As long as their tits are bigger than their dicks, im in.

-"You will meet your destiny on the road of avoidance."

-"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That is why we call it the present."

-"It's not considered premarital sex if you don't plan on getting married."
trkyleg is offline  
post #28 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 03:27 PM
Registered User
 
Pilotx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Elk Grove IL
Posts: 15,830
Location: Elk Grove IL
Sportbike: '03 Gsxr 1000, '04 Zuma,07 GSXR 600 trackbike
Years Riding: june 2007, since new,july '10
How you found us: friend
           
Send a message via AIM to Pilotx1 Send a message via Yahoo to Pilotx1
all of the code readers ive used have been able to clear codes

as for the paperclip, i know that applied for the OBD1 cars(95 adn older) not sure on the OBD2 cars...

-Jason
CCS AM #31
Pilotx1 is offline  
post #29 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 03:31 PM
Eat a bag o' dix!
 
trkyleg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 8,018
Location: Oklahoma
Sportbike: ratty one
Years Riding: a few days
How you found us: Uncle Bad Touch
           
Jason, what I meant was. Last time I went to vatozone, they checked the code for me and told me they wouldn't clear it. Not that the device itself was incapable.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loki047 View Post
As long as their tits are bigger than their dicks, im in.

-"You will meet your destiny on the road of avoidance."

-"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That is why we call it the present."

-"It's not considered premarital sex if you don't plan on getting married."
trkyleg is offline  
post #30 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 04:31 PM
King Nothing


 
Kegger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ur Moms House
Posts: 17,944
Location: Ur Moms House
Sportbike: I ride Ur Mom
Years Riding: As long as Ive known Ur Mom
How you found us: u found me
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pilotx1 View Post
all of the code readers ive used have been able to clear codes

as for the paperclip, i know that applied for the OBD1 cars(95 adn older) not sure on the OBD2 cars...
Depends on the vehicle, for the newer ones, if you can find the correct pins to bridge, it will reset the light, but not erase the history if that makes sense.

"When in doubt, use full throttle. It may not improve your situation, but it will end the suspense."
Kegger is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome