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Old 05-01-2012, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I would like to find out, can I replace the 12 volts battery by myself? The reason I asked it is because, I heard that, it has to be done at honda dealer, because it requires a reprogram, recalibrate CVT or something like that after the cables was unplug from the battery and all settings will ran.

I would love to do it myself. Is there anyway?
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You could buy (or better still, borrow!) a 'memory saver'. It plugs into the lighter/accessory socket and keeps the electronics powered up while you remove and replace the car's battery....

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You could buy (or better still, borrow!) a 'memory saver'. It plugs into the lighter/accessory socket and keeps the electronics powered up while you remove and replace the car's battery....

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Thanks. Good to know about this memory saver.
Is it true that all the memory will be lost after unplugging the battery cables? Can't the computer re-learn itself after replacing a new battery?
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Yes there is a procedure to follow after replacing the battery. For one thing you better know or find out the radio code. Then it is usually just a matter of letting the car idle until the cooling fan kicks on twice with all accessories off. But do a search here and on Google to make sure there is not something else related to the IMA system. We do have some members here with the factory service manual that may reply with actual details.
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Yes, but it will take a few "driving cycles" under different methods before it is complete.
No different than the G1.
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They make it sounds scary to sell you service, but any "recalibration" to be done is something the car does, not something you have to do.

But do find out the radio anti-theft code first, because that's annoying.
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They make it sounds scary to sell you service, but any "recalibration" to be done is something the car does, not something you have to do.

But do find out the radio anti-theft code first, because that's annoying.
yeah i think this should be your only concern.

Radio code will be needed upon installing new battery.
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Good to know the above. I ran the 12 volt, too low capacity, battery down to nothing and had to get a jump start. I'll be getting a "battery check" at the dealer tomorrow for the unlikely event that one of the cells got burned out. Likely they'll over charge me for a new battery, but good to know I'll be getting a little something for the extra money.
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Good to know the above. I ran the 12 volt, too low capacity, battery down to nothing and had to get a jump start. I'll be getting a "battery check" at the dealer tomorrow for the unlikely event that one of the cells got burned out. Likely they'll over charge me for a new battery, but good to know I'll be getting a little something for the extra money.
Sorry, my point was you get nothing for the extra money.
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Just replace the battery like you would on any other car. Just be sure to get your radio code, otherwise it wont work til you re enter it unless you use a memory saver.

A group 51 or, civic battery is the biggest you can shoe horn into the spot.


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