Broken sliding door

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LESLOU
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  • 2008 HONDA ODYSSEY
I accidentally backed out of my garage with the passenger side sliding door opened. It hit the garage and came off track. My husband got the door back on, but it won't close properly. It will close all the way, but you can tell that it is still not right. Is there a way to get it back on correctly, or was something inside the door bent or broken? Will it have to be repaired at a Honda dealership?
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Saturday, August 16th, 2008 AT 8:26 PM

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KHLOW2008
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Hi leslou,

Most probably something has been thrown off track/bent/out of alignment due to the accident.

To get it back to working order, some adjustment/parts replacement would be necessary and you can try your local body repair shop for adjustment first.
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Saturday, August 16th, 2008 AT 9:09 PM
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BORISBADENOUGH
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  • 2002 HONDA ODYSSEY
  • 140,000 MILES
Door locks work but sliding passenger (electric) door will not open in either manual or electric mode. Door remains in fully closed position. Driver side sliding door works fine. Door seems to unlock okay. I have both sliding door panel and adjacent panel covering the motor for the cable assembly removed at this time. With door closed tight, I cannot seem to unbolt and free up the latch assembly itself. Is there a way I can manually trigger the latch assembly to release the door to open (with a screwdriver, lever, etc)?
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:39 AM (Merged)
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KEN
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Hello,

Here are the manual releases for the sliding doors and the rehoming procedure as well:

Re-homing the Power Sliding Doors

1. Close the power sliding door.
2. Turn the power sliding door main switch OFF.
3. Slowly open the power sliding door manually.
4. Turn the power sliding door main switch ON.
5. Press and hold the power sliding door switch to close the door you just opened manually. Continue to hold the switch until the door is completely closed.
6. Do steps 1 thru 5 on the other power sliding door.

Have you looked at the fuses? here is a guide and the fuse panel location and identifications below:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what you find.
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:39 AM (Merged)
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BORISBADENOUGH
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Ken, THANKS for your reply. I am going to save your answer because it will come in handy in the future, I'm sure. Since I wrote in, I was lucky enough to discover the problem. Until this moment, absolutely nothing I tried manually or electronically worked to budge the door. I finally had the door and adjacent panels completely off to examine everything part by part; and then I pulled off the door motor spools. Hidden beneath the spools was a small tangle of cabling, binding up spool and motor shaft, locking up movement in the entire system. Apparently, the cable rusted and broke very near the center of the spool, hidden from view and the rest of the cabling one could see. So for example, under the exterior cable trim panel the cabling looked fine, tension existed as it normally would (because it was actually just tight against the inner spool.

Thanks for taking the time to respond. I really appreciate it. I have to say I got very different advice locally from Honda experts. One Honda "master mechanic" suggested the problem was likely a stuck/broken latch assembly; so, to get the door open, ". We sometimes have to just start drilling through the inner metal door frame and then into the latch assembly, and it would then "release" the door if one drilled here and there until you hit the right spots". Glad I didn't do that one!
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:39 AM (Merged)
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KEN
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Me too! Here is the remainder of the repair diagrams for the door cable. Read through the instructions before you begin. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:39 AM (Merged)
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BORISBADENOUGH
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Thanks very much. The diagrams will be very helpful. Best regards to you!
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:39 AM (Merged)
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KEN
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Use 2CarPros anytime, we are here to help. Please tell a friend.
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:39 AM (Merged)
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DBOUGE
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  • 2006 HONDA ODYSSEY
  • 190,000 MILES
The slider door on drivers side lock latch is stuck in lock position, making the door unable to close. What do I do?
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:40 AM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Try lubing it up then put a large screwdriver in it and see if it will latch on that if it does then work it back and forth a few times should be ok then.
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:40 AM (Merged)
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DBOUGE
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Got lock unlatch. Can now only manually close the slider due to no power. When I hand shut the slider when in off position, and pushing shut, the door engages to lock position, but nothing else happens, and nothing once flipped to on position. The other slider on passenger side has power working. Idk what to do cuz already did fuse checks and troubleshooting no luck, battery cables etc etc but no luck.
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:40 AM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Check to see if yo can hear lock functioning when you try to power it if youcan it may be a clip broken and rod or cable has broken. See pics also try a reset otherwise the car will need scanning by a pro to see if something like a sensor is bad.
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:40 AM (Merged)
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MNAZAR
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  • 2002 HONDA ODYSSEY
Electrical problem
2002 Honda Odyssey 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 100 M miles

The Sliding doors stopped working after one of my sons forced the door to open, to retrieve his jacket. My hunch is that a fuse burnt up.

I see the fuse box located under the steering wheel, but I do not know what fuse I should be replacing, and since our car was bought used, we do not have a manual.

Can you help me out with telling me where I can find a picture of the fuse box - or could you indicate what fuse it is I need to change?

Thanks a lot!
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:40 AM (Merged)
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EMJOHN
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There are several fuses.
Primary under hood fuse box is located in the back or the engine compartment on the passenger's side. Check fuse # 11, 30A.. Secondary under hood fuse box is located next to the battery. Check fuse # 1, 30A.. Passenger's side interior fuse box is below the dash on the kick pannel. Check fuse # 1, 20A, and check fuse # 5, 20A.
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:40 AM (Merged)
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DAWNPURCELL
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Hi! I have a 2000 Honda Odyssey EX with 168k miles on it, the engine is a 6cyl. I am having 2 problems.

#1 the passenger side rear power door is not functioning and the "Power Door" light is on.

#2 I have a "check emmissions" light that has come on.

I don't know what to do about either of these and I'm looking for guidance. If I can handle any of it myself, that would be great, and if not, what am potentially looking at in terms of a repair bill?

Thanks so much!

Dawn
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:40 AM (Merged)
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JACK42
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The door will require a little electrical troubleshooting. First, check all fuses, interior and exterior (underhood power center)Remove the switch from the dash and use a test light to verify power in, then check that the switch is powering up both diresctions. Then if ok will have to remove panel to access the motor assembly, useing test light verify power is switching depending on the dash switch direction. If all is Ok then the motor is most likely bad. The emissions light is a dual light system in conjunction with the Check Engine Light. Might need a scanner to clear the light
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:40 AM (Merged)
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LOSTINMARS
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The most common reason that odessey side doors stop working is they need to be "re-homed". No parts required 99% of the time.
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:40 AM (Merged)
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NEWMANSA
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I've got a similar problem with my '02 Odyssey. However, I don't think any of the items mentions could be the problem, because it's an intermittent problem. Also, I can get it to slide automatically with the dashboard button, or the key fob. When the door handle itself fails to make it work, most times just pulling a little hard on the door to get it started will get it to operate.

Any suggestions on what this problem could be?

Also: 'lostinmars' said 're-homing' could be the solution. How do you re-home the door?
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:40 AM (Merged)
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JACK42
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Yours sounds more like a bad spot in the motor or it is weak if helping it makes it work
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:40 AM (Merged)
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BACKYARDMECHANIC1
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  • 2000 HONDA ODYSSEY
Interior problem
2000 Honda Odyssey 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Hi, I have tried the standard resetting of my rear passenger power door, but it still doesn't resolve my problem. The door functions fine, unless I try to use the door handle. Then it closes but won't latch, and tries to re-open and the warning beep sounds. I have taken off the inside panel and found that if I try to close it with the handle then I must stop it before it closes, manually push a rear latch down inside the door with a screwdriver, and then it successfully completes the cycle of closing and latching.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 AT 10:40 AM (Merged)
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JEREMIAH
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With the engine running, remove the fuse for the door, located to the right at the bottom of the glove box. Wait for one whole minute before re-installing it. That will clear the door's program, including any glitch.
Check the rail at the bottom of the door, by the foot step;oftentimes dirt, debris and sometimes food(blame the kids) get stuck which activates the safety feature for the door and causes the glitch when it gets confused when you try to force it after the fact. Just clean and lubricate the rails so the door slides easily
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