Honda Civic Hybrid battery problems
December 14, 2009 8:43 AM Subscribe
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid
won't start, but battery isn't dead.
posted by empath to travel & transportation (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I ran down the battery a few weeks ago from leaving the lights on, and had to get a jump and ever since then, it seems like it's been harder and harder to get it to start.
Today (even though I didn't leave the lights on or anything) it wouldn't start at all, but there's definitely juice left in the battery, the horn honks (but somewhat weakly) and and lights work when i turn them on and it makes a clicking sound when i turn the key.
I looked at the battery terminals and the positive one looks like it has a bunch of gunk on it. I'm going to try cleaning that when I get off from work (advice for that is useful to), but aside from that, what else should I look at?
Should I just replace the battery? I can walk to and from work, so it's not really urgent that I get it fixed immediately.
Just want to emphasize that this is a hybrid car, in case that makes a difference.