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DTC Troubleshooting: P0616

DTC P0616:
 Starter Relay 2 Malfunction
NOTE: Before you troubleshoot, record all freeze data and any on-board snapshot, and review the general troubleshooting information.
  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
  1. Check the STARTER CUT RELAY in the DATA LIST with the HDS.
Is the 2.2 V or less indicated?
YES -
Go to Step 3 .
NO -
Intermittent failure, the system is OK at this time. Check for poor connections or loose terminals at starter relay 1, starter relay 2, and the ECM.■
  1. Start the engine.
Does the engine start?
YES -
Go to Step 4 .
NO -
Go to Step 7 .
  1. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0).
  1. Open the fuse lid (A), then remove starter relay 1 (B) for the under-dash fuse/relay box.
Is start relay 1 OK?
YES -
Replace starter relays 2, then go to Step 23 .
NO -
Replace starter relay 1, then go to Step 23 .
  1. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0).
RHD model
LHD model

  1. Open the fuse lid (A), then remove starter relay 1 (B) for the under-dash fuse/relay box.
  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
  1. Check the STARTER CUT RELAY in the DATA LIST with the HDS.
Is the 2.2 V or less indicated?
YES -
Go to Step 11 .
NO -
Replace starter relay 1, then go to Step 23 .
  1. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0).
  1. Remove the starter relay 2 for the auxiliary under-dash fuse/relay box.
  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
  1. Check the STARTER CUT RELAY in the DATA LIST with the HDS.
Is the 2.2 V or less indicated?
YES -
Go to Step 15 .
NO -
Replace starter relay 2, then go to Step 23 .
  1. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0).
  1. Jump the SCS line with the HDS.
  1. Disconnect ECM connector A (49P).
RHD model
LHD model

  1. Check for continuity starter relay 1 4P connector terminal No. 2 to body ground.
Is the 1 MΩ or more?
YES -
Go to Step 28 .
NO -
Go to Step 19 .
  1. Disconnect under-dash fuse/relay box connector X (3P).

  1. Check for continuity under-dash fuse/relay box connector X (3P) terminal No. 2 and body ground.
Is there continuity?
YES -
Repair short in the wire between the ECM (A14) and the under-dash fuse/relay box, then go to Step 23 .
NO -
Go to Step 21 .
  1. Disconnect under-dash fuse/relay box connector B (36P).

  1. Check for continuity under-dash fuse/relay box connector B (36P) terminal No. 16 and body ground.
Is there continuity?
YES -
Repair short in the wire between the under-dash fuse/relay box and starter relay 2, then go to Step 23 .
NO -
  1. Reconnect all connectors.
  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
  1. Reset the ECM with the HDS.
  1. Check for Temporary DTCs or DTCs with the HDS.
Is DTC P0615 indicated?
YES -
Check for poor connection or loose terminals at starter relay 1, starter relay 2, and the ECM, then go to Step 1 .
NO -
Troubleshooting is complete. If any other Temporary DTCs or DTCs are indicated, go to the indicated DTC's troubleshooting.■
  1. Reconnect all connectors.
  1. Check for Temporary DTCs or DTCs with the HDS.
Is DTC P0615 indicated?
YES -
Check for poor connections or loose terminals at starter relay 1, starter relay 2, and the ECM, If the ECM was updated, substitute a known-good ECM, then recheck. If the ECM was substituted, go to Step 1 .
NO -
If the ECM was updated, troubleshooting is complete. If the ECM was substituted, replace the original ECM. If any other Temporary DTCs or DTCs are indicated, go to the indicated DTC's troubleshooting.■