No, sir. You can use either USB or an aux input, both “inputs” are on the unit along with the usual/regular radio and CD functions. The only not so fun part is getting to the back of the radio to plug it in…but once it’s there…
I have a 2004 Acura TL that I recently bought from a family member. I noticed that it has no AUX or Bluetooth for music and turning off the radio would be difficult given the headboard.
Yes, it will automatically pair with your phone every time you start it.
I currently have a 2005 Acura TSX with the original radio/stereo thing. The problem is this damn car doesn’t have an aux jack but it does have an aux button and it also has XM radio.
The AUX port is on the back of the HU.
Navigate to Phone Settings > bluetooth device list > Add a Bluetooth device. On your mobile device, select your Acura from the Bluetooth menu. The two now begin mating. Your mobile device and the Acura multimedia system are now connected via Bluetooth.
The 2004 Acura TL performance luxury sedan will come standard with a Bluetooth hands-free phone system when it goes on sale at Acura dealerships nationwide in October.
AUX 3.5mm Wire Car Audio IN: Simply plug into the Acura TL 2004 factory car stereo extension port, connect to your favorite MP3 player, iPod, iPhone , Android device or smartphone and start listening to CD quality music instantly.
Integrated Bluetooth Acura TSX 2005 car interface adds hands-free and wireless audio to the original factory Acura TSX 2005 car radio. The system has built-in Bluetooth and microphone.
Visit www.acura.com/handsfreelink to check if your phone is Bluetooth compatible. Press the PTT button briefly before giving a command. 3. Say “Pair phone.” 2.
The navigation system in the TSX is very good, with excellent route guidance and text-to-speech that reads street names. The lack of MP3-CD capability in the stereo system is somewhat compensated for by the AUX input hidden in the center console. The radio tuner’s touchscreen interface is easy to use.
Acura now includes an additional audio input in the center console, which played music from our phone just fine, but didn’t display track information.
AUX input jack*
Open the center console. Open the AUX cover. 2. Connect the device to the input jack.
You can retrieve your code by visiting https://radio-navicode.acura.com/. You will need your vehicle identification number (VIN) and device serial number to retrieve the code through the website.