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Old 04-08-2019, 05:43 PM
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New TL owner with a couple of questions!

After much homework I just purchased my first TL (2008) and Ive got a couple of questions.
I test drove the car during the day and I noticed the other night that my gear shift is not illuminated - is it supposed to be?
Also my TL on the back of my car (trunk door) is on the left side - same side as the lettering ACURA. Now that Im paying attention to others I have seen several that the TL is on the opposite corner, right side, of the trunk door. Is this normal.
Ive included a couple of pictures to see what Im talking about.

Thanks!
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Nope, your trunk is definitely wrong;did you get a CarFax on it? Did it show an accident?

Your trunk should look like ths:

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Yes, a clean car fax. Nothing on it. Had wonderful service records. But no accidents.
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Yes, a clean car fax. Nothing on it. Had wonderful service records. But no accidents.
Hmmm, I'm betting there was an accident in there somewhere, just not reported. I suppose an alternate explanation is the car was repainted for some reason.
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Great....... does your gearshift light up when you turn your lights on???
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Great....... does your gearshift light up when you turn your lights on???
yes it should light up but that is a minor issue. Its as simple as replacing the bulb. "C"

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Great....... does your gearshift light up when you turn your lights on???
No, but then again, I have one of these:


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Originally Posted by Reeves1970 View Post
After much homework I just purchased my first TL (2008) and I’ve got a couple of questions.
I test drove the car during the day and I noticed the other night that my gear shift is not illuminated - is it supposed to be?
Also my “TL” on the back of my car (trunk door) is on the left side - same side as the lettering ACURA. Now that I’m paying attention to others I have seen several that the TL is on the opposite corner, right side, of the trunk door. Is this normal.
I’ve included a couple of pictures to see what I’m talking about.

Thanks!
Christy

The trunk seems to line up with the panels. One way to check is to pull the inside trunk liner and see what color it is.

Also the "TL" isn't from the 3rd Gen. What it seems like the original fell off and previous owner bought a "TL" and just slap it on
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Also the "TL" isn't from the 3rd Gen. What it seems like the original fell off and previous owner bought a "TL" and just slap it on
The "ACURA" emblem is also misaligned..sounds like a repaint.
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Perhaps the trunk was "de-badged" and the dealer "re-badged" it??
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