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Hello good day to you. How to avoid low charging on 2012 and newer Hondas when replacing battery Obd2 kam from battery pack doesn't seem to work. Thanks ken
Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Honda
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I replace batteries for a living. Roadside service. I've noticed 2012 Honda civics and newer after replacing the battery with a new one Using a kam thru the obd2 port to a jnc cigarette port on the jnc Making sure the light comes on on the obd2 kam when plugged into obd2 port on car When car is started. Alt reading starts at about 14.0 declines to12.ish. Turning lights or highbeams on will keep it back in the 14. Range
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I was thinking this is a standard question.
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Mechanic for Honda: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 7 months ago
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There is no special procedure for replacing the battery. It seems like in these few cases the concern was not just the battery alone. The charging issues after the repair was likely to be an issue before the battery was replaced.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I believe there is more to this than the answer given
Mechanic for Honda: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 7 months ago

Would you like the manufacturer steps on how to replace the battery?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
You have not addressed any specifics I asked about. All you said is there is no specific procedure Not satisfied 100 percent
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No rating to be given. Not satisfied 100 percent Have waited 10 hrs to be given a generic answer. Nope
Mechanic for Honda: acura mstr, Honda Master Tech replied 7 months ago
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Welcome to Just Answer My name is*****'m here to help you with your problem. The short answer is fuel economy. The PCM in late model Honda vehicles turns the Alternator charge rate down to reduce drag on the engine during low drain conditions and turn the alternator up as load increases. It can be very confusing to test these with conventional test equipment. Honda uses a midtronic GR-8 tester with specific programing designed to set the system off during testing to get an accurate alternator test . So the answer is there is likely nothing wrong with the system . I know it looks like the alternator isnt working but it very likely is ok. And yes I know these late model Hondas are hard on batteries .

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