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#295 of 308 disconnect bluetooth?
Jun 10, 2013 (6:41 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 308 Re: disconnect bluetooth? [storres66]
Jun 11, 2013 (6:57 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 308 Re: 2008 TL Hands Free Link Issue [dgeist]
Jun 14, 2013 (9:53 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.
#298 of 308 Re: TL would not start: I suspect a HFL malfunction [eschpecially]
Jul 15, 2013 (9:11 am)
I have an '06 TL, and like everyone else, my HFL stopped working. I've read thru most of these blogs, and decided to explore the HFL myself. Pop off the maplight/ homelink assembly, then disconnect the two wire harnesses by pushing tabs. Remove four screws, and HFL assembly drops, then disconnect the wire harness by pushing tab. Last, on the HFL assembly, there is a cover with three screws. You will need a star shaped allen wrench, but a 2mm regular allen will work. Once removed, you will see the circuit boards. What I discovered was the circuit boards were separating. I squeezed them back together and reassembled the units, turned the car on, and HFL is now working. Total cost was 20 minutes
#299 of 308 Re: TL would not start: I suspect a HFL malfunction [sk1ret]
Jul 15, 2013 (2:01 pm)
I hope this is a permanent solution for you, however, many people have reported that after re-adjusting the HFL it worked but it is only for a day or two. If it does go out again, remember to disconnect the unit so that it doesn't drain your battery. Then consider buying one from the sites that others have listed.
#300 of 308 Re: Acura MDX - HFL Issues [hjeha]
Jul 26, 2013 (10:34 am)
I have the same problem in my 05 mdx...bluetooth stop working...my hfl # is 8325AS3V C000..i saw a americam model exacly the same (8325AS3V A000).. i know it will be compatible with my car but can someone tell me if i can be set in french with the american model?????? thanks
#301 of 308 07 Acura TL Hands Free Link Problem
Jul 27, 2013 (2:06 pm)
Add me to the growing list of angry Acura TL owners with a Hand Free Link problems and an extremely poor customer service experience.
With such a wide spread failure rate Acura should recall this unit and/or make the repair reasonable. The repair cost is outrageous for a major safety issue.
Acura has been replacing batteries in this vehicle free of charge since 15,189 miles. Each battery lasted fewer months. No one at Acura looked into the CAUSE of the repeated failures. I was led to believe the batteries were lemons and the vehicle was fine when it was the other way around.
Now the vehicle is out of warranty and Acura customer service acts like they have never heard of the this problem!
Please alert the National Highway Transportation Safety Authority and all Acura drivers that there is a major safety issue with the Acura TL and the Hand Free Link. We need to spread the word.
I have owned 6 Acuras and 2 Hondas and my past experience with Acura/Honda has been that they stand behind their product. Not so anymore, and I will never buy another Acura. This experience has tarnished my image of the Acura Brand.
#302 of 308 '08 Acura TL Bluetooth Issue
Aug 16, 2013 (7:22 pm)
I too have a HFL Bluetooth that no longer works and just replaced battery after taking it to the dealership. They told me that the battery had a bad cell. The battery was replaced in 2010 when the car was still under warranty. The dealer told me that I would have to pay full price for the battery ($160). I explained to them that I had a bad Bluetooth and I thought that it was pulling on the battery. They tested the electrical and told me that everything was fine.....meaning nothing was drawing on the battery. I decided to get a battery from another source.
Boy, I wish I had discovered these posts prior to taking my car to the dealer.
Can anyone give me step by step instructions on disconnecting the Bluetooth so that it does not draw down my new battery?
Also, is there any other source for the Handsfree Link Bluetooth for an '08 Acura TL?
Thanks in advance.
#303 of 308 Re: '08 Acura TL Bluetooth Issue [jaguar82]
Sep 22, 2013 (11:29 am)
I have the same problem. There is a good short clip on you tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbwdAQcecN4.
No wonder all the problems....a chip under the roof of the car. It may have been better placed in the engine compartment.... at least there is a fan to "cool" it.
I think everyone should contact Honda/Acura about this safety issue!
#304 of 308 battery drain - need more help
Sep 25, 2013 (11:13 am)
So....my husband has a 2008 Acura TL which has just 10,100 miles on it. (He's retired and only drives around in our little town). The car is practically new - still smells new. BUT:
It has the dreaded battery drain problem. About 6 months ago, he took it to the dealer for testing and they couldn't find anything which was draining the battery. The service guy just kinda mentioned that there was some talk that it might be the HFL, so we came home and did more research on the web. We disconnected the HFL and took it out of the car completely. Inconvenient, yes but not as much as a dead battery. Things didn't improve much - there were sporadic problems and after more research on the web we disconnected the trunk light in the middle of May 2013. We thought the problem was solved - no more dead batteries. BUT:
Today the battery is dead again. The car was just driven 3 days ago. Now what? We have this practically new car that we're slowly dismantling trying to solve this problem. Any suggestions? We really, really don't want to trade in this beautiful, almost-new car, and if we do, we probably won't ever buy another Acura because of this issue.