Last post on Jun 14, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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#288 of 297 Re: 2008 TL Hands Free Link Issue [kyleebug08]
May 11, 2013 (8:38 am)
I have 08TL. I had it's fourth battery installed in nov.,2012. It has just gone dead. When I talked to Auto-Zone about replacing it, they said to have the alternator checked even tho its numbers were in the normal range. When I talked to the service manager at my Acura dealership. Without hesitation he said bring it in. He disconnected the Bluetooth connection and said I should. Have no more battery problems. But no Bluetooth. He said we would discuss the options later. If yours was a preowned car they may have disconnected the bluetooth
#289 of 297 Re: 2008 TL Hands Free Link Issue [dgeist]
May 12, 2013 (4:46 am)
The same thing happened to me since I have bought my acura TL 05, since then
my bluetooth connection was completely disconnected about 2 yrs ago and I never had a battery problem again...there is a flaw in these cars when it involved the handsfree link..as long as you have the handsfree link connected I believe you will always have battery drainage problems...hope this helps
#290 of 297 Installed New HFL Unit - It Worked!
Jun 04, 2013 (2:50 pm)
Further to my last post (#284) I just wanted to give you all an update. I have a Canadian 2005 Acura MDX and the HFL unit stopped working. I was quoted $1,000 at the dealership for the new part. I ordered this part off ebay (but it was an American part) for about $200 plus delivery, installed it and it works!!
For any of you who have a HFL that stopped working, buy a used part off ebay or another used part dealer. There is even a video on youtube on how to install it!
#291 of 297 Re: Acura MDX - HFL Issues [ynohtna]
Jun 04, 2013 (2:54 pm)
FYI - I just bought an American HFL unit and installed it in my CDN vehicle and it does work! The part is way cheaper and it is compatible!
#292 of 297 Re: Acura MDX - HFL Issues [hjeha]
Jun 04, 2013 (3:55 pm)
Thanks for the follow up! Is there anyway to get a picture of the connector? I wonder if things changed from 2005 to 2006? The OEMacuraparts guy was pretty certain it wouldn't work.
Is the listing you bought on ebay still alive? Can I have the link?
#293 of 297 Re: Acura MDX - HFL Issues [ynohtna]
Jun 07, 2013 (2:05 pm)
I don't have any photos of the connector but after reading this blog: http://googtl.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14202778 - I felt comfortable enough to purchase the American HFL. This guy has a 2007 TL and he posted photos. As long as you get the right HFL unit (ie. it must have the exact same product ID as the one in your vehicle right now) you should be fine. There are no differences between the American cars & Canadian cars (and their parts) as far as I know other than miles/km.
My Canadian product code was 8325AS3V C000. The American part code was 8325AS3V A000. The only difference is the C & A (that stand for Canadian & American). Other than that there is no difference and they are interchangeable.
#295 of 297 disconnect bluetooth?
Jun 10, 2013 (7:41 pm)
So, my wife has a 2007 TL. We havent had any major maintenance issues with the car, only the normal routine oil, tires.
About 2 years ago we had the battery replaced under the warranty. Today the battery is sluggish turning the vehicle on, so I take it over to acura and they tell me I need a new battery, but now this one is not under warranty.
Anyway... A couple days ago my wifes bluetooth stopped working on her tl. I decided to see if there was anything online to show how to fix it, finding these posts. I read a lot of posts about disconnecting the bluetooth to not have any battery issues.
My question is, if its not working now, does that mean its already disconnected? or do I have to do something else to disconnect it? And, any aftermarket bluetooth recommendations?
#296 of 297 Re: disconnect bluetooth? [storres66]
Jun 11, 2013 (7:57 am)
You need to physically disconnect your blue tooth device or it will continue to drain your battery.
You can do it yourself. If you want to see where your HFL unit is located (for a TL) you can look at this forum:
You can try OEMacuraparts for an aftermarket HFL unit (in the US). I purchased one from ebay recently (for my MDX) for $200 but I don't see any others available right now.
#297 of 297 Re: 2008 TL Hands Free Link Issue [dgeist]
Jun 14, 2013 (10:53 am)
I have a MDX 2007, and I bought a new battery and having the same problem whenever car sits for a couple of days, the battery is drained. Informed by the dealership that my hands free link is draining my battery and I can replace unit for $400.00 and to disconnect it is a fee of $120.00
Did your dealership disconnect for free.