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#49 of 110 How-to article describing Civic hybrid battery pack rebuild
May 03, 2010 (2:53 am)
The June/July issue (#137) of Home Power magazine has all the steps and tools described for replacing the battery pack of a 2003 Civic Hybrid. In it Mike said "The Honda dealership wanted $3,200 to replace the battery pack with a factory-refurbished one" yet in the end he did it for $380 using a "Used battery pack from junkyard ($315), Charger/reconditioner, iMax B6 ($55), Torx socket, #30 ($6) and Electrical energy (10¢ per kWh) ($4)". It took him about a month to work through the testing of all the battery sticks using the one "iMax B6" charger but it was time well spent I'd say. It was also pure brilliance to think to use a charger from the R/C hobbies world for this purpose; I cannot think of any group of people who are more picky about proper care of batteries than the ones with big $$$ tied up in models that can scream along at several hundred MPH.
#50 of 110 Re: How-to article describing Civic hybrid battery pack rebuild [massey4]
May 10, 2010 (2:33 pm)
>The June/July issue (#137) of Home Power magazine has all the steps and tools
>described for replacing the battery pack of a 2003 Civic Hybrid.
Mike seriously misquoted me in that article and has some factual errors, but he's mostly right. If anyone wants to fix their own battery, they should contact me for corrections before they start.
> It was also pure brilliance to think to use a charger from the R/C hobbies world
> for this purpose
You mean, like this? (No, he didn't think it up.)
#51 of 110 Re: How-to article describing Civic hybrid battery pack rebuild [Ogre_GEV]
May 19, 2010 (12:40 am)
Can you email me the article? I would like to rebuild my battery pack.
#52 of 110 Re: How-to article describing Civic hybrid battery pack rebuild [budilee]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
May 19, 2010 (8:37 am)
The article is linked and available for download in Ogre_GEV's post!
#53 of 110 catalytic conv and battery
May 26, 2010 (11:59 am)
I've just been told both cats and the battery are failing. Glad I read these posts before forking over $4K to the dealer service dept. I will never buy another Honda. The 10 year extended warranty was apparently worthless...
#54 of 110 Re: catalytic conv and battery [stacys1]
May 26, 2010 (12:29 pm)
Well worthless to us, rather worthy to the seller of the extended warranty!
#55 of 110 Hybrid civic Battery pack
May 27, 2010 (7:47 am)
Honda was great with my car. Needed a new battery pack (180,000km and 7+ years) at a quoted price of 5300$CN. The Honda garage and Honda Canada substantially reduced this cost in the end and I was grateful to both. My service representative did all the work and told me to wait to see what he could do about the cost. While I was shocked the battery went after the 7 year guarantee, Honda made good on their product afterall. Good for them! I for one will again buy another Honda (5 so far).
#56 of 110 Re: How-to article describing Civic hybrid battery pack rebuild [Ogre_GEV]
Jul 18, 2010 (8:23 am)
I have a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid with 97,000 miles on it. I would like the information on how to rebuild the IMA battery pack myself. I understand the magazine article was not accurate. Can you either send me the upgrade instructions by email, or tell me where I can get it?
Thank you so much.
#57 of 110 Re: How-to article describing Civic hybrid battery pack rebuild [Ogre_GEV]
Jul 22, 2010 (10:23 am)
Can you email me the article? Or the right instructions to rebuild my pack. I would like to rebuild my battery pack. I read the article but you found some errors.
Aug 03, 2010 (4:27 pm)
No body wants to hand over information eh? I believe they want your ten dollars before you can get an article not really worth ten dollars. How's your rebuild going? Good luck with that one...