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Factory Workshop Manual Make Acura Model Tsx Sedan Engine and year V6-3.5L (2011) Please navigate through the PDF using the options provided by OnlyManuals.com on the sidebar. This manual was submitted by Anonymous Date 1st January 2018 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Relays and Modules > Relays and Modules Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair Communications Control Module: Technical Service Bulletins AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair 08-051 March 7, 2011 Applies To: See VEHICLES AFFECTED AcuraLink Control Unit (XM/HIP Receiver) In-Warranty Exchange/ Out-of-Warranty Repair (Supersedes 08-051, dated September 25, 2009, to revise the information marked by the black bars and asterisks) REVISION SUMMARY *^Under VEHICLES AFFECTED, the model years and models were changed. ^ Under PARTS INFORMATION, some 2010 and 2011 model year parts were added. ^ Under IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE DIAGNOSIS, INFORMATION, the Service Consultant procedures were changed.* BACKGROUND Remanufactured AcuraLink control units (XM receivers) are now available for certain models. VEHICLES AFFECTED Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Relays and Modules > Relays and Modules Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 8 PARTS INFORMATION COMPONENT REPLACEMENT POLICY Use only remanufactured components for warranty repairs on client vehicles. Follow the warranty information and procedures given in this service bulletin. ^ Use new components to repair new, unsold vehicles. ^ A new component may be used to repair a client's vehicle only if the remanufactured component is currently unavailable from American Honda. ^ You must receive authorization from your District Parts and Service Manager (DPSM) before ordering a new component. WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION The normal warranty applies. Operation Number: From the Flat Rate Manual Flat Rate Time: From the Flat Rate Manual Failed Part: Use the RM part number from the repair order, without the RM suffix. For example: P/N 39820-TL2-A52 Defect Code: From the Flat Rate Manual Symptom Code: From the Flat Rate Manual Part used for repair: Use the RM part number from the repair order. Example: P/N 39820-TL2-A52RM Skill Level: Repair Technician IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE DIAGNOSIS Service Consultant: *1. Interview the client to get as much information as possible. Information such as where and when the problem occurs is vital to the diagnosis including any information/dates of exchanges between the client and XM support. This information also helps you to determine if the AcuraLink control unit is operating normally, or if a problem exists with the client's XM account. Write the complaint on the repair order. 2. Call XM Satellite Radio at 800-852-9696 to verify the client's account status and the current services being provided. For example, is the client paying for XM, but not traffic or weather? NOTE: Do not take the client's word for this. Call and verify the account status yourself.* Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Relays and Modules > Relays and Modules Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 9 Service Technician: 1. Print out the AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form from an iN workstation. ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Enter keywords ACURALINK CORE RETURN. - Select AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form from the list. 2. Duplicate and confirm the problem using the client information written on the repair order, then write down the results on the repair order. Using the SYMPTOM TROUBLESHOOTING INDEX in the appropriate service manual, find the symptom that matches the client's complaint, and follow the diagnostic procedure: ^ Refer to the appropriate section in the service manual, or ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Enter keyword ACURALINK. - Select the appropriate Service Bulletin, ServiceNews article, or Symptom Troubleshooting from the list. 3. Repair the vehicle according to your diagnosis, then confirm the repair by trying to duplicate the client's original complaint: ^ If the problem is gone, return the vehicle to the client. ^ If the problem is still there, go to step 4. 4. Replace the AcuraLink control unit with a remanufactured unit: ^ For warranty repairs, go to IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE. ^ For vehicle service contract (VSC) and certified used car (CUC) repairs, call 800-999-5901. ^ For goodwill repairs, contact your DPSM. IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE Service Technician: 1. If, after reviewing all publications available through the iN and talking directly to XM support you cannot repair the problem, order a remanufactured AcuraLink control unit through the Open Ordering System. 2. You will receive a remanufactured AcuraLink control unit, packed in a reusable shipping box. Save this box and the packing materials. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Relays and Modules > Relays and Modules Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 10 You must return the failed AcuraLink control unit core in this box. Otherwise, your dealership risks being billed a $1,500.00 core loss charge and the core will be sent back to your dealership. 3. Remove and replace the failed AcuraLink control unit: ^ Refer to the Audio, Navigation, and Telematics section of the appropriate service manual, or ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Online, enter keywords ACURALINK REMOVAL, and select AcuraLink Control Unit (XM Receiver) Removal/Installation from the list. NOTE: Call XM Satellite Radio at 800-852-9696 to update the client's account with the new XM/HIP serial number. Also, call Acura Client Services to reactivate AcuraLink. 4. Make sure the failed AcuraLink control unit core is not disassembled. If the core is disassembled your dealership will be debited a $1,500 core loss charge. 5. Put the failed AcuraLink control unit core in the same box that the remanufactured unit came in. Parts Manager: 6. Place the printed copy of the completed AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form and the paid warranty claim form into the core return box with the failed AcuraLink control unit core. 7. Ship the failed AcuraLink control unit core to the appropriate location by using the prepaid shipping label that came with the remanufactured AcuraLink control unit. If you need additional prepaid shipping labels, contact Remanufactured Parts Operations. ^ Complete the shipping label with your dealer information. ^ Pack one control unit per box, and use a separate shipping label for each one. ^ On the line requesting Your Internal Reference Information, enter YOUR DEALER NUMBER and the WARRANTY CLAIM NUMBER. NOTE: If the failed AcuraLink control unit core is not received at the specified address within 30 days from the warranty claim paid date, your warranty claim will be debited, and your dealership will be issued a core loss fee of $1,500. 8. On the repair order, write down the warranty claim number, the original part number, the serial numbers from both the faulty and remanufactured units, and the return tracking number. 9. Ship the faulty unit in the same box the remanufactured unit came in. Make sure you include this required paperwork: ^ A copy of the AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form. ^ A copy of the paid warranty claim. NOTE: If you return a failed AcuraLink control unit core without the proper forms, your warranty claim will be debited, and the core will be sent back to your dealership. OUT-OF-WARRANTY REPAIR NOTE: If you are making a repair or exchange because of a service bulletin or a service campaign, do not use OUT-OF-WARRANTY procedures. Refer to IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE for more information. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Relays and Modules > Relays and Modules Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 11 Service Consultant: 1. Give your client an estimate for repairing the unit (see step 6), plus the labor cost to replace it. Service Technician: 2. Print out the Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Enter keywords ACURALINK REPAIR FORM. - Select Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form from the list. 3. Fill out the technician section of the Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. 4. Remove the faulty unit. Give the unit to your parts department. Parts Manager: 5. Fill out the parts manager section of the Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. Make sure you include your name, a department, and a dealership phone number in the blank space on the repair form. 6. Contact the manufacturer to request an estimate for the cost of the repair plus shipping. Prices are subject to change; please call for a current firm price on repair. 7. Get the required paperwork: ^ Paying by check - Issue a dealership check made out to Pioneer Electronics for the cost of the repair and return shipping. ^ Paying by credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) - the control unit repair form must be completed by the parts manager. When you use a credit card, fill in all of these fields: - Credit card number - Credit card expiration date - Printed name (as shown on credit card) - Signature (authorized card holder) - Phone number - Authorized charge amount NOTE: If you send a faulty unit without a check or complete credit card information, it may result in additional time to process your repair, and the manufacturer may send the unit back to you unrepaired, or they may repair it and send it back C.O.D. ^ Make a copy of the completed Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. If you send the manufacturer the faulty unit without a copy of the form, they will hold the unit unrepaired until they receive one. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Relays and Modules > Relays and Modules Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 12 8. Carefully pack the faulty unit and the paperwork in a suitable box, and label the box clearly. You are responsible for lost or damaged units; keep all shipping documents and insurance receipts. 9. Ship the faulty unit to Pioneer Electronics via UPS. Pioneer Electronics Service, Inc. 2161 Dividend Dr. Columbus, OH 43228 614-777-7200 NOTE: ^ The manufacturer will repair the unit and ship it back within 5-7 working days, via UPS Ground prepaid, or 2nd Day Air (whichever you requested). Units damaged by misuse or mishandling cannot be shipped back within the usual 5-7 days. ^ The manufacturer guarantees the repair for 90 days from the date of the paid client repair order. 10. To check on the status of your repair order, call the manufacturer. If your client has any further questions or concerns, have them call Acura Client Services. NOTE: A damaged unit may need extra repair. If so, the manufacturer will call you with an estimate of any added charges. ^ If you accept the estimate, mail a dealership check for the additional amount to the manufacturer, authorize the increased amount to be applied to the credit card payment, or have the manufacturer ship the repaired unit back to you, and you pay the difference upon arrival (C.O.D.). ^ If you reject the estimate, the faulty unit will be returned to you along with a refund. However, you will be charged $30.00 (C.O.D.) for diagnosis, shipping, and handling. The unit will be shipped back to you, via UPS Ground. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Relays and Modules > Relays and Modules Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 13 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Relays and Modules > Relays and Modules Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 14 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Relays and Modules > Relays and Modules Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 15 Completing The Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form Disclaimer Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Tune-up and Engine Performance Checks > System Information > Service Precautions Tune-up and Engine Performance Checks: Service Precautions TUNE-UP SERVICE PRECAUTIONS - Tag or mark vacuum hoses before disconnecting them. After completing a job, double check that the vacuum hoses are properly connected. - To disconnect vacuum hoses, pull on the end, not the middle of the hose. - To pull apart electrical connectors, pull on the connector itself, not the wires. - Before disconnecting pressurized fuel lines, always perform Fuel Pressure Release procedure in order to reduce the risk of fire and personal injury. - When replacing fuel filters, always check all affected lines and fittings for leaks. - Never drain or store gasoline or diesel fuel in an open container, due to the possibility of fire or explosion. To prevent serious burns: Avoid contact with hot metal parts. - Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Tune-up and Engine Performance Checks > System Information > Service Precautions > Page 20 - Before servicing the vehicle: Protect fenders, upholstery and carpeting with appropriate covers. - Take caution that keys, buckles, or buttons do not scratch paint. - Do not operate the engine indoors without proper ventilation. - Do not smoke while working on the vehicle. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Filters > System Information > Service Precautions Filters: Service Precautions SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WARNING: Prolonged and repeated contact with used engine oil may cause skin cancer. Avoid prolonged and repeated contact with oils, particularly used engine oils. - Wear protective clothing, including impervious gloves where practicable. - Do not put oily rags in pockets. - Avoid contaminating clothes, particularly underpants, with oil. - Heavily soiled clothing and oil-impregnated footwear should not be worn. Overalls must be cleaned regularly. - First Aid treatment should be obtained immediately for open cuts and wounds. - Use barrier creams, applying them before each work period, to help the removal of oil from the skin. - Wash with soap and water to ensure all oil is removed (skin cleansers and nail brushes will help). Preparations containing lanolin replace the natural skin oils which have been removed. - Do not use gasoline, kerosine, diesel fuel, gas oil, thinner or solvents for cleaning skin. - If skin disorders develop, obtain medical advice without delay. - Where practicable, degrease components prior to handling. - Where there is a risk of eye contact, eye protection should be worn, for example, chemical goggles or face shields; in addition an eye wash facility should be provided. WARNING: Brake fluid may be irritating to the skin or eyes. In case of contact, take the following actions: - Eye Contact - rinse eyes thoroughly with water. - Skin Contact - wash skin with soap and water. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Hoses > System Information > Service Precautions Hoses: Service Precautions SERVICE PRECAUTIONS To prevent vehicle damage, always observe the following precautions: After servicing a hose, check for leaks before and after test driving the vehicle. - Always use the correct size hose. Do not use standard sized hose in place of metric hose or vice versa. Always use the correct type of hose. Never use vacuum hose in place of fuel hose. Never use heater hose in place of PCV hose. - When replacing hoses which are attached to the engine on one end and the frame or body on the other end, always leave sufficient length to compensate for engine movement (from torque). Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Fluids > Brake Fluid > Component Information > Specifications Brake Fluid: Specifications Brake Fluid Type Type ...................................................................................................................................................... Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 preferred.* *Can also use a DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary replacement. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Fluids > Coolant > Component Information > Specifications > Capacity Specifications Coolant: Capacity Specifications Engine Coolant Change* Capacity ................................................................................................................................ .......................................................................... 1.77 gal (6.7L) *Including the remaining 0.196 gal (0.74L) in the reserve tank. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Fluids > Coolant > Component Information > Specifications > Capacity Specifications > Page 35 Coolant: Fluid Type Specifications Engine Coolant Type ..................................................................................................................................................... .......... Honda Long-Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2. This coolant is pre-mixed with 50 percent antifreeze and 50 percent distilled water. Never add straight antifreeze or plain water. If Honda Antifreeze/Coolant is not available, you may use another major-brand non-silicate coolant as a temporary replacement. Make sure is is a high-quality coolant. recommended for aluminum engines. Continued use of any non-Honda coolant can result in corrosion, causing the cooling system to malfunction or fail. Have the cooling system flushed and refilled with Honda antifreeze/Coolant as soon as possible. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Fluids > Fluid - A/T > Component Information > Specifications > Capacity Specifications Fluid - A/T: Capacity Specifications Automatic Transmission Fluid Change ................................................................................................................................................ ............................................................... 3.5 qt (3.3L) Overhaul .......................................................... ................................................................................................................................................... 7.9 qt (7.5L) Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Fluids > Fluid - A/T > Component Information > Specifications > Capacity Specifications > Page 40 Fluid - A/T: Fluid Type Specifications Automatic Transmission Fluid Type ..................................................................................................................................................... ..................................................... Acura ATF DW-1 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Fluids > Engine Oil > Component Information > Specifications > Capacity Specifications Engine Oil: Capacity Specifications Engine Oil Capacity Change* Including Filter ...................................................................................................................... ....................................................................... 4.5 qt (4.3 liters) Without Filter .................................... ........................................................................................................................................................... 4.2 qt (4.0 liters) Total .......................................................................................................................... ................................................................................... 5.3 qt (5.0 liters) * Excluding the oil remaining in the engine Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Fluids > Engine Oil > Component Information > Specifications > Capacity Specifications > Page 45 Engine Oil: Fluid Type Specifications Engine Oil Type ..................................................................................................................................................... ................................................... API Premium grade Viscosity .......................................................... ........................................................................................................................................................... 0W-20 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Fuses and Circuit Breakers > System Information > Service Precautions Fuses and Circuit Breakers: Service Precautions FUSE AND CIRCUIT BREAKER PRECAUTIONS When replacing a blown fuse or defective circuit breaker, it is important to use only a fuse or circuit breaker having the correct amperage rating. The use of a fuse or circuit breaker with a rating other than indicated may result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If a properly rated fuse or circuit breaker continues to blow or trip, it indicates a problem in the circuit that must be corrected. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Service Reminder Indicators > Maintenance Required Lamp/Indicator > Component Information > Service and Repair Maintenance Required Lamp/Indicator: Service and Repair Resetting the Engine Oil Life Display Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Service Reminder Indicators > Oil Change Reminder Lamp > Component Information > Service and Repair Oil Change Reminder Lamp: Service and Repair Resetting the Engine Oil Life Display Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Wheels and Tires > Vehicle Lifting > Component Information > Service and Repair Vehicle Lifting: Service and Repair Lift and Support Points NOTE: If you are going to remove heavy components such as suspension or the fuel tank from the rear of the vehicle, first support the front of the vehicle with tall safety stands. When substantial weight is removed from the rear of the vehicle, the center of gravity can change, causing the vehicle to tip forward on the lift. Vehicle Lift 1. Position the lift pads (A) under the vehicle's front support points (B) and rear support points (C). NOTICE: Be sure the lift pads are properly placed to avoid damaging the vehicle. 2. Raise the lift a few inches, and rock the vehicle gently to be sure it is firmly supported. 3. Raise the lift to its full height, and inspect the vehicle support points for solid contact with the lift pads. Safety Stands To support the vehicle on safety stands, use the same support points as for a vehicle lift. Always use safety stands when working on or under any vehicle that is supported only by a jack. Floor Jack 1. When lifting the front of the vehicle, set the parking brake. When lifting the rear of the vehicle, put the shift lever in reverse for manual transmission, or in P for automatic transmission. 2. Block the wheels that are not being lifted. 3. Position the floor jack under the front jacking bracket (A) or the rear jacking bracket (B). Center the jacking bracket on the jack lift platform (C), and jack up the vehicle high enough to fit the safety stands under it. NOTICE: Be sure the floor jack is properly placed to avoid damaging the vehicle. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Wheels and Tires > Vehicle Lifting > Component Information > Service and Repair > Page 60 4. Position the safety stands under the support points, and adjust them so the vehicle is level side-to-side. 5. Lower the vehicle onto the stands. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Vehicle Lifting > Component Information > Service and Repair Vehicle Lifting: Service and Repair Lift and Support Points NOTE: If you are going to remove heavy components such as suspension or the fuel tank from the rear of the vehicle, first support the front of the vehicle with tall safety stands. When substantial weight is removed from the rear of the vehicle, the center of gravity can change, causing the vehicle to tip forward on the lift. Vehicle Lift 1. Position the lift pads (A) under the vehicle's front support points (B) and rear support points (C). NOTICE: Be sure the lift pads are properly placed to avoid damaging the vehicle. 2. Raise the lift a few inches, and rock the vehicle gently to be sure it is firmly supported. 3. Raise the lift to its full height, and inspect the vehicle support points for solid contact with the lift pads. Safety Stands To support the vehicle on safety stands, use the same support points as for a vehicle lift. Always use safety stands when working on or under any vehicle that is supported only by a jack. Floor Jack 1. When lifting the front of the vehicle, set the parking brake. When lifting the rear of the vehicle, put the shift lever in reverse for manual transmission, or in P for automatic transmission. 2. Block the wheels that are not being lifted. 3. Position the floor jack under the front jacking bracket (A) or the rear jacking bracket (B). Center the jacking bracket on the jack lift platform (C), and jack up the vehicle high enough to fit the safety stands under it. NOTICE: Be sure the floor jack is properly placed to avoid damaging the vehicle. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Maintenance > Vehicle Lifting > Component Information > Service and Repair > Page 64 4. Position the safety stands under the support points, and adjust them so the vehicle is level side-to-side. 5. Lower the vehicle onto the stands. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Engine, Cooling and Exhaust > Engine > Engine Lubrication > Engine Oil > Component Information > Specifications > Capacity Specifications Engine Oil: Capacity Specifications Engine Oil Capacity Change* Including Filter ...................................................................................................................... ....................................................................... 4.5 qt (4.3 liters) Without Filter .................................... ........................................................................................................................................................... 4.2 qt (4.0 liters) Total .......................................................................................................................... ................................................................................... 5.3 qt (5.0 liters) * Excluding the oil remaining in the engine Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Engine, Cooling and Exhaust > Engine > Engine Lubrication > Engine Oil > Component Information > Specifications > Capacity Specifications > Page 72 Engine Oil: Fluid Type Specifications Engine Oil Type ..................................................................................................................................................... ................................................... API Premium grade Viscosity .......................................................... ........................................................................................................................................................... 0W-20 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Engine, Cooling and Exhaust > Engine > Tune-up and Engine Performance Checks > System Information > Service Precautions Tune-up and Engine Performance Checks: Service Precautions TUNE-UP SERVICE PRECAUTIONS - Tag or mark vacuum hoses before disconnecting them. After completing a job, double check that the vacuum hoses are properly connected. - To disconnect vacuum hoses, pull on the end, not the middle of the hose. - To pull apart electrical connectors, pull on the connector itself, not the wires. - Before disconnecting pressurized fuel lines, always perform Fuel Pressure Release procedure in order to reduce the risk of fire and personal injury. - When replacing fuel filters, always check all affected lines and fittings for leaks. - Never drain or store gasoline or diesel fuel in an open container, due to the possibility of fire or explosion. To prevent serious burns: Avoid contact with hot metal parts. - Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Engine, Cooling and Exhaust > Engine > Tune-up and Engine Performance Checks > System Information > Service Precautions > Page 76 - Before servicing the vehicle: Protect fenders, upholstery and carpeting with appropriate covers. - Take caution that keys, buckles, or buttons do not scratch paint. - Do not operate the engine indoors without proper ventilation. - Do not smoke while working on the vehicle. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Engine, Cooling and Exhaust > Cooling System > Coolant > Component Information > Specifications > Capacity Specifications Coolant: Capacity Specifications Engine Coolant Change* Capacity ................................................................................................................................ .......................................................................... 1.77 gal (6.7L) *Including the remaining 0.196 gal (0.74L) in the reserve tank. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Engine, Cooling and Exhaust > Cooling System > Coolant > Component Information > Specifications > Capacity Specifications > Page 82 Coolant: Fluid Type Specifications Engine Coolant Type ..................................................................................................................................................... .......... Honda Long-Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2. This coolant is pre-mixed with 50 percent antifreeze and 50 percent distilled water. Never add straight antifreeze or plain water. If Honda Antifreeze/Coolant is not available, you may use another major-brand non-silicate coolant as a temporary replacement. Make sure is is a high-quality coolant. recommended for aluminum engines. Continued use of any non-Honda coolant can result in corrosion, causing the cooling system to malfunction or fail. Have the cooling system flushed and refilled with Honda antifreeze/Coolant as soon as possible. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Powertrain Management > Tune-up and Engine Performance Checks > System Information > Service Precautions Tune-up and Engine Performance Checks: Service Precautions TUNE-UP SERVICE PRECAUTIONS - Tag or mark vacuum hoses before disconnecting them. After completing a job, double check that the vacuum hoses are properly connected. - To disconnect vacuum hoses, pull on the end, not the middle of the hose. - To pull apart electrical connectors, pull on the connector itself, not the wires. - Before disconnecting pressurized fuel lines, always perform Fuel Pressure Release procedure in order to reduce the risk of fire and personal injury. - When replacing fuel filters, always check all affected lines and fittings for leaks. - Never drain or store gasoline or diesel fuel in an open container, due to the possibility of fire or explosion. To prevent serious burns: Avoid contact with hot metal parts. - Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Powertrain Management > Tune-up and Engine Performance Checks > System Information > Service Precautions > Page 87 - Before servicing the vehicle: Protect fenders, upholstery and carpeting with appropriate covers. - Take caution that keys, buckles, or buttons do not scratch paint. - Do not operate the engine indoors without proper ventilation. - Do not smoke while working on the vehicle. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Powertrain Management > Fuel Delivery and Air Induction > Fuel Pump > Component Information > Service Precautions Fuel Pump: Service Precautions WARNING: Adhere to the following procedures any time the fuel system is being worked on in order to reduce the risk of fire and personal injury: - Keep a dry chemical (Class B) fire extinguisher near the work area. - Place a "CAUTION FLAMMABLE" sign in the work area. - Work in a well-ventilated area. Do not smoke, and keep sparks and open flames away. - Wear eye protection. - Use caution when working near the catalytic converter to prevent the possibility of burns or fire. (The temperatures within the converter can exceed 537 °C (1000 °F).) - Relieve the fuel system pressure prior to disconnecting fuel system components. - Disconnect the negative battery cable except for tests where battery voltage is required. - Use a suitable container to store or catch fuel. - Do not replace fuel pipe with fuel hose. - Plug all disconnected fuel line fittings and hoses. - After making any fuel system repairs ALWAYS inspect for fuel leaks. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Powertrain Management > Fuel Delivery and Air Induction > Fuel Tank > Component Information > Service Precautions Fuel Tank: Service Precautions WARNING: Adhere to the following procedures any time the fuel system is being worked on in order to reduce the risk of fire and personal injury: - Keep a dry chemical (Class B) fire extinguisher near the work area. - Place a "CAUTION FLAMMABLE" sign in the work area. - Work in a well-ventilated area. Do not smoke, and keep sparks and open flames away. - Wear eye protection. - Use caution when working near the catalytic converter to prevent the possibility of burns or fire. (The temperatures within the converter can exceed 537 °C (1000 °F).) - Relieve the fuel system pressure prior to disconnecting fuel system components. - Disconnect the negative battery cable except for tests where battery voltage is required. - Use a suitable container to store or catch fuel. - Do not replace fuel pipe with fuel hose. - Plug all disconnected fuel line fittings and hoses. - After making any fuel system repairs ALWAYS inspect for fuel leaks. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Transmission and Drivetrain > Automatic Transmission/Transaxle > Fluid - A/T > Component Information > Specifications > Capacity Specifications Fluid - A/T: Capacity Specifications Automatic Transmission Fluid Change ................................................................................................................................................ ............................................................... 3.5 qt (3.3L) Overhaul .......................................................... ................................................................................................................................................... 7.9 qt (7.5L) Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Transmission and Drivetrain > Automatic Transmission/Transaxle > Fluid - A/T > Component Information > Specifications > Capacity Specifications > Page 101 Fluid - A/T: Fluid Type Specifications Automatic Transmission Fluid Type ..................................................................................................................................................... ..................................................... Acura ATF DW-1 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Brakes and Traction Control > Hydraulic System, Brakes > Brake Fluid > Component Information > Specifications Brake Fluid: Specifications Brake Fluid Type Type ...................................................................................................................................................... Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 preferred.* *Can also use a DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary replacement. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Starting and Charging > Battery > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Electrical - GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station Update Info. Battery: Technical Service Bulletins Electrical - GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station Update Info. 09-034 February 12, 2011 Applies To: ALL GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station Update Information (Supersedes 09-034, dated January 19, 2010, to revise the information marked by the asterisks) REVISION SUMMARY *Under GR8 UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS, step 9 was updated.* INTRODUCTION The software for the GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station is updated periodically to fix software bugs and enhance the tool's function. You can now use the Midtronics GR8 update wizard to download software and firmware to your GR8 using a PC and the Internet. It is extremely important to use the latest GR8 software to ensure that the current battery testing and diagnostic procedures are used. Acura introduced a new policy to ensure that GR8 testers are updated promptly. The GR8 software must now be updated within 3 days of receiving notification from an iN message or other Acura communication. If an out-of-date version is used, any battery replacements may not be covered under warranty. GR8 UPDATE REQUIREMENTS ^ GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station: P/N MTRGR81100P ^ USB-to-mini-USB cable (this cable came with the GR8): Midtronics P/N A128 ^ Internet access ^ An IBM-compatible PC with Windows 95 operating system or higher (Windows 2000 or XP is preferred). To order the GR8 Diagnostic Station, or the USB-to-mini-USB cable, go to the Acura Tool and Equipment catalog on the iN (select Service > Service Bay > Tool and Equipment > Online Catalog), or call. SOFTWARE INFORMATION The current software version is listed online. Go to the iN (select Service > Service Bay > Diagnostic Tools Software Versions). To check the GR8 software version, click on: Language > Options > Info > Version WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION None. This service bulletin is for information only. GR8 UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS The update should take 5-10 minutes. Make sure that the update is not interrupted. If the update is interrupted, it could damage the GR8 and require you to send the GR8 to Midtronics for repair. This repair is not covered by warranty. 1. Make sure the GR8 is off and the SD card is removed. 2. Online, go to www.midtronics.com/home/ clientlogin/clientlogin.aspx: 3. Enter your username and password, then click the Login button. Username: acuragr8 Password: acuragr8 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Starting and Charging > Battery > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Electrical - GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station Update Info. > Page 112 4. You should see an image of the GR8 tester. Click on the highlighted Update Software link under the image. 5. Fill in your dealer number, the service manager's name, and the GR8 serial number(s). The dealer name, the dealer address, and the dealer phone number are automatically filled in. Click SUBMIT REQUEST. 6. You should see the image of the GR8 tester again. Click on the highlighted Acura GR8 Software Update link. 7. A File Download - Security Warning screen appears. Select Run. 8. A file will be downloaded to your computer. After it is finished, an Internet Explorer - Security Warning screen appears. Select Run. NOTE: Depending on your network setup, you may see more warning screens than are shown here. *9. The Midtronics Update Wizard appears. Refer to SOFTWARE INFORMATION to find the current software version. * NOTE: If the wrong software file appears or is not shown, click Change MUP File, and select the correct software version.* Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Starting and Charging > Battery > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Electrical - GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station Update Info. > Page 113 10. Turn on the GR8, and follow the Update Wizard on-screen instructions. 11. When the update is complete, the Update Results screen appears, indicating the update was successful. Click Finish to close the Update Wizard. 12. Turn the GR8 off for 10 seconds. Reinstall the SD card, then turn the GR8 on, and confirm that the software is updated to the software version listed under SOFTWARE VERSION. 13. If an error message appears anytime during the update, follow the on-screen instructions, and try updating the GR8 again. If the error message still does not go away, or if you have any problems updating the GR8, call Midtronics at 866-592-8054. 14. If you have more than one GR8, repeat the update procedure for each unit. 15. Once all GR8s are updated, store the USB-to-miniUSB cable in a safe location for future updates. Disclaimer Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Starting and Charging > Battery > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Electrical - GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station Update Info. > Page 114 Battery: Technical Service Bulletins Electrical - ED-18 Battery Analyzer Update Info. 09-02? February 12, 2011 Applies To: All Acura Vehicles ED-18 Battery Analyzer Update Information (Supersedes 09-027, dated June 30, 2009, to revise the information marked by the asterisks) *REVISION SUMMARY Under SOFTWARE VERSION, the method to check the current software was updated.* INTRODUCTION The software for the ED-18 Battery Analyzer (or tester) is updated periodically to fix software bugs and enhance the tool's function. To help you update the ED-18 tester more quickly, Acura no longer distributes CDs for the tester. You can now use the Midtronics ED-18 update wizard to download software and firmware to your ED-18 tester using a PC and the Internet. It is extremely important to use the latest ED-18 software to ensure that the current battery testing procedures are used. Acura introduced a new policy to ensure that ED-18 testers are updated promptly. The ED-18 software must now be updated within 3 days of receiving notification from an iN message or other Acura communication. If an out-of-date version is used, any battery replacements may not be covered under warranty. ED-18 UPDATE REQUIREMENTS ^ ED-18 Battery Analyzer: ED-18 Version 1: P/N INBED18LLH ED-18 Version 2: P/N INB17191845 ^ R5232 (25 pin to 9 pin) interface cable: P/N MTRi30ii2A* ^ 7/64" hex wrench: P/N INB17191270* *Both the R5232 interface cable and the hex wrench were included with the ED-18 update that was shipped to dealerships in November 2008. ^ A fully charged 12-volt automotive battery, any size ^ Internet access ^ An IBM-compatible PC: - Windows 95 operating system or higher (Windows 2000 or XP is preferred) - CD ROM - R5232 (9 pin) serial port, or an R5232 to USB Adapter (P/N MTRA164) (Some newer computers do not have an R5232 port. You will need to order the R5232 to USB adapter to update your ED-18 testers.) To order the ED-18 Battery Analyzer version 2, the interface cable, the R5232 to USB adapter, or the hex wrench, go to the Acura Tool and Equipment catalog on the iN (select Service > Service Bay > Tool and Equipment > Online Catalog), or call. NOTE: The ED-18 Battery Analyzer version i is no longer available for purchase. SOFTWARE VERSION Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Starting and Charging > Battery > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Electrical - GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station Update Info. > Page 115 *The current software version is listed online. Go to the iN (select Service > Service Bay > Diagnostic Tools Software Versions).* To check the ED-18 version 1 software, click on: Info > Version. The version number is located near the top of the version screen. To check the ED-18 version 2 software: ^ Turn on the tester, and read the version number on the screen. It should appear for about 3 seconds. ^ Or, you can click on: Language > Options> Info > Version. The version number is located near the top of the version screen. WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION None. This service bulletin is for information only. ED-18 UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS 1. Make sure the ED-18 is off, then detach the printer by using the hex wrench to remove the two screws at the bottom of the printer. Pull the printer straight out from the ED-18 to avoid damaging the connector terminals. 2. Connect the R8232 interface cable to the ED-18 where the printer was connected, then connect the interface cable to your PC. NOTE: If your computer doesn't have an R8232 serial port, use the R8232 to USB adapter. 3. Connect the ED-18 battery clamps to a fully charged 12-volt battery. 4. Online, go to www.midtronics.com/home/clientlogin/clientlogin.aspx: 5. Enter your username and password, then click the Login button. ^ For ED18 version 1: Username: acuraedv1 Password: acuraedv1 ^ For ED18 version 2: Password: acuraedv2 Username: acuraedv2 6. You should see an image of your ED-18 tester. Click on the highlighted Update Software link under the image. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Starting and Charging > Battery > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Electrical - GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station Update Info. > Page 116 NOTE: The ED-18 tester version 2 software is shown for example. Version i is similar. 7. Fill in your dealer number, the service manager's name, and the ED-18 serial number(s). The dealer name, the dealer address, and the dealer phone number are automatically filled in. Click SUBMIT REQUEST. 8. You should see the image of your ED-18 tester again. Click on the highlighted Acura ED-18 V2 Software Update link. 9. A File Download - Security Warning screen appears. Select Run. 10. A file will be downloaded to your computer. After it is finished, an Internet Explorer - Security Warning screen appears. Select Run. NOTE: Depending on your network setup, you may see more warning screens than are seen here. 11. Turn on the ED-18. 12. Before using the Midtronics update utility, make sure your computer port settings are correct. Click on: My Computer > Control Panel > System > Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Starting and Charging > Battery > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Electrical - GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station Update Info. > Page 117 Hardware Tab > Device Manager. Or, you can click on: Windows Start button > Settings > Control Panel > System > Hardware Tab > Device Manager. NOTE: If you are using the RS232 to USB adapter, make sure to plug it in before checking the port settings. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Starting and Charging > Battery > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Electrical - GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station Update Info. > Page 118 Expand Ports, and check the communications port number. The communications port number should match the COMM number in the Midtronics update utility. If the numbers do not match, click on the arrows next to the COMM windows in the Midtronics update utility, and change the number to match the computer system's port number. Make sure this communications port number matches the COMM number on the update. If it does not, change the number on the update. 13. Click on Start to begin the update which takes about a minute. A progress bar appears. Wait until you get a message indicating the update was successful. NOTE: ^ If the clamps come off the battery, or the R8232 interface cable comes loose, turn the ED-18 off, then back on. When the logon screen appears on the ED-18, click on Start to restart the update. ^ If the error message Flash not erased appears, replace the AA batteries in the ED-18, and try the update again. 14. Click on OK on the ED-18 update. 15. Click on Quit on the ED-18 update. Make sure the message UPDATE COMPLETE appears on the ED-18 tester. 16. Turn the ED-18 tester off, then back on. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Starting and Charging > Battery > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Electrical - GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station Update Info. > Page 119 17. Confirm the software on the ED-18 tester is updated to the software version listed under SOFTWARE VERSION. NOTE: If you have any problems updating the ED-18, call Midtronics at 866-592-8054. 18. Reinstall the printer. 19. If you have more than one ED-18, repeat the update procedure for each unit. 20. Once all ED-i8s are updated, store the R5232 interface cable and the hex wrench in a safe location for future updates. Disclaimer Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Starting and Charging > Battery > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Page 120 Battery: Service and Repair Battery Terminal Disconnection/Reconnection Disconnection NOTE: Some systems store data in memory (including seat position, mirror position, etc) that is lost when the battery is disconnected. Do the following procedures before disconnecting the battery. 1. Make sure you have the anti-theft code(s) for the audio and/or the navigation system (if equipped). 2. If you are replacing the audio unit, write down the audio presets (AM and FM), and the XM audio presets (if equipped), because the audio unit does not retain the presets after the battery is disconnected. 3. Make sure the ignition switch is in LOCK (0). 4. Disconnect and isolate the negative cable from the battery. NOTE: Always disconnect the negative cable from the battery first. 5. Disconnect the positive cable from the battery. Reconnection NOTE: Some systems store data in memory (including seat position, mirror position, etc) that is lost when the battery is disconnected. Do the following procedures to restore the systems back to normal operation. 1. Clean the battery terminals. 2. Test the battery. 3. Reconnect the positive cable (A) to the battery (B) first, then reconnect the negative cable (C) to the battery. NOTE: Always connect the positive cable to the battery first. 4. Apply multipurpose grease to the terminals to prevent corrosion. 5. Enter the anti-theft code(s) for the audio system and/or the navigation system (if equipped). 6. Enter the audio presets (if applicable), and enter the XM audio presets (if equipped). 7. Set the clock (for vehicles without navigation). Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Steering and Suspension > Wheels and Tires > Vehicle Lifting > Component Information > Service and Repair Vehicle Lifting: Service and Repair Lift and Support Points NOTE: If you are going to remove heavy components such as suspension or the fuel tank from the rear of the vehicle, first support the front of the vehicle with tall safety stands. When substantial weight is removed from the rear of the vehicle, the center of gravity can change, causing the vehicle to tip forward on the lift. Vehicle Lift 1. Position the lift pads (A) under the vehicle's front support points (B) and rear support points (C). NOTICE: Be sure the lift pads are properly placed to avoid damaging the vehicle. 2. Raise the lift a few inches, and rock the vehicle gently to be sure it is firmly supported. 3. Raise the lift to its full height, and inspect the vehicle support points for solid contact with the lift pads. Safety Stands To support the vehicle on safety stands, use the same support points as for a vehicle lift. Always use safety stands when working on or under any vehicle that is supported only by a jack. Floor Jack 1. When lifting the front of the vehicle, set the parking brake. When lifting the rear of the vehicle, put the shift lever in reverse for manual transmission, or in P for automatic transmission. 2. Block the wheels that are not being lifted. 3. Position the floor jack under the front jacking bracket (A) or the rear jacking bracket (B). Center the jacking bracket on the jack lift platform (C), and jack up the vehicle high enough to fit the safety stands under it. NOTICE: Be sure the floor jack is properly placed to avoid damaging the vehicle. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Steering and Suspension > Wheels and Tires > Vehicle Lifting > Component Information > Service and Repair > Page 126 4. Position the safety stands under the support points, and adjust them so the vehicle is level side-to-side. 5. Lower the vehicle onto the stands. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Restraint Systems > Repairs and Inspections Required After a Collision > System Information > Service and Repair Repairs and Inspections Required After a Collision: Service and Repair SRS Component Replacement/Inspection After Deployment NOTE: - If there is a break or damage found in harness relevant to the replacement parts shown below, replace it, do not repair. - Before doing any SRS repairs, check for DTCs with the HDS. for the less obvious deployed components (front seat belt tensioners, front impact sensors, side impact sensors, rear safing sensor, etc). - Do not replace the ODS unit unless it is physically damaged or a specific fault was found during DTC troubleshooting because it could complicate troubleshooting other DTCs. - After a vehicle collision, do the ODS unit operation check. - After a vehicle collision, inspect the front seat active head restraints. After a collision where the front seat belt tensioners deployed, replace these items: - SRS unit - Front seat belt(s) - Front impact sensor(s) After a collision where the front airbag(s) deployed, replace these items: - SRS unit - Deployed front airbag(s) - Front seat belt(s) - Front impact sensor(s) - Dashboard After a collision where the side airbag has deployed, replace the items for the side(s) that deployed: - SRS unit - Deployed side airbag(s) - Side impact sensor(s) (first) - Side impact sensor(s) (second) - B-pillar lower trim - Seat frame and related parts - Front seat belt(s) After a collision where a side curtain airbag has deployed, replace the items for the side(s) that deployed: - SRS unit - Deployed side curtain airbag(s) - Front seat belt(s) - Side impact sensor(s) (first) - Side impact sensor(s) (second) - Rear safing sensor - Roof trim - A-pillar trim - B-pillar upper trim - C-pillar trim (Sedan) - Quarter pillar trim (Sport wagon) - Front grab handle - Rear grab handle - All related trim clips - Sunvisor After a moderate to severe side or rear collision, inspect for any damage on the side curtain airbag or other related components. Replace the components as needed. During the repair process, inspect these areas: - Inspect all the SRS wire harnesses. Replace, do not repair, any damaged harnesses. - Inspect the cable reel for heat damage. If there is any damage, replace the cable reel. After the vehicle is completely repaired, turn the ignition switch to ON (II). If the SRS indicator comes on for about 6 seconds and then goes off, the SRS is OK. If the indicator does not function properly, use the HDS to check for the DTCs. If you cannot retrieve a code, do the SRS Symptom Troubleshooting. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Cellular Phone > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair Communications Control Module: Technical Service Bulletins AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair 08-051 March 7, 2011 Applies To: See VEHICLES AFFECTED AcuraLink Control Unit (XM/HIP Receiver) In-Warranty Exchange/ Out-of-Warranty Repair (Supersedes 08-051, dated September 25, 2009, to revise the information marked by the black bars and asterisks) REVISION SUMMARY *^Under VEHICLES AFFECTED, the model years and models were changed. ^ Under PARTS INFORMATION, some 2010 and 2011 model year parts were added. ^ Under IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE DIAGNOSIS, INFORMATION, the Service Consultant procedures were changed.* BACKGROUND Remanufactured AcuraLink control units (XM receivers) are now available for certain models. VEHICLES AFFECTED Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Cellular Phone > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 137 PARTS INFORMATION COMPONENT REPLACEMENT POLICY Use only remanufactured components for warranty repairs on client vehicles. Follow the warranty information and procedures given in this service bulletin. ^ Use new components to repair new, unsold vehicles. ^ A new component may be used to repair a client's vehicle only if the remanufactured component is currently unavailable from American Honda. ^ You must receive authorization from your District Parts and Service Manager (DPSM) before ordering a new component. WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION The normal warranty applies. Operation Number: From the Flat Rate Manual Flat Rate Time: From the Flat Rate Manual Failed Part: Use the RM part number from the repair order, without the RM suffix. For example: P/N 39820-TL2-A52 Defect Code: From the Flat Rate Manual Symptom Code: From the Flat Rate Manual Part used for repair: Use the RM part number from the repair order. Example: P/N 39820-TL2-A52RM Skill Level: Repair Technician IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE DIAGNOSIS Service Consultant: *1. Interview the client to get as much information as possible. Information such as where and when the problem occurs is vital to the diagnosis including any information/dates of exchanges between the client and XM support. This information also helps you to determine if the AcuraLink control unit is operating normally, or if a problem exists with the client's XM account. Write the complaint on the repair order. 2. Call XM Satellite Radio at 800-852-9696 to verify the client's account status and the current services being provided. For example, is the client paying for XM, but not traffic or weather? NOTE: Do not take the client's word for this. Call and verify the account status yourself.* Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Cellular Phone > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 138 Service Technician: 1. Print out the AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form from an iN workstation. ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Enter keywords ACURALINK CORE RETURN. - Select AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form from the list. 2. Duplicate and confirm the problem using the client information written on the repair order, then write down the results on the repair order. Using the SYMPTOM TROUBLESHOOTING INDEX in the appropriate service manual, find the symptom that matches the client's complaint, and follow the diagnostic procedure: ^ Refer to the appropriate section in the service manual, or ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Enter keyword ACURALINK. - Select the appropriate Service Bulletin, ServiceNews article, or Symptom Troubleshooting from the list. 3. Repair the vehicle according to your diagnosis, then confirm the repair by trying to duplicate the client's original complaint: ^ If the problem is gone, return the vehicle to the client. ^ If the problem is still there, go to step 4. 4. Replace the AcuraLink control unit with a remanufactured unit: ^ For warranty repairs, go to IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE. ^ For vehicle service contract (VSC) and certified used car (CUC) repairs, call 800-999-5901. ^ For goodwill repairs, contact your DPSM. IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE Service Technician: 1. If, after reviewing all publications available through the iN and talking directly to XM support you cannot repair the problem, order a remanufactured AcuraLink control unit through the Open Ordering System. 2. You will receive a remanufactured AcuraLink control unit, packed in a reusable shipping box. Save this box and the packing materials. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Cellular Phone > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 139 You must return the failed AcuraLink control unit core in this box. Otherwise, your dealership risks being billed a $1,500.00 core loss charge and the core will be sent back to your dealership. 3. Remove and replace the failed AcuraLink control unit: ^ Refer to the Audio, Navigation, and Telematics section of the appropriate service manual, or ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Online, enter keywords ACURALINK REMOVAL, and select AcuraLink Control Unit (XM Receiver) Removal/Installation from the list. NOTE: Call XM Satellite Radio at 800-852-9696 to update the client's account with the new XM/HIP serial number. Also, call Acura Client Services to reactivate AcuraLink. 4. Make sure the failed AcuraLink control unit core is not disassembled. If the core is disassembled your dealership will be debited a $1,500 core loss charge. 5. Put the failed AcuraLink control unit core in the same box that the remanufactured unit came in. Parts Manager: 6. Place the printed copy of the completed AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form and the paid warranty claim form into the core return box with the failed AcuraLink control unit core. 7. Ship the failed AcuraLink control unit core to the appropriate location by using the prepaid shipping label that came with the remanufactured AcuraLink control unit. If you need additional prepaid shipping labels, contact Remanufactured Parts Operations. ^ Complete the shipping label with your dealer information. ^ Pack one control unit per box, and use a separate shipping label for each one. ^ On the line requesting Your Internal Reference Information, enter YOUR DEALER NUMBER and the WARRANTY CLAIM NUMBER. NOTE: If the failed AcuraLink control unit core is not received at the specified address within 30 days from the warranty claim paid date, your warranty claim will be debited, and your dealership will be issued a core loss fee of $1,500. 8. On the repair order, write down the warranty claim number, the original part number, the serial numbers from both the faulty and remanufactured units, and the return tracking number. 9. Ship the faulty unit in the same box the remanufactured unit came in. Make sure you include this required paperwork: ^ A copy of the AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form. ^ A copy of the paid warranty claim. NOTE: If you return a failed AcuraLink control unit core without the proper forms, your warranty claim will be debited, and the core will be sent back to your dealership. OUT-OF-WARRANTY REPAIR NOTE: If you are making a repair or exchange because of a service bulletin or a service campaign, do not use OUT-OF-WARRANTY procedures. Refer to IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE for more information. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Cellular Phone > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 140 Service Consultant: 1. Give your client an estimate for repairing the unit (see step 6), plus the labor cost to replace it. Service Technician: 2. Print out the Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Enter keywords ACURALINK REPAIR FORM. - Select Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form from the list. 3. Fill out the technician section of the Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. 4. Remove the faulty unit. Give the unit to your parts department. Parts Manager: 5. Fill out the parts manager section of the Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. Make sure you include your name, a department, and a dealership phone number in the blank space on the repair form. 6. Contact the manufacturer to request an estimate for the cost of the repair plus shipping. Prices are subject to change; please call for a current firm price on repair. 7. Get the required paperwork: ^ Paying by check - Issue a dealership check made out to Pioneer Electronics for the cost of the repair and return shipping. ^ Paying by credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) - the control unit repair form must be completed by the parts manager. When you use a credit card, fill in all of these fields: - Credit card number - Credit card expiration date - Printed name (as shown on credit card) - Signature (authorized card holder) - Phone number - Authorized charge amount NOTE: If you send a faulty unit without a check or complete credit card information, it may result in additional time to process your repair, and the manufacturer may send the unit back to you unrepaired, or they may repair it and send it back C.O.D. ^ Make a copy of the completed Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. If you send the manufacturer the faulty unit without a copy of the form, they will hold the unit unrepaired until they receive one. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Cellular Phone > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 141 8. Carefully pack the faulty unit and the paperwork in a suitable box, and label the box clearly. You are responsible for lost or damaged units; keep all shipping documents and insurance receipts. 9. Ship the faulty unit to Pioneer Electronics via UPS. Pioneer Electronics Service, Inc. 2161 Dividend Dr. Columbus, OH 43228 614-777-7200 NOTE: ^ The manufacturer will repair the unit and ship it back within 5-7 working days, via UPS Ground prepaid, or 2nd Day Air (whichever you requested). Units damaged by misuse or mishandling cannot be shipped back within the usual 5-7 days. ^ The manufacturer guarantees the repair for 90 days from the date of the paid client repair order. 10. To check on the status of your repair order, call the manufacturer. If your client has any further questions or concerns, have them call Acura Client Services. NOTE: A damaged unit may need extra repair. If so, the manufacturer will call you with an estimate of any added charges. ^ If you accept the estimate, mail a dealership check for the additional amount to the manufacturer, authorize the increased amount to be applied to the credit card payment, or have the manufacturer ship the repaired unit back to you, and you pay the difference upon arrival (C.O.D.). ^ If you reject the estimate, the faulty unit will be returned to you along with a refund. However, you will be charged $30.00 (C.O.D.) for diagnosis, shipping, and handling. The unit will be shipped back to you, via UPS Ground. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Cellular Phone > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 142 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Cellular Phone > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 143 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Cellular Phone > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 144 Completing The Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form Disclaimer Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Global Positioning System > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair Global Positioning System: Technical Service Bulletins AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair 08-051 March 7, 2011 Applies To: See VEHICLES AFFECTED AcuraLink Control Unit (XM/HIP Receiver) In-Warranty Exchange/ Out-of-Warranty Repair (Supersedes 08-051, dated September 25, 2009, to revise the information marked by the black bars and asterisks) REVISION SUMMARY *^Under VEHICLES AFFECTED, the model years and models were changed. ^ Under PARTS INFORMATION, some 2010 and 2011 model year parts were added. ^ Under IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE DIAGNOSIS, INFORMATION, the Service Consultant procedures were changed.* BACKGROUND Remanufactured AcuraLink control units (XM receivers) are now available for certain models. VEHICLES AFFECTED Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Global Positioning System > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 149 PARTS INFORMATION COMPONENT REPLACEMENT POLICY Use only remanufactured components for warranty repairs on client vehicles. Follow the warranty information and procedures given in this service bulletin. ^ Use new components to repair new, unsold vehicles. ^ A new component may be used to repair a client's vehicle only if the remanufactured component is currently unavailable from American Honda. ^ You must receive authorization from your District Parts and Service Manager (DPSM) before ordering a new component. WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION The normal warranty applies. Operation Number: From the Flat Rate Manual Flat Rate Time: From the Flat Rate Manual Failed Part: Use the RM part number from the repair order, without the RM suffix. For example: P/N 39820-TL2-A52 Defect Code: From the Flat Rate Manual Symptom Code: From the Flat Rate Manual Part used for repair: Use the RM part number from the repair order. Example: P/N 39820-TL2-A52RM Skill Level: Repair Technician IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE DIAGNOSIS Service Consultant: *1. Interview the client to get as much information as possible. Information such as where and when the problem occurs is vital to the diagnosis including any information/dates of exchanges between the client and XM support. This information also helps you to determine if the AcuraLink control unit is operating normally, or if a problem exists with the client's XM account. Write the complaint on the repair order. 2. Call XM Satellite Radio at 800-852-9696 to verify the client's account status and the current services being provided. For example, is the client paying for XM, but not traffic or weather? NOTE: Do not take the client's word for this. Call and verify the account status yourself.* Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Global Positioning System > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 150 Service Technician: 1. Print out the AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form from an iN workstation. ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Enter keywords ACURALINK CORE RETURN. - Select AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form from the list. 2. Duplicate and confirm the problem using the client information written on the repair order, then write down the results on the repair order. Using the SYMPTOM TROUBLESHOOTING INDEX in the appropriate service manual, find the symptom that matches the client's complaint, and follow the diagnostic procedure: ^ Refer to the appropriate section in the service manual, or ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Enter keyword ACURALINK. - Select the appropriate Service Bulletin, ServiceNews article, or Symptom Troubleshooting from the list. 3. Repair the vehicle according to your diagnosis, then confirm the repair by trying to duplicate the client's original complaint: ^ If the problem is gone, return the vehicle to the client. ^ If the problem is still there, go to step 4. 4. Replace the AcuraLink control unit with a remanufactured unit: ^ For warranty repairs, go to IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE. ^ For vehicle service contract (VSC) and certified used car (CUC) repairs, call 800-999-5901. ^ For goodwill repairs, contact your DPSM. IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE Service Technician: 1. If, after reviewing all publications available through the iN and talking directly to XM support you cannot repair the problem, order a remanufactured AcuraLink control unit through the Open Ordering System. 2. You will receive a remanufactured AcuraLink control unit, packed in a reusable shipping box. Save this box and the packing materials. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Global Positioning System > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 151 You must return the failed AcuraLink control unit core in this box. Otherwise, your dealership risks being billed a $1,500.00 core loss charge and the core will be sent back to your dealership. 3. Remove and replace the failed AcuraLink control unit: ^ Refer to the Audio, Navigation, and Telematics section of the appropriate service manual, or ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Online, enter keywords ACURALINK REMOVAL, and select AcuraLink Control Unit (XM Receiver) Removal/Installation from the list. NOTE: Call XM Satellite Radio at 800-852-9696 to update the client's account with the new XM/HIP serial number. Also, call Acura Client Services to reactivate AcuraLink. 4. Make sure the failed AcuraLink control unit core is not disassembled. If the core is disassembled your dealership will be debited a $1,500 core loss charge. 5. Put the failed AcuraLink control unit core in the same box that the remanufactured unit came in. Parts Manager: 6. Place the printed copy of the completed AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form and the paid warranty claim form into the core return box with the failed AcuraLink control unit core. 7. Ship the failed AcuraLink control unit core to the appropriate location by using the prepaid shipping label that came with the remanufactured AcuraLink control unit. If you need additional prepaid shipping labels, contact Remanufactured Parts Operations. ^ Complete the shipping label with your dealer information. ^ Pack one control unit per box, and use a separate shipping label for each one. ^ On the line requesting Your Internal Reference Information, enter YOUR DEALER NUMBER and the WARRANTY CLAIM NUMBER. NOTE: If the failed AcuraLink control unit core is not received at the specified address within 30 days from the warranty claim paid date, your warranty claim will be debited, and your dealership will be issued a core loss fee of $1,500. 8. On the repair order, write down the warranty claim number, the original part number, the serial numbers from both the faulty and remanufactured units, and the return tracking number. 9. Ship the faulty unit in the same box the remanufactured unit came in. Make sure you include this required paperwork: ^ A copy of the AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form. ^ A copy of the paid warranty claim. NOTE: If you return a failed AcuraLink control unit core without the proper forms, your warranty claim will be debited, and the core will be sent back to your dealership. OUT-OF-WARRANTY REPAIR NOTE: If you are making a repair or exchange because of a service bulletin or a service campaign, do not use OUT-OF-WARRANTY procedures. Refer to IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE for more information. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Global Positioning System > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 152 Service Consultant: 1. Give your client an estimate for repairing the unit (see step 6), plus the labor cost to replace it. Service Technician: 2. Print out the Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Enter keywords ACURALINK REPAIR FORM. - Select Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form from the list. 3. Fill out the technician section of the Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. 4. Remove the faulty unit. Give the unit to your parts department. Parts Manager: 5. Fill out the parts manager section of the Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. Make sure you include your name, a department, and a dealership phone number in the blank space on the repair form. 6. Contact the manufacturer to request an estimate for the cost of the repair plus shipping. Prices are subject to change; please call for a current firm price on repair. 7. Get the required paperwork: ^ Paying by check - Issue a dealership check made out to Pioneer Electronics for the cost of the repair and return shipping. ^ Paying by credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) - the control unit repair form must be completed by the parts manager. When you use a credit card, fill in all of these fields: - Credit card number - Credit card expiration date - Printed name (as shown on credit card) - Signature (authorized card holder) - Phone number - Authorized charge amount NOTE: If you send a faulty unit without a check or complete credit card information, it may result in additional time to process your repair, and the manufacturer may send the unit back to you unrepaired, or they may repair it and send it back C.O.D. ^ Make a copy of the completed Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. If you send the manufacturer the faulty unit without a copy of the form, they will hold the unit unrepaired until they receive one. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Global Positioning System > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 153 8. Carefully pack the faulty unit and the paperwork in a suitable box, and label the box clearly. You are responsible for lost or damaged units; keep all shipping documents and insurance receipts. 9. Ship the faulty unit to Pioneer Electronics via UPS. Pioneer Electronics Service, Inc. 2161 Dividend Dr. Columbus, OH 43228 614-777-7200 NOTE: ^ The manufacturer will repair the unit and ship it back within 5-7 working days, via UPS Ground prepaid, or 2nd Day Air (whichever you requested). Units damaged by misuse or mishandling cannot be shipped back within the usual 5-7 days. ^ The manufacturer guarantees the repair for 90 days from the date of the paid client repair order. 10. To check on the status of your repair order, call the manufacturer. If your client has any further questions or concerns, have them call Acura Client Services. NOTE: A damaged unit may need extra repair. If so, the manufacturer will call you with an estimate of any added charges. ^ If you accept the estimate, mail a dealership check for the additional amount to the manufacturer, authorize the increased amount to be applied to the credit card payment, or have the manufacturer ship the repaired unit back to you, and you pay the difference upon arrival (C.O.D.). ^ If you reject the estimate, the faulty unit will be returned to you along with a refund. However, you will be charged $30.00 (C.O.D.) for diagnosis, shipping, and handling. The unit will be shipped back to you, via UPS Ground. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Global Positioning System > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 154 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Global Positioning System > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 155 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Global Positioning System > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 156 Completing The Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form Disclaimer Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Navigation System > Navigation Display > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Customer Interest for Navigation Display: > 11-010 Navigation Display: Customer Interest Navigation - Display Int. Blank After Start Up 11-010 April 14, 2011 Applies To: See VEHICLES AFFECTED Navigation Display Intermittently Remains Blank After Starting SYMPTOM The navigation display intermittently remains blank after starting, and none of the navigation buttons work. These symptoms go away if the shift lever is moved to PARK or REVERSE, or if the ignition switch is turned off and on. PROBABLE CAUSE The navigation display is faulty. VEHICLES AFFECTED 2011 TSX L4 with Navigation From VIN JH4CU2F6.BC000001 thru JH4CU2F6.BC003168 2011 TSX V6 with Navigation From VIN JH4CU4F6.BC000001 thru JH4CU4F6.BC000084 2011 TSX Sport Wagon with Navigation From VIN JH4CW2H6.BC000001 thru JH4CW2H6.BC000650 CORRECTIVE ACTION Replace the navigation display. PARTS INFORMATION Navigation Display: P/N 39810-TL2-A51RM (Sedan L4, V6) P/N 39810-TL7-A01RM (Sport Wagon) TOOL INFORMATION KTC Trim Tool Set: 50JATP2014*, or Trim Tool: SILTRIMTL10* *Available through the Acura Tool and Equipment Program. To order online, go to iN > Service > Quick Links > Tool and Equipment Program, and then search by tool number. To order by phone, call. WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION The normal warranty applies. Operation Number: 053156 Flat Rate Time: 0.2 hour Failed Part: P/N 39810-TL2-306 Defect Code: 03214 Symptom Code: 03273 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Navigation System > Navigation Display > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Customer Interest for Navigation Display: > 11-010 > Page 163 Skill Level: Repair Technician REPAIR PROCEDURE NOTE: SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations, precautions, and procedures in the service manual before doing repairs or service. 1. Using the trim tool, carefully pry on the top edge of the navigation display visor to detach its clips. NOTE: Take care not to scratch the dashboard or display visor. 2. Carefully pull out the navigation display assembly. 3. Disconnect the connectors, and remove the navigation display assembly. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Navigation System > Navigation Display > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Customer Interest for Navigation Display: > 11-010 > Page 164 4. Remove the screws from the navigation display unit to detach the display visor. 5. To install, use the screws to attach the new navigation display unit to the display visor. 6. Connect the connectors, then press the navigation display assembly into the dashboard. NOTE: A properly installed navigation display assembly will not have a gap between the lower edge of the display visor and the dashboard. If a gap is present, remove the assembly and reinstall it to correct the misalignment. 7. Test the navigation system and display unit to make sure that they are working properly. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Navigation System > Navigation Display > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > All Technical Service Bulletins for Navigation Display: > 11-010 Navigation Display: All Technical Service Bulletins Navigation - Display Int. Blank After Start Up 11-010 April 14, 2011 Applies To: See VEHICLES AFFECTED Navigation Display Intermittently Remains Blank After Starting SYMPTOM The navigation display intermittently remains blank after starting, and none of the navigation buttons work. These symptoms go away if the shift lever is moved to PARK or REVERSE, or if the ignition switch is turned off and on. PROBABLE CAUSE The navigation display is faulty. VEHICLES AFFECTED 2011 TSX L4 with Navigation From VIN JH4CU2F6.BC000001 thru JH4CU2F6.BC003168 2011 TSX V6 with Navigation From VIN JH4CU4F6.BC000001 thru JH4CU4F6.BC000084 2011 TSX Sport Wagon with Navigation From VIN JH4CW2H6.BC000001 thru JH4CW2H6.BC000650 CORRECTIVE ACTION Replace the navigation display. PARTS INFORMATION Navigation Display: P/N 39810-TL2-A51RM (Sedan L4, V6) P/N 39810-TL7-A01RM (Sport Wagon) TOOL INFORMATION KTC Trim Tool Set: 50JATP2014*, or Trim Tool: SILTRIMTL10* *Available through the Acura Tool and Equipment Program. To order online, go to iN > Service > Quick Links > Tool and Equipment Program, and then search by tool number. To order by phone, call. WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION The normal warranty applies. Operation Number: 053156 Flat Rate Time: 0.2 hour Failed Part: P/N 39810-TL2-306 Defect Code: 03214 Symptom Code: 03273 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Navigation System > Navigation Display > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > All Technical Service Bulletins for Navigation Display: > 11-010 > Page 167 Skill Level: Repair Technician REPAIR PROCEDURE NOTE: SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations, precautions, and procedures in the service manual before doing repairs or service. 1. Using the trim tool, carefully pry on the top edge of the navigation display visor to detach its clips. NOTE: Take care not to scratch the dashboard or display visor. 2. Carefully pull out the navigation display assembly. 3. Disconnect the connectors, and remove the navigation display assembly. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Navigation System > Navigation Display > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > All Technical Service Bulletins for Navigation Display: > 11-010 > Page 168 4. Remove the screws from the navigation display unit to detach the display visor. 5. To install, use the screws to attach the new navigation display unit to the display visor. 6. Connect the connectors, then press the navigation display assembly into the dashboard. NOTE: A properly installed navigation display assembly will not have a gap between the lower edge of the display visor and the dashboard. If a gap is present, remove the assembly and reinstall it to correct the misalignment. 7. Test the navigation system and display unit to make sure that they are working properly. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Relays and Modules - Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair Communications Control Module: Technical Service Bulletins AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair 08-051 March 7, 2011 Applies To: See VEHICLES AFFECTED AcuraLink Control Unit (XM/HIP Receiver) In-Warranty Exchange/ Out-of-Warranty Repair (Supersedes 08-051, dated September 25, 2009, to revise the information marked by the black bars and asterisks) REVISION SUMMARY *^Under VEHICLES AFFECTED, the model years and models were changed. ^ Under PARTS INFORMATION, some 2010 and 2011 model year parts were added. ^ Under IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE DIAGNOSIS, INFORMATION, the Service Consultant procedures were changed.* BACKGROUND Remanufactured AcuraLink control units (XM receivers) are now available for certain models. VEHICLES AFFECTED Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Relays and Modules - Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 174 PARTS INFORMATION COMPONENT REPLACEMENT POLICY Use only remanufactured components for warranty repairs on client vehicles. Follow the warranty information and procedures given in this service bulletin. ^ Use new components to repair new, unsold vehicles. ^ A new component may be used to repair a client's vehicle only if the remanufactured component is currently unavailable from American Honda. ^ You must receive authorization from your District Parts and Service Manager (DPSM) before ordering a new component. WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION The normal warranty applies. Operation Number: From the Flat Rate Manual Flat Rate Time: From the Flat Rate Manual Failed Part: Use the RM part number from the repair order, without the RM suffix. For example: P/N 39820-TL2-A52 Defect Code: From the Flat Rate Manual Symptom Code: From the Flat Rate Manual Part used for repair: Use the RM part number from the repair order. Example: P/N 39820-TL2-A52RM Skill Level: Repair Technician IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE DIAGNOSIS Service Consultant: *1. Interview the client to get as much information as possible. Information such as where and when the problem occurs is vital to the diagnosis including any information/dates of exchanges between the client and XM support. This information also helps you to determine if the AcuraLink control unit is operating normally, or if a problem exists with the client's XM account. Write the complaint on the repair order. 2. Call XM Satellite Radio at 800-852-9696 to verify the client's account status and the current services being provided. For example, is the client paying for XM, but not traffic or weather? NOTE: Do not take the client's word for this. Call and verify the account status yourself.* Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Relays and Modules - Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 175 Service Technician: 1. Print out the AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form from an iN workstation. ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Enter keywords ACURALINK CORE RETURN. - Select AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form from the list. 2. Duplicate and confirm the problem using the client information written on the repair order, then write down the results on the repair order. Using the SYMPTOM TROUBLESHOOTING INDEX in the appropriate service manual, find the symptom that matches the client's complaint, and follow the diagnostic procedure: ^ Refer to the appropriate section in the service manual, or ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Enter keyword ACURALINK. - Select the appropriate Service Bulletin, ServiceNews article, or Symptom Troubleshooting from the list. 3. Repair the vehicle according to your diagnosis, then confirm the repair by trying to duplicate the client's original complaint: ^ If the problem is gone, return the vehicle to the client. ^ If the problem is still there, go to step 4. 4. Replace the AcuraLink control unit with a remanufactured unit: ^ For warranty repairs, go to IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE. ^ For vehicle service contract (VSC) and certified used car (CUC) repairs, call 800-999-5901. ^ For goodwill repairs, contact your DPSM. IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE Service Technician: 1. If, after reviewing all publications available through the iN and talking directly to XM support you cannot repair the problem, order a remanufactured AcuraLink control unit through the Open Ordering System. 2. You will receive a remanufactured AcuraLink control unit, packed in a reusable shipping box. Save this box and the packing materials. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Relays and Modules - Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 176 You must return the failed AcuraLink control unit core in this box. Otherwise, your dealership risks being billed a $1,500.00 core loss charge and the core will be sent back to your dealership. 3. Remove and replace the failed AcuraLink control unit: ^ Refer to the Audio, Navigation, and Telematics section of the appropriate service manual, or ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Online, enter keywords ACURALINK REMOVAL, and select AcuraLink Control Unit (XM Receiver) Removal/Installation from the list. NOTE: Call XM Satellite Radio at 800-852-9696 to update the client's account with the new XM/HIP serial number. Also, call Acura Client Services to reactivate AcuraLink. 4. Make sure the failed AcuraLink control unit core is not disassembled. If the core is disassembled your dealership will be debited a $1,500 core loss charge. 5. Put the failed AcuraLink control unit core in the same box that the remanufactured unit came in. Parts Manager: 6. Place the printed copy of the completed AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form and the paid warranty claim form into the core return box with the failed AcuraLink control unit core. 7. Ship the failed AcuraLink control unit core to the appropriate location by using the prepaid shipping label that came with the remanufactured AcuraLink control unit. If you need additional prepaid shipping labels, contact Remanufactured Parts Operations. ^ Complete the shipping label with your dealer information. ^ Pack one control unit per box, and use a separate shipping label for each one. ^ On the line requesting Your Internal Reference Information, enter YOUR DEALER NUMBER and the WARRANTY CLAIM NUMBER. NOTE: If the failed AcuraLink control unit core is not received at the specified address within 30 days from the warranty claim paid date, your warranty claim will be debited, and your dealership will be issued a core loss fee of $1,500. 8. On the repair order, write down the warranty claim number, the original part number, the serial numbers from both the faulty and remanufactured units, and the return tracking number. 9. Ship the faulty unit in the same box the remanufactured unit came in. Make sure you include this required paperwork: ^ A copy of the AcuraLink Control Unit Core Return Form. ^ A copy of the paid warranty claim. NOTE: If you return a failed AcuraLink control unit core without the proper forms, your warranty claim will be debited, and the core will be sent back to your dealership. OUT-OF-WARRANTY REPAIR NOTE: If you are making a repair or exchange because of a service bulletin or a service campaign, do not use OUT-OF-WARRANTY procedures. Refer to IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE for more information. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Relays and Modules - Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 177 Service Consultant: 1. Give your client an estimate for repairing the unit (see step 6), plus the labor cost to replace it. Service Technician: 2. Print out the Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. ^ From the iN main menu: - Click on SERVICE. - Click on ISIS (Service Publications). - Click on SEARCH BY VEHICLE. - Enter the model and the model year. - Enter keywords ACURALINK REPAIR FORM. - Select Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form from the list. 3. Fill out the technician section of the Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. 4. Remove the faulty unit. Give the unit to your parts department. Parts Manager: 5. Fill out the parts manager section of the Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. Make sure you include your name, a department, and a dealership phone number in the blank space on the repair form. 6. Contact the manufacturer to request an estimate for the cost of the repair plus shipping. Prices are subject to change; please call for a current firm price on repair. 7. Get the required paperwork: ^ Paying by check - Issue a dealership check made out to Pioneer Electronics for the cost of the repair and return shipping. ^ Paying by credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) - the control unit repair form must be completed by the parts manager. When you use a credit card, fill in all of these fields: - Credit card number - Credit card expiration date - Printed name (as shown on credit card) - Signature (authorized card holder) - Phone number - Authorized charge amount NOTE: If you send a faulty unit without a check or complete credit card information, it may result in additional time to process your repair, and the manufacturer may send the unit back to you unrepaired, or they may repair it and send it back C.O.D. ^ Make a copy of the completed Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form. If you send the manufacturer the faulty unit without a copy of the form, they will hold the unit unrepaired until they receive one. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Relays and Modules - Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 178 8. Carefully pack the faulty unit and the paperwork in a suitable box, and label the box clearly. You are responsible for lost or damaged units; keep all shipping documents and insurance receipts. 9. Ship the faulty unit to Pioneer Electronics via UPS. Pioneer Electronics Service, Inc. 2161 Dividend Dr. Columbus, OH 43228 614-777-7200 NOTE: ^ The manufacturer will repair the unit and ship it back within 5-7 working days, via UPS Ground prepaid, or 2nd Day Air (whichever you requested). Units damaged by misuse or mishandling cannot be shipped back within the usual 5-7 days. ^ The manufacturer guarantees the repair for 90 days from the date of the paid client repair order. 10. To check on the status of your repair order, call the manufacturer. If your client has any further questions or concerns, have them call Acura Client Services. NOTE: A damaged unit may need extra repair. If so, the manufacturer will call you with an estimate of any added charges. ^ If you accept the estimate, mail a dealership check for the additional amount to the manufacturer, authorize the increased amount to be applied to the credit card payment, or have the manufacturer ship the repaired unit back to you, and you pay the difference upon arrival (C.O.D.). ^ If you reject the estimate, the faulty unit will be returned to you along with a refund. However, you will be charged $30.00 (C.O.D.) for diagnosis, shipping, and handling. The unit will be shipped back to you, via UPS Ground. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Relays and Modules - Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 179 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Relays and Modules - Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 180 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Accessories and Optional Equipment > Relays and Modules - Accessories and Optional Equipment > Communications Control Module > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > AcuraLink(R) - Control Unit Warr Exchg./Non-Warr Repair > Page 181 Completing The Out-of-Warranty/New Replacement AcuraLink Control Unit Repair Form Disclaimer Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Bumper > Front Bumper > Front Bumper Reinforcement > System Information > Description and Operation Front Bumper Reinforcement: Description and Operation Door and Bumper Reinforcement Beams The door and bumper reinforcement beams used on Acura vehicles are made from a metal equivalent to high-strength steel. If high-strength steel is heated, the strength of the steel is reduced. If high-strength steel is damaged, for example, in a collision, and the door and bumper reinforcement beams are bent, the beams may crack when attempting to straighten them. If a door beam is damaged, the whole door panel assembly must be replaced. Front and rear bumper reinforcement beams are made of aluminum alloy. For this reason, the door and bumper reinforcement beams should NEVER be repaired; they must be replaced if they are damaged. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Bumper > Rear Bumper > Rear Bumper Reinforcement > System Information > Description and Operation Rear Bumper Reinforcement: Description and Operation Door and Bumper Reinforcement Beams The door and bumper reinforcement beams used on Acura vehicles are made from a metal equivalent to high-strength steel. If high-strength steel is heated, the strength of the steel is reduced. If high-strength steel is damaged, for example, in a collision, and the door and bumper reinforcement beams are bent, the beams may crack when attempting to straighten them. If a door beam is damaged, the whole door panel assembly must be replaced. Front and rear bumper reinforcement beams are made of aluminum alloy. For this reason, the door and bumper reinforcement beams should NEVER be repaired; they must be replaced if they are damaged. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Paint, Striping and Decals > Paint > System Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Paint - 2011 Paint Codes/Touch Up Paint Part Numbers Paint: Technical Service Bulletins Paint - 2011 Paint Codes/Touch Up Paint Part Numbers 10-028 August 12, 2010 Applies To: 2011 Models - ALL 2011 Acura Paint Codes Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Paint, Striping and Decals > Paint > System Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Paint - 2011 Paint Codes/Touch Up Paint Part Numbers > Page 197 Paint formulations are determined by each paint company. For questions about formulas or color matching, call your paint supplier or one of the companies listed at the end of this service bulletin. NOTE: All colors have clear coat. Disclaimer Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Paint, Striping and Decals > Paint > System Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Page 198 Paint: Locations Coating Areas Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Paint, Striping and Decals > Paint > System Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Page 199 Paint: Service Precautions Paint Safety Precautions WARNING: Most paints contain substances that are harmful if inhaled or swallowed. Read the paint label before opening the container. Observe the following precautions to maintain a safe painting work area. - Wear an approved respirator and eye protection when painting. - Wear approved gloves and appropriate clothing when painting. Avoid contact with skin. - Spray paint only in a well ventilated area. - Cover spilled paint with sand, or wipe it up at once. - If paint gets in your mouth or on your skin, rinse and wash thoroughly with water. If paint gets in your eyes, flush with water and get prompt medical attention. - After the painting work is finished, wash your face and gargle with water. - Paint is flammable. Store it in a safe place, and keep it away from sparks, flames, or cigarettes. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Paint, Striping and Decals > Paint > System Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Page 200 Paint: Application and ID Color Chart Paint Specifications Sedan NOTE: - For model year paint code information. - Apply black paint to the visible surfaces of the front wheelhouse, the rear wheelhouse, and the tie down hook after repairing and painting (except vehicles painted black). - Apply black paint to the visible surfaces of the front bulkhead and the front bulkhead bar after repairing and painting. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Paint, Striping and Decals > Paint > System Information > Description and Operation > Soft Chipping Guard Primer Coat Paint: Description and Operation Soft Chipping Guard Primer Coat General Safety Precautions The removal of paint and undercoating by stone chips immediately exposes metal to the atmosphere, causing it to oxidize. The thickness of this oxidation increases if the process continues unchecked. The soft chipping guard primer protects against damage due to the impact of such objects. - The soft chipping guard primer coat is applied over the E. D. (electrostatically deposited) primer. It is followed by the guide coating and the top coating. - The soft chipping guard primer produces a smooth surface when dry. It should be sprayed so the thickness of the protective film is 20 microns. - A soft chipping guard primer coat is then applied to the most susceptible areas. - Spray the primer surface (2-part urethane primer surfacer) on the soft chipping guard primer coating areas when you replace parts using soft chipping guard primer coat. Coating Procedures WARNING: - Wear goggles or safety glasses to prevent eye injury. - Ventilate when spraying undercoat. 1. Sanding the replacement part. Use a double action sander and 400 grit sandpaper. NOTE: Do not oversand the edges or corners of the part. - Do not expose base metal. 2. Air blowing/degreasing. Use alcohol, and wax and grease remover. 3. Protect from overspray. Use masking tape and paper to protect the related areas from overspray. 4. Spraying primer surfacer. - Spray about four to five coats to get 20 microns of thickness. One coat deposits about 5 to 7 microns. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Paint, Striping and Decals > Paint > System Information > Description and Operation > Soft Chipping Guard Primer Coat > Page 203 - Do not try to cover the surface with one heavy coat. Applying several thin coats is recommended. - Use a 2-part urethane primer surfacer and a spray gun. - Mix the primer surfacer with the correct ratio of additive and solvent. - Follow the primer surfacer manufacturer's instructions. 5. Drying. After spraying primer surfacer, allow 7 to 10 minutes of drying time, then force dry it with infrared lamps or an industrial dryer. 6. Polishing. - Check that the primer surfacer has dried thoroughly, then sand the primer surfacer. - Use a double action sander and 400-600 grit sandpaper. 7. Intermediate coating and top coating. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Paint, Striping and Decals > Paint > System Information > Description and Operation > Soft Chipping Guard Primer Coat > Page 204 Paint: Description and Operation General General The 3-coat.3-bake (3C.3B) paint finish gives the Acura TSX a deep gloss and a stunning finish. This manual provides information on paint defects, repair, and refinishing. Throughout, the objective is to explain in a simple yet comprehensive manner the basic items you should know about paint repairs. Select the correct material for the defect and repaint or refinish in the correct manner as described in this manual. Basic Rules for Repairing a Paint Finish To repair paint damage, always use the 2-part acrylic urethane paints designated; polish and bake each of the three coats, as in production, to maintain the original film thickness, and to assure the same quality as the original finish. Outline of factory painting process Features In Each Work Process Pretreatment and electrodeposition In the pretreatment process, the entire body is degreased, cleaned, and coated with zinc phosphate by dipping. After the body has been cleaned with pure water, it is placed in an electrolytic bath of soluble primer (cationic electrodeposition). This produces a thorough corrosion inhibiting coating on the inner surface and corners of the body, the pillars, the sills, and the panel joints. Chipping primer is then applied to the most susceptible areas. Intermediate coat The intermediate coat is applied to the prepared surface to further protect against damage. Top coat Enamel paint and either polyester or acrylic resin paint are used in the top coat for higher solidity, smoothness, brightness, and weather resistance. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Sound Proofing / Insulation > Component Information > Locations Sound Proofing / Insulation: Locations Undercoating Areas 1. Apply the undercoat to the areas shown. NOTE: - Coating thickness: 0.4 mm (0.016 in) MIN. - Front wheelhouse, rear wheelhouse, and dashboard lower coating thickness 0.5 mm (0.020 in). 2. Spray the soundproof coating to the areas shown. NOTE: Coating thickness: 2.0 mm (0.079 in) MIN. Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Sound Proofing / Insulation > Component Information > Locations > Page 208 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Sound Proofing / Insulation > Component Information > Locations > Page 209 Sound Proofing / Insulation: Service and Repair Insulator Locations Cut new insulators, and apply as indicated. NOTE: Before applying, clean and degrease the floor. Insulator Sizes Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Sound Proofing / Insulation > Component Information > Locations > Page 210 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Sound Proofing / Insulation > Component Information > Locations > Page 211 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Sound Proofing / Insulation > Component Information > Locations > Page 212 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Sound Proofing / Insulation > Component Information > Locations > Page 213 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Sound Proofing / Insulation > Component Information > Locations > Page 214 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Body and Frame > Sound Proofing / Insulation > Component Information > Locations > Page 215 Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators > Maintenance Required Lamp/Indicator > Component Information > Service and Repair Maintenance Required Lamp/Indicator: Service and Repair Resetting the Engine Oil Life Display Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators > Oil Change Reminder Lamp > Component Information > Service and Repair Oil Change Reminder Lamp: Service and Repair Resetting the Engine Oil Life Display Acura Tsx Sedan Workshop Manual (V6-3.5L (2011)) TSX Sedan V6-3.5L (2011) > Acura (Honda) Workshop Manuals > Lighting and Horns > Headlamp > Component Information > Service and Repair Headlamp: Service and Repair Headlight Bracket Replacement NOTE: Put on gloves to protect your hands. If the side bracket (A) on the headlight assembly (B) is broken, the headlight assembly can be repaired using the repair bracket if it meets this criteria: - There is no damage to the headlight assembly. - The sealing of the headlight lens and headlight housing is maintained. Replacement 1. Remove the front bumper. 2. Remove the headlight assembly. 3. Cut or grind off the damaged side bracket (A) so that the bosses (B) on the headlight housing (C) are left as shown. After removing the damaged bracket, finish the cut area with 400 grit sandpaper. Take care not to scratch the headlight assembly. 4. Install the side repair bracket (A) on the bosses of the headlight housing (B), then fasten it with the screws (C) provided with the repair bracket. 5. Reinstall the headlight assembly. 6. Reinstall the front bumper. 7. Adjust the headlights to local requirements.