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2015 Acura MDX BATTERY TESTING AND REPLACEMENT


2015 Acura MDX
BATTERY TESTING AND REPLACEMENT


BATTERY TESTING AND REPLACEMENT

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN

Reference Number(s): 88-016, Date of Issue: December 18, 2014

ACURA:All Models

Superceded Bulletin(s): 88-023, Date of Issue: March 5, 2010

REVISON SUMMARY

NOTE: Supersedes 88-023, dated March 5, 2010.

All sections were revised extensively; American Honda recommends that you review the entire bulletin.

BACKGROUND

Maintaining batteries in vehicles is an important part of ensuring a battery's operating life. American Honda recommends using the ED-18 tester and GR8 battery diagnostic station to check and maintain batteries. This bulletin covers these topics:

l Information on when to use the ED-18 and the GR8 l Instructions on how to use the ED-18 and the GR8

l Instructions on how to properly submit a battery warranty claim

REQUIRED TOOLS

REQUIRED TOOLS




Tool Name

Tool Number










GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station

MTRGR81100PA








ED-18
Battery Tester Version 2

INB17191845








ED-18
Battery Tester Version 3

INBED18V3A








NOTE:
l
The ED-18 Battery Tester Version 2 is no longer available for purchase


l
Starting May 1, 2015 the ED18 Version 2 will no longer be used for


warranty claims.

TOOL REQUIREMENTS

The GR8 and ED-18 software must be updated within 3 days of a new software update release. Refer to the applicable service bulletins for more information:

l 09-034 , GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station Update Information l 09-027 , ED-18 Battery Tester Update Information

WARRANTY REQUIREMENTS


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The 10-digit code must be included on a battery replacement claim. Refer to WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION.

ORDERING INFORMATION

To order the GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station or the ED-18 Version 3 Battery Tester, go to the Acura Tool and Equipment catalog on the iN (select Service > Service Bay > Tool and Equipment Program > Online Catalog) , or call 888-424-6857.

ED-18 AND GR8 USES

NOTE: For more information about documenting the scheduled battery checks,
refer to Service Bulletin 89-006, Battery Maintenance at Dealers.

ED-18 BATTERY TESTER

l Check the condition of the battery and its state-of-charge:

  • When the vehicle arrives at your dealership

  • During the TQI

  • During scheduled battery maintenance (every 30 days when the back-up fuse is installed and 60 days with the back up fuse removed or battery disconnected)

  • Before final delivery to the customer

NOTE: Keep a printout of every battery test. Your warranty claim may be rejected
unless you show that the battery was properly maintained.

GR8 BATTERY DIAGNOSTIC STATION

l Properly charge and diagnose the battery when indicated by the ED-18

l Smart, fast, and optimized battery charging via a temperature sensor within the battery clamp.

l Power supply mode maintains proper voltage during extended vehicle service, such as updating the PCM

l Jump start mode supplies up to 250 amps

CUSTOMER SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

ED-18 BATTERY TESTER

l Check the condition of the battery and its state-of-charge when a vehicle comes in for scheduled maintenance or any other service visits.

GR8 BATTERY DIAGNOSTIC STATION

l Properly charge and diagnose the battery when indicated by the ED-18 l Smart, fast, and safe battery charging


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l Power supply mode maintains proper voltage during extended vehicle service, such as updating the PCM

ED-18 BATTERY TESTER AND GR8 BATTERY DIAGNOSTIC STATION

l When the ED-18 or GR8 displays Replace Battery or Bad Cell Replace , it provides a 10-digit code that must be included with the warranty claim. See WARRANTY COVERAGE for more information.

USED VEHICLE SALE

ED-18 BATTERY TESTER

l Check the condition of the battery and its state-of-charge:

  • During vehicle inspection

  • During scheduled battery maintenance when the vehicle is in storage

  • Before final delivery to the customer

GR8 BATTERY DIAGNOSTIC STATION

l Properly charge and diagnose the battery when indicated by the ED-18

l Smart, fast, and optimized battery charging via a temperature sensor within the battery clamp.

l Power supply mode maintains proper voltage during extended vehicle service.

l Jump start mode supplies up to 250 amps.

USING THE ED-18 BATTERY TESTER

NOTE:
l
For setup, customizing, and other available features, refer to the ED-18



instruction manual. The instruction manual is also available online.


Select General Publications, select Tool Information then select ED-18


Version 3 Honda Battery Tester (Early Detection Analyzer) Instruction


Manual.

  • Make sure the setup has been completed, and the ED-18 updated to the most current software. The date and software version is very important for the proper result. Your warranty claim may not be paid if this information is wrong. See Tool Requirement under REQUIRED TOOLS for more information.

  1. Connect the leads to the battery's positive and negative terminals.

  1. Use the arrow keys to select ENGLISH , then press Enter.










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3. Use the arrow keys to select Battery , then press Enter.



















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  1. Select your TECHNICIAN ID , then press Enter. After the summary of your technician ID appears, press Enter again.


















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  1. Use the arrow or number keys to select the type of vehicle you are testing, then press Enter.


















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  1. If prompted, enter the vehicle stock number and VIN.

  1. Use the arrow or number keys to select the location of the battery, either OUT OF VEHICLE or IN VEHICLE , then press Enter.

















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8. Use the arrow or number keys to select BATTERY TYPE , then Press Enter.




























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  1. Use the arrow or number keys to select the CCA value, then press Enter. You can find the CCA on the battery label on the top of the battery. If the battery hold-down plate is covering the label, loosen the plate and shift it out of the way to read the CCA.

NOTE: If you enter the incorrect CCA, the test results may be wrong and the
warranty claim may be rejected.















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  1. Measure the battery temperature by placing the tester's IR temperature sensor within 1 to 2 inches of the top or side or the battery then follow the screen instructions.

















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  1. The ED-18 displays the battery's current condition under BATTERY RESULTS. The screen below shows one of four possible battery conditions, the battery's measured voltage, and the CCA. The screen includes a curved, two-section bar graph that represents the battery's condition.


















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  1. Here are the four possible battery conditions:

GOOD BATTERY - This battery has at least 70% of its charge, 85% of its capacity, and requires no action.
















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GR8 DIAGNOSTIC NEEDED - The battery voltage is below 60% of its state-of-charge (SOC), and the condition of the battery is unknown. Use the GR8 to charge the battery and properly diagnose it.



































































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REPLACE BATTERY - The battery condition is poor. Replace it.






































































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BAD CELL REPLACE - There is an internal problem with the battery. Replace it.






































































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NOTE:
l
If you need to submit a warranty claim, enter the 10-digit code into





the first two Diagnostic Trouble Code fields on the warranty claim.


l
If you enter the wrong CCA, or do not use the most current



software version, your claim may be rejected.


l
The test results must state Replace Battery or Bad Cell Replace



for a warranty battery replacement claim to be approved.

USING THE GR-8 DIAGNOSTIC MODE

NOTE:
l
Use the GR8 diagnostic mode when the ED-18 indicates GR8



DIAGNOSTIC NEEDED.

  • For setup, customizing, and other available features, refer to the GR8 instruction manual; besides the one that comes with the GR8, the GR8 instruction manual is also available online. Select GENERAL PUBLICATIONS , select Tool Information , then select GR8-1100P Battery Diagnostic Station Instruction Manual from the list.

  • Make sure the setup has been completed, and that the GR8 is updated to the most current software. The date and software version is very important for the proper result. Your warranty claim may not be paid if this information is wrong. See Tool Requirements under REQUIRED TOOLS for more information.

  1. Plug in the GR8.

  1. Connect the leads to the battery's positive and negative terminals.

  1. Use the arrow keys to select ENGLISH , then press Enter.

































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4. Use the arrow keys to select DIAGNOSTIC , then press Enter.
































5. Select your TECHNICIAN ID , then press Enter. After the summary of your technician


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ID appears, press Enter again.
































  1. Use the arrow keys to select either DEALER INVENTORY or CUSTOMER VEHICLE , then press Enter.

































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  1. Use the arrow or number keys to select the location of the battery, either OUT OF VEHICLE or IN VEHICLE , then press Enter.




































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8. Use the arrow or number keys to select BATTERY TYPE , Then press Enter.
































  1. Use the arrow or number keys to select the CCA value, then press Enter. You can find the CCA on the battery label on the top of the battery. If the battery hold-down plate is covering the label, loosen the plate and shift it out of the way to read the CCA.

NOTE: If you enter the incorrect CCA, the test results may be wrong and the
warranty claim may be rejected.


























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10. The screen changes to a progress bar while the GR8 tests the battery.
































11. If the battery voltage is below 60% of its state-of-charge (SOC), or the condition


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of the battery is unknown, the GR8 automatically starts charging the battery and diagnosing it.

NOTE:
l
The GR8 shows a conservative estimated charge time. Most actual



charging and diagnostic times range between 15 and 25 minutes.

l
Battery charging times are affected by how the battery is


discharged. If the battery discharged quickly (for example, the


headlights were left on), the battery will recharge quickly.


However, if the battery discharged slowly (for example, the battery


was not charged or a very long time), It will take a lot longer to


recharge it.

l
The target state-of-charge is 60% for a customer vehicle and 80%


for dealer inventory.

l
After reaching its target state-of-charge, the GR8 prompts you to


enter an optional top-off mode continue charging to 100%.

















































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  1. After the GR8 completes its diagnosis, it displays the battery's current condition. The screen shows one of three possible battery conditions, the battery's measured voltage, and the CCA. The screen includes a curved, two-section bar graph that represents the battery's condition.

  1. Here are the three possible battery conditions:


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l GOOD BATTERY - This battery has at least 70% of its charge, 85% of its capacity, and requires no action.




































































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l REPLACED BATTERY - The battery condition is poor. Replace it.





































































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l BAD CELL REPLACE - There is an internal problem with the battery. Replace it.





































































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Use the up and down arrow keys to see the complete results. Press the END key to return to the main menu.

NOTE:
l
If you need to submit a warranty claim, enter the 10-digit test



code into the first two Diagnostic Trouble Code fields on the


warranty claim.

l
If you enter the wrong CCA, or do not use the most current


software version, your claim may be rejected.

l
The test results must state REPLACE BATTERY or BAD


CELL REPLACE for a warranty battery replacement claim to


be approved.

USING THE GR8 DIAGNOSTIC STATION - ED-18 BATTERY TEST FUNCTION

  1. The GR8 includes an ED-18 test function. Use the arrow keys to select OPTIONS , then press Enter.
































2. Use the arrow keys to select ED-18 Test , then press Enter.










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3. Go to, step 4 under USING THE ED-18 BATTERY TESTER.

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

BATTERY REPLACEMENT - ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT BATTERY LIMITED WARRANTY (FACTORY-INSTALLED BATTERY OR AHM PARTS BATTERY)

Operation Number: 710100

Flat Rate Time: 0.3 hr

WARRANTY INFORMATION





Battery Defect

Defect Code













Failed
battery
test

560









Broken
battery
post

561







Leaking battery case

562









Symptom Code: 07002

DTC: Enter the 10-digit code into the first two Diagnostic Trouble Code fields in the warranty claim.

WARRANTY REQUIREMENTS

l Only batteries that are original equipment (factory installed) or supplied by AHM Parts are covered by the Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty.


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l No battery warranty claim will be accepted without the 10-digit code from the ED-18 Battery Tester or the GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station.

l Enter the 10-digit code into the Warranty Claim DTC fields one and two.

l The battery tester print-out stating REPLACE BATTERY or BAD CELL REPLACE must be attached to the related repair order or the warranty claim will not be approved.

l All batteries replaced under warranty must have a warranty claim tag attached to it.

l If you have a battery under warranty that needs replacement for a non-electrical defect (like a cracked case) and the battery tester does not display REPLACE BATTERY or BAD CELL REPLACE , contact your District Parts and Service Manager (DPSM) for help.

l The battery claim will be returned to your dealership unpaid with an Error Code of 2081 if the tester printout does not state REPLACE BATTERY or BAD CELL REPLACE.

l A battery claim will be returned to the dealership unpaid with an Error Code of 2082 if the technician entered the CCA (from the ED-18 Rating field or the GR8 Test Info field) that does not match the factory installed battery or the AHM Parts replacement battery CCA. Make sure the CCA matches the model and model year on the iN (Interactive Network). Go to Service > Service Library > Claims Reference Guide > Coverage Tables > Battery Warranty.










































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l The ED-18 and GR8 must have the most current software version. Acura policy states that you must update your tools within 3 days of being notified that an update is available. A battery claim will be returned to the dealership unpaid with an Error Code of 2083 if a repair order (RO) date is 7 days or later after the software activation date for the latest tester software. See REQUIRED TOOLS for more information about the current software version and how to update your tools. You can also check the software version active dates on the iN. Go to Service > Service Library > Claims Reference Guide > Coverage Tables > Battery Warranty.

l ED-18 and GR8 battery test codes are used to product research and warranty validation. Here is some of the information gathered:

  • Tool type

  • Software version

  • Test date

  • Test results:

l Battery voltage

l CCA results

l Battery condition

l Battery temperature

  • Tech-entered information: l Battery CCA

l Battery type

UNSOLD NEW VEHICLES

The dealer is responsible for testing and charging batteries when the vehicle first arrives at the dealership and while in dealer inventory. Testing and charging to maintain the battery in a new and unsold vehicle cannot be claimed under warranty. If you let a good battery sit discharged, and it is damaged from poor maintenance, this is not a defect, and the replacement is not covered by warranty.

If your dealership receives a new vehicle (less than 2 weeks since delivery) with a defective battery (your ED-18 or GR8 states REPLACE BATTERY or BAD CELL REPLACE , plus the 10-digit code), you can file a warranty claim. You must show the printout from the ED18 or GR8 and the vehicle delivery document (bill of lading) to your DPSM and request their approval of claim error 3050, No Warranty - In Stock Battery.

You are required to test the battery during the PDI and at final delivery. Record the 10-digit code created by the ED-18 or GR8 in the applicable places of the service history booklet, and place a printout of the tester results in the vehicle file. See RECORD KEEPING in Service Bulletin 89-003, Battery Maintenance at Dealers, for more information.

Acceptable printouts must have this information:

l A test date matching the PDI or final delivery date l The correct CCA value for the battery tested


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l A GOOD BATTERY test result

l VIN (written by tech on printout for GR8 and ED-18 Version 2)

CUSTOMER-OWNED VEHICLES FROM 0 TO 90 DAYS

Warranty claim error code 3055 was created for battery replacement claims within 90 days of delivery to the customer. It can be cleared only by a DPSM. For your DPSM to override warranty claim error code 3055, you need to provide this documentation:

l The initial PDI battery test printout that matches the PDI date or the new arrival battery test printout and the vehicle delivery document (bill of lading), lists the correct CCA rating, and shows the battery condition as GOOD BATTERY.

l The Final Inspection that matches the date of the vehicle delivery, lists the correct CCA rating, and shows the battery condition as GOOD BATTERY.

l The latest battery test that shows REPLACE BATTERY or BAD CELL REPLACE. Use the 10-digit code from this test when submitting the warranty claim.

CUSTOMER-OWNED VEHICLES FROM 91 DAYS TO 3 YEARS

All battery warranty claims need an ED-18 or GR8 test code included under the DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) field. Any claims submitted without a code will be rejected, and test codes are audited for accuracy. Attach the ED-18 or GR8 printout that states REPLACE BATTERY or BAD CELL REPLACE. If your claim is rejected with the claim error codes 2080 or 2081, refer to these code explanations:

l 2080 - Battery test code required. Enter the 10-digit code from the ED-18 or GR8 in the DTC field and resubmit.

l 2081 - Good battery or invalid battery code. This code is created when you submit a 10-digit code that indicates a Good Battery, Charge & Retest, or an invalid code was entered.

Refer to the owner's manual or current Service Operations Manual for warranty coverage. Each defective battery replaced under warranty must have a warranty claim tag securely attached to it. If you need to replace a battery because of a non-electrical problem (for example, the case is cracked) but the ED-18 or GR8 reads that the battery is good, contact your DPSM for help.

WARRANTY COVERAGE

Enter the warranty claim information listed, and the full dealer net amount. The parts and labor reimbursement is calculated according to the following tables after you submit the warranty claim.

2011 MODEL YEAR AND LATER VEHICLES

Batteries in 2011 model year and later vehicles are covered in full for parts and labor under the terms of the Honda New Vehicle Limited Warranty for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.



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2005-10 MODEL YEAR VEHICLES

Batteries in 2005-10 model year vehicles are covered in full for parts and labor with no mileage limit for 36 months.

Months in Service
Parts Reimbursment
Labor Reimbursement



0-36
100% plus handling
100%




2004 MODEL YEAR AND EARLIER

See section 2.18 of the Service Operations Manual for more information.

PARTS WARRANTY - REPLACEMENT BATTERY LIMITED WARRANTY (CUSTOMER PAID AT A ACURA DEALERSHIP FOR AN AHM PARTS BATTERY)

Operation Number: 000005

Flat Rate Time: 0.3 hr

Defect Code: 862

Symptom Code: 07002

DTC: Enter the 10-digit code into the first two Diagnostic Trouble Code fields in the warranty claim.

WARRANTY COVERAGE

Enter and submit a parts warranty claim with the information listed and the full dealer net amount. The parts and labor reimbursement is calculated according to the schedule below after the warranty claim is submitted.

REPLACEMENT BATTERIES SOLD ON OR AFTER NOVEMBER 1, 2004

Batteries are covered for 100 months, with full coverage for the first 36 months in service and prorated between the 37th and 100th month of service as listed in the table.

Months in Service
Parts Reimbursment
Labor Reimbursement



0-36
100% plus handling
100%




37-45
60%
plus handling





46-55
50%
plus handling





56-65
40%
plus handling





66-75
30%
plus handling
0% (Customer-pay)




76-85
20%
plus handling





86-95
10%
plus handling




96-100
5% plus handling








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REPLACEMENT BATTERIES SOLD BETWEEN FEBRUARY 1, 2000, AND OCTOBER 31, 2004

See Section 2.18 of the Service Operations Manual for more information.

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