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DTC Troubleshooting: P0617

DTC P0617:
 Starter Relay 1 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 3.2 V or more 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. 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.
  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
  1. Check the STARTER CUT RELAY in the DATA LIST with the HDS.
Is the 3.2 V or more indicated?
YES -
Go to Step 7 .
NO -
Replace starter relay 1, then go to Step 12 .
  1. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0).
  1. Jump the SCS line with the HDS.
  1. Disconnect ECM connector A (49P).
  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
RHD model
LHD model

  1. Measure the voltage between ECM connector terminal A14 and body ground.
Is there any voltage?
YES -
Repaire short to power in the wire between the ECM (A14) and starter relay 1, then go to Step 12 .
NO -
Go to Step 17 .
  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 connections or loose terminals at starter relay 1 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 P0617 indicated?
YES -
Check for poor connections or loose terminals at starter relay 1 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.■