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2004-2008 Acura TL

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This article is an overview of your vehicle's audio system and its upgrade options. If you're looking for step-by-step instructions on how to install a car stereo or speakers in your Acura TL, there's nothing better than our exclusive Crutchfield MasterSheet™. This detailed, well-illustrated document is free with your Crutchfield order, or you can purchase one separately for $9.99.
Acura TL

2004 Acura TL (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Overview of the Acura TL

As Acura nears its 30th anniversary, it's hard to believe that anyone ever doubted Honda's ability to invent a brand and compete head-to-head with European sport sedans. "Not a chance," harrumphed the same sort of "industry experts" who thought the Cadillac Cimarron was a great idea. "Who's gonna pay that kind of money for a Japanese car?"

Quite a few people, as it turned out. Acura quickly went from a risky proposition to a serious player, and it's held station ever since. The brand's success changed the automotive landscape, as Nissan and Toyota quickly followed suit with upscale marques of their own: Infiniti and Lexus.

In the face of increased competition, Acura just kept cranking out great automobiles. The 2004-08 TL, for example, is a comfortable, stylish, sporty sedan that's sure to make both drivers and passengers happy. This car's looks, performance, and typical Honda quality make it a great choice for anyone looking for a sedan with a little something extra.

While upgrading the TL's receiver is incredibly difficult, you can still improve your sound with a well-chosen set of speakers and a subwoofer. We'll tell you all about it below.

Acura TL factory radio

The Acura TL's factory radio (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Factory stereo system

The TL's factory audio system was pretty impressive, with 225 watts of power pumping through eight speakers, plus built-in Bluetooth and XM satellite radio capability. This was actually the first 5.1 surround sound system available in a regular production vehicle, and, though you needed to load the in-dash, 6-disc AM/FM/CD changer with discs specially formatted for 5.1-channel audio (DVD-Audio or DTS Surround – remember those?)  to get the full effect, the sound was considered to be quite good with even a regular CD.

The only step-up for the TL was a DVD-based navigation system with an 8" touchscreen, voice-recognition, and a rear-view camera. The nav system also included Acura's 3D solar sensing technology, which would figure out where the sun was in relation to the passenger(s) and adjust the climate controls accordingly.

Pardon us for a moment while we abandon our usual editorial detachment and note, for the record, that a solar-sensing climate control system is just plain neat! Ahem.

Acura TL radio cavity

Before you remove the TL's radio, you'll have to remove a lot of other things first (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Replacing your factory radio

Here's bottom line when it comes to replacing the stereo in your TL:

  • It'll require a lot of work just to get to the stereo so that you can remove it.
  • You'll have to run all new speaker wire to your front and rear speakers.
  • You'll lose the center channel speaker and the factory subwoofer.
  • And as if all of that isn't bad enough, you'll have to fabricate your own mounting kit to secure and trim out the new stereo. This is such a difficult stereo to replace that there just aren't any kits on the market.

We usually don't spend a lot of time and space describing factory systems, but this third-gen TL is an interesting case. Acura was quite proud of the work that went into the TL's stereo, which might explain why it's so incredibly difficult to remove and replace the receiver. It can be done, but the process seems designed to make you think long and hard about why you'd ever want to tamper with the wonderful stock system that Acura and Panasonic worked so hard to give you.

The TL's interior is a beautiful, smoothly integrated design that's lovely to look at and maddening to take apart. Removing the receiver is a complex, time-consuming 19-step process (trust us, we counted 'em all…) that involves dismantling the TL's lower dashboard and center console.

Once you've gotten the radio out of there, you can choose from a wide variety of single-DIN receivers, many of which are packed with great features like smartphone compatibility, built-in Bluetooth® connectivity, and customizable sound-shaping tools.

Alas, none of those receivers will fit straight into the dash, so you'll need to fabricate your own mounting bracket—which is not easy. And, if you replace the factory receiver, you'll lose your factory XM satellite radio. If you're replacing the nav unit, you'll also lose all those functions. And you'll also need to bypass your factory amps by running speaker wires from your new receiver to each speaker.

In all honesty, replacing the TL's factory receiver might involve more work than the average DIY enthusiast is equipped to handle. If you're an experienced installer or "good with tools," you might be okay. If that doesn't sound at all like you, it's probably best to have the work done by a professional.

Of course, the other, easier, better option is to leave your TL's receiver where it is and upgrade everything else. The base radio actually has a lot going for it and the nav unit, while likely bested by your smartphone when it comes to finding the nearest coffee shop, is still a useful thing to have. Your speakers, on the other hand, are getting rather old in "speaker years," so replacing them is a smart way to improve your sound. We'll focus on your speaker options in the remainder of this article.

Tools needed: Panel tool, Phillips screwdriver, small flat-blade screwdriver

Steering wheel audio controls

If you do decide to replace the stereo, you'll be happy to know that keeping your steering wheel audio controls is not only possible, but kind of easy.  When you enter your vehicle information, our database will choose the adapter you need to make your factory steering wheel controls work with your new receiver.

Shop for car stereos that fit your Acura 3.2TL

Replacing your factory speakers

The TL has speakers in the front doors, the dash, and the rear deck.

Acura TL front door

The Acura TL's front door (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Front door speakers

The TL's front doors contain a set of 6-1/2" 2-ohm speakers. Due to a rather shallow speaker cavity, aftermarket 6-1/2" replacements won't fit. Most 5-1/4" replacements won't fit, either, but Polk Audio offers a component set that will work just fine in the TL.

The problem is two-fold. There isn't much space behind the speaker or in front of it. You can solve the "behind" problem by cutting out the rear of the factory mounting bracket to create room for your new speaker. But, alas, there's no way to make more room in front of the speaker.

To access the speakers, you'll need to remove the door panel. Start by prying out the screw cover behind the door release handle. Remove two exposed Phillips screws, then remove one Phillips screw located under the door pull handle. You'll then remove another Phillips screw in the rubber door stop, before removing the stop itself.

Acura TL front door speaker bracket

The TL's stock speaker bracket (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Next, you'll pry around the sides and bottom of the door panel to release a series of retaining clips. It's best to work slowly and carefully here, since you're dealing with plastic bits that can break off when treated roughly. Once you've gently loosened the clips, lift the panel, disconnect the wiring harnesses and door release cable, and remove the whole thing. Remove the three Phillips screws securing the factory speaker, pull out the speaker, and disconnect it.

With the old speaker out of the way, secure the new speaker to the speaker adapter bracket that's included free with your Crutchfield speaker purchase. As we mentioned above, you will probably need to remove the factory speaker bracket and cut out the rear portion to create the depth you need for the new speaker.

Connect the new speaker's wiring adapter to the vehicle's speaker harness, then secure the speaker with the screws you removed earlier. Give it a quick listen, and if everything works, you're ready to put the doors back together.

Tools needed: Panel tool, Phillips screwdriver, small flat-blade screwdriver

Acura TL center dash speaker

Removing the center speaker is surprisingly easy (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Dash speakers

The TL's upper dash features a center speaker and two tweeters in the corners, near the base of the A-pillars. They're all relatively easy to reach and replace, and it's definitely worth your time. Improving your soundstaging will make it seem as though your favorite band is playing a concert on your dashboard.

The center speaker is a 3-1/2", 4-ohm model located at the top of the center stack. To access this speaker, pry up the speaker/grille assembly; then disconnect and remove it. Remove the two Phillips screws securing the speaker to the bottom of the grille and set the old speaker aside.

Replacement 3-1/2" speakers are available, and they can be attached to the grille using the screws you just removed. Connect the speaker wiring adapter of the new speaker to the vehicle's speaker harness, reinstall the speaker/grille assembly and test to make sure it's operating properly.

While there aren't any individual replacements for the (roughly) 1-1/2" dash tweeters, this is a great place to install the tweeters that are part of any component speaker system. You'll need an adapter to hold the tweeter in place, but our universal backstrap will help here. To access the tweeter, pry up the assembly, then pry out the clips on the rear of the speaker to release and remove it. Use your universal backstrap to fix the speaker in place, then connect the speaker wiring adapter of the replacement speaker to the TL's speaker harness. Reinstall the speaker/grille assembly, and you're done.

Tools needed: Panel tool, small flat-blade screwdriver

Acura TL rear deck speaker

The TL's rear deck houses two speakers and a subwoofer (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Rear deck speakers

The TL makes efficient use of its rear deck, housing two 20-watt 6-1/2" speakers and a 40-watt 8" woofer. These 2-ohm models are quite easy to replace once you get to them, but getting to them, as with so many sedans, is a bit of a process. You'll need to remove both the bottom and back seat cushions, the rear deck cover, and the C-pillar trim. None of this is hard, as you'll see in the detailed Crutchfield MasterSheet included with your order, but it does take time, tools, and (perhaps most of all) patience.

If you do it yourself, we recommend blocking off at least an afternoon, depending on your level of experience. In other words, don't rush. We also suggest that you have a couple of old (but clean) blankets handy to protect your Acura's nice leather seats from dust and damage.

A wide variety of 6-1/2" or 5-1/4" speakers are available for the TL, and we include adapter brackets that will help them fit right into the factory openings.

Tools needed: Phillips screwdriver, socket wrench and extension, 8mm and 10mm sockets

Shop for speakers that fit your Acura 3.2TL

Acura TL factory subwoofer

The TL's 40-watt subwoofer is located in the rear deck (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Bass in your Acura TL

As we mentioned above, the factory subwoofer is an 8", 2-ohm woofer. If you replace it with another sub, you'll want to add a new amplifier too, because the factory amp just isn't going to have the power for an aftermarket sub.

If one 8" subwoofer isn't enough bass for you, there's always the trunk. The available space for a sub box is 35" W x 16" H x 37"/33" D. If you only need a bit more bass and still want to occasionally haul luggage and groceries back there, you can choose from a number of powered subwoofers, or pair a compact class D amplifier with a woofer box. Either way, you can take your sound to new places without taking up the entire trunk.

Shop for vehicle-specific subwoofers for your Acura 3.2TL

Other options for your Acura TL

There are plenty of other ways to improve your Acura TL. Here are some of the ways Crutchfield can help.

Sound deadening

One good way to get the most out of your Acura's sound system is to keep more of the sound in your Acura. The Dynamat Xtreme Door Kit is the perfect way to seal out road noise and seal in the sound. This heavy-duty insulating material is easy to install, and it really makes a difference. This is a great thing to do while you’re installing new speakers. Why take the doors apart twice if you don’t have to? One kit will take care of the front doors on your TL. If you're adding a powerful subwoofer out back, purchase some extra Dynamat and line the trunk lid.

Security

Installing a security system in your Acura TL isn't easy (security systems rarely are), but it's definitely a good idea. Our Crutchfield Advisors can help figure out what you need to get the job done, but we usually recommend taking your car and new gear to a professional installer.

Shop for car security systems for your Acura 3.2TL

Good, better, best

Good: The TL's factory receiver is really hard to replace, so we suggest that you focus on what you can do. The first, best thing to do is install a set of component speakers in your TL. While you're at it, replace the center dash speaker, which will make your soundstaging even better than it already was.

Better: Replace the rear deck speakers and subwoofer. If you're going to do all that work to get back there, you might as well replace everything. When you hear the improved depth and richness of your music, the work will be worth it. 

Best: If you really want more bass, add a subwoofer. A powered sub will fit right in, or you can put together your own box of bass and add an amplifier to give it the juice it needs.

Find the audio gear that fits your car or truck

Visit our Outfit My Car page and enter your vehicle information to see stereos, speakers, subs, and other audio accessories that will work in your vehicle.

Last updated April 29, 2016
  • ryun from Dalals

    Posted on 5/20/2015 11:12:09 AM

    I have a 2007 Acura S-Type with Nav. I have no desire to replace the head unit, but would like to replace speakers and add aftermarket sub. Is there an aftermarket amplifier that would fit in the space of the current amp? Could the factory wire harness be used or is there a wire harness available to make installation easier? Finally, if putting in "nice, quality" speakers, could I still use the original wires? Thank you.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/20/2015 2:02:26 PM

    Ryun, Sounds like you have a nifty project in mind. I've forwarded your questions to our sales team for the best answers. They'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Ramon from Atlanta, GA

    Posted on 5/26/2015 11:43:47 AM

    I have a 2006 Acura TL with Navigation. I do not want to replace the head unit, but would like to add Bluetooth to stream music. Is this possible?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/26/2015 1:26:30 PM

    Ramon,
    There are several adapters that will do the trick. If you have any questions, give us a call and an advisor will be happy to help you.

  • Jeff Fawcett from Maryland

    Posted on 5/29/2015 9:23:24 PM

    Hello, I have a 2006 TL that will not play mp3 CD's (factory specs), and has some problems with certain tracks on DVD Audio discs (grrrrrr). I know someone with a 2008 TL and that stereo will play mp3 CD's as well as play those problem discs just fine. If I find a working 2007/2008 factory stereo, will it fit into my 2006 TL? They both look very similar, but I have not taken (and probably will not take) any steps to get into the dash. If you think they will (dimensions are the same, wiring harness available, surround will still work, etc) can you please give me information on what parts I would need in order to have those parts professionally installed? Thank you very much for your information and assistance. Sincerely, Jeff

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 6/1/2015 11:59:58 AM

    Jeff, We understand your frustration! The swap you're talking about sounds possible enough, but it won't be easy. An OEM-to-NOS installation shouldn't require much, but we haven't done it, so it's hard to be totally sure. We'd suggest spending some time on an Acura owners' forum to see if anyone else has done this sort of thing already. Having pros do the work is definitely a good idea, but the more you know going in, the better off you'll be. Good luck!

  • Chris from Littleton, CO

    Posted on 6/27/2015 1:20:29 PM

    Is there anyway around losing the center speaker and the sub on the rear deck? I found a Kicker unit that I thought may work, but I haven't measured anything yet. The Kicker model #40TCWS104. I have a set up put together, but not yet purchased, and I was thinking of replacing everything. My head unit will only play the radio anymore...no CD's. Please help. :0)

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 6/29/2015 10:24:16 AM

    Chris, You've got some pretty good ideas going already, so I'm going to send your question to our sales team for the best answer. They'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat

  • Jeremy

    Posted on 7/3/2015 12:40:32 PM

    I have a 2006 Acura TL and I blew the stock subwoofer. I want to replace the blown sub with whatever sub unit that will allow me to leave the stock amp, or rather I just want a functioning subwoofer (i don't care about the quality). Is it easy to order the same exact stock sub for this model and if so is replacing it just as easy as disconnecting old and reconnecting the new unit?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/6/2015 10:19:42 AM

    Jeremy, Once you get to the factory sub, replacing it is pretty simple. Getting to it is the challenge. If you're looking for a "new to you" factory sub that will work with your factory amp, you might be able to find one through an owners' forum. Good luck!

  • Larry from Archdale

    Posted on 7/17/2015 2:35:06 PM

    I have a 2004 Acura 3.2 without Nav. I have no desire to replace the head unit, but would like to replace speakers and add aftermarket sub. Is there an aftermarket amplifier that would fit in the space of the current amp? Could the factory wire harness be used or is there a wire harness available to make installation easier? Finally, if putting in "nice, quality" speakers, could I still use the original wires? Thank you.

  • Tim from United States

    Posted on 7/28/2015 11:34:50 PM

    Can i hook up a 7channel aftermarket amp to my 2005 acura tl?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/29/2015 1:23:36 PM

    Tim, You can, but it's not an easy job. If you want install an aftermarket amplifier, you'll have to bypass the factory amp. Depending on your level of car audio expertise, this might be a job for a professional installer in your area.

  • Chris from Alpharetta

    Posted on 8/6/2015 5:29:09 PM

    Can you hook up subs to the stock head unit?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/7/2015 10:05:39 AM

    Chris, you will need to install an amplifier to have enough power to drive a sub. Check out this article on how to match subs and amps. If you need either or both, give us a call at 1.888.955.6000, and an advisor will help you find a match for your system.

  • Chris from Alpharetta

    Posted on 8/7/2015 11:18:55 AM

    I have after market subs and an amp. I would like to put it in my 2007 Acura TL, can I do that without getting a new head unit?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/7/2015 1:04:50 PM

    Chris, sure you can add subs and an amp to your system without changing the head unit. All you have to do is tap into the rear speaker wire to get the audio signal into your amp - which has to have speaker-level inputs, of course. You'll be able to find wiring information for your Acura in our online Knowledge Base. By the way, we wouldn't recommend replacing the head unit in your Acura because you'll need to fabricate a dash kit for an aftermarket head unit to fit. You would also need to bypass the factory amp.

  • Chris from Alpharetta

    Posted on 8/8/2015 10:48:37 AM

    Does the 2007 Acura TL with navigation have an RCA input?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/10/2015 11:25:51 AM

    Chris, Based on what I've seen in my research, no. But I'm looking at some old, not-so-great photos, so I could be mistaken.

  • jim moritz from blackwood

    Posted on 8/12/2015 8:53:37 PM

    I have a 2008acura tl without navigation. I want to replace it with a factory navigation screen and radio . Is it possible to swap radios and be able to use the touchscreen on tbe gos screen to operate the radio. Im not worried about the gps I just would like to have the touchscreen display instead of what is offered in my non navigation tl.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/13/2015 10:03:39 AM

    Jim, That swap is theoretically possible, but we've never done one, so it's hard to say for sure. You might want to spend some time on an Acura owners' forum to see if anyone else has tried it.

  • Steven from Atlanta, GA

    Posted on 8/15/2015 10:20:03 PM

    My 2004 Acura TL subwoofer is blown. Can I add a Rockford Fosgate P1S2-8 Punch P1 SVC 2-Ohm 8-Inch 200 Watt RMS 400 Watt Peak Subwoofer to replace the stock subwoofer and keep the stock amplifier?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/17/2015 9:44:42 AM

    Steven, The factory amp doesn't have the power you'll need for an aftermarket sub, so you'll need to upgrade. I sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Alex wegmann from St. Louis

    Posted on 8/18/2015 11:50:30 PM

    I have a 2008 TL. I think this is great was a well written informative article. I'd like some recommendations on various brands of speakers that WILL fit in the door and rear deck. Also more information on the type of amp and bass to purchase. Thanks

  • lee from maplewood

    Posted on 8/19/2015 6:33:25 AM

    Well since I don't have time to add subs or amps I'm looking to get jlw7sspeakers for my 2 front speakers and rear speakers. What's the suggested sizes and specifix needs to make It happen?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/19/2015 10:04:40 AM

    Alex and Lee, I sent your questions to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat. Good luck with your Acuras!

  • Quinton from Rapid City

    Posted on 8/24/2015 8:44:00 PM

    I have a 2004 Acura TL and lately I've been having trouble with my factory stereo. Quite frankly, it just doesn't get loud anymore. I have the volume turned up to 40 (max) at all times and I'm still able to have conversations without raising my voice. The speakers aren't busted so I'm thinking it's an issue with the factory amplifier. Would I be able to install an aftermarket amplifier and retain all functionality of the factory system?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/25/2015 9:34:16 AM

    Quinton, You can install an aftermarket amplifier, but you'll have to bypass the factory amp. Depending on your level of car audio expertise, this might be a job for a professional installer in your area.

  • Carson from American Fork

    Posted on 8/30/2015 11:16:27 PM

    Thanks for your article, very informative. I have a 2005 TL with Navigation. The nav unit seems to be blown, constantly reboots. I was researching whether I could swap the entire unit out for something more modern, but I think I can keep the display and head unit, that sounds messy anyway. Wondering if there's an easy and updated navigation system I can put in the trunk to replace the Alpine that's on the fritz? If not, I read there's a known issue with them and I might be able to ship to to Alpine for repair. That might be my only option if you can't help me out. Thanks!

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/31/2015 9:37:49 AM

    Carson, If you need nav, your best bet for this car might be a portable nav unit. If there is a known issue with the factory piece, you might want to check with an Acura dealer or the company itself to see what your options are.

  • jason from Buford

    Posted on 9/10/2015 10:37:47 PM

    I have an 08 TL without nav. Do they make an adapter that will allow me to play music from my iPhone 6 and control it with my steering controls. The headphone auxiliary jack is very low volume and gives no controls.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/11/2015 9:38:40 AM

    Jason, Yes they do, and we have it. The USA Spec iPod® Interface will do the job for your car and your phone. I've forwarded your email to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Scott Whalen from Cary

    Posted on 9/17/2015 12:18:55 PM

    I have a 2005 Acura TL with Nav. I have no desire to replace the head unit, but would like to replace speakers and add aftermarket sub. Is there an aftermarket amplifier that would fit in the space of the current amp? Could the factory wire harness be used or is there a wire harness available to make installation easier? Finally, if putting in "nice, quality" speakers, could I still use the original wires? Thank you.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/17/2015 2:15:52 PM

    Scott, Sounds like you've been putting together a very smart car audio plan. The next step is to pick out some gear and get some tech advice, so I'll send your question to our sales team. They'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat. Good luck, and feel free to come back and share the results when you're done!

  • Rozalynn

    Posted on 9/21/2015 8:57:56 PM

    I have a 2008 Acura tl type s with Nav, I want to replace all of the speakers and add an aftermarket sub and amp without loosing my head unit. How can I go about doing this? I want to go with a kicker setup but need guidance! Thankyou for your time!

  • AJ

    Posted on 9/22/2015 4:06:43 PM

    Very helpful and informative article, thanks. I have an 05 TL without Nav and I want to upgrade the speakers. I already have a 15" Kicker L7 w/ a 1000w Kicker amp installed and I chose to keep the factory head unit. So I'm all set in the bass category but now I feel like I can't hear the vocals and everything else as loudly & clearly over all that bass. I've installed everything myself so far and upgrading any of the speakers shouldn't be a challenge I just don't know which ones to get. Like I said I've already got all the bass I need, I'm looking to really focus on upgrading the loudness and quality of the vocals and other sounds. I would be installing and running these new speakers of an aftermarket amp. Can you please suggest any speakers that would give me the desired effect I'm looking for? Thanks again and sorry for the long post.

  • Michael W from McKinney

    Posted on 9/22/2015 6:13:23 PM

    Hello, I have a 2005 Acura TL with navigation and I am satisfied with my speakers in the car, except for the fact that my rear sub is blown. I would like to know if there is any aftermarket sub that will fit in the rear stock sub housing. Also will I have to purchase an amp and wires? I had an aux cord installed into my center console and I'm basically wanting a oem to aftermarket sub upgrade in the same rear stock sub location.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/23/2015 9:58:27 AM

    Michael, If you replace the factory with an aftermarket sub, you'll want to add a new amplifier, too. The factory amp just doesn't have the power for an aftermarket sub. I've forwarded this question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/24/2015 9:36:43 AM

    AJ, Speakers are a subjective thing, but I'm sure our advisors can help you find what you're looking for. I've forwarded this question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Yadiel from Miami

    Posted on 10/24/2015 8:00:25 PM

    Hello im nino i got an acura tl 2004 3.2 but i can't fix it, the problem is that the speakers are doing a sound including the subwoofer but it is really low i want to know where is the problem some friends said it is the amplifier ..please give some help with this...

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 10/25/2015 2:17:40 PM

    Yadiel, if you bought your gear from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free help troubleshooting your system. If you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details.

  • brooke griffith from oklahoma city

    Posted on 11/7/2015 4:33:22 PM

    I want to replace my husbands speakers and add bass. Ect. Im not too sure where to start or how to go about this project. What should I buy?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 11/9/2015 8:58:22 AM

    Brooke, We can help with that. I sent your question to our sales team for the best answer, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Sam from Colorado

    Posted on 11/14/2015 8:19:59 AM

    Hi! I own a 2005 TL w/o the navi. Like many of the others on here, I was looking to install all new speakers including the rear ones and center console ones, as well as an aftermarket sub at the stock location. I intend to keep the head unit. Is there an aftermarket amp that can fit where the stock one is? Also, besides the suggested POLK component speakers, are there any other high quality ones that will fit the car? Lastly, I also need a way to get an auxillary connection to the stock head unit as well Thank you!

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 11/16/2015 8:56:03 AM

    Sam, I sent your question to our sales team for the best answer. They'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • William from Albemarle

    Posted on 11/17/2015 4:52:01 PM

    Can the CD player for a 2004 Acura TL be replaced ?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 11/18/2015 9:51:14 AM

    William, It can be done, but removing the stock receiver is a lot of work and you'll have to fabricate your own dash kit for a new one. This is professional-level stuff, so we don't usually recommend it as a DIY project. For most folks, it's better to leave the TL's receiver alone and upgrade everything else.

  • Frank

    Posted on 11/24/2015 9:04:27 PM

    Hi, does Milennia MIL-BTREC work with my 2004 Acura TL? Without Nav?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 11/25/2015 9:13:55 AM

    Frank, Your factory stereo doesn't have a rear auxiliary input, so this adapter won't work. There are several that will, though, so I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • J Lewis from Houston

    Posted on 11/28/2015 10:50:19 PM

    Hi, I have a 2006 TL without nav and would like to listen to music from my iphone 6. Any recommendations? After reading this article, I see simplt adding a new radio is out of the question.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 11/30/2015 8:57:59 AM

    J, I've sent your question to our sales team for the best answer. They'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Sandy from Foster

    Posted on 3/26/2016 9:21:04 PM

    2006 Acura TL with navigation and anti theft, installed aftermarket double din radio, and only used 1 harness, the radio was receiving signal, but could not get any sound , also the navigation system was not responding in order to put the password in. Is there another harness that i need bypass the anti theft ?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 3/28/2016 11:32:32 AM

    Sandy, If you bought your gear from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free help troubleshooting your system. If you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details.

  • Ivan Rakic from ann arbor, MI

    Posted on 4/4/2016 6:06:27 PM

    I hAve a 2006 TL 3.2 with Nav, and the stock subwoofer needs to replaced. I found a pioneer sub that seems to fit. Is it as easy as just swapping out the subs? Once I get past all the seats and stuff.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 4/4/2016 6:54:29 PM

    Ivan, If you replace the stock sub, you'll want to add a new amplifier too, because the factory amp just isn't going to have the power for an aftermarket 8" model. You'll also need to fabricate a bracket to mount it securely. If you bought your new sub from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free installation help. If you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details.

  • dawnael from wadmalaw island

    Posted on 4/8/2016 10:33:44 PM

    I have a 06 acura tl. my navigation broke and I have to put in a code for the radio and navigation to hear music. but I can't put the code in the navigation. is there any way to bypass or disconnect the navigation from the radio. I put in my code for the radio and get 2 minutes max before turning itself off again. any help?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 4/11/2016 9:52:53 AM

    Dawnael, When a factory radio goes on the blink, our first suggestion is to check out some TL owners' forums to see if anyone else has been through this before. Hopefully there's some info out there, but if not, you might have to visit a dealership. Good luck!