ECM red bulb on end


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redjetty
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ECM red bulb on end

Post by redjetty » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:13 pm



Hi All,,,, Got a question regarding my ECM for the cruise control on my 87 aspencade. On


the picture I posted the ecm has a red Light bulb. Can someone correctly tell me what it means when its lite or when its not lite. Thanks rj



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Re: ECM red bulb on end

Post by redjetty » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:32 am

no one has at least a guess????

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Re: ECM red bulb on end

Post by julimike54 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:01 pm

Manual states if it can't be reset, it's a faulty ECU
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Re: ECM red bulb on end

Post by redjetty » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:28 pm

how does one reset it??? and still the red light bulb means??,,, thanks rj

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Re: ECM red bulb on end

Post by virgilmobile » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:45 pm

Is it a led or a red button(reset) you push in?

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Re: ECM red bulb on end

Post by redjetty » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:20 pm

hard red bulb, does not push in,,Ive never seen it "lite" ,,,,, so its got to represent something?? right?? rj

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Re: ECM red bulb on end

Post by julimike54 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:34 pm

It represents the ECM is in error. Service manual has a procedure to reset, if it doesn't reset you replace the ECM because it's the fault, per the trouble shooting tree.

Reset = "Turn cruise set switch OFF. After 5-6 seconds, again turn cruise set switch ON. Are LED's still ON?

Just a piece of the trouble shooting tree in the Honda Service manual. There are 20 pages worth about the cruise control. If you need to trouble shoot, I'd suggest a manual is what tool you need.
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Re: ECM red bulb on end

Post by redjetty » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:57 pm

so if my red bulb light is "dark" or "not lite", then the ECM is not faulty?? and issues elsewhere,,,, yes on the manual,, thanks for the input,,, rj

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Re: ECM red bulb on end

Post by julimike54 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:45 pm

Correct, manual has about a 5 page "tree" for troubleshooting the cruse control.


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