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    2006 HCH II

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  • Last Activity: 02-08-2016 05:25 AM
  • Join Date: 08-27-2008
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  1. 02-14-2012 11:33 AM - permalink
    Hey,

    Hope you still use this. Was looking at one of your responses to 06 Civic Battery issues. Seems like my car is pretty weak in the MPG area and I wanted to check to see if the Battery is running at its optimal. I called the dealer, gave them my vin and they said there were no recalls on that vin so a software upgrade was not needed. The service advisor said that that type of mileage in the cold is normal and the grade of gas is effecting it as well. Something just doesnt sit right with me. I feel like I should get more than 33 MPG even with me being hard on the pedal (which I am not). I accelerate to 70-80 but gradually. I saw you mention something about the cells not properly aligning in power all throughout. I also mentioned this to the advisor and he said the IMA light would come on and the battery in my car was fine. Could you please give me some direction as to what I should do or try? I am pretty disappointed with car and I just got it. Specs: 2006 Civic W/ 125k

    Thanks for any help you can share!
  2. 10-23-2011 01:20 PM - permalink
    yes I can give directions and help out in any way. You need a charger that can produce 190 volts but with very little current, like 350mA. For the discharge, you just need a couple light bulbs, or even just one to put across the battery while measuring the voltage down to 104 volts (might take a while depending on your battery capacity)
  3. owlmaster08
    10-23-2011 06:47 AM - permalink
    I just now saw this message of yours! Thanks for the offer! I'm guessing you live no where near CT? I don't mind trying to fix the issue myself if maybe you could give me good directions? I was an aerospace engineering major in college so had some electrical engineering classes for that and also some electrical stuff for my job (nuclear submarine operation) so I should hopefully be able to understand directions.

    I think the biggest thing is just buying the right parts and then hooking it up.

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