Battery problems, HFT removal

Accord 06-08

  1. PapaMoo
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    I've been having problems with starting the car so I changed my Lucas battery for a Honda battery from HH really good price and free delivery can't be bad but it wasn't long before the same thing was happening I would get up in the morning go to unlock the car with the key fob and nothing so I would unlock with the key and the flipping alarm would go off it was very annoying to say the least I knew it was not the starter or alternator because it always starts first time when I turn over or jump the car and I could confirm charging voltage at the battery - 14.18v.

    I came to the conclusion that there must be A drain somewhere but had no idea where to start, So I done some investigating on Honda Karma and found out about the Hands free kit can fail and cause a drain so enough was enough and I went out to sort it I took Nighthawk's advice and checked at the fuse box, He said to check across all fuse's to see if there was any voltage passing through but I did not pick anything up so I proceeded with removing the HFT unit first up location it's behind this.


    So get your removal tools and proceed.


    I read that to remove you have to place your removal tool into the slot on each side in the internal corner under the bottom louvers and pull forward.

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    This did not work for me so I used another tool found a gap a exploted that with the tool and followed round on the edges once a few edges have been popped up it will lift right out.
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    And here is the unit with the green push on connector just squeeze and pull to release.


    Now when I checked this unit it was warm to the touch the car had not been running so the heat must have been the unit constantly drawing current well I hope then I can put this to bed and be done with it I won't miss this feature because I don't use it but I still don't like the fact that something on my car is faulty so I may have it out and see if it is the known capacitor fault and I will try to repair it myself.
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