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Old 04-19-2016, 02:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So its been awhile since I was on here, but I have an issue I was wondering if anyone else knew anything about. About 9 months ago, my fob stopped working, about 2 1/2 months ago, my IMA system stopped working; no assist, no regen, and until you put the key in and turned the key, no power locks or anything worked. Now about 2 months ago the car popped up with a check charging system light, then about 10 minutes later it had a battery light, and another half hour or so later I had a christmas tree light situation on my dash(they were all on) I work as a delivery driver and at the time my Insight was my only car, and all this happened while I was at work, so I couldn't just stop. I parked the car and haven't messed with it until now. I drove her today, just around the block to see how it was doing and to get the fluids flowing, so I charged the 12v battery off my mini for about 10 minutes then took it around the block, still no assist or regen, had a battery light, and check IMA and Charging system lights. Now, I thought the Insight could run without the battery pack plugged in or not working, but am I wrong? Is it possible a dead 12v battery is causing the problem and I meed to replace it, or is it likely something involving the battery maintainer and the battery pack all together? 2011 base model with 65k on the clock.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If it has the original 12 volt under hood battery it is time to replace it. Very common for a failing battery to make weird things happen.
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay, it does and I figured it needed replaced soon anyway.
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