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Old 01-06-2019, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2004 honda civic IMA problem

Does anybody know if 2004 honda civic IMA system same as 2004 honda Insight?
i am trying to bypass IMA system do not have any info on civic?
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is not the same. It uses similar technology though, and it is possible to bypass the IMA system.

Here is a page of step by step instructions about how to do it.

http://www.bumblebeebatteries.com/in...al/bypass.html

Keep in mind that you will not have assist or regen or auto stop, and if the engine is spinning slower than 1500 RPM, it is not making enough juice to charge the 12V battery. So the red battery light will come on. Also, if you spin it over about 3800 RPM, it will cut power to the DC-DC converter, and you will not be charging your 12V for 30 seconds or so.

It is a relatively easy job though. I just did this to a neighbor's car this morning in about fifteen minutes.
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