Acura tl

Asked by GuruWM5NZ May 28, 2018 at 10:56 AM about the 2006 Acura TL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2006 acura Tl took to change the radiator  
when I went to pick it up the anti theft have
engaged  it won't start I put in the key I turn the key
to start the car it tries to start it wouldn't kick over
then the shifter is stuck can't take it out  of park I'm
just lost don't know  what to do

4 Answers


Did you try locking then unlocking the drivers door with key?

Yes I did I tried couple different methods none work I live in do Caribbean no dealers here so I'm just stuck and no remote

Same issue Remove hood latch assembly (3-10mm bolts), and disconnect the alarm harness. If the radiator was replaced they probably damaged the hood latch anti-theft mechanism. Very common problem on this make/model/year. Easiest thing is to Remove hood latch mechanism, disconnect anti-theft harness, and reinstall the hood latch. You will have no anti-theft alarm because it can’t complete the circuit but it shuts off the anti theft so you can start the car. If that isn’t the problem, ignition may not be reading key chip but since they pulled the radiator most likely it’s the hood latch. Easy fix.

Also, with these Acura’s, it takes time for the transmitter to recognize the key chip. Anytime you start it, you must turn key to position 2 and wait until green key stops flashing, then you can start. When green key flashes, you know it is trying to read chip in your key to verify car isn’t being stolen.

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