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Replacing HID headlight in 2004 Acura TL

The driver side headlight on my 2004 Acura TL is strobing and going off and on intermittently. My husband ordered a new bulb thinking it would be no problem to replace. He started to do it and discovered it might be out of his realm of knowledge. Short of driving 100 miles to the dealer can not find anyone here with the knowledge to replace the HID bulb. How hard can it be? Any suggestions on how to DIY?

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HID Bulb Replacement

A transient high tension (25,000 V ) occurs at the bulb sockets of the high intensity discharge (HID) lamps when the combination light switch is turned ON, it may cause serious electrical shock or electrocution if you do not observe the cautions below.

CAUTION:

  • Never turn on the combination light switch before fitting the HID bulbs to their bulb sockets and completing the reassembly of the headlight assembly.
  • Do not service the headlights assembly in wet conditions, such as rain or snow, near a sprinkler system, or when your hands are wet to prevent electrocution.
  • Do not touch the surface of the HID bulbs with your bare hands and do not stain it with any oils and fats.
  • Do not disassemble the inverter unit and the ignitor unit.
  • Do not turn on the HID bulb by using a power source other than the battery mounted on your vehicle.
  1. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the radio and the navigation system, then write down the XM radio channel preset. Make sure the ignition switch is OFF.
  2. Turn the combination light switch OFF.
  3. Disconnect the battery negative cable, then disconnect the positive cable.
  4. Remove the headlight assembly.
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  1. Remove the Torx bolt using a Torx T20 bit.
  2. Turn the cover (A) 45 ° counterclockwise to remove it from the headlight assembly.
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  1. Turn the socket (A) 45 ° counterclockwise to remove it from the bulb (B).
  2. Pull the retaining spring (C) away from the bulb then remove the bulb.
  3. Make sure the bulb harness (D) is routed correctly so it does not contact the reflector (E).
  4. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal. Make sure the notches in the bulb align with the tabs in the headlight.
  5. After reconnecting the battery, enter the anti-theft codes for the radio and the navigation system, then enter the customer's XM radio channel presets.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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What does the A12 Maintenance

What does the A12 Maintenance code means in Acura TL 06

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It is an oil change and oil filter, a tire rotation and air filter change. A12 means the A1 and A2 services are due, hence A12

Posted on Nov 29, 2010

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service due soon code B3

On the dash where the miliage shows it telling me to sevvicr due soon and giving me a B3 code . What does that mean?

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Hi,welcome to fix ya.
that means you need an oil change ,tire rotation, air filter and cabin filter.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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Acura TL CD player does not work. Whenever I press

Acura TL CD player does not work. Whenever I press the CD butteon it shuts down the stereo. Does anyone have a solution

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this happened to my 04 tl. it would stay on for the radio but once i hit the cd it would completely shut down until i turn the car off. i had to take it back to the dealership and they had to have it replaced. if you got the car not too long ago you should take it back since they shouldnt be selling you a car with parts that will fail so soon or if you have a warranty then it should be all good.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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has acura tl maintenance reminder, a13 whats the

has acura tl maintenance reminder, a13 whats the meaning

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an a service is your basic oil change, lub door locks,check air pressure in tires the 1 means a tire rotation and the 3 means that you are due for a transmission fluid change

Posted on Apr 01, 2010

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2004 Acura TL anti-thief radio code

I disconnected the battery and now the radio is display with CODE.

Radio SS# 12102499

likely I can call the dealer on Monday but want to try my luck online

Can you help.
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You need to call the dealer, I had same problem. Now Honda
replaced my battery and I need the CODE for my NAVi!

Dealer where I bought doesn't have the code, nor does customer service.
Also no one has the SN....they say I have to pay to remove the Navi - Radio from the dash to fine the SN!......needless to say I'm NOT a happy camper!!!!..... All I need is the SN from the unit and then Acura will supply the Navi code.

Any suggestions anyone????

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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My 2004 Acura TL radio

My 2004 Acura TL radio everything works but there is NO SOUND...Please help me

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theres 2 fuses in this radios system be them inline on the radio or in the fuse block on the vehicle,one is for the digital readout and one is for the audio output(sound) if the audio fuse opens you will still see the station readout and radio lights but no audio output

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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ACURA 2204 TL

ABS LIGHT AND VSA (TRACTION CONTROL) LIGHT CAME ON WHILE DRIVING

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I UPGRADE IT MY TL NON TYPE S ...TO THE O.E BREMBO KIT....TOGETHER WITH THE ROTORS AND BRAND NEW ABS SENSORS.......WHY IS THE ABS ,VSA, ABD BRAKE LIGHT ON??MY ACURA IS

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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what does the service code B23 on my 2004 acura tl

what does the service code B23 on my 2004 acura tl 3.2 mean?

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B is oil and filter change with brake inspection and clean, lube , adjust
1 would be tire rotation
2 is replace engine and cabin air filters
3 is replace transmission fluid

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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acura tl 04 radio volume at full can barely here it

at full volume the radio sounds very low

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Just try to spray contact cleaner in it thru volume control knob area by removing knob outward.The proper way is cleaning by spraying in the audio control switch from inside but because it is bit difficult job,Hope it will solve the issue.

Posted on Feb 03, 2017

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