2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon: Because I'm Not Always Awesome
January 11, 2012
Here's the thing...I'm not always awesome. I know some of you will find that hard to believe. For those who aren't sure, here's some proof.
It's possible I've been an idiot in exactly the same way twice. It's possible I've managed to kill the battery on an airport-parked long-term car twice in 18 months.
Fortunately, because of my former stupidity, I've become an expert in finding fellow airport patrons who pack jumper cables. It took about 20 seconds of loaned electrons from a Cadillac Escalade to bring the TSX back to life.
All of it, that is -- and here comes the point, I promise -- except the radio. As you can see it requires a code. So I called Acura's customer care number. Took about ten minutes of talking to Steve to sort out the confusion about who actually owns the car (Acura, it's on loan to us) and prove to him that I didn't steal it so he'd give me the code. That part would likely be much easier if you owned the car yourself.
Or you could just remember to turn off the interior lights before you fly to Detroit for three days.