Hey guys, I've been looking around at buying an insight for a while (how I found this forum), but i'll just cut to the chase. There's an insight relatively close to me (2 hours) that the owner claims the dc-dc converter needs to be replaced. I've tried searching around but can't seem to find places that sell them besides a few on ebay for $350+ or random car parts website for similar prices.
Is this the going rate for the converter? Where would you suggest I purchase on from if I do get the car?
He said he took it to the dealer and they said in was the converter. I'm sure most are thinking it's actually the IMA, which is what I suspect as well. I'm going to see if the owner will let me bypass the BCM to see if the converter still works. I may still pass on it though, since when I ask him what the symptoms are, he just responds with "The car was acting up, so I took it in."
I'll keep you guys updated on what happens, hopefully one of these days I'll join the Insight owners club
I'd put $5 on it not being the dc-dc converter and $50 on it being the IMA battery which has now got so bad the dc-dc has stopped working. I have never heard of dc-dc failing they are are very tough and beautifully made.
OBDIIC&C $50 inc software, pcb, switch and obdii plug.
IMAC&C HCH1 $50 inc software and pcb.
Thanks guys, I ended up passing on the car, even if it was the IMA I wouldn't mind since I'd just do the bypass until I could replace it. Seller seemed too sketchy though with the more questions I asked.
One day I'll be an insight owner, just waiting for the right deal lol.
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