Check photos of heat damaged surface mount and new installed leaded resistorsIf you know someone that can solder surface mount components the board can be repaired.
All that needs to be done is :
- clean and reflow some components,
-some resisters could be changed to a slightly higher wattage,
-replace a transistor
-jumper a surface mount fuse.
All of the above may not need doing but better than doing it a second time.
Parts can be bought a digi key.
It would be best to check through ebay even though its risky at times. You need to search for it by year as many of them are used units out of vehicles, they won't show "CP" at the end because "CP" is manufacturer part number for reman or new units. Only the manufacturer will have the "CP" in the part number.Ugh. I have a 2004 TSX with only 17k miles on it, garage kept. The other day the center displays vanished. No clock, no radio, no climate controls. Brought it to Acura today and was told the radio needed to be replaced but they no longer make it. Gave me the part number 3917A-SEC-A01CP as the circuit board I need to look online. If I can find it they will install. I can't find it. I can find it with 51RN at the end, which is for a navigation version, which they say won't work, but not with the A01CP.
I saw there was a service bulletin on this, b04-021, and even a warranty extension to 7 years 100k miles, so they certainly knew they had a big problem. How could they not anticipate we would still need access to this part later on?
I did try a tip I read elsewhere which suggested to hold in the CD/aux button until I hear a beep. (I had to also hit the Power at the same time). It did display a VERY dim display to show.
Does anyone have any suggestion of how to get this fixed? The service guy is basically telling me to just let it go and have no displays. That seems unacceptable. Thanks.