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Old 04-19-2011, 07:16 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by silverinsight2
Your not doing you battery any favors, it is unbalanced.
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Originally Posted by RobertSmalls View Post
You can keep resetting the code until the pack is blackened toast, but you're not going to get good performance out of the pack until you refurb it.
Oh, I definitely understand this. I've got my fair share of experience with unbalanced battery packs and the implications thereof - viz. ForkenSwift.

The main benefit to making the CEL and IMA lights go away is getting it through inspection with a minimum of raised eyebrows, as mentioned.

Following that, the pack will be shut off (if I'm even still using the car) and I'll see about refurb'ing it. I'm looking forward to tackling that job myself.

I definitely prefer my toast lightly browned, not blackened. (And, lately, buttered with home-made maple syrup on top. Mmmm...)
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