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Honda Civic Battery Replacement Guide

Is your Honda Civic battery dead and needs to be replaced? Learn how to replace the battery by following the procedures below.

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  • Honda Car Battery
    • Group size 24 and 51R are the most common.
    • Cold cranking amp (CCA) 500A CCA.
  • 10mm combination wrench
  • Battery terminal brush
  • Battery terminal protector

Procedure

  1. Park the 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 in the engine bay. honda battery location
  4. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.honda disconnect negative battery
  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 replacement
  8. Reinstall the new battery and bracket.
  9. Clean the battery terminals using a battery terminal brush.
  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.

You are done! Congratulations.

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 thirty minutes.

Symptoms

  • The battery is dead, Honda won’t start.
  • Lights don’t work.
  • Honda engine won’t crank
  • You hear a click, and the engine won’t turn over.
  • The engine turns over very slowly.

Reset Radio

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

  1. Most Honda owners don’t realize that the radio code was written on a small card or at the beginning or end of the owner’s 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. 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 from 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.

FAQ

How long is the Honda battery warranty?

A replacement battery purchased from your Honda dealer is covered by a 100-month (8- 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 than driving 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.

We hope you find the Honda Civic Battery Replacement Guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Honda Civic.

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I had a Honda replacement battery go to 8+ years but that was a decade ago. I’m not sure if anything is made of equal/higher quality as time goes on. Shame too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Honda batteries are the worst I have ever experienced my latest 100 month warranty just failed after only 6 months in Southern California One before that failed with less then half the time under warranty. To add insult to injury Honda sent me home to dig up receipts on battery. And then charged me 80$ for their “ limited warranty “ I can’t believe internet isn’t alive with the junk their batteries are