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Can ii drive my insight without replacing ima battery
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Can ii drive my insight without replacing ima battery

Mechanic's Assistant: Lots of things can cause problems with the battery. The Honda Mechanic will know what to do. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.

Engine and ima lights are coming on with only 60,000 milrs

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Great! What have you tried so far?

Nothing except charging engine battery

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else the Honda Mechanic should be aware of about your Honda?

Original battery was replaced at 80,000 the replacement battery is bad at only 60,000 can the car function with a bad ima battery

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Welcome to Just-Answer. My name is ***** ***** online handle is Honda-Man. I have over 31 years experience repairing Honda and Acura vehicles. I would be happy to assist you with your Honda or Acura question!

Your Civic Hybrid will function without a good working IMA battery. As long as the regular 12 volt battery stays charged it should be OK. It will of course suffer from reduced mileage and slightly decreased get up and go. I have worked on many Civic hybrids in the shop with the lights on. I have seen the same cars come back for regular service months or years later with the lights still on.

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