Question about 1996 Acura RL
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This happened on my 97 RL.
I cant say for sure with yours, but for mine, the gear for the up/down action somehow broke and developed an inch long gap.
Anyhow, google "acura rl steering column", click on any of the first few links and you will get an idea of what you are working with.
Remove the panel underneath the steering wheel. The motor for the up/down will be right behind that facing down. Unscrew the 4 screws on the panel connecting the motor to the column.
Once the motor is off, check to see if that is the problem (it shouldnt be) simply by using the tilt steering switch. If the motor is fine, check the gear it was just attached to. It will be really greasy, but check to see if the gear is sound.
If it is a broken gear, I unfortunately dont know how to fix it. If more than one person is driving the car (as in my case) you can finagle the motor onto the gear using the tilt switch and you can move the wheel into a happy medium for both parties (using the seat for fine tuning). Once done, and every thing is put back together, disconnect the motor cord cause the wheel will be able to tilt, but will get stuck again once it hits the gap in the gear.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
If you can locate the temperature switch, looks like a large bolt head with 2 wires on it, bridge the wires on it, and this should make the fan work. If the fan works then this switch is faulty. If the fan doesn't then it could be the fuse, or a broken wire.
The fan switch is either on the radiator or on the thermostat housing.
If you can get to it easy, short across with a screwdriver.
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
The SRS computer needs to be reset, if you dont have a repair manual i would first suggest finding one for each car. The basic principal is that you jumper the diagnostic plug (under the glove box in the RL). The next step I believe is that you must depress the TCS button, then while holding it down you turn the key to on, continue to hold the TCS button for 15 sec and then let off. The check engine light should then blink really quick a few times and that means its reset. Im reciting this from memory so dont quote me on it. I have done it before for the RL but not the integra, id really suggest finding a repair manual though.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
the best and safest way to remove this radio is with the special tools that Acura made specifically for removing the radio. Any radio store or best buy can easily remove it for you. I hope this helps please rate this and thank you.
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
Fairly hard. Tech time is around 4.5 hours
Posted on May 06, 2010
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