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#119 of 289 Re: HandsFreeLink stopped working [shock204]
Mar 04, 2010 (3:46 pm)
This is so odd seeing all these posts about the same issue within days of it happening to me. I purchased a CPO 2005 Acura TL in May 2009 and paired my 5 yr old LG flip via the Bluetooth and it has worked flawlessly until this week. I started the car and noticed the phone icon on the nav screen was gone so I thought I either left my phone home or the battery was dead. But the phone was in my purse and worked perfectly. Then when I went to use my CD player a whole totally different CD was in the drive when I hit PLAY. It was almost as if there was some kind of electric surge in the car. Now when I start the car the icon will come on..its on the screen for a few minutes and then just fades away. When I go to the HF menu it keeps saying "Booting Up" but nothing happens. I am HOPING its not an electrical problem. Guess I have to call the dealer unless anyone else has a suggestion???
#120 of 289 Re: HandsFreeLink stopped working [kari524]
Mar 15, 2010 (8:24 am)
Hello! I agree with kari524, it is strange to see these post for the Acura Tl HANDSFREE LINK all NOT working around the same time. We have a 2005, the link stopped working around the first of march.
Says it "booting up", yet does not happen. Took it to dealer who said it would cost around $600.00!! And that is with about 1/2 hour of labor! That seems like an over inflated price to us. Looking into other options.
Is this a coincidence for all these people to be having the same problem around the same time???
~Has any one else been having this problem?
~Has any one else looked into the options of fixing this?
Thanks for your time in reading this, look forward to you responses.
#121 of 289 Re: HandsFreeLink stopped working [anniebe]
Mar 20, 2010 (7:29 pm)
I have a 2004 TL and this exact issue started in the first week of March. Very odd indeed. Is there a simple fix such as a fuse that can be replaced or is this a failure of a whole module?
#122 of 289 Same thing with my 2005 TL
Mar 24, 2010 (12:27 pm)
More of the same. HF was working great. Was on a call and wandered away from the car - out of range for the phone. When I walked back, the phone would no longer connect and when you use the car's menu system to try and pair it, a message says "Booting Up", but it never finishes. This happened in Nov '09. I tried disconnecting the battery to completely reset things, but nada.
#123 of 289 Re: 08 TL/Navi - HFL unusable at highway speeds! [paruljain]
Mar 29, 2010 (4:44 pm)
Have you figured out a fix for the HFL Noise problem? I have the same problem (exactly the same) on my '05 RL. Any advice is appreciated.
#124 of 289 Re: HandsFreeLink stopped working [anniebe]
Apr 09, 2010 (2:37 pm)
My bluetooth/handfree also went out in the same fashion about a month ago. I own a 2005 TL without navi. I took it to the dealer as well and they are looking in to it. I was getting the "BOOTING UP" message also, which was going nowhere.
#125 of 289 HandsFreeLink stopped working
Apr 10, 2010 (1:49 am)
.... My bluetooth / HFL button not workin also.. have the booting up message also i have no idea how to fix it , had disconnect the battery , waited for 10 mins then pulg in back on, still wont work..... 05 TL as well......................=[
#126 of 289 Re: HandsFreeLink stopped working [gpko666]
Apr 11, 2010 (10:01 am)
I also have this same issue. It stopped working a few months ago after ~1 year of working flawlessly. Can't figure it out...
#127 of 289 Re: HandsFreeLink stopped working [mrhatboy]
Apr 13, 2010 (4:03 am)
UPDATE: I had the HFL module replaced on the vehicle. Did not find out why it had failed. I purchased the extended warranty on my vehicle when I bought it new and the module was replaced at ~98k miles. Just short of the 100K warranty. I did not realize that the extended warranty covered this part. But I only paid $50 out of pocket for replacement. Acura (or the warranty) covered the rest. The part cost they showed me was ~$650 for the module.
#128 of 289 Re: HandsFreeLink stopped working [mrhatboy]
Apr 13, 2010 (1:01 pm)
Good to know--I too have the extended warranty and only have 43K miles on the 05 I purchased last year. I also spoke to my own mechanic about the problem and he suggested that I check with Acura first as this was a $600.00 + part..