Question about 1998 Honda Civic
The ELD unit or Electrical Load Detector functions to monitor and regulate the output of the alternator. The ELD is located in the fuse box under the hood near the battery. It's a (typically) red rectangular box.
If the ELD unit is malfunctioning, it is very possible that it is preventing the alternator from putting out a charge. I do not know of a way to test it, other than to replace it.
Just to make sure, first check all battery connections, including the engine ground, for corrosion. All terminals and wires should be super clean, in order to rule out such a simple matter of a poor connection (this is very common). Also , make sure the power wires going into the fuse box and the ELD socket are free of corrosion.
I hope this helps. Good Luck!
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