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post #1 of 27 Old 12-02-2017, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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FM radio and thoughts on a larger battery

Since i had my 2015, i noticed car is sluggish, not smooth, and always had choppy ride.

Recently had a long trip, and only used CD player, not FM radio station that i always listen to. Huge difference in drivability. In short, the crappy radio in combination of cheap battery just can't deliver enough electricity for engine operation. And the radio station i listen to has poor signal power too, so i think it further drains the battery.

Now i never use the radio for the drivability. I think the audio unit itself is very cheap since the person on the other side can't really hear my voice when i use bluetooth to make calls.

And the poor resolution lanewatch camera, cheapened out interior material since late 2015 cars, poor fit and finish, anemic new modern steel metallic color that Honda decdied to use since late 2015 cars are all bothersome.

Thought of getting a new car, but decided to keep it for another year or so. Will have to force a dealer to replace the lanewatch for a second time...

I know i diverted and vented a little. Don't pick a fight with comments, not welcome.

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Then don't post on the internet. WTH.
I cannot imagine your perceived drivability issues are in any way related to the battery.... I would think the CD draws a tiny bit more power due to the motor in there. Other than that, what powers the speakers is the same regardless of input.
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If you have the 4 cyl. upgrade to a better battery, was your car affected by the battery monitor (BSM) recall ?

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Since i had my 2015, i noticed car is sluggish, not smooth, and always had choppy ride.

Recently had a long trip, and only used CD player, not FM radio station that i always listen to. Huge difference in drivability. In short, the crappy radio in combination of cheap battery just can't deliver enough electricity for engine operation. And the radio station i listen to has poor signal power too, so i think it further drains the battery.

Now i never use the radio for the drivability. I think the audio unit itself is very cheap since the person on the other side can't really hear my voice when i use bluetooth to make calls.

And the poor resolution lanewatch camera, cheapened out interior material since late 2015 cars, poor fit and finish, anemic new modern steel metallic color that Honda decdied to use since late 2015 cars are all bothersome.

Thought of getting a new car, but decided to keep it for another year or so. Will have to force a dealer to replace the lanewatch for a second time...

I know i diverted and vented a little. Don't pick a fight with comments, not welcome.
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If you have the 4 cyl. upgrade to a better battery, was your car affected by the battery monitor (BSM) recall ?
Yup it is in fact affected, and will take care of it on my next oil change. I plan to upgrade to a larger one when my current one goes bad, unless i trade the car in.
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I cannot imagine your perceived drivability issues are in any way related to the battery.... I would think the CD draws a tiny bit more power due to the motor in there. Other than that, what powers the speakers is the same regardless of input.
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Yup it is in fact affected, and will take care of it on my next oil change. I plan to upgrade to a larger one when my current one goes bad, unless i trade the car in.
Some have said that the battery posts on the Honda battery can leak which causes corrission around the clamp & cable, when they got the recall done they also got a new cable/clamp. The 51R battery they put in 4 cyl. Accords are what they use in the Civics, they last about 2.5 - 3 yrs.

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I cannot imagine your perceived drivability issues are in any way related to the battery.... I would think the CD draws a tiny bit more power due to the motor in there. Other than that, what powers the speakers is the same regardless of input.
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Suggest you use better brand of gas. Clean your injectors ( Chevron Techron works well. Use a full bottle at each fill up for your next three fills). Check your grounds in electrical system. Buy a new larger battery( youll need one soon anyway). Clean battery connections. Really just some simple fixes.

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Your radio and backup cam have zero effect on the drive ability. Now if your battery is bad or alternator is not putting out 12.5-14.0 volts, or connections to/ from the battery are bad, or grounds are bad( most likely not) than you might have other problems like slow starts, dim lights, and driveability issues.. The radio and cam draw very little power and are not your problem.

As said above, use better gas ( Shell, Mobil, BP) and add some injector cleaner for awhile. This will help clean the tank, fuel lines and injectors. The change in driveability when doing this will be suttle, but it will help.

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Since i had my 2015, i noticed car is sluggish, not smooth, and always had choppy ride.

Recently had a long trip, and only used CD player, not FM radio station that i always listen to. Huge difference in drivability. In short, the crappy radio in combination of cheap battery just can't deliver enough electricity for engine operation. And the radio station i listen to has poor signal power too, so i think it further drains the battery.

Now i never use the radio for the drivability. I think the audio unit itself is very cheap since the person on the other side can't really hear my voice when i use bluetooth to make calls.

And the poor resolution lanewatch camera, cheapened out interior material since late 2015 cars, poor fit and finish, anemic new modern steel metallic color that Honda decdied to use since late 2015 cars are all bothersome.

Thought of getting a new car, but decided to keep it for another year or so. Will have to force a dealer to replace the lanewatch for a second time...

I know i diverted and vented a little. Don't pick a fight with comments, not welcome.
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Since i had my 2015, i noticed car is sluggish, not smooth, and always had choppy ride.

Recently had a long trip, and only used CD player, not FM radio station that i always listen to. Huge difference in drivability. In short, the crappy radio in combination of cheap battery just can't deliver enough electricity for engine operation. And the radio station i listen to has poor signal power too, so i think it further drains the battery.

Now i never use the radio for the drivability. .
I need a little help here. So are you saying that because the radio is cheap, your car does not drive very well? In addition because the radio station you listen to is low powered, it drains the battery? Also, how do you use the radio for drivability?

Did you use a different brand of gas on your long trip? I am failing to see how using the CD player instead of the radio affects the drivability.

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Sounds like it may be a CVT issue, assuming of course that it is equipped with a CVT.
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Sounds like it may be a CVT issue, assuming of course that it is equipped with a CVT.
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js2275 You are probably experiencing a simple coincidence as the CD player does not draw that much current.

EDIT: Looking at the audio/nav schematic, there is a connection between the audio system and the MICU, AND the gauge cluster. The Gauge cluster talks to the B-CAN buss looking for RPM and the vehicle speed pulse. It's probably looking at that for the speed / volume (SVC ?) operation. Since the FM is poorly received and the HFL is poorly operating, it MAY be a bad ground in the audio system.

I still think the radio not receiving has NOTHING to do with drivability of the car but a bad battery could explain both problems.

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