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  1. what's causing 12V battery light go on/off

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    The past few days the red 12V battery light on my 2000 Insight has gone on intermittently. No IMA or CEL on. When that happens the car starts from the starter motor rather than the IMA and this morning seemed as though it would not turn over. I restarted, the light went off, and 20 miles off to...
  2. New 12V battery won't charge!

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I'm out of time and energy to figure this out. I have kids, so I rarely drive the car anymore. But when it runs, I love it! Here's the story: - 2001 MT with 125,000 miles, original owner. - Battery pack (and full IMA system including digital gauge cluster) replaced under warranty by Honda at...
  3. ICE, Navigation & Dashcam - Too much?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Good day people. I need some opinions and/or advice please. I'm considering getting a 2-din ICE that includes navigation. Some of the Japanese spec cars came optioned with a 2-din unit and I've seen some UK cars with them installed too. I also want to install a permanent dash cam. My...
  4. Honda IMA Bypass NOT Charging 12v Battery

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Please help! I recently took the dead IMA pack out of my car and have been trying to run it gas only. Unfortunately, a brand new 12v battery is completely dead since it is not being charged. I have driven the car with the IMA bypass for about 80+ miles. I did everything this link said to do by...
  5. IMA problems

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    i live in a mountain area and i have to climb hills a lot. if i go up hill and use about 50% of my assist power, i loose my battery power very fast, it will read near empty in minutes. but when i stop using the assist, the battery gets its charge back really fast. the battery is brand new from...
  6. 2000 Insight flat 12V battery again and again...

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi, I have a Manual 2000 Honda Insight here in New Zealand. I bought it in July 2014 and it came equipped with a grid charger. In December I was having lunch in the car with the radio on for about 30 mins. I tried to start the car afterwards and it wouldn't. Then a week later I was parked up...
  7. 12 battery almost dead; larger=warranty issue?

    Troubleshooting and Problems
    My 2010 Honda Insight has 38k miles, and has had the IMA light come one twice then off. Codes were p0562 and p1448. Voltage reads as low with the ignition on; 11 point something. p0562 is described as "voltage low". When driving, the car will always regen uphill, and does not assist as long as...
  8. NiMH 12 Volt Battery

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    A local inventor persuaded me to put a 12 volt NiMH battery into my 2001 Gen 1 insight - a bolt-in replacement when my 12v lead-acid battery wore out. It's made of 30 heavy-duty NiMH D cells he purchased online, wired as 3 strings (in parallel) of 10 cells each (in series), so its voltage is...
  9. IMA light: 12v questions

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Got an IMA light on Sunday (with blink code 78 ). The battery gauge is a a single bar and isn't charging or discharging. Still started from the IMA system, and still autostops (I think). From what I've been reading here, it'll still be ok to drive unless I get the red 12v battery light. I was...
  10. IMA light, P1447, 1449 now dead 12V

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    My saga continues but after reading some posts and wondering if I have more than an IMA battery issue, or maybe something else all together on my 2000 M/T Insight. IMA light came on, code was 1447, continued driving w BCM still connected. 10 days later got the check engine light, additional...
  11. 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...
  12. Starting problem - engine will not crank

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    First of all it might be easier to explain if you watch this video first. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWkn4BKIQ2w I do realize the last sounds you hear are caused by draining the 12V battery. But the clunking sounds are baffling. I just bought this car at auction in November. It had sat...
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