I got my Tl 3 months ago ish.. And recently I reset my ecu.. I knew I needed a code so I asked my friend for one. And I tried that a few times no luck. I then remembered my car had one near the glove box tried that.. Nothing. I waited till it just read code again (instead of error) and put in the one on the side of my glove. Still nothing. Took my car 30 min to Acura for them to say they need 100$ "radio reset procedure" fuck that! How do I deal with this?! If there's a way to lock it up, how do I unlock it?! I can't stand being without a radio for much longer!! Help!!
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Easy way to take out console. In main console/armrest there are two screws in bottom. They come out. Pull it back. Take off right side woodgrain syrip. Pull up from the armrest side. Now take out screws from right side panel. Now you have access to the antenna. Reach in. the antennas on the back right side of the radio!
This is easier. Drive to an underground garage or somewhere you cant get a signal. Input code. Enjoy your tunes again
this doesn't always work. there's an underground garage near my house and i've tried to go there several times just to put in the radio code but it still doesn't work. unplug the antenna from the back, put in code, replug, and call it a day.
hopefully i can make a DIY for you guys with more pictures.
2003 AM TL-S - Retired 2003 BO GS300 SportDesign - Retired 1998 BO Lexus LS400 - Stock
This is exactly what you. Need to do
1. Take wood trim off center console
2. Take off panel underneath the steering wheel
3. Take off the panel to the right of your right leg when sitting in car
(btw I can't remember if 2 or 3 is first)
You will have access to the back of the radio now. Get some plyers and pull out the antenna (it's the thick black wire) put in code and it should be set.
Also make sure you have the right code
I bought my '03 TL used, and the previous (original) owner could not get the code to take. I tried unsuccessfully also, and then found this site.
I didn't want to tear off the console trim to remove the antenna connector, so I tried one of the other suggestions.
Turn off the radio, and start the car. Drive a few minutes to warm up, then pull over (I just drove 10 minutes in the neighborhood). Leave the car in drive, and set the parking brake.
Turn on the radio (it should display COdE and the error number) then punch in the code quickly. That did the trick for me (after many other failed attempts), without an underground garage, and without taking the car apart.
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