I have been getting similar
I have been getting similar symptoms on a ’04 HCH w/ 112000 miles. Three weeks ago the dealer said it needed a new IMA battery@$4300. Since then I purchased an Actron pocket code reader ($99 at Auto Zone) and have gotten P1600?? - P1433 (Battery Module Deterioration) twice in the last week. No one seems able to say what the P1600 is. Does anyone know of someone who is doing Hybrid battery reconditioning in the states? And does anyone know anything about the battery clinic in New Zealand
The P1600 is a generic OBD
The P1600 is a generic OBD II code. It just means that a more specific code (Honda) has been set. To find the specific code you have to take it to the dealer or have a Vetronics Mastertech scan tool to get the actual code. The P1433 indicates thats the the main battery contactor or the by-pass contactor is staying active when it should not. Using an Actron pocket code reader will only read generic OBD II codes. Hope this helps.
My ima light came on pulled P1600 and P1433
Is it possible to change the battery myself? (ima battery)
Can you tell me where you
Can you tell me where you went, or ordered your recycled batteries from? I'm interested in doing the same. Thanks.
Please do tell us where you
Please do tell us where you purchased the recycled battery, my wife's 2005 Civic is having IMA battery issues.
http://www.hybrid-battery-repair.com/hch/index.html (look at the section listed as NEW)
You can get new hybrid batteries for $1800 plus shipping from this site. They will send you instructions on how to install the new battery. According to this company these batteries are more efficient than the current batteries that come with the HCH. They are coming from Asia so they take 3 weeks to arrive to the US. Hopefully, I can post in a couple of weeks that this cleared my P1600 and P1449 codes.
I have 2005 civic hybrid and
I have 2005 civic hybrid and the IMA & check engine light came on.and I scan the the code is p1448 & p1600 what mean by is that??? Because i change the used hybrid battery I buy from ebay ,after I install I drive it 1 day.and the check engine came on with that code.