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Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 08-19-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,326
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Hey, I know nothing about lighting, but the...

Hey, I know nothing about lighting, but the Manual under "Body Electrical" has some Headlamp troubleshooting info.

Also, someone on eBay is selling electrical schematics for the RL, I couldn't...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 08-18-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,607
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Let'er go. The vast majority of ca$h you'll make...

Let'er go. The vast majority of ca$h you'll make is off the front end and that one is completely toasted.

Alas, your steering rack, or what I can see of it, did not survive either.

But,...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 07-30-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,220
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Doesn't look bad. Looks like one of the crazy...

Doesn't look bad. Looks like one of the crazy Japanese GPS's/audio combos they sell over there. (Street names in Japan change by the block sometimes and are not consistent , its impossible if...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 07-30-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,701
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Trunk CD's are a big hassle, I get tired of the...

Trunk CD's are a big hassle, I get tired of the music but only change it out once amonth. The OEM ones are reasonably reliable but most of them skip. I've heard from people that non-nav and nav...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 07-28-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,857
Posted By Roger Murdoch
I've got a spare car. I'm going to start...

I've got a spare car. I'm going to start swapping things out one by one.
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 07-28-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,520
Posted By Roger Murdoch
1. Remove the tiny plate under the chrome handle...

1. Remove the tiny plate under the chrome handle with a jewelry screwdriver to show the two black phillips screws. Take those out.

2. Remoe the phillips screw on the high trailing edge of the...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 07-19-09, 03:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,857
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Are the Immobilizer Control Unit and Immobilizer receiver coded together?

Are the Immobilizer Control Unit and Immobilizer receiver coded together?

Can I swap any lock cylinder into the Immobilizer receiver?

I'm having the same intermittent start problems others...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 07-18-09, 03:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 48,074
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Did this mod, a few notes. There are three...

Did this mod, a few notes.

There are three kinds of screws among the 20 on the back, not two.

I had mismarked polarity on one led and two bad leds in my shipment.

The little green sockets...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 07-10-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,258
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Sent. PM me back if you did not receive. ...

Sent. PM me back if you did not receive.

State Farm will actually send an adjuster to the premises to actually look at and photograph your vehicle.

If the ABS sensor wasn't on the original...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 07-09-09, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,258
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Apparently too big for tinypic too. PM me...

Apparently too big for tinypic too.

PM me with your email and i'll fwd them to you or you can download the manual yourself.
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 07-09-09, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,258
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Yes, your damage could easily happen. If you...

Yes, your damage could easily happen.

If you take it to an Acura Dealer for the final sensor repair, they will be much more adept at getting the insurance company to pay for it.

The insurance...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 07-04-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Anything over 17's and you may have to roll the...

Anything over 17's and you may have to roll the backs.

Check youtube there are twenty vids on how to do it... both properly, poorly, and with a giant surplus pipe ;-)

Use a heat gun or you'll f...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 07-04-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,984
Posted By Roger Murdoch
That's what we're here for. If you edit the...

That's what we're here for.

If you edit the title to read "Radiator Removal / Installation", someone will be able to find it in search easier. Just a thought.
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 07-04-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Swap shocks. Probably a gas leak on right side,...

Swap shocks. Probably a gas leak on right side, though if you post a picture, there might be something obviously wrong, like the spring has slipped off center (very rare-never happens).
...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 07-03-09, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,984
Posted By Roger Murdoch
http://i44.tinypic.com/r1eoo9.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/r1eoo9.jpg
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 06-21-09, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By Roger Murdoch
That looks perfect but I need it for the 97 RL...

That looks perfect but I need it for the 97 RL and they don't have that year.

JCWhitney doesn't have it, checked about 7 other places. I'll keep trying.

Like your car btw. Looks like a...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 06-17-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Anyone replaced carpet? How much work was it?

My carpet is bad. As in has a quarter sized hole getting bigger every day.

The seats have to come out (30 minutes), and all trim of course, but how much work am I really getting into here?

Has...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 03-02-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,003
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Sounds electrical to me. Are the dash lights...

Sounds electrical to me. Are the dash lights going dead when it happens?

If you have nav, is the "Globe screen" on the nav showing up before the second start, or does nav screen stay lit?

I...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 02-18-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,645
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Don't forget the Front Suspension Upper Arm test....

Don't forget the Front Suspension Upper Arm test.

Basically you jack up the wheel in question off the ground and then hit the tire with a hammer or mallet at the 12 o'clock position. If it makes...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 02-17-09, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Can I get the 2002-2004 HP gains on a 1997 with the 2002 exhaust silencer?

Can I get the 2002-2004 HP gains on a 1997 with the 2002 exhaust silencer?

Every review of the 2002 I can find states something like "the horsepower gains are due mainly to a new exhaust silencer...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 01-29-09, 12:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 26,630
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Wow, that looks like a lot of work. Did you heat...

Wow, that looks like a lot of work. Did you heat the lamps to separate the glass from black plastic backiing?
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 01-08-09, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,338
Posted By Roger Murdoch
I've seen three cases on RL's where this seeming...

I've seen three cases on RL's where this seeming transmission noise turned out to only be a bad wheel bearing. Apparently the RL's have wheel bearings that fail quite loudly.

EDIT: Of course if...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 01-08-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,372
Posted By Roger Murdoch
TSB means technical service bulletin. Print it...

TSB means technical service bulletin. Print it out and give the dealer a copy. Service writers may be unfamiliar with warranty on a 12 year old vehicle.
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 01-07-09, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,906
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Yeah, I guess worse case scenario he'd have to...

Yeah, I guess worse case scenario he'd have to have someone with the same year car drive over and you could use a multimeter to get things sorted back out, but taking a bunch of pictures and marking...
Forum: First Generation RL (1996-2004) 01-07-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,372
Posted By Roger Murdoch
Not in California where if your catalytic...

Not in California where if your catalytic converters go bad you can't pass smog, and cats can be very expensive.

In California this is a very nice little surprise. Thanks!
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