Non stock radio wont come on after battery change and now car wont stay started

Asked by Sep 26, 2017 at 05:35 PM about the 2001 Acura TL 3.2 FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 3.2 TL Acura..I have been having problems with what i believe to
be battery problem. My car wont start turn the key thing (lights) come on but it
wont turn over but ill hear a wierd noise. Then i replaced the battery and now
my radio will not come on its not a factory installed radio so im unsure if it
requires a code...or fuse do to the jump i had to get..and after all this i go to get
gas come home suddenly my air shuts off windows wont roll down lights get
dim and the car cuts a jump but agian cut please somebody.
.i can get under the hood but i dont know where to begin to check...need
directions please

3 Answers


What is the output of alternator when running?


Use a voltmeter and put on 20V setting and touch red lead to positive and black to negative on battery while car is running. You want to see 13.5 - 14.8 volts. This range is different for all brands and models. I could not find your exact range for your car but this is the standard. From your description, I think your alternator is bad and killed the first battery.

It was just that the alternator...dead..fixed and now good thank you.

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