HI all -
I've researched the forum and found some posts, but none that seem to align with the details of my issue.
I own 3, 2000, Insight's. all of them have new batteries from Bumblebee / Eli - and grid charges from Hybrid Automotive.
I just installed the a new wire harness for the grid charger in the 3rd Insight.
At Step #22 you test the system. As I mentioned, this is the 3rd grid system from them I've installed. The installation is pretty straightforward.
At this point I ran into an issue. The fan would just "pulse" and the grid charger wouldn't turn on. I did some basic troubleshooting to confirm there is 13.7v at the end of the Blue / Yellow wire taps going to the fan. If I disconnect the fan (clip the blue or yellow wire) the grid charge turns on and charges correctly.
At this point I was about 100% sure the fan was dead. I was planning to order a new one.
I fired up the car to move it out of the shop and - surprise, the fan came right on and everything seems to be fine. So now... I'm thinking something must be wrong with the grid charging cable. I called Hybrid Automotive. They are very helpful - we did some basic investigation and pretty much determined the cable is probably fine.
So - the question... Has anyone seen this behavior before? The fan "pulsing" seems to be a known failure mode, but it's only doing that when powered from the grid charger. When I turn on the car it seems to work fine?
Just looking for any tips / guidance.
thanks in advance!