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Old 02-27-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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Radio Won't Power On after Jump-start (Not Asking for Code)

Hi guys,

I'd appreciate some help on this. I have a 2006 Acura TL base model (non-navi).

I left my car parked for a week while away on vacation. When I got back and tried to turn the car on, I realized the battery had died.

I got some help from my dad to jump-start the car, but I don't think the way he did it was correct. First of all, he connected the +/+ like normal but he also connected -/-. However, I read in the manual afterwards that you are not supposed to connect the the - cable to dead battery but are supposed to ground it to the engine block. Anyways, the way my dad did it worked and my car was up and running.

However, after driving it around for a few minutes, I realized that the radio was not turning on. The climate control works fine and shows on the lcd screen, however pushing the power button for the radio does nothing. It doesn't even ask for a radio code. I'm not sure what could be causing this and would appreciate some suggestions.
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Pull fuse #7 for one minute (with car off), then put it back in. Then check the radio, it should ask for the code now.
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Pushing the volume button should get it to request the code.
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I just got the same problem this past weekend on 2005 TL w/Navi. Had to get it jumped and afterwards the radio does not turn on. Pushing the volume button is trying to turn on the radio and it does nothing.

Anyone ever get to the bottom of this? Thanks.
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have you checked the fuse?!?
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I just got the same problem this past weekend on 2005 TL w/Navi. Had to get it jumped and afterwards the radio does not turn on. Pushing the volume button is trying to turn on the radio and it does nothing.

Anyone ever get to the bottom of this? Thanks.
Good grief, read post #2....
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bump!! anyone find the answer to this?!
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Did you check the fuse? What have you done to try and fix this.
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i checked the fuses and tried unplugging the battery again
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this just happened to me as well, pulling fuse #7 didn't work, I also swapped with spare radio and nothing either
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This may not be very helpful - but ...

my RDX OM (owner manual) specifically states that the radio must the turned OFF when jump starting, as well as any other accessories (like what?). The OM does not indicate what may happen, but I have found such *warnings* to be given for a reason. You might at least check the TL OM for any similar warnings when jump starting.

Assuming that the radio itself is not damaged, I can only suggest checking all related fuses (or all of them), and try tracing the related wiring for any heat damage - sorry, that is all I can suggest, other than check with the dealer for any similar problems that they may have encountered.

And with the age of this thread, seems like someone would have found an answer by now
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2006 TL navi - jump started and radio works intermitently

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Hi guys,

I'd appreciate some help on this. I have a 2006 Acura TL base model (non-navi).

I left my car parked for a week while away on vacation. When I got back and tried to turn the car on, I realized the battery had died.

I got some help from my dad to jump-start the car, but I don't think the way he did it was correct. First of all, he connected the +/+ like normal but he also connected -/-. However, I read in the manual afterwards that you are not supposed to connect the the - cable to dead battery but are supposed to ground it to the engine block. Anyways, the way my dad did it worked and my car was up and running.

However, after driving it around for a few minutes, I realized that the radio was not turning on. The climate control works fine and shows on the lcd screen, however pushing the power button for the radio does nothing. It doesn't even ask for a radio code. I'm not sure what could be causing this and would appreciate some suggestions.
I have a somewhat similar problem with my 2006 TL navi manual trans: I had to jump-start the car in August, and since then, while the radio/cd/tape works, the buttons do not respond every time. It sometimes takes me at least 4 repeated pushes on the power button (or tape, or radio) to have it respond and turn the audio on or off. Some other times, but rarely, the buttons work OK. The volume works OK every time, both on the wheel and using the knob. Also, the +/-buttons to change the CDs do not work as they should, i.e. sometimes I do get the CD changed, some other times pushing the +/- button just pauses the CD from playing...
I will try unplugging the fuse and/or unplugging the battery. Any other ideas?
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Hi,
I have on '07 tl with nav and had the same problem. I pulled fuse 7... After replacement the nav asked me for a code not the radio. Any other suggestions? My radio is still not turning on or asking me for the radio code. The red theft light is flashing....
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hey mseason, this happened to me after a jump. The nav screen will ask for a code to power up the nav but the radio is separate. You have to enter your code that is hopefully in your manual. To do this you need to use the buttons below the cassette player, you will notice they are numbered. Hopefully you have the code!
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Help

So I un-plugged fuse #7 and my radio asked for a code again, problem is, when I start typing in my code the radio shuts off. Idk what to do!!!
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My battery died so I had it replaced and it's asking for the code, wtf is the code?
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My battery died so I had it replaced and it's asking for the code, wtf is the code?
There is a radio security code (entered using the pre-set buttons) and a separate code for the Navi (if so equipped, using the touchscreen) required to use the radio and Navi.
Codes are on a plastic business card that comes with the paperwork and owner's manual package. If you don't have those, check for a sticker with 4 or 5 digits on the side of the glove compartment, or written on top of the under-hood fuse box.

Otherwise, you can get the code from an Acura dealer by giving it the VIN and radio serial number.
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