Q: Is it possible to change the gear shifter on 2016 Acura TLX?

asked by on

Wanted to find out if it is possible to change gear shifter to something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-2008-ACURA-TL-TL-S-OEM-GEAR-SELECTOR-SHIFTER-ASSEMBLY-USED-04-08-/182580129212?hash=item2a829fadbc. I would prefer to adjust the gears on the gear selector, instead of the paddle shifters.

My car has 9000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Unfortunately I can’t give you a definitive yes or no answer. There’s a saying when it comes to modifying vehicles: Anything can be done if your pockets are deep enough. Off the top of my head I would say it would not be an easy or inexpensive task. The shifter you linked is for a 2004-2008 Acura TL / TL-S. Odds are high that your 2016 TL-X is wired and programmed much differently. If your vehicle only has paddle-type shifters and no manual option at the shifter mechanism itself, then in all likelihood, there is no wiring, sensor input, or programming in the transmission control module to even receive manual shift input from the shifter lever. It may require an extensive knowledge of Acura’s wiring and programming of the transmission control module. Your best chance for information may be to search different enthusiasts forums and anyone specializing in modifying Acuras. There may be others out there that may have tried and/or succeeded in doing what you are looking to do and can provide a wealth of information.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Is it possible to change the gear shifter on 2016 Acura TLX?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Power steering noise after pressure hose replaced

Anytime you blow out a major power steering hose you may have damaged the pump from lack of lubrication but also when work to replace the hose is done the system will get trapped air in the system fluid and...

Q: Mudguard destroyed under my left front bumper

Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2016 Hyundai Accent. You will be ok driving it around. Your mudguard does not serve a critical function that would otherwise prevent you from driving your car safely. If you'd like some peace...

Q: When you turn on the defroster/defogger, is the windshield supposed to defog instantly?

This can actually take a few minutes - and depends on the temperature and level of moisture in the air inside as well as outside the vehicle. Two things happen when you use "Defrost/Defog". The air needs to be heated,...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...