I drive a 1998 Plymouth Neon and had a similar problem as you.
I solved by installing a W4RYY battery booster about 3 or 4 years ago. It solved my reboot problem and my distorted TX audio problem and has never failed me.
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mon, March 22, 2010 9:52:30 PM
Subject: [IC-7000] Mobile Ops
I am a longtime member of the group but very rarely post.
My IC-7000 is mounted in my 2007 Honda Element. The stock electrical
system on the Element is quite modest (a dispassionate observer might
characterize it as worthless). The engine compartment is the quite
crowded and the OEM size 51R battery only supplies 450 CCA. Receive
is fine but the rig would continually reboot when transmitting SSB if
the engine was not reving faster than appx 2000rpm.
I upgraded the battery to a 640CCA unit from Costco. If the engine
is running and the alternator is charging the battery, I can usually
transmit at full power. I still can't xmit at full power with the
rig powered solely from the battery. Again, receive is fine.
A search of the forums on the Element owners club website reveals
widespread disatisfaction with the native Honda electrical system.
So how are other mobile ops dealing with this? Am I alone? Any
other Element owners on the list?
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