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#5630 of 5656 Re: Third Battery [elvis4prez]
Jun 24, 2012 (9:29 am)
Same story on my 2010 TL. The dealership is replacing the battery and the HFL ( hands free link). Will post again if the problem persists.
My son uses the blue tooth phone and the HFL like all the time. Acura Tech told him he should continue using the blue tooth. I told him NOT to use the blue tooth My son is 16 and he will NOT listen to me, unless he is stuck on the road once!!
#5631 of 5656 Re: Third Battery [nealkluge]
Jun 24, 2012 (12:22 pm)
Acura / Honda factory batteries are never known for their durability. When the warranty of the battery is up, go and get a Die Hard or Interstate.
#5632 of 5656 Re: Third Battery [mkacura]
Jun 24, 2012 (1:43 pm)
the batteries on my 2005 and 2005 Odyssey did not last very long. I ended up replacing them both with a battery from Walmart. Great price, worked well, and lasted fine.
Honda also tends to put the lowest output battery they can get away with in their cars. If possible, move up to a higher output/capacity one.
#5633 of 5656 Re: Third Battery [mkacura]
Jul 12, 2012 (2:39 am)
My 2004 Mdx battery repeatedly failed. Service station said it was ok, as did dealer. Dealer tech even told me there is no accessory setting on the vehicle (a lie), I went to Sears and got a Diehard. No problems the last 4 years, and use accessories all the time!
#5634 of 5656 2010 Acura TL transmission fluid change
Aug 14, 2012 (6:57 pm)
I am going with the drain and fill approach. I located both the drain plug and the fill plug, and both are easy access on this car, however I want to know if I can refill the fluid using a spout tube connected to where the level checking dipstick goes, instead of removing the bolt for the fill hole. The dipstick hole is so small no regular funnel would fit in it like normal cars. So I was thinking of using the spout style transmission filler funnel where dipstick housing would fit inside the spout and form a seal and hopefully no fluid drips. Just wondering if anyone has tried this approach.
#5635 of 5656 2004 TL Replacement Battery
Sep 26, 2012 (8:11 am)
Does anyone have any recommendations for a specific replacement battery for an 04 TL without spending $150 at the dealer? Any thoughts on Costco's Kirkland brand?
#5636 of 5656 Re: 2004 TL Replacement Battery [cusports]
Sep 26, 2012 (8:50 am)
Go to the bernardi website they sell genuwine acura parts, probably about 30% less than the dealer. I buy most of my stuff from them, if its not on the website just call with the part number and they will direct you from there.
#5637 of 5656 Re: 2004 TL Replacement Battery [cusports]
Sep 26, 2012 (9:52 am)
My 2008 TL needed a battery at 4 years and I went to Honda that does all my Maintenance. I have always been very satisfied with everything they do.
#5638 of 5656 Re: 2004 TL Replacement Battery [cusports]
Sep 26, 2012 (4:27 pm)
Walmart actually has very good batteries (everlast) and quite reasonable price, installed and everything.
I just got a new one in my son's 2000TL, but that came from the dealer, since he is away at college and it died on him so we had it towed to the local Honda dealer. 2 days later it got towed back, since the real culprit was a bad alternator.
all seems good now, and as a side benefit, he said the power windows go up much quicker!
#5639 of 5656 Re: 2004 TL Replacement Battery [cusports]
Sep 27, 2012 (4:55 am)
I got a COSTCO battery for my 2000 ACURA. Works fine for going on 4 years now.
For my 2005 ACURA I went to BATTERYONE and they put in a new one for me right on the spot for under $100 and in under 30 minutes .
If you do it yourself, be sure the dimensions and post locations are an exact match, or else the battery cable and cover may not align properly.