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#8 of 71 2004 Acura TL Center Stop Light
Aug 26, 2008 (4:19 pm)
My stop light in the back window, only half lights up and it is kinda dim. I took the light out and put a battery across it and it was very bright and all of the LED's worked. So I measure the voltage on the connector in the car and it only read 7.8 Vdc on the connector with no light hooked up. I checked the ground and that was also OK. Has anyone had this problem and is it the Stop Light Switch that is at fault. If so where is it located. Thanks for you help. Mike
#9 of 71 Acura TL 2000 Electrical nightmare!!!!
Oct 20, 2008 (5:20 am)
This car is the worst; it has some weird electrical issue. It losses power when you drive it some times and the light on the dashboard come on intermittently when it is losing power. I always heard that Acura are good cars, but I will have to go back to the Nissan . I took it to a mechanic and since it is fine some times and only flashes and losses power they cannot pinpoint the problem. My friend who owns a small dealership has the same problem with and he is having the hardest time figuring it out. I see that many other people have the same problem with the electrical parts of TL. Also, the SRS light will not go off. I need to fix this car I just bought it and it is a piece. Does any one know where the electrical problem is. Please email me, at insherah1437yahoo.com.
I will not buy another Acura... these cars have very hard problems to fix.
#10 of 71 2003 Acura 3.2 TL-S Headlight condensation
Nov 16, 2008 (2:50 pm)
Moisture got into headlight. Dealer said entire unit had to be replaced. Cost $1200+.
I think original assembly was fine after inspecting it for cracks, holes. Moisture may have entered from back of headlight assembly from bulb insert location which is usually sealed by gasket after reinserting light. Acura, Stanley (who made light assembly) and dealer told me to take a hike. Any suggestions?
#11 of 71 Re: 2003 Acura 3.2 TL-S Headlight condensation [alibert]
Nov 19, 2008 (6:40 pm)
Buy hiking boots! No, just kidding!!
Do the lights still work? If so, why not just leave it as is?
#12 of 71 Re: 2003 Acura 3.2 TL-S Headlight condensation [bodble2]
Nov 20, 2008 (4:59 am)
No the lights blew with all the condensation
#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!