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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-08-2018, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Check charging system

So i need help. I replaced my battery about 4-5 months ago because it died on me after i replaced the battery i started receiveing the check charging system periodically. Then after awhile the check charging system was on all the time so a few weeks pass by and then my car dies so I replaced the alternator. Now the check charging system light comes on as I slow down. I just want to reach out to the tsx community and see if there is anyone who has had this issue themselves. Thank you
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Have the same exact problems. I would highly appreciate some expertise on this from Acura experts.

The Check Charging System often comes on when I brake at 15-40 mph then pings off almost immediately. My battery usually drains after 4-6 months. I changed the alternator because of this but it has continued to happen.

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I'm new to the TSX, but not new to the platform.

If battery and alternator are good, check your grounding points and connections. I know that is a painfully obvious response, but it catches all of us off guard at some point.
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Any luck guys on fixing the problem???
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So....still struggling.
1. Taken out bluetooth thing
2. Changed alternator
3. Changed battery
4. Changed the whole positive to alternator to starter wire
5. All fuses fine

And still having issues. I'll check the grounds as I've missed your reply somehow. I now have a bonus message of 'Check EMISSIONS SYSTEM' which is new but could be linked to changing alternator.

I am begging somebody to help. Pleaaaaaase haha.
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Update:
Loose connection on new starter sub wire harness (gray six pin connector). My own fault. Car now putting out 13.7-14.2 V when running, yay!

However, alternator whining! Unsure why.
Secondly, when engine is running and car is stopped (in neutral)...the battery voltage drops to 4,5 or 6 V when the cooling fan comes on!!
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You may have exhausted the battery due to the poor connections. Standard car batteries aren’t really meant to cycle in charge.

First step would be to have a load test done to check the health of the battery. But thats only a fair test if it sat on a charger to tender it to a full charge
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I have pretty much the exact same symptoms.

1) Battery went dead. Replaced battery. Battery was maybe 4 years old. Ah, it was just it's time to go. Nope.
2) Dash was lit up like a pinball machine. Pretty much every possible light was flashing. VSA, emissions, charging, airbag etc. etc.
3) Battery ends up dead again. Charge battery.
4) Replaced charging harness (pos battery cable assembly). No change.
5) Replaced alternator (new OEM one $$) and negative battery cable. Disconnect bluetooth module.
6) All the dash lights go off for a bit, yeah, it's fixed! Driving it around. Everything seems fine. The emissions light pops on, but no other lights. Ok, maybe we're good. Wrong, car dies on the way to work. Battery is dead.

So I thought step 5 had it fixed, nope.

Another odd quirk it has/had was that when you turned on the low beams, they wouldn't come on, but if you kicked on the AC, they would then come on.

Any ideas?

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I had same problem when I dropped in car and it was my grounds the were not connecting properly even when tight so I got bigger wire and re did the grounds started right up after
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Any particular grounds?
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