Engine-Codes - Honda - P0505 HONDA

P0505 HONDA - Idle Air Control Valve

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What is this?
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P0505 HONDA Possible Causes

  • Faulty Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) valve
  • IAC valve harness is open or shorted
  • IAC valve circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P0505 HONDA code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

Tech Notes

The problem is very common with Honda Civic and Honda Accord vehicles, and adjusting the engine idle speed usually takes care of the problem, also there is a service bulletin for the following Honda models:

2001 Honda Odyssey
2003 Honda Odyssey
2003 Honda Pilot
Honda Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0505









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What is the cost to diagnose the P0505 HONDA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0505 HONDA code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

When is the code detected?

The P0505 code is set when the IACV-AAC valve does not operate properly.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Engine hard to start
  • Rough or erratic idle speed

P0505 HONDA Meaning

This system automatically controls engine idle speed to a specified level. Idle speed is controlled through fine adjustment of the amount of air which by-passes the throttle valve via Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) and Auxiliary Air Control AAC) Valve. The IACV-AAC valve changes the opening of the air by-pass passage to control the amount of auxiliary air. This valve is actuated by a step motor built into the valve, which moves the valve in the axial direction in steps corresponding to the Engine Control Module (ECM) output signals.
One step of IACV-AAC valve movement causes the respective opening of the air by-pass passage. (i.e. when the step advances, the opening is enlarged.) The opening of the valve is varied to allow for optimum control of the engine idling speed. The crankshaft position sensor (POS) detects the actual engine speed and sends a signal to the ECM. The ECM then controls the step position of the IACV-AAC valve so that engine speed coincides with the target value memorized in ECM. The target engine speed is the lowest speed at which the engine can operate steadily. The optimum value stored in the ECM is determined by taking into consideration various engine conditions, such as during warm-up, deceleration, and engine load (air conditioner, power steering, and cooling fan operation).

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