Thanks for posting back the fix! I'm glad that you have resolved the problem.@otto888man : Thanks for the tip. It seems the doors started working after disconnecting the negative terminal. But the VSA and ABS lights were still on. I took it to Honda dealership today morning and grudgingly agreed for 130 bucks diagnosis fees. After half an hour the mechanic came back and reported that battery has gone bad and therefore those lights came ON. They replaced the battery free of cost and also waived the diagnosis charge (I guess battery has a warranty of 5 years and my car was just around 3 year old and 30 K miles).
Has the battery been replaced before?I have 2012 Odyssey EXL with same situation - light on drained the battery - now, I have VSA and ABS light on and also sliding door is not open/close while engine is on. I have tried all recommended solutions:
a. disconnect both battery cable
b. disconnect only negative cable
c. check the fuses - VSA - ABS - Sliding Door
d. remove the fuses and start up the car
But none has reset the lights. I guess I will go ahead and replace the battery and cross my finger it will solve the issue rather than paying $130 diagnostic fee to Honda dealer.
Thanks for posting the fix!THIS WORKED; Same issue with dead battery and VSA/ABS lights and sliding door issues. Tried many different fixes and finally the above post from iaflyer worked. Also had to try it 3 or 4 times but had success. Only change i made was not grounding the SCS circuit or paperclip. Just jumpered from pin #4 to #9. Many thanks to those who posted before me.
Thanks for the information. Your instructions were proper. Other people that post give incorrect information.I had the same problem as everyone else - ABS and VSA lights (curvy road symbol) and the rear doors had problems opening. I followed this sequence from another thread:
"As posted earlier in this thread but not the easiest to understand for newbies such as myself....whats a SCS circuit!? Well through some research in other threads unrelated to my issue, the SCS circuit is the plug found under the dashboard of the drivers side where the dealer or mechanic plugs in to communicate to the car's computer. There are actual small numbers in the corners showing you that 1 starts in the lower right hand corner getting bigger moving left up to 8..then the upper row starts from 9 to 16. I used a small paper clip bending it to reach the 4th and 9th hole where they are bridged together.....
1. With the ignition switchOFF
2. Short the SCS circuit to body ground #4 and #9 pin using a paperclip
3. Press the brake pedal.
4. Turn the ignition switchON (II) while keeping the brake pedal pressed.
5. After the ABS indicator goes off, release the brake.
6. After the ABS indicator goes on, press the brake pedalagain.
7. After the ABS indicator goes off, release the brake again.
8. After a few seconds, the ABS indicator blinks twice and the DTC is cleared. If the ABS indicator stays on after it blinks twice, check the DTC, because a problem was detected during the initial diagnosis before shifting to DTC clearing mode.
9. Turn the ignition switchOFF.
10. Disconnect the paperclip from the DLC."
Worked perfectly. Took a few tries - the first two times the ABS light didn't change like it said it would, so I after waiting 30 sec-1 min I turned the car off and tried again. I don't have a Touring, just an EX. All it said on the MFD screen (the LCD on in front of the driver) was NO and continuous beep while I was going it. A bit nerve-racking but it worked fine.
This didn't work. You didn't post complete instructions. This post should be deleted. It's giving bad information along with others.I had the same problems with my 2013 Ody. The battery went dead. I replaced it but the VSA and ABS lights stayed on plus the sliding doors would not work with the van running.
I checked all of the fuses related to VSA, ABS, ECM, no issues, no help, no changes.
I did the battery disconnect, and the battery cable reset multiple times, no change.
Went to O'Riellys to use their ODB II tool. No Codes present. No change.
Called dealer, they said 79.99 to delete error codes that pop up after battery issues, said its a common problem.
Then..... Did the procedure described above.
Jumper pins 4 to 9 on ODB connection port with paperclip.
Held brakes as told, then turn ignition to pos II
Released brake, then pressed brake again, released brake.
Remove jumper, start car, No More ABS VSA lights..... boom....
what do ya'll mean when you say to "short the pins"? i assume its placing one side of paper clip into #4 and the other side into #9...is this correct? we got new battery and same thing happening, sliding doors don't open with van on and VSA and ABS lights on.Same situation and symptoms: drained battery, ABS and VSA lights on, power doors not working when van on... followed procedure (short the pins, ignition and brake press combo), worked perfectly. thanks for the great advice