Got water in battery compartment?

Your N1s is behaving strangely after some time in the rain? Maybe there’s water in your N1s battery compartment – the front edge of the battery compartment lid is prone to letting water into the compartment .
So open it, pull out the battery and have a look (and feel) for water or moisture. Also check the battery plug and socket (Careful! Water and electricity aren’t the best friends!)

If you got wet fingers or already found fish swimming down there, here’s a fix!

Get yourself some self-adhesive sponge/foamrubber-tape. eBay is full of it… it should not be thicker than 1mm. Also try to get some which is


If you want to make the tape to stick for longer, use some 94-primer. This will make the glue to stick really hard.


These are the simple steps to apply this fix:

1 – Open the battery-compartment lid and clean its edge (if neccessary)

2 – (Optional) Apply a thin layer of primer onto the lid

3 – remove the protective layer from the rubberfom-tape

4 – stick the tape all along the edge and cut the excess when reaching the end of the lid

Let it dry for some minutes – done!

The difference should be clearly visible:

2 thoughts on “Got water in battery compartment?

    1. These pics are taken from a Chinese how-to. So it’s either an original N1 “Civic” battery or some Chinese aftermarket model.

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