2001 Honda Odyssey Power sliding door...
Baron Converse

Vancouver, WA

#123 Apr 9, 2007
This does work great! I was a little skeptical but just went out and did it, and it works!
Annette_n_SugarL and_TX

United States

#124 Apr 12, 2007
Susan, our 1999 Odyssey has the same problem with the passenger side sliding door. The power door closes but not quite all the way, it will not "engage", or "catch". In one extreme instance, it opened while my husband was driving our daughter to school -- now she is scared that she will fall out if it doesn't latch completely. We have learned to do the "butt shut", just as you have. However, it works better to press up slightly on the rear side of the door -- or to physically help the door close as it approaches the last few inches.
My observation is that the door seems to be hanging ever-so-slightly low. If I knew what to tighten to level the door, I think the problem would be over. Does anyone have any ideas on how to do this?
Sometimes it isn't convenient (such as in bad weather) or safe to get out of the car to push the sliding door closed. I turn the interior lights completely OFF so that they don't stay on by accident and run down the battery.(This happened one night when we didn't know the door hadn't latched.) I also turn the sliding door switch to manual. That keeps the van quiet until I can stop elsewhere and adjust the passenger sliding door. Just remember to turn the sliding door switch back to automatic and the interior lights override switch back on.
Good luck! I hope there is an Odyssey guru out there who can help us with the sliding door problem.
Bob Sutton

Ocala, FL

#125 Apr 21, 2007
Yep, this works on a 2002 model. Many thanks
Robert Krause

Parker, CO

#126 Apr 25, 2007
steve wrote:
Remove fuse #13 for 30 seconds or more from the passenger side fusebox. This will reset the door and the clock.
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Another Fuse #13 satified customer. We had the problem occur during a freeze and the kids kept pulling the handle over and over trying to open the door. Low and behold, the light on the dash came on and the door did not work after thawing out. Saved $$$ from not having to go to the dealer.
Steve Selby

Mississauga, Canada

#127 Apr 29, 2007
steve wrote:
Remove fuse #13 for 30 seconds or more from the passenger side fusebox. This will reset the door and the clock.
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The fuse #13 trick worked for me too. Thanks to the original poster for this tip.

In the past I had other problems that I was able to fix by cleaning the electrical contacts between the front edge of the door and the door post. Didn't work this time but may be helpful to someone else.
Pablo Stroudsburg PA

Fleetwood, PA

#128 Apr 29, 2007
Thank you all, it work, however I had to remove fuses # 5, 12, & 13 for it to work. God Bless.
Matthew in Hickory NC

Boone, NC

#129 Apr 30, 2007
Annette_n_SugarLand_TX wrote:
Susan, our 1999 Odyssey has the same problem with the passenger side sliding door. The power door closes but not quite all the way, it will not "engage", or "catch". In one extreme instance, it opened while my husband was driving our daughter to school -- now she is scared that she will fall out if it doesn't latch completely. We have learned to do the "butt shut", just as you have. However, it works better to press up slightly on the rear side of the door -- or to physically help the door close as it approaches the last few inches.
My observation is that the door seems to be hanging ever-so-slightly low. If I knew what to tighten to level the door, I think the problem would be over. Does anyone have any ideas on how to do this?
Sometimes it isn't convenient (such as in bad weather) or safe to get out of the car to push the sliding door closed. I turn the interior lights completely OFF so that they don't stay on by accident and run down the battery.(This happened one night when we didn't know the door hadn't latched.) I also turn the sliding door switch to manual. That keeps the van quiet until I can stop elsewhere and adjust the passenger sliding door. Just remember to turn the sliding door switch back to automatic and the interior lights override switch back on.
Good luck! I hope there is an Odyssey guru out there who can help us with the sliding door problem.
I am having the same problem as Susan from Charlotte. We have been "bumping" now for about 6 months. I took it to Honda Cars of Hickory and they quoted $356.74 for repairs, saying the "motors bad"... I know how dealerships work (replacing expensive parts without knowing the exact problem) and quickly told them no thanks. I guess we will continue to "bump" until a solution if found. Please advise if anyone has found a solution to this problem... Thanks, Matt
MoPo

Newark, NJ

#130 May 9, 2007
Problem:
Driver side sliding door won't open/close. Sliding door indicator came on.
Solution:
Took Fuse #13 for 30 secs are put it back
Parismaison

Gustine, CA

#131 May 16, 2007
I think there is a flaw to every vehicle. Nothing is really perfect.
Gus Morillo

United States

#132 May 18, 2007
Steve thanks for the tip save me a lot of money.
Kris - Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

#133 May 19, 2007
Thanks for the tip. The power door is working again...without the trip to the dealer ($$).
edlegs

Terlton, OK

#134 May 21, 2007
Matthew in Hickory NC wrote:
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I am having the same problem as Susan from Charlotte. We have been "bumping" now for about 6 months. I took it to Honda Cars of Hickory and they quoted $356.74 for repairs, saying the "motors bad"... I know how dealerships work (replacing expensive parts without knowing the exact problem) and quickly told them no thanks. I guess we will continue to "bump" until a solution if found. Please advise if anyone has found a solution to this problem... Thanks, Matt
I was having the same problem. The problem was with the latch/motor assembly in the door (NOT the main motor that opens/closes the door). I removed the latch/motor assembly (I have a service manual detailing how to remove/replace the latch - I've given the steps below). When I got the latch/motor assembly out, I initially thought the motor must be bad because I hooked the wires going to the motor to a 12V DC adapter and the motor made a little noise but didn't turn. So I called the dealer and they told me the assembly was $149 and would require special order. I was going to take the assembly in to verify they were ordering the correct part. But then I noticed the hard plastic "shroud" around the small gear on the motor was partially broken and the broken-off piece was jamming the gear. I removed the broken piece and it worked! I reinstalled the assembly and it seems to be working well. I did have to readjust the striker after I reinstalled the latch assembly because although the door was now latching, it wasn't fully depressing the switch that controls the dome lights and the door-open indicator light on the dash. Here are the steps to remove the latch assembly (reinstall in reverse order):

1. Turn the power door switch on the dash to the Off position.
2. Using a trim removal tool,(Snap-on # A177 or equivalent), release the clips that hold the front and rear upper trim (around the window) and carefully remove the trim with as little bending as possible.
3. Using a small stiff wire hook, remove the retainer clip that holds the door handle and remove the door handle.
4. Carefull pry out the small cap that was behind the door handle and remove the phillips screw.
5. Using the trim removal tool, release the clips around the door panel and carefully remove the door panel with as little bending as possible.
6. Carefully peel back the plastic cover (about half way) that was behind the door panel so as to expose the back half of the door.
7. Near the back of the door, there are 6 bolts on that hold the latch assembly - 3 on the inside and 3 on the back - remove these bolts (10mm socket).
8. Disconnect the power door latch wiring (connector near the bottom of door).
9. Disconnect door latch cable nearest the opening in the door, then carefully slide the latch/motor assembly out and disconnect the other two latch cables.
10. Inspect the motor/latch assembly and make sure nothing is obstructing the working of the gears. If you have a 12V DC adapter try hooking it up to the red and green wires that run to the motor to see if it works. If you don't have a 12V DC adapter, just running some wires from your car battery or car accessory outlet should work as well. Don't worry about which way you hook up the wires - it's a reversible motor so try it both ways. If the motor still won't run then you probably need to bite the bullet and by the assembly.

Hope this helps someone!
viva

Manhattan, KS

#135 Jun 8, 2007
steve wrote:
Remove fuse #13 for 30 seconds or more from the passenger side fusebox. This will reset the door and the clock.
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hy steve can you tell me where is fuse # 13 a need your feed please
viva

Manhattan, KS

#136 Jun 8, 2007
hi steve a saw your are the MAN please can you tell me where is fuse # 13 exactly. my right sliding door does not lock or open with the remote or the driver side power lock. and my rear right window do not close all the way dowm .
DannyBoy

Largo, FL

#137 Jun 9, 2007
steve wrote:
Remove fuse #13 for 30 seconds or more from the passenger side fusebox. This will reset the door and the clock.
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In the Odyssey manual, Fuse #13 is the clock back up. Didn't you mean fuse #5 on the passenger side?
Gary

Dayton, OH

#138 Jun 10, 2007
steve wrote:
Remove fuse #13 for 30 seconds or more from the passenger side fusebox. This will reset the door and the clock.
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Thanks Steve, It really worked. Both doors of my 2001 Honda didn't work. Now they do. Again, thanks for the tip.
Annie

Columbia, MO

#139 Jun 11, 2007
I have a 2000 Honda Odyssey Van. The cd changer will not work. It will take the cd, act like it will play but when ejects shows an "E-01" error message. The radio works fine. Is there anything I can do to fix it??
Bryan- Nebraska

Lincoln, NE

#140 Jun 11, 2007
We have a 2001 Odyssey and the drivers side rear power sliding door will not unlock or lock. If manually locked it will slide open just fine. thanks for any help!
FMA

Wilson, NC

#141 Jun 13, 2007
steve wrote:
Remove fuse #13 for 30 seconds or more from the passenger side fusebox. This will reset the door and the clock.
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Worked great. Thanks for the tip!
Annie

Columbia, MO

#142 Jun 14, 2007
Now my passenger side sliding door on my 2000 Odyssey is not working. I checked all the fuses and did what you suggested with fuse #13...nothing works. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!

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