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AC Control Module

Help. I need to replace my AC control module. I'm having a hard time finding a place to buy it and as difficult a time figuring out how to find/replace it. The problem was diagnosed by a trustworthy source so don't tell me to replace a relay (already tried that).

I believe the AC control module is the same as the Climate Control module. Is this one board? Is it behind the buttons on the console?

This is for a 2008 TSX with Navigation, automatic.

The dealer wants $1500 for the module and ? 2 hours labor.

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2006 Canadian TSX 6-spd here.
AC failed last week thursday after getting front bumper fixed at a bodyshop.
It worked right after I got the car back from the shop but stopped blowing cold air the day after.
Took it to Acura and fortunately only AC clutch and stator needed replacement.
$960 including parts and labor but they gave me a break and I was out of the Acura service after paying $860. :)

AC is fixed and all is well now.
 

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AC Has Died Twice

As the title says, it has happened to me twice. My car is 2005, six speed manual with Nav. I purchased it as a CPO car in 2006.

First time was in 2008. Was driving home from the airport, heard a clunk in the front, AC starting blowing hot. Drove straight to the local dealer. Since the car was still under warranty, they handed me the keys to a courtesy loaner TSX and replaced the entire AC system with zero out of pocket to me.

The second time was last month; my car was around 129K miles. No clunks this time, just start to blow less less cool, then finally no cooling at all. A visual inspection by my father-in-law and I showed us the compressor clutch was not engaging. Back to my local Acura dealer, into a 2015 RDX courtesy loaner. This time, they replaced the compressor and coil; upon pick-up, my bank account lightened $1200.
 

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Total AC system failure at 90,000 miles

2004 Acura TSX with about 90,000 miles

AC stopped blowing cold air, had always worked great up until now

-Took to local dealership (Acura of Honolulu)

-Was told that compressor had imploded and sent metal shavings throughout entire system, and that all components needed to be replaced. Compressor, evaporator, condenser, expansion vice, and all hoses need to be replaced.

Quote was $4200, discounted from the normal rate of $5600

-Took car to an independent car AC specialist that got excellent reviews on yelp, they evaluated vehicle and came up with same diagnosis. Their quote for same work and parts was $2800, much lower than dealership but still a lot.

With these guys rep I at least feel more confident in the fairness of their diagnosis and prices. I know nothing about wrenching so it is definitely not an option for me to order my own parts and do the work myself.

-Called Acura client relations and opened up a case, explained this was a known issue as seen on this forum, mentioned class action suit settlement, etc. After reviewing case for a couple days I was called back and told there was nothing they could do.

When I asked why some owners were partially assisted with this issue and they were choosing not to assist me at all, they told me that since the car has 90,000 miles and 11 years of service, that it would not be appropriate to assist with the issue. I was not successful in changing their mind despite explaining that this was not a normal type of AC failure, etc.

I will have to get the repair done, as expensive as it is, since we live in Hawaii and it is very warm year round (I know, tough life). A lot of money to put into this car, but we want to keep it a long time and I dont even know what Sedan I would replace it with that I would enjoy as much

Very disappointed in Acura that this design defect occurred

Disappointed that there was not an official recall about the issue

Even more disappointed that client relations did not help in any way, especially when they seemed to help others in the same situation, according to this forum

I also sent followup appeal emails to client relations, investor relations, office of CEO, Facebook page, and twitter feed, asking what they can do to stand behind their product, but that was just this morning so we'll see.
 

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2006. just had compressor replaced at 160k
Worked and then just stopped working. took to indy shop that we found to be trustworthy, they replaced relay with a manual switch relay so they can force the compressor to kick on...it didnt
$690 later (including parts) blowing cold again
 

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AC failure 2008 TSX

AC failure is a known (but rare) problem with the TSX, but it mostly seems to happen with the 2004s.

If you have had your AC compressor go out, post here and include the following:
Year of your TSX
Approximate miles when AC failed (if you remember)
And include any other info you feel relevant

The more data we can gather about this, the better!
Hello,

My 2008 TSX manual did the intermittent AC issue for a couple of months,took to Acura service and they added some freon and said it was good to go, 2 months later, the intermittent on/off issue was back. This time they said it needed a full compressor replacment!
and yet it stillblows colds air about 20% of the time.
SOUnds electrical to me as well.
Any ideas?
 

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TSX Year : 2006
Model: Automatic with Navi
Mileage: 128,000

Problem: My AC blows hot ( Found out it was an electrical issue within the ECU )

Attempted fix: replaced AC compressor, but still isnt working.
Paid $400 for labor and parts

The mechanic plugged the AC compressor directly into the battery and it turned on but when switched back to OEM wires into the car the AC doesnt turn on.

I have a friend that works as a technician at Lexus dealership, so he helped me diagnosis my car. He determined it was a faulty ground inside my ECU because all my wires are fine and when ground was added to the ECU, the AC compressor kicked on. I need to find another ECU to confirm that is the source of my problems

Solution: Bought a new ECU ( $250 ) and AC now works perfectly
 

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2006 TSX non navi 6spd MT with just over 82k. Today while driving my ac kicked off and some white smoke came out with an acrid smell. The fan would kick off and not work on hot or cold. Not sure what happened yet as the mechanic will look at it next week.

I haven't had the car for long, but just got my stereo installed the day before so not sure if that has something to do with it. I have only put a little over 1k miles since I bought it. I will update this once I know what happened.

**EDIT** Found out the fan blower motor went out. Cost to fix was $287.00 with labor.
 

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2008 TSX w/124,000 bought @ Autonation Acura, League City, TX about 4 months ago. current mileage: 128,500

A month ago, I was getting the intermittent, hot/cold air thing. I hoped that the Freon might be low but since I rarely drive the car, and it's February, I didn't take it in right away. Late, last week on the way home from work I just got warm air. I took it in Saturday morning and got an estimate for $5600. ($3990 if I used aftermarket parts) Needless to say, I'm floored. I plan to take it to a local shop and hopefully get a more manageable estimate. I was told that the compressor exploded and sent shrapnel throughout the a/c system so everything needed to be replaced.

I know first-hand that this is/was a reliable vehicle but beware taking a chance on any high-mileage vehicle regardless of it's history. This particular car was maintained by this same dealership for the past two years. It was flawless on the test-drive and because I had two days to find a replacement vehicle, I took the risk. (other vehicle was totaled out-by insurance company/took them three weeks to relay that info to me/cut me the check on a Friday that wasn't good until Monday and told me the rental was due back Tuesday afternoon) I really want my old car back. It was paid for and very reliable but sometimes people with extremely, low-blood sugar drive down your street and smash into your parked car... :rolleyes: :mecry:
 

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2008 tsx

Just bought a navi 2008 TSX with 102k.
The AC does not work consistently; maybe 20% of the time. I unfortunately did not test this while taking the car for a test drive. The guy that had it before maintained the heck out of the car, regular oil changes, tranny fluid, new serpentine belt at 90k, etc.
Thought I could do a recharge and be done with it, but after looking through this thread looks like I'm in for big damages to my bank account.
:mecry:

Edit: I had a recharge done, figured i'd try for $140 and see if it fixes the issue. Well the AC ran for 5 minutes cold, then the same issue again. Blowing warm air.
 

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This car has been a headache

2004 5spd A/T
~111k miles

But I suspect this has been a problem since the time I bought the car in December of 2014. I bought it with 103k miles on it and I noticed the A/C always blew humid air and my interior is always dusty. I thought by replacing the HVAC filter that it would solve the dust problem but I was wrong. It just recently started blowing nothing but hot air about 2 weeks ago. Now when I turn the car on, it makes a loud noise on the front passenger side.

I live in S. Florida so A/C is a priority since the heat and humidity is unbearable year round. I've had nothing but bad experiences ever since buying this car. I'm about to take it to an indy shop to see what the diagnosis is.



From Miami. 2006 MT 120k miles a/c stop blowing cold. Compressor is not kicking on. From what I read it seems like I'm going to need to change everything or else its just gonna bust again. I called my insurance and they said they would cover it since I told them it happened while I was driving. Accident Forgiveness will come into play so my insurance wont go up. I'd rather pay my $500 deductible than over $1k in repairs. Debating on selling the car because this is definitely something that I don't want to be dealing with again.
how did you get your insurance to cover this?



just payed a shop to replace mine. Parts was 245$ frigette compressor with dryer gaskets and expansion valve
And labor was $300 for a total of $545 taxes included. Hopefully this one last me a longg tine.
do you remember what shop it was? I'm from Miami as well
 

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I went ahead and ordered the Four Seasons A/C compressor since most of you guys were in here talking about it. It got here today and hopefully me and my mechanic can tackle this issue on Saturday. I also went ahead and ordered a new A/C condenser as well since that was recommended in here.
 

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2005 TSX 6-Speed 170k~ ac compressor blew around AUG 2015 and recently got fixed MAR2016.

Black Death all through the System, replaced everything with aftermarket parts.

Autozone Everco compressor P/N: 58886 199.99~ w/ online 20% discount & free ship

RockAuto GPD Expansion Valve P/N: 3411792 15$~

RockAuto TYC Evaporator Core P/N: 97179 47.99 ~

RockAuto DENSO Condensor P/N: 4770652 66.79$ ~

20$ for the ac Freon All in all 350$ for fresh ice cold A/C

I rented all the parts from autozone to flush, vac , and fill my A/C system

Anyone need any help PM me for tips on issues you could run into! 4-6Hrs worth of work if you don't take beer breaks!!
 

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Me and my mechanic were able to take apart the components and install everything in under 2 hours. The car now has a new A/C condenser, A/C compressor and radiator fan. I also went ahead and bought 2 small cans of Freon to reboot the system. The A/C system works for a while blowing cold air, then it starts blowing hot air for a few seconds. I also notice that around 20-30mph the compressor kinda stalls my car and makes the revs go down.
 

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Recently bought a 2004 tsx. Unfortunately car was purchased during winter so couldn't really tell of ac worked. Car has 127k miles.

Had it checked out yesterday by a local shop. They pinpointed the problem as electrical and suspected the Navi head unit as the culprit. Everything else works fine, relays, fuses, compressor all work. System was charged too. Basically they said there's no power or signal sent for the compressor to come on when you tap the AC on. They were able someone to get the compressor to kick in twice for a few seconds and the hot air got cold instantly.

Anyone else have this issue?? I've look everywhere and I mostly see compressor issues.
 

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On the topic of 2004-2008 TSX Air Conditioning systems that work intermittently or have completely failed:

Is there a guide available on this site for troubleshooting this issue that's available either on this website or elsewhere online?

I tried having my AC recharged yesterday by a trusted Indy shop. The recharge did not fix the issue. Would be nice to have a "step by step" guide for what to look for.

I have a 2008 TSX with 104k. Serviced and babied regularly at a local Acura Dealership. I'm tempted to call and plead with them but based on this thread it sounds like I'll get little sympathy.
 

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Major AC issues...

I have an 04 tsx, currently at 211k miles. I cant report a "beginning" of my issues because I bought the car 3 years ago in December and it blew cold due to the outside temperature.

HOWEVER, my car has been blowing intermittently cold for years now. A recharge would get it back and running, but would go out after every year. The compressor still works, for the time being, but only works if the car is at 1500 rpm or higher (probably the beginning of the compressor going). But because it ceases to blow cold after every year, theres a leak somewhere. My mechanic put a dye into the lines to check where the leak was and couldn't find anything, leading to his belief that the evaporator is where the leak is. Because of this, he said I should change out the condenser and drier as well as the evap. (quoted at $2,000 repair).

Needless to say, it sucks... and from all research ive done in the past years, I suggest you just go to partsgeek.com and purchase refurb components because they are bound to go again soon...

I hope this helps, thank the lord other people experience the same living hell lol
 
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