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2005 Acura RL electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 11 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Acura RL 4dr Sedan

300-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

31000 mi Navigation screen cannot read the dvd and goes blank 
71000 mi

US $900
The A/C clutch is slipping and it will cost $900 at the dealer to fix this issue. At this time, I have not had it repaired. 
76700 mi

US $1400
brought car to independent Acura shop to fix a/c clutch, but Acura dealer misdiagnosed. It ended up as a problem with the control module. HID light would flicker and it was found that the ignitor was not working 
63840 mi

C $1000
clutch controlling air conditioning needed replaced 
160000 mi

US $450
Dead AC Stator 
89000 mi

US $100
Tire Pressure Monitoring System warning light on dash "Error". Faulty system sensor diagnosed, part on order. Will return to Dealer for completion of work. 
114000 mi

US $150
Airbag light on 
63000 mi intermittent issue where compressor wouldn't engage. Worked great when it did engage which was 85% of the time. Relay replaced, but same problem remains. Covered in 2007 TSB with coil the likely issue. Going back soon to replace coil. 
66000 mi

US $400
electrical short in the passenger door handle 
81000 mi

US $350
Radio mulfunction Light bulb. 
83000 mi Driver side Rear window inoperable.  Replaced window motor and linkage. Told by dealer that linkage failed and replacing it required buying the motor and linkage in same kit. 
101000 mi AFS light warning. Dealer said the Advanced Front Light System that controls the HID lights ability to turn into a corner requires a replacement of a $375 sensor in the rear (I think) of the car. It tells the system when the car is level. 
65000 mi

US $25
Fuse was blown because of faulty power window motor. This resulted in the remote entry fob to not work. 

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2005 Acura RL Electrical Problems

48 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Acura RL. 16 of these members (33.3%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 24 electrical repairs to 2005 Acura RLs--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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