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#234 of 308 Re: GOT MY HANDSFREELINK REPAIRED!!!!!! [udiaz75]
Jan 18, 2012 (12:56 pm)
My 2006 Acura Tl bluetooth also stopped working. I researched and after hours and hours of research, I got the answer. Oemacuraparts has the bluetooth module for $185 including shipping and tax--its under the interior lighting section--TELEPHONE ASSY., HANDS FREE *NH528L* (MOON LAKE GRAY)--they also have the two other colors. They shipped me the part in 3 days---its the exact part and color of my current overhead console. I looked up service bulletin 05-020 and this tells you exactly how to take this apart--very, very easy. I took it apart ahead of time to know what I was doing and it took me 8 minutes to replace this and put back once it came in. I also have navigation and did not replace any delay part that is mentioned in the service bulletin. Once I replaced this part, the bluetooth worked correctly immediately. You do have to reprogram it and store all your numbers again, but this was by far the cheapest and easiest fix out there.
This is my post at #207 and if you google the service bulletin you will step by step instructions... You can get feeler guages that worked great at Lowes for about $7 and it will prevent you from doing any damage to the overhead light console. Super, Super easy and anyone can do it as I am not very mechanical at all.
#235 of 308 Re: GOT MY HANDSFREELINK REPAIRED!!!!!! [udiaz75]
Jan 18, 2012 (6:05 pm)
My system was locked also. I did all the items on the service bulletin, except I took off the Black cover on the Bessel itself to reveal the Handsfree Link Circuit Boards. I took those off and cleaned all the connections with alcohol and a cotton swab and assembled it back together. Put everything back and VIOLA it works like a charm. (make sure it's dry before putting back together) Good luck.
#236 of 308 Need HELP in repairing HFL!!
Feb 28, 2012 (7:06 am)
I need some help, please! I have a 2006 TL. Bluetooth stopped working around 4.5 years and recently started to drain battery badly. I tried to follow the bulletin 05-020 last night. Every step was not a problem but the 20p connector in step 2 stuck there and couldn't be taken out. So I was only able to see half of the board after removing the four bolts. How did you disconnect it?
Have a trip this Saturday and the battery is dead after one day not driving. So worried! Thanks a ton for any help!
#237 of 308 Re: Need HELP in repairing HFL!! [tl06manual]
Mar 01, 2012 (9:20 am)
Managed to disconnect the 20p connector finally, but it didn't seem to solve anything after I fully followed the bulletin. HFL still not working and staying at "booting up". Not sure if it is because I didn't have the car running. Will try that again with car running tonight. At minimum I want to solve the battery draining problem. Is that something I can tell instantly or I have to let the car sit for a couple of days and see if the battery is dead again? Thanks!
#238 of 308 Re: Need HELP in repairing HFL!! [tl06manual]
Mar 01, 2012 (9:38 am)
If you disconnected the HFL, and left it disconnected, it will not work, and will continue to "boot up" if you keep trying to use it.
If it's draining, and you disconnect it, leave the care the normal amount of time that is has been taking to drain, and if it works, I think you've found your problem.
I went through this on my '05. It turned out to not be the HFL, but the door lock actuator and the window switch. Those draws come from the same area, and it takes some time to figure out the exact details.
#239 of 308 disconnecting bluetooth altogether
Mar 03, 2012 (1:54 pm)
my bluetooth stopped operating on my Acura TL 05, unaware since I didn't use it for my last phone I purchased...a couple of months ago my car battery died a few times and left me stranded the few times long story short called my Acura dealership whom I've been a loyal customer for 5yrs told me it was the bluetooth causing a parasitic draw on my battery and that they would disconnect it for free (since I didn't have $550 to replace bluetooth module)...after a couple of weeks battery kept dying went back to acura and they did a parasitic test ($135.00) and told me that it seems I need a new multiplex unit $950+ to replace and that maybe that'll solve my problem... I refused and went for a second opinion. Low and behold the Einstein at Acura that was supposed to have disconnected the bluetooth didn't unplug it correctly (unknowingly or knowingly) and disconnected my map lights instead since its housed in the same compartment...Either way I feel that they were taking advantage of me and went parasitic in my pocket for more ($)...my second opinion unplugged the HFL module and haven't had a problem since..be careful people do your research first...you can buy the part and do it yourself if you follow the Acura bulletin 05-020 or just unplug the bluetooth and the draw will go away if you don't want to replace it...I'm going after Acura for my parasitic draw test fee, since all along they were lying to me, at this point and after many stranded nights they should had replaced it for free!
#240 of 308 Re: Need HELP in repairing HFL!! [jkjhooks]
Mar 27, 2012 (5:53 am)
I redid everything with the engine running. It seemed to reset the HFL this time. The battery drain problem is gone. The bluetooth went back on, connected a call, dropped it shorterly after and then went dead again. I wonder if it still has the connection problem or I shall order a new module.
Thanks for the expertise!
#241 of 308 2006 Acura TL HFL working again
May 12, 2012 (3:49 am)
I just wanted to say - THANK YOU to everyone that posted information on their Hands Free Link problem. Mine quit working over a year ago and I just quit using it. Then I started having car battery problems and after researching (Two new car batteries later) I realized it was connected to the HFL. After finding the instructions on removing the module from my car, I disconnected it so it would stop the battery drain. I decided to purchase the part online for $208 after calling the local Acura service dept first. They quoted two prices for the part and felt I was getting ripped. Saved myself another $40. I received it yesterday, installed and paired my phone within 20 minutes. What a shame that Acura charges as much as they do to replace it for you. I will consider this on my next car purchase. I did my research first before spending $600 to $800 for the repair. I am a woman in my late 50s. If I can do it so can you.
#242 of 308 Help! Dealership Clueless!! No Lasting Handshake wi. Bluetooth
May 22, 2012 (9:16 am)
In advance, thanks for any ideas or suggestions. I have a 2012 TL Tech where the bluetooth sees the phone, allows it to install. It works fine for a few hours. When i come back to the car, the phone is "lost", in that it does not connect with the car's unit. The car still has my i-phone 4 on it's list, but it is unable to connect. If I turn the bluetooth off on the phone, then turn it on again, it sees it and it works. Dealership hasn't been that helpful. I have upgraded my phone to the latest OS (5.1), had an Apple store check the phone (I was told the bluetooth worked fine, after they ran a few tests). Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks so much.
p.s.- Great car overall- way too complicated, but needed to switch out my 2000 TL wi. just under 200k.
#243 of 308 2006 MDX pairing problem
Jun 03, 2012 (5:57 am)
I just bought a 2006 MSX w/Nav.,and I'm having problems "pairing" my I-Phone.
1st problem is the FOUR DIGIT CODE.
I don't know the previous owners code, so I'm stuck
Thanks in advance