Honda Fit EV Forum and Electric Car Forum

It is currently Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:48 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Info on 12v battery replacement
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:08 am 

Joined: Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:38 pm
Posts: 91
Location: Los Angeles
This is probably too late for most people but, just in case, here is some info I have gathered about the 12v battery: Maybe it will help someone at some point.

- Unlike an ICE car, the symptoms of a dead 12v are sometimes fairly obsure. In my case, the car simply would not charge anymore. When turning the "ignition" on, all lights would come on and then 90% would go off without any error message.

- Jumping the battery with another car or battery would allow charging to resume normally until a new battery could be installed.

- The battery size is 151r. It is a very small battery and no other size works in that tight space.

- Not many places carry that size. Costco does not. But Walmart, Pep Boys and Interstate dealer appear to carry them. They range from $130 (Champion battery at Pep Boys) to $200+ (dealership)

- Obviously Honda dealers carry that size also but they are $160 plus $20 core plus $40 installation. For some reason my dealer did not want to sell it without installation. Needless to say I turned right back and left.

- There is no credit for the Fit-EV if you are replacing the original 12v battery. Only if you are replacing a replacement battery bought at the dealership. So I see not advantage at all in going to the dealer. I just got a cheap Champion at Pepe Boys.

2014 Fit-EV #097

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for: