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I have a 2011 CRZ and it has been a fantastic car. Recently the IMA and engine lights came on...then cleared however the engine
light stayed on. Upon various google searches, I thought I needed a new battery and that would cost thousands. I began to rethink my CRZ purchase. (I have a history of purchasing new and keeping the car for 12 to 14 years, then sell it.) The IMA light has reappeared a few times and the only correlation I can see is the days are exceptionally hot. (I am not a mechanic--however it was an interesting observation).

I took the car into a local Honda Dealer who gave me the good news that the battery is fine...but there is a fan which is not working at the mid level setting. Low and High work fine...Mid doesn't. However, the dealership recommended another $200 in diagnostic testing before going ahead with the fan because I won't be able to return it if the problem turns out to be something different.

The fan is going to cost almost $700. and there is a 5 month wait for this item. IF that item misses the boat (literally) then there is a 13 month wait. Fortunately, the car will run without the IMA system and since fall is upon us, cooler weather may help. i am happy I don't need a new IMA battery although that is still covered under warranty.

Does this make sense that there is such a long wait for this fan? Should I call around to other dealerships? Or should I arrange for a friend to pick one up when she goes to Japan next month and bring it back?
I ask these questions to have a better understanding as I tend to trust the professionals...however this delay doesn't make sense. Which then makes me question, why the extra few hundred dollars for added diagnostic when we are pretty certain it is the fan.

I appreciate any clarification you can give., Thank you Sher.


I called Honda and they were all pointing out to the Cooling Fan Assembly PART # (1J810-RTW-003) I would try and look up the part the cheapest one I found was on this website ( 2011-2016 Honda CR-Z HATCHBACK Fan Assembly, Cooling 1J810-RTW-003 | Acura Honda Parts Hub )
I also watched this video very helpful and made a lot of sense on why all those codes were popping up on YouTube here is the link to that (
) I hope this helps you guys as much as it did for me !
 

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I called Honda and they were all pointing out to the Cooling Fan Assembly PART # (1J810-RTW-003) I would try and look up the part the cheapest one I found was on this website ( 2011-2016 Honda CR-Z HATCHBACK Fan Assembly, Cooling 1J810-RTW-003 | Acura Honda Parts Hub )
I also watched this video very helpful and made a lot of sense on why all those codes were popping up on YouTube here is the link to that (
) I hope this helps you guys as much as it did for me !
07/08/2020 UPDATE*Ok guys update on the part that I posted of the cooling fan assembly. I changed it and disconnected the battery before changing it, when I connected the battery and turned the car on , the check engine light ,check charging system light , IMA , and battery light went away. The location of the cooling fan assembly is on the right passenger side literally on the right bottom corner of the trunk . You won’t be able to see it Because you need to remove the spare tire , take off the black board that hides the spare tire , take the spare tire out as well as the left and right sides styrofoams . Pop the panel where the trunk latch is located then begin to pull the Clips out of the right panel “passenger side “and the cooling fan assembly will be located near the passenger tail light Remove the 3 bolts securing it as well as the white Wire harness connected to the cooling fan assembly you will need a 10mm socket to remove the 3 bolts . Then replace the part and put everythingback together following these steps in reverse order I hope this helps you guys AGAIN my IMA Light, CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM Light , check engine light , and battery light all went away * 07/08/2020 UPDATE*****
 
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