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MASTER TECH, Acura Technician
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Recently I've been having issues with all the gauges

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Hey, recently I've been having issues with all the gauges shutting off and then kicking back up on in my car. Radio won't work with A/c etc. I replaced the positive battery terminal due to corrosion and I noticed that my negative ground is dirty... could that be the source?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago.

Hello welcome to just answer I am master tech.

this is a well known issue with the negative battery cable. the resistance is to high and the system needs a clean connection. Acura should have this cable in stock and around 10.00. I would replace this cable and then retest.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
should I replace the negative battery cable and reset the error code in the car?
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago.

which error code are you speaking of ?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It is giving me an error code that the ECM relay is open, but the mechanic said it can be caused by a faulty ground cable. I just don't want to waste 200 dollars to take it to Acura if that isn't the real issue.
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago.

the cable is not 200 its around 10-15 dollars and take less then 5 minutes to replace.

if your mechanic has diagnosed this then the safe step is a ground cable.

this is the first place I would have started since its a well known issue with these acura tsx

Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago.

Hello just checking on you to see how this cable replacement turned out