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Old 10-22-2009, 08:01 AM
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4WS LIGHT

hi

i have a 1992 Honda Prelude BB1 H22A VTEC and my 4WS steering light is sometimes on inside my car, i topped up my power steering fluid to the max line when its cold and its still doing it, what could be some other possible problems?
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Re: 4WS LIGHT

Try a full reset fo the 4WS system:

1. Apply the hand brake.
2. Short the service connector pins with a paper clip or something similar.
3. Turn the steering wheel to CLOCKWISE (right) 45-65 degrees and hold it that way.
4. Turn the ignition switch to II (on) position but DON'T start your engine.
You'll see that all your warning lights will go on and off, don't pay attention to them.
5. After your 4WS light goes OFF, turn the steering wheel to CENTRE (turn it left) position within 4 seconds and hold it still.
6. When your 4WS light turns ON, turn your steering wheel CLOCKWISE again to 45-60 degrees and hold still (again within 4 seconds).
7. When the 4WS light goes OFF, turn the wheel to the centre position again within 4 seconds and hold it still.
8. If your 4WS light blinks TWICE then you succeeded.
If it stays on after this that means you failed, so simply turn the ignition off and go back to step one and try again. The tricky part with this procedure is that you should do all the steering inputs within 4 seconds so keep it in mind.
If you succeeded, turn your ignition off, remove the short on the service connector, start your engine and check if it's working.
This may look complicated but it is very easy, it only takes a few minutes.


If that doesnt solve it you need to pull the 4WS code. You need to get a bent paper clip and short the service connector, I dont know if there is a write up for doing it on this forum . Your 4WS bulb will then flash (long and short flashes) to give you a code. That will tell you what part of your 4WS sytem needs cleaned or replaced.

If the above fails check out http://preludeuk.forumup.com . Many users with 4WS on there.
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Re: 4WS LIGHT

i also have the same prob....ill try the reset and see what happens
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Re: 4WS LIGHT

Actually, the reset procedure I posted generally works for the 5G only. Apparently removing the radio fuse / disconnecting the battery is enough in 4G's to reset the system.
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