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Acura TL, Electrical, Sedan
#54 of 71 Looking for specifics on disconnecting the HandsFreeLink
Nov 25, 2011 (4:30 pm)
I have a friend... who happens to be a woman... who made the mistake of purchasing a 2007 Acura TL that she can't afford to maintain AND make car payments on. Unfortunately she is experiencing the dreaded HFL battery drain. She's mentioned that the bluetooth "Hands Free Link" is currently active and that's what seems to cause the problem.
I've seen reference to a number of similar issues and was most interested to hear from "tim635csi" about the specific details of how the HFL was disconnected from the circuitry.
While I don't have a lot of experience with what I refer to as "electronic cars" (like the TL)... I do have lots of experience with more traditional electrical systems and have restored a few cars in my day.
I'm not afraid to jump in and give it a try... either disconnecting it or replacing it but I'd like to learn of the details and/or read links to details about disconnecting the HFL. Your input would be appreciated!
Thanks for reading!
JT (aka jt_the_brat)
#56 of 71 Better NOT to hook up HFL?
Dec 27, 2011 (5:04 pm)
With all the problems with HFL and dead batteries in TLs----mine died 3 times, 3 batteries in 5 years----I was wondering if I did not hook up my phone to my new hfl, will the hfl still draw on my car's battery?
#57 of 71 Re: 2008 TL electrical problem [mthaze20]
Mar 02, 2012 (11:22 am)
I have a 2008 TL and the battery went totally dead 3 times within the first 2,5 years. The third time I had a new battery installed (at my expense) and within 6 months, the car wouldn't start. It has very low mileage (17M) and I'm told that I need to drive it more. I did note in the recent issue of Consumer Reports on used cars that the 08 TL is rated poorly on "electrical"....but not the same models for 04 - 07 which are pretty much the same car. The electrical system was tested by the dealership and the second battery installer and passed their tests. Every time I go for service at the Acura dealer, they tell me my battery did not pass their tests and should be replaced. I have added a "battery tender" so I'll see how that works out.
#58 of 71 Re: 2008 TL electrical problem [kurtc1]
Mar 03, 2012 (2:08 pm)
Is your bluetooth working?....if its not or your not using it unplug it from the power, this may be your problem I know it was in my 05 Acura TL..Good Luck
#59 of 71 Re: 2007 Acura LT [moira1].. electrical.. a/c relay doesn't shut off.. [yoyoone]
Apr 02, 2012 (2:47 pm)
Hi, I have the same problem then you. Do you found the problem?
If yes, what kind of problem is it!!
#60 of 71 Re: 2006 Acura TL window opens by it self when car is started [dnicetl]
Jan 02, 2013 (10:43 pm)
I noticed nobody replied to this but I wanted to see if u had any luck fixing it. I am a 2008 with nav and everything. I am having the same problems and then some, my vsa and abs lights are stuck on too. The rear window goes down whenever the driver door is closed so I pulled the fuse, the alarm goes off in the middle of the night randomly so I pulled the horn fuse, the abs and vsa lights stay on all the time and my blinker freaks out and doesn't blink. I'm convinced when uhaul installed the light cable for my hitch they shorted out the electrical system somehow. Please tell me you figured it out and it was cheap.
#61 of 71 Multiple Electrical Issues
Feb 26, 2013 (11:48 am)
'05 TL: When the key is inserted into the ignition, the overhead light comes on. When the car is started, the dash warning of an open door (right/rear) lights up. When the driver's seatbelt is buckled, these both go off. Now, the battery is drained everytime the car is left over night or all day without being started. Any ideas? I've heard that these are common recurring problems. Does Acura cover the cost of whatever repair is necessary?
#62 of 71 Re: 2006 Acura TL window opens by it self when car is started [benderstein]
Jun 13, 2013 (8:01 am)
I'm having the exact same issue in my 2004. Have you found a solution?
#63 of 71 Re: Multiple Electrical Issues [pitzer]
Jun 13, 2013 (8:03 am)
My 2004 just started the door and seatbelt thing today. Any solution? It's getting very frustrating?