Honda Accord: Battery Test - Battery - Body Electrical - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: Battery Test

A battery can explode if you do not follow the proper procedure, causing seiious injury to anyone nearby.

Follow all procedures carefully and keep sparks and open flames away from the battery.

Required Test Equipment

Honda Electrical System Analyzer (ED-18 Battery tester): T/N INBED18LLH

Ordering Information

To order the Electrical System Analyzer, go to the Honda Tool and Equipment catalog on the iN, or call 888-424-6857.

Software Version

Make sure you have the farest software in the ED-18. To check the version, do this: • Press the POWER button.

• Select Reports, then press ENTER.

• Select i Version, then press ENTER.

If you do not have the correct version, call the Tools Hotline at 800-346-6327.

Using the ED-18 Battery Tester

NOTE: For set up, customization, and other available features, refer to the ED-18 user's manual.

1. Connect the leads to the positive and negative terminal of the battery.

2. Use the arrow keys to select the battery test, then press ENTER, then follow the prompts.

NOTE: Make sure to enter the correct cold cranking ampere rating of the battery. If the number is not entered correctly, the result will not be accurate.

3. Here are the five possible battery conditions: • Good Battery: The battery has at least 60 percent of its charge and requires no action.

• Good-Recharge: The battery condition appears to be good, but charging is recommended and then retest. See your battery charger's instructions to fully charge the battery, then recheck. Do not charge the battery using the vehicle's alternator.

• Charge and Retest: The battery condition is not known because its charge is too low. Recharge the battery, then retest. See your battery's instructions to fully charge the battery, then recheck. Do not charge the battery using the vehicle's alternator.

• Replace Battery: The battery condition is poor.

Replace it.

• Bad Cell: There is a problem with the batterv.

nepiace it.

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