1989 Acura Legend L from North America - Comments

26th May 2003, 00:07

I have a 1990 Acura Legend and the leather seats are all cracking and tearing. Has anyone had any help repairing or replacing from the company?

Please send comments to wings@whidbey.net.

9th Sep 2004, 12:34

I have a 1988 Acura Legend L Coupe. and I have the same problem with the leather it is cracked like crazy. also my antenna doesn't work like it works, but it won't go up and down.

Jason.

24th Jul 2005, 20:36

I have a 1989 Acura Legend and it has problems staring when it is hot from setting in the sun, I have been told the problem is fuel relay.

Any suggestions of what is wrong as this is a real problem, but the car is good and runs great when started ane will start okay in morning when cool.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

30th Sep 2005, 14:51

I have an '89 Acura Legend, and am having a problem with the rear view mirror. There is a comment about "fixing this with a $12 kit." What kind of kit is this, and where do I get one?

15th Oct 2005, 22:25

In reference to the 24th Jul 2005, 20:36 poster: Sounds very much like the Main Relay needs replacement. Had the same problem! Replaced it and it solved the problem. Good luck.

8th Nov 2005, 22:29

I also have the same problem with the ripped seats. I had that starting problem in a 1986 honda accord and it never got fixed and nobody could figure it out. So I sold it. I would recommend you do the same because it gets annoying after awhile when you can't depend on your car to start and stay running.

13th Apr 2008, 17:27

I have a 1988 Acura Legend, & about 4 years ago it sat for about 2 years, then I got it up & running. I got a new alternator, starter, a battery, & battery connectors.

After a month or so driving, the power for my car starts to act as if it's draining until my battery just dies out. At first the car tried to turn over when I tried to jump it with another car, but it wouldn't. So I bought a main relay that goes under the steering wheel. Got another new battery and the car started right up. I drove around for about a good 15-20 minutes, then the power dies out again. Something keeps draining my battery. If there is anybody who knows what's wrong, PLEASE let me know... www.valac206@msn.com. Please contact me if you can. I'm 20 years old and I just had a daughter, but now I have no means of transportation. Please help...

18th Jun 2008, 15:27

'89 Acura Legend running woes - electrical. Would sometimes start and immediately die, sometimes die with speed changes, run rough at odd times, & sometimes overheat, or air conditioning would just not work. 4 different pros, some Acura specialist, replaced every relay under hood as well as main relay under dash - appeared variously to "fix" problem, but then would happened again. Finally, accidentally as things seem to worsen and seem hopeless, played around with starter switch. Could make it happen almost at will. Replaced electrical part of that myself and works fine every time for a year.

Now need $12 fix for the rear view mirror wobbles problem. Help?

26th Sep 2008, 13:27

I have an 88 Acura Legend. I would like to know how to remove the back seat. If any one knows how to remove it, I would appreciate it.

THANK YOU.... mbonas17@yahoo.com

15th Oct 2008, 17:01

Hey all I have had the transmission problem as well, and after 2 replacements, I tore a strip out of the owner and had them check the electricals, and it happened to be there is a control board (CPU) under the passenger seat, and this unit shorting out can give you the problems with bad shifting and poor acceleration, because the transmission is not changing gears at the right time. (Hope this helps; I only had to pay for the first repair)

But I have another problem; I’m sure it’s a short or a relay switch or something, but I’m in school right now and don’t have the time to comb the electrical to find it hopefully someone has had this problem before. When the car is off, the dash light flash, the windshield wiper runs and the starter (solenoid/relay?) ticks; the key is in my pocket while this is happening. I have to unplug the battery to make it stop. Thanks; I still wish I could afford the gas in my Bronco.

25th Jan 2010, 15:03

I have a '89 Acura Legend LS, that has developed a short in the light switch arm. Sometimes the dash lights/brakes lights go out, sometimes it's the headlights. All can be fixed by messing with the light switch located on the steering column. Can I get in there and try to fix/find the problem with out setting off the airbag? I am a girl, with a girl's knowledge of these things. Any helpful advice?

26th Jan 2010, 21:21

Anyone check and clean the ground wires at the block and frame?

27th Jan 2010, 09:29

Anyone check and clean the ground wires at the block and frame?

15th Sep 2012, 17:09

Had these problems with my 88 Legend L. This was precisely the cure... the PGM-FI Main Relay... fixed hot starting problems.

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