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Hi all! Hoping for some help. December of 2020 my HRV decided to fritz out. Alarm would go off sporadically and then the dashboard lights would rapidly flash on and off with a clicking noise coming from the fuse box. I did replace the battery and all seemed okay. Until it started back up about a month after replacing the battery. Could there be a short somewhere in the electrical system or could it be something else? Help!
 

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It is always worth checking to assure that the terminal connections on the battery are still tight.

Try and twist (pivot) the terminals without loosening them. If you can turn them, try to tighten them...

But, I'm warning you, some batteries have smaller terminals than Honda's clamps can grasp. You MAY need to fit 'battery terminal shims' if that is the case.

Just looked, less that $3 USD from AutoZone.
 

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Hi all! Hoping for some help. December of 2020 my HRV decided to fritz out. Alarm would go off sporadically and then the dashboard lights would rapidly flash on and off with a clicking noise coming from the fuse box. I did replace the battery and all seemed okay. Until it started back up about a month after replacing the battery. Could there be a short somewhere in the electrical system or could it be something else? Help!
Did find out what was causing it to fritz out on you? My Hrv is doing it too.
 

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Hi all! Hoping for some help. December of 2020 my HRV decided to fritz out. Alarm would go off sporadically and then the dashboard lights would rapidly flash on and off with a clicking noise coming from the fuse box. I did replace the battery and all seemed okay. Until it started back up about a month after replacing the battery. Could there be a short somewhere in the electrical system or could it be something else? Help!
Dis you find out issue? My hrv is doing the same exact thing.
 

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Hi all! Hoping for some help. December of 2020 my HRV decided to fritz out. Alarm would go off sporadically and then the dashboard lights would rapidly flash on and off with a clicking noise coming from the fuse box. I did replace the battery and all seemed okay. Until it started back up about a month after replacing the battery. Could there be a short somewhere in the electrical system or could it be something else? Help!


Hello, same problem here, problem was the smart entery module.replace the smart entery module.
 

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Hi all! Hoping for some help. December of 2020 my HRV decided to fritz out. Alarm would go off sporadically and then the dashboard lights would rapidly flash on and off with a clicking noise coming from the fuse box. I did replace the battery and all seemed okay. Until it started back up about a month after replacing the battery. Could there be a short somewhere in the electrical system or could it be something else? Help!
 

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Also happening to mine and my daughter’s. Anyone get any answers??
the usual culprit for the HR-V has been low battery voltage - could be the battery needs a full charge
- or its just time to replace. the little battery is heavily taxed and wont last as long as they used to.
I think about 3 years is what to look out for - esp with issue like this.
 

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the usual culprit for the HR-V has been low battery voltage - could be the battery needs a full charge
- or its just time to replace. the little battery is heavily taxed and wont last as long as they used to.
I think about 3 years is what to look out for - esp with issue like this.
Thanks. It’s 5 years old and I already replaced the batter once.
 

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Thanks. It’s 5 years old and I already replaced the batter once.
Re-read post 2 please.

I've had the 'small battery terminal' issue on three Hondas so far, where the terminals can be twisted even when properly tightened.

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This is a preventative action, but the battery's electrolyte should be checked every 6 months, too. If the level is allowed to drop, a weak or damaged battery could result.
 
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