Bulletins & Advisories IMA battery maintenance during long storage

Discussion in '1st Generation (1999-2006)' started by Service News, Thursday 4th Dec, 2003.

  1. Service News Staff Managed Dealer Information

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    Honda issued this TSB #HUK000000000293 dated 04-12-03 for the two Hybrids models

    Civic 4 Doors ES9 MY03 & MY04
    Insight ZE1 all year models

    Background

    If IMA-batteries are left unused for some time, it will affect the life of the batteries. Therefore, vehicles with IMA-batteries that are not used for some time, have to have the batteries charged every 90 days. Please inform all customers, sales and storage departments

    Schedule
    When the car arrives, check the assembly date on the vehicle card and the latest charging date (if any) on the back of the card :
    In this case, it's the 19th July 2001. Charge the battery pack every 90 days and write the date of charging on the back of the vehicle card
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    In this case, it's the 19th July 2001. Charge the battery pack every 90 days and write the date of charging on the back of the vehicle card.
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    Charging procedure during long storage

    Turn the ignition off. Disconnect the negative cable of the 12v battery, wait at least 1 minute, remove the engine compartment fuse box cover and Install the
    three 10A- fuses and then reconnect the 12v-battery.

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    Shift to Neutral or Park and pull up the handbrake. Start the engine and run it at 3500-4000 RPM. The charge display will show 4 segments and the battery pack will start charging. It will be fully charged when all 20 segments light up. This will take about 5 minutes.


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    A = Start of charging
    B = Fully charged

    When the IMA battery is fully charged switch off engine and remove ignition key, remove the engine compartment fuse box cover and remove the three 10Afuses.
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Bump to all first gen Hybrid car owners there is no need to invest in Hybrid grid chargers for your ZE1 & ES9 you just need a regime to maintain the batteries by the above method.

    Modern Honda ZE2, ZF1& GP1 Hybrids can be done in the similar fashion. Please insure your car is at normal temperature before reeving your engine at the suggested RPM., it not advisable to rev a cold engine that hard so early on.
     
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  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    bumpy for all IMA owners always keep the state of charge on your IMA topped for longer life, otherwise in 9-10 years these batteries will fail.
     
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