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How to replace Honda battery

How to replace Honda battery
Published by YOUCANIC Automotive Experts 
Last Updated Feb 18, 2019 

In this guide, you will find instructions on how to change the battery on Honda vehicles. The video shown is from a 2015 Honda Civic but these instructions will help you change the battery on an Accord, Pilot, Odyssey, Insight, CR-V and other Honda vehicles that have the battery in the engine bay. 

Changing the battery on a Honda is easy, requires a few basic tools and takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Symptoms

  • Battery dead.
  • Lights don't work. 
  • Honda won't start or crank
  • You hear clicks but the engine won't turn over
  • Engine turns over very slowly
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What you need

  • New Honda Car Battery
    • Enter Model and Year to filter results that fit your Honda. 
    • Group size 24 and 51R are the most common Honda battery sizes. 
    • Most four-cylinder Honda vehicles such as Civic and Accords require a min 410 cold cranking amp (CCA) while six-cylinder models require 500A  CCA.
  • 10mm combination wrench
  • Battery terminal brush
  • Battery terminal protector
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How to replace Honda battery

  1. Park your vehicle in a safe area and remove the key from the ignition. Set the parking brakes. honda battery replacement

     

  2. Open the hood by pulling the hood release under the dashboard. open honda hood to start replacing the battery

     

  3. Locate the battery. honda battery location

     

  4. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.honda disconnect negative battery Watch a video on how to disconnect the negative battery terminal. 
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  5. Disconnect the positive battery terminal. remove honda battery positive terminal

     

  6. Remove the bracket that holds the battery in place. honda battery bracket removal

     

  7. Remove the old battery and place the new battery in the battery tray.honda battery replacementCaution:Car batteries are heavy.
  8. Reinstall the new battery and bracket.
  9. Clean the battery terminals using a battery terminal brush
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  10. Connect the positive battery terminal first
  11. Connect the negative battery terminal last
  12. Spray battery terminal protector whenever possible to prevent corrosion and improve the connection at the terminals. 
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You are done! Congratulations.  

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Best Battery for Honda 

best honda battery

Some of the best-rated batteries for Honda vehicles (including Accords and Civics) are the Optima Batteries. They are slightly more expensive than other brands. 

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Honda battery replacement cost

Average cost to change Honda battery at the dealer ranges between $180 and $280.

Average cost to change Honda battery yourself ranges between $85 and $130.

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Honda battery replacement warranty

All Honda accessories are covered up to 3 years or 36,000 miles, depending on time of installation. Honda Genuine parts purchased from a Honda dealer are covered for 1 year. A replacement battery purchased from your Honda dealer is covered by a 100-month (8 years and 4 months) limited warranty.

-Warranty Booklet for 2013 Accord Sedan

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Radio Code

When you replace the battery on your Honda, you may need to reenter the radio code. There is a couple of ways to get Honda radio code. 

  1. What most Honda owner's don't realize is that the radio code was written on a small card or at the beginning or end of the owners manual. So if you still have your owner's manual, open it up and see if you notice a four to six digit code. 
  2. Another option is to call your Honda dealer and provide them with the VIN number. You can find your Honda at the left lower corner of the windshield or vehicle registration. 
  3. Visit https://radio-navicode.honda.com/ during working hours and input the data in the "Get Codes" tab. The website's working hours are Monday through Friday 6 am to 11 pm (CDT), Saturdays 6 am to 8:30 pm (CDT), and Sundays 6 am to 11 pm (CDT). You will be requested to provide your current number and zip code. They will also require an email address so your confirmation number can be sent to you for your records.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is Honda battery warranty? 

A replacement battery purchased from your Honda dealer is covered by a 100-month (8 years and 4 months) limited warranty.

How much does a Honda battery cost? 

Anywhere from $130 up to $250 if you have the dealer or a shop replace it.

Where can I replace my Honda battery for free? 

Advance Auto Parts and Autozone will install the battery for free, if you buy a new battery from them. You can save money on a new Honda by buying online then drive to the nearest store to have it installed for free. 

How long do Honda batteries last? 

There is no exact answer here but most Honda batteries last between four to eight years. 

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DIY Cost
$85-$130
Mechanic
$150-$210
Dealer
$165-$280