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Acura TL Accessories and Modifications
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Newbe 2005 TL owner.
I don't know if this has been answered already. But earlier, some people were saying the V-710 (from verizon) wouldn't work (or they couldn't get it to work properly). The issue was that an incoming call wouldn't be received by the stereo, but only at the phone, itself.
My salesman assured me that this phone works properly. He said when/if I get the phone, to bring it in to him and he'll set it up correctly for me. He's been great and patient about showing me the NAVI and voice commands - after the sale!
Rosenthal Acura in Gaithersburg, MD, a suburb of D.C.
Is there any word on whether or not this works?
Did you ever try this? I just got an 05 TL w/Navi and I'd like to connect my iPod to and be able to see DVDs or TV on the Navi screen.
>I have not tried this yet, but I will this weekend.
So is there any way to swap that mechanism? I mean, is there any way to make a forward tip a downshift, and a backward pull an upshift? It must take just a reprogram of the car's ECU/gearbox to do that. I just find the stock set-up so completely backwards and counterintuitive (I'm too used to racecar sequential gearboxes). I find the stock set-up as discombobulating as putting the accelerator on the left, and the brake pedal on the right.
Click on pic of phone, then click on "phone compatibility"
1. Sony Ericsson K600/700
2. Sony Ericsson T610/616
3. Sony Ericsson T630/637
4. Sony Ericsson Z600
5. Sony Ericsson T68i
6. Sony Ericsson T608
7. Nokia 3600/3650
8. Nokia 3620/3660
9. Nokia 6820
10. Nokia N-GAGE
11. Nokia 6310i
12. Nokia 6230
13. Nokia 6650
14. Blackberry 7290
15. Motorola V500/V525
16. Motorola V80
17. Motorola V3
18. Motorola V551
19. Motorola V505
20. Siemens S55/S56
21. LG PM-325
Works great!!! I actually changed my cell phone service because the new service was offering a free phone with Bluetooth technology and I figured that I might as well get one since the TL has the capability.
It was very easy to set up and it works quite nicely. Has Caller ID, a phonebook too.
After you set it up, you just tell the system what number or person to call, based on what info you have entered in the system and you just talk like you would normally do if holding the phone.
It just comes over the speaker system instead. Very cool!!!
Mine is the v-600 Camera Phone. I paid 99.00 for the phone but it is rebated back. You also get a free portable DVD player but I think the offer for the DVD player may have expired.
The service is 39.00 per month.
I was given V600, or SonyE's T610 or T630 as choices and I am trying to decide on one. I do like the V600's style better but SE are fine too. Acura's website has SE T610 and 630 but not Mot's V600 as working BT phones for TL.
I don't even care about the changer anymore - I've been playing my iPod in the car for a while now - but I'm really upset that the changer is holding some of my favorite music hostage!
My dealer says it's impossible to remove the CD magazine from the changer without physically removing the changer from the trunk ($95/hour). Then to remove the magazine, they are going to have to send the changer out for analysis and repair, which I'm told is going to cost me at least another $200 in all likelihood.
Does anyone have any ideas for solving this dilemma inexpensively or should I just suck it up and get the issue resolved realizing that the next person to buy the car may value the CD changer.
Any guidance here will be greatly appreciated.
PS. It's nice to read all of the discussion about the new TL models/features etc. I still remember using the Edmunds site extensively as I researched and then decided to buy my 3.2TL in '99. Good luck to all the new TL owners! It's really a great car!!!
Is it better (cheaper) to order the accessories from the dealer and have them install it or order them somewhere else and have them installed either by yourself or someone else?
Also, how can I find out how much the dealers actually pay for the spoiler, moldings, etc.? I'm trying to think if I can haggle for the price those.
I just picked up my 05 TL Monday night and already had the V600. I was afraid of what kind of hoops I was going to have to go through, after reading a number of posts about how the phone had to be set up, and if you had to have the clamshell open, etc.
It only took a couple of minutes to pair the phone and car - which the dealer did. I have sent and received calls without any issues.
The multi-function display on the dash only displays the signal strength, and not the battery life, from the phone. Not a huge deal for me, but you may feel differently.
I was concerned about that myself after reading some posts...but I had already deposited on the car. I was worried for nothing, it seems.
I'm not sure if it makes a difference, but I got my phone in October, so the s/w version may be newer than the version of some of the people who had issues. (?)
As you can tell, I'm looking to purchase the TL (5A) w/o navigation., but with the spoiler accessories (front, side, rear and wing). This tallys up to a little over $35,000 (MSRP+dest. chrg = $33,760 + $1500 for access.).
So, when I go to a dealer, what would be a fair asking price for this kind of scenario?