Question about Honda Civic Coupe
Left lights on. Got a jump. Hybrid Civic will now not charge. IMA light on; battery light on. What to do?
A power reset will likely fix these IMA lights and battery light. It costs you nothing and it is worth a try. Yes, make sure you do a power reset before you go in.
Do the reset by leaving the battery terminal open for 20mins & then check if the issue is resolved.
If this doesn’t resolve your issue then get the Motor Rotor Sensor checked. Also get the system checked for any trouble codes.
The 12 V battery is the cause of this issue most of the times, check for battery voltage using a multimeter. If it is quite old then you should replace it.
Also check your IMA battery State of Charge (SoC). Do you see any sudden discharges followed by frequent and aggressive recharge attempts. If yes, then its time to replace IMA batteries. The newer batteries are better than the first generation, and if you were to get them replaced you would also get a new battery control module (BCM).
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Posted on Oct 04, 2009
Test if there is voltage at the alternator. Use a car tester to check if there is voltage from alternator.
If the alternator is OK, replace battery. A battery that is shorted inside will not charge.
If replacing the battery does not help, then it is usually a faulty alternator.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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