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I bought a car at an auction a 2004 acura TL and i put in a…

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Hi i bought a car at an auction a 2004 acura TL and i put in a new battery yesterday and now it is dead

Mechanic's Assistant: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?

You mean the new one or the old one? the old one yes, i took to autonation and it was bad i bought a voltmeter on amazon and it will be here today.. The battery was new and from walmart.. its installed terminals are tight

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your TL yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing really other than making sure the clamps are on tight.. i guess i could check some of the main fuses.. its weird that it is totally dead

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I guess not

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Acura
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Mechanic for Acura: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

So while you wait for your voltmeter the battery need to be charged to full capacity and then when you get the meter a draw test needs to be performed, here is a video that explains how https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRcj1fQcWwU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRcj1fQcWwU

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
OK so i found the problem. A loose wire in the fuse box.. So now we have power... But the radio and navigation do not have power. I checked and changed the #5 fuse under the steering wheel that said radio. But still nothing. Any ideas?
Mechanic for Acura: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

with key on check power on both ends of fuse 5,7,and 32 in drivers fuse location

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Mechanic for Acura: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

hows it coming?

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