Hi guys, so day 2 of owning a civic and go to start it this morning and the battery is flat?!?!
Pressed the start button, the dash lights had a fit and you can hear a rapid ticking noise. Seems like there wasn't enough current to kick the starter motor in.
Jump start the car (thank you forum, I made sure i had the keys in my hand and not in the ignition), and leave it running while I had a bacon sarnie, then went for a 20 minute drive.
It started up first time after that, but to be on the safe side I bought a brand new Yuasa battery from here
. It has a high CCA and a 80ah, bolted it in and its fine.
Called the delear (sales only on Sunday) and told them what happened, what I have done to remedy and to make a log that this has occured. I can't wait for the to open to replace a battery as i need the car for work.
Soooo....Is there anything I can do to see if I have a parasitic drain problem?
My old battery is now reading 12.6v, I am leaving multimeter on it overnight. When the car was jumped I tested the voltage while running and it was 13.9v slowing climbing as time went on. So that suggests to me the alternator is working is charging. That and I was able to restart the car.
I'm currently reading the 24 odd page thread on this problem. FYI, I have the EX model, 06 reg, bluetooth (tho I havent used it yet).
It was purchased from a dealer that I know had been moving it round to local garages for bodywork and touch ups, and I know that the last owner only did 1000 miles in the last year of owning. I am hoping that these events have just knackered the battery.
Your inputs would be much appreciated. Thank you