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#13 of 71 2003 Acura 3.2 TL Headlight condensation
Nov 20, 2008 (5:04 am)
The assembly with working lights came to $1200+. I see nothing wrong with the old assembly and would like to tell the dealer to take it back and give me a refund for it. They can install it in someone else's car at a discounted price.
The real issue is whether they had to use a new assembly at all? If they had just installed the lights which were burned out, and made sure the seals were tight, this would not have occurred.
#14 of 71 Help! 2003 3.2TL electrical problems
Jun 28, 2009 (6:25 am)
My car has randomly been idling too high, then overheating (according to the gauge), and when it does so it downshifts real hard when you try to stop. If I cut it off, it's always worked fine again after I start it back up in a bit. It hasn't set off a light or code, and the dealer has never heard of such a thing and thus can't fix it (it won't happen when I'm there). Now the last two mornings the battery's been dead, and I've had the battery checked and there's nothing wrong with it after I jump it off. This obviously makes it an electrical problem, but I don't know what. It's my only car and I need it, but it isn't safe to drive. Please help!
#15 of 71 Re: My Acura TL 99 engine turns off randomly [moira1]
Jul 01, 2009 (10:00 pm)
Hello... curious if any of you were able to get the electrical problems resolved with your 99 TL's. I have a 2000 TL that is shutting off randomly while I'm driving.Thanks in advance for info that can be sent my way... tmasker
#16 of 71 Re: My Acura TL 99 engine turns off randomly [tmasker]
Jul 02, 2009 (5:30 am)
Hi! It was the ignition switch - it was replaced and I've never had any trouble since. Hope this helps!
#17 of 71 Re: My Acura TL 99 engine turns off randomly [moira1]
Jul 02, 2009 (6:37 am)
Thank you for the reply... It's good to hear that the new switch solved the problem. Safe travels!
#18 of 71 Re: 2004 Acura TL Center Stop Light [nautique95]
Jul 08, 2009 (2:24 pm)
Mike: I have the exact same problem on my 2004 TL. When you press the brake, the high mount stop light in the rear window is dim, most of the time. If I start the car, ocassionally I can get it to go full brightness. I did a voltage check and when dim only 7 volts, when bright approx 13 volts. So I know the problem is not the light itself (all 16 LCDs work on bright - ocassionally). Did you find the cause of your problem? Thanks. Bill
#19 of 71 1999 acura tl
Jul 16, 2009 (6:38 pm)
i work offshore, and the car sat for about 2 months, when i got back to it today, the batt was dead, jumped it off,started right up,but my ac will not work,tried to add freon...no go, was already full,then when i got ready to leave a friends house,no headlights,running lights but no headlights, started checking relays, the light would come back on when tapping the relays,but not stay on long, coolant fan will not work either...is there anyway i could have fried several relays by jumpstarting the car?
#20 of 71 2008 TL electrical problem
Jul 21, 2009 (10:31 am)
Occassionally my 08 TL will have trouble starting--very random. Has anyone else had this problem? It is as though the battery is not strong enough and the car will not turn over, but thenm magically starts.
Acura replaced the battery and the cables attahed to teh battery or so they say. I know they at least looked at the battery because they forgot to reinstall the cover plate.
The problem went away for a year, but is now back in full swing.
This happened from day one of owning the car with zero miles on it.
#21 of 71 Re: 2008 TL electrical problem [finl0573]
Sep 25, 2009 (1:57 am)
i'm having the issue. started last night. at 27k miles
#22 of 71 Re: 2004 Acura TL Center Stop Light [2tomcats]
Sep 26, 2009 (12:40 pm)
I solved my high-mount brake light problem, The solution was to replace the brake light switch, which is located on the brake pedal. The switch was less than $7.00, which I purchased thru Rock Auto. The switch is made by Airtex, part number is 1S5785. It was very easy to install - total was about 10 minutes. Bottom line - the switch went bad. (P.S. Acura dealer wanted $109 to trouble shoot the problem and this fee would not be applied towards the actual fix.)