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Old 02-24-2012, 10:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Someone should make and sell Boards to bypass the IMA battery.

I'd be interested in one, and I'm sure others would be. A good way to bypass the IMA battery with the IMA battery removed would be nice. This includes not having to use the junction board.

If anyone has a spare junction board I'd be willing to buy it from them.
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Like Ron pointed out, you already have one on your battery.
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But does disconnecting the BCM keep the 12v battery charged?

If not, would a junction board resolve this problem?
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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But does disconnecting the BCM keep the 12v battery charged?
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If not, would a junction board resolve this problem?
The junction board is only needed if you remove the battery. It connects the input power to the DC-DC converter just like the battery does.
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I'd be interested in one, and I'm sure others would be. A good way to bypass the IMA battery with the IMA battery removed would be nice. This includes not having to use the junction board.

If anyone has a spare junction board I'd be willing to buy it from them.
Buy any 2000-2006 Insight or 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid battery and take the board off it and you're set. Then call me and sell me the rest of the battery.
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Buy any 2000-2006 Insight or 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid battery and take the board off it and you're set. Then call me and sell me the rest of the battery.
I only need the junction the board, not the battery. Why would I buy a used battery for $800 when all I need is the junction board.
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Like Ron pointed out, you already have one on your battery.
I have someone willing to buy my battery for $600, but he wants it complete with junction board. So I need a junction board unfortunately, or some other way to bypass.
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The junction board is only needed if you remove the battery. It connects the input power to the DC-DC converter just like the battery does.
If this is the case, why do people with bad IMA batteries say that they need to keep the 12v battery on a charger to continue driving the car???

I feel like there's conflicting information here.

It's important because I'm looking at Insights all over the country, some with bad IMA batteries, and I'd like to be sure I can get the car home without buying a junction board for long-distance gas-only operation.
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No, Ron was saying he would buy your old battery sans junction board... he needs casings/cells.
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If this is the case, why do people with bad IMA batteries say that they need to keep the 12v battery on a charger to continue driving the car???

I feel like there's conflicting information here.

It's important because I'm looking at Insights all over the country, some with bad IMA batteries, and I'd like to be sure I can get the car home without buying a junction board for long-distance gas-only operation.
Because they haven't bypassed the battery. When you bypass it, you disable the computer that controls the DC-DC converter, so the car can't shut the DC-DC off.

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