By YOUCANIC on May 28, 2019
In this guide, you will find instruction on how to unlock the car and jump start an Acura that has a dead battery.
Typical symptoms of a dead ACURA battery include:
If your Acura battery is dead, you won't be able to unlock the doors with the key fob. Remove the emergency metal key from the key fob and unlock the driver's door.
Do not insert key in ignition. Modern cars are very sensitive to voltage drips, and ACURA model is no exception. To avoid electrical problems, start by removing the key from the ignition. Remove the key from the helper car as well, if you are using another car to jump start your Acura.
Open the hood. Locate the hood release underneath the dash. Pull the lever until you hear the hood pop open.
Next, you need to release the hood safety latch at the front of the hood.
Here is the positive terminal on the battery. On this terminal, you will connect the red clamp from your jump box or the red clamp of the jumper cables.
Connect the negative to the frame of the vehicle. A strut tower bolt works well for this pupose.
You want to avoid connecting to the negative terminal whenever possible. Connecting to the negative can cause sparks and has the potential to cause a fire.
If you are jump starting your Acura with a jump box then it is time to start the engine. If the engine doesn't start, but only click, check the connections.
Connect the jumper cables to the helper car.
The preferred method to start an Acura is to bring the battery to fully charged status using a trickle battery charger. This ensures the car battery is fully charged. It also avoid unnecessary warning lights or potential problems that arise when you jump start a car.
Charging an Acura battery with a trickle charger can take from 4 to 24 hours. You need a charger that provides anywhere from 2 amperes to 12 amperes at 12 volts.
The instructions on this page will help owners of Acura CDX, CL, VSX, EL, ILX, Integra, Legend, MDX, NSX, RDX, RL RLX, RSX, SLX, TL TLX, TSX, VIGOR, ZDX jump start their car.