I have a 2001 Acura TL. In spite of the fact that both my remote controls have new batteries and the red light on the remote lights up when buttons are pushed, the car does not respond to any button--trunk, lock, unlock, etc. My thoughts are that the sensor is shot (the car has 225,000 miles on it) or, for some reason, the remotes need to be reprogrammed to synch with the car. Your thoughts...?
Country: United StatesMake: AcuraModel: 3.2 TLYear: 2002
Changing the batteries...
Hi Sir or Madam, welcome to Just Answer. I'm acuramstr. I have never seen a bad receiver on one of these. Do the locks work with the inside switch? Have you had any electrical problems with the car?
Yes, the locks do work with the inside switch as does the trunk release. No, I haven't had any electrical problems with the car.
Ok, lets try reprograming them. Follow this exactly it will take a few times to get it right. just remember to stop and not to turn the key back off after the locks respond.
1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
2. Press the "Lock" or "Unlock" button on one of the
transmitters. (An unprogrammed transmitter can be
used for this step.)
3. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0).
4. Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 two more times. Use the
same transmitter used in step 2.
5. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
6. Press the "Lock" or "Unlock" button on the same
transmitter. Make sure the power door locks cycle
to confirm that the system is in programming mode.
7. Within 10 seconds, press the "Lock" or "Unlock"
button on each transmitter, including the one used
to enter the programming mode. Make sure the
power door locks cycle after you press each
transmitter button to confirm that the system
accepted the transmitter's code.
8. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0)
Ok, so, it worked for one remote,but not the other. New battery in both. Also, and this is a different matter, the remote and indoor switch does not seem to get the front passenger side lock to work. The other three do.
Ok, you have 1 bad remote (they wear out) and the door lock actuator in the door is bad. We see these go out as well. The rear ones are a pain to do because you need to take the window run channel out to get the latch out of the door. The actuator is fairly cheap about $30.00 labor usually runs about 120.00. If you do it yourself be careful not to strip the 3 screws that hold the latch into the door.
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