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Old 04-08-2015, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2003 CVT 80K Original owner Priced right

Here's a CVT that is an original owner car in TX that needs a DC-DC converter.
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Scott replaced mine while he was here and if you can replace an IMA you can replace a DC converter. Should be able to get a used one for a few hundred bucks. Sells to the highest bidder. If I was nearby, I'd be interested.
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EDIT:It was at $1600 when this was posted.
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a used converter on my parts car that would fit right on there and he is only 4 hrs south of me.
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i bet the DC converter can be repaired too with not too much hassle. not $2k worth in any case. usually it is a bad cap. these parts are not gonna be honda specific and may be manufactured outside honda with stock parts and ICs.
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The seller of this car was willing to take $1000 for it. What a pleasant surprise he got when it sold via bidding to $3050!
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Nice to see these cars retaining their values. That was a good retail deal for both buyer and seller.
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very good price considering how he had listed it for parts only. wish the buyer would come on here and ask about fixing the DC converter so we could start a thread on how to fix them.

they cannot be too hard to fix. for a few bucks.
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Scott replaced mine and its just like a R&R of an IMA battery. Just unplug a bunch of wires and a few bolts and replace it with a new unit. The only problem that took him any time at all was hooking up the large circular area shown in this pic marked "heat sink".
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That appx 6" circular area connects to a large black rubber 6" "tubing" that has an elastic spring that holds this tubing in place over the hole. That was the only tricky part as access to that area was limited. Other than that just like replacing your IMA battery.
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Scott replaced mine and its just like a R&R of an IMA battery. Just unplug a bunch of wires and a few bolts and replace it with a new unit. The only problem that took him any time at all was hooking up the large circular area shown in this pic marked "heat sink".
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That appx 6" circular area connects to a large black rubber 6" "tubing" that has an elastic spring that holds this tubing in place over the hole. That was the only tricky part as access to that area was limited. Other than that just like replacing your IMA battery.
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what fun is that if you cannot repair it? fixing the electronics is just as much fun as adjusting gear lash on a trannie, or even more interesting imo.
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Surely whoever bought that has every intention of repairing it for cheap and either flipping it or keeping it.

Nice score for whoever got it.
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