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  1. Replacing the 12V battery fixed my IMA issues?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    About a month ago, my IMA light came on. It wasn't unexpected; my car is almost old enough to consent and it's still on the original battery. About two weeks ago, the Charge / Assist meter stopped working, the battery level started acting wonky, Auto Stop never activated even under ideal...
  2. Regen with duff 12v battery

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Afternoon All recently replaced my 12v battery with a nice compact Bosch having had a few 'flat' moments - anyone aware of any link to forced regen. caused by sha%%ed out 12 batteries? Cheers Dan
  3. IMA Battery problem diagnosis help

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi, I have a 2001 Honda Insight, with a rebuilt IMA battery (rebuilt about 4 years ago), and would like to describe some issues I've been having in the hope that someone has some ideas on what the problem(s) could be and how to solve them. Thanks for reading! State #1: After a few short...
  4. Irregular IMA Error Light, Mystery Solved

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Conditions of irregular IMA error light: + Battery would seem to overcharge, causing IMA error. + Even with IMA error light, sometimes IMA system would operate normally. + IMA error would sometimes return to normal condition. + ULTIMATE TROUBLESHOOTING INDICATOR -- IMA error light on + IMA...
  5. No starter motor in cold temps, -3 F - ?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    everything but starter worked - lights, wipers, ... but not even a 'click' from starter. Temperature, at 7 a.m.: -8 F. pop-the-clutch down hill worked fine. But battery was 4 yrs old, so I drove straight to Advance Auto Parts & replaced the 12V battery . . . ( got 50% credit as well on $114...
  6. IMA help. Emissions Testing.

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello All, I have a 2000 insight that is at best in fair shape. Pretty much every light on the dashboard is lit up, not to mention the paint is peeling, I have problems with the trunk, etc... I have had the battery refurbished twice inside of 2 years and both times after 6 months the...
  7. 12v Battery vs Alternator issue

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    After reading through many posts I see now we don't have Alternators but DC-DC Converters that act as alternators to our 12v battery. A few questions to help me figure out if I just have a bad battery or bigger issues. I left my car sitting for 3 months not started (asked the wife to start it...