My only question is it says if you have navigation there is a delay module that you have to replace. If the HFL is locking up do you still have to replace the delay module. Also when you buy the part from acura do you get both.
I am hoping to find my part on ebay.
Interesting to note it states that the bluetooth causes a "parasitic draw" on the battery. So all those people, like me, who have had battery issues it may be due to the bluetooth module not working properly.
If anyone finds a good deal on the bluetooth module let me know. I have found it for $495 on line, but am still holding out for ebay.
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it will give you the play by play schematic of how to remove it.
I was wondering if anyone knows if there is an aftermarket unit I can replace it with. Or if I can use a newer module that allows bluetooth streaming audio. Of course it would have to be plug and play. I know johnson controls sells an aftermarket unit, but would it be plug and play. The acura price for this thing is ridiculous.
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I've been dealing with the parasitic draw that has caused me to replace my optima battery 4 times in the past 2 years and 2 months. Finally figured out that it was the faulty bluetooth module in the overhead console. Removed it, and PRESTO! No draw at all. I never really used the bluetooth since I bought the car in 2008, so I don't plan on replacing it. Especially if it's $500 for a factory replacement. I think Acura should pay me for the price of the battery I "had" to buy! I won't hold my breath...
Please help, when you install the new Bluetooth module, do you have to disconnect the battery? Someone told me I have to disconnect the battery before install the new module otherwise my car will reprogram the module and the bluetooth wouldn’t function correctly. What is your experience of the installation?
The delay box behind the navi unit was an addition to make operation smoother for the system. list price for the kit listed in that bulletin is around $980 or so. compared to a HFL unit thats anywhere between 160-230 depending on dealer. Me persnally would just swap out the HFL(hands free link) unit. the kit price is steep.
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