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The Insight's IMA system employs high-voltage components and highly magnetic components, and so anyone working on the IMA system must exercise caution and follow Service Manual procedures carefully.
IMA Motor Rotor
The rotor of the IMA motor is highly magnetic. Consequently, all iron, magnetic and electronic materials must be kept away from the rotor if it is to be replaced.
The rotor should not be handled by people with a pacemaker or other similar medical device. Keep electronic devices away from the rotor as the magnetic field may damage watches, video tapes, floppy disks, or any other magnetic storage devices.
The "IPU" (Rear IMA Components) Compartment
Before working in the IPU Compartment, these are the safety steps that Honda recommends:
Before switching on the Battery Module switch make sure: