2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Battery Replacement

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By Paul L. Slack

The 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Battery Replacement cost is between $1200-$2000. The replacement charges may vary with labor cost rate and disposal cost. 

The 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Battery is well known for its fuel-saving benefits and carbon footprint reduction. However, like every other hybrid battery, the battery of the 2008 Honda Civic also degrades and needs replacement. Let’s know details about the 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Battery replacement.

2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Battery Replacement

Signs of a failing Hybrid Battery

Before moving forward to replacing the 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Battery replacement, we must recognize the signs of the Civic Hybrid battery failing. Below I’m highlighting the common reason for battery degradation. 

  • Reduction of fuel efficiency
  • Warning lights on the dashboard
  • Power and acceleration decreased
  • Poor performance
  • Frequent engine starts

Battery Replacement Options

If it’s time to replace your 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid battery, you have a few options available. Either you can opt for a brand new battery from Honda, or you can go for reconditioned or refurbished batteries. Although, a Brand New battery is a more concrete option it can be expensive. On the other hand, refurbished batteries are affordable. You just need to ensure the battery has with warranty before making a purchase.

Tools you’ll need to replace the 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Battery

To replace the vehicle battery, you must have technical knowledge. If you have the essential mechanical knowledge, you may already have the below tools that will be required to replace your Hinda Civic’s battery. Here are the checklists-

  • Safety gloves and glasses.
  • Wrenches and screwdrivers.
  • A jack and jack stands.
  • A replacement hybrid battery pack.
  • A car battery charger.

Steps to follow for the 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Battery replacement

  1. Safety Measure
  • Park your vehicle in a safe and well-ventilated area.
  •  Disconnect the negative terminal of the 12V battery to ensure safety during the replacement process.
  1. Remove the Rear Seats
  • Remove the seat cushion and the seatback to access the battery located beneath the rear seats.
  1. Disconnect the Cables
  • Detach the wiring harness and cables connected to the old hybrid battery
  • Mark or label them to secure the reconnection later. 
  1. Removing the old Battery
  • By using all the above-mentioned tools, unbolt and remove the old hybrid battery pack from its mounting location.
  1. Installing the New Battery
  • Carefully place the new battery in the same position as the old one.
  • Reconnect all the wiring and cables, following the labels or markings.
  1. Reassemble the Seats
  • Put the seatback and cushion back in place.
  1. Reconnect the 12V Battery
  • Reconnect the negative terminal of the 12V battery.

Test the Vehicle

It’s time to start your Honda Civic Hybrid Battery and test it to ensure that your new battery is working properly. Check whether there are any error codes or warning light codes on the dashboard. 


Replacing your 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid battery isn’t very complex if you’ve technical knowledge. With the right tools and proper guidance, it’s a manageable DIY project. Regular maintenance and regular check-ups can boost your 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Battery’s performance. Also, it will be a cost-effective and fuel-saving choice. 

If you’re unsure about the DIY replacement Process, you can always consult a qualified mechanic or Honda Dealership replacement. 

If you’re unsure about the replacement process, it’s always a good idea to consult with a qualified mechanic for assistance. Happy driving!

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