The first gen Civics while being similar to the Insight electrically,are constructed quite differently.
The civic IMA box operates at a negative pressure as the blower exhaust air from the box from the power inverter.The replacement air is drawn down through the vent in the rear window area. This air passes through the battery as it is drawn into the box.
The IMA box seal is important as any voids or leaks where air can be drawn in would reduce the cooling air drawn through the pack,
The Civic pack will be removed, and the charger harness connected to it. The Blower control PC board will mount in the trunk just below the blower, and the temperature probes will mount directly on the pack.
This is only a quick overview of the main aspects of the Civic charger install, more detailed instructions will follow.
|First gen civic harness and accessories|
|Location of charger connector on driver side of trunk.|
|Grid Charger |
Grid charger owners and location, as well as some service links for hybrid services
Grid charger code V3.0 manual
Understanding the charging and balancing process
Grid charger Users page
SOC reset device
Grid charger test adapters
Reprogramming the charger
Installing the Genesis One Universal grid charger in an Insight
Installing the Genesis One Universal grid charger in a First Gen Civic
The Universal Grid Charger
MIMA Pack Whack and rebalancing the battery
Grid charger Operating Instructions V1.2