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  1. Best replacement battery?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    After reading and re-reading everything I can find online and here about Bumblebee, Hybrid ReVolt, etc, etc, I would appreciate some frank opinions about which of these is the best value. I am leaning towards Bumblebee because of their included 3-year warranty.
  2. IMA Battery Pack, BCM, MCM and DC-DC Converter FS

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Here's the Craigslist posting while it's still relevant: Emails should be cc'ed to dsanborn AT gmail DOT yadyada (com) as I don't often check InsightCentral. Used IMA hybrid battery pulled from a 2000-2006 Honda Insight parts car. I can sell it...
  3. Parting out a 2000 5spd

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Parting out a 2000 5spd added 10/10/14 Car has 282 thousand miles on it. I can do credit cards I forgot I have a square merchant account You can call or text me at 703-582-4783 or pm me on here. I can send pics. Depending on wish phone me or the wife grab and signal issues I'll reply as...
  4. How Long Will My Dear Insight Last?

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    I have 2000 model with 218K miles. Just got new brakes last year. Love it. I have driven it with care and maintained it well, but there are some big hills that I go over every day. Recently my IMA light came on and check engine, battery assist not working. And downshifting into 2nd started...
  5. Loaner Grid Charger in the Southern/Central California Region?

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    HELP! Need a Loaner Grid Charger in the Southern/Central California Region? Hi there! My battery pack is on the fritz and I don't know if it is able to be rebalanced or if it just needs to be replaced. I can't afford to buy a grid charger AND a new battery. If I bought a grid charger and it...
  6. 2000 Insight Needing A New Battery (Suggestions?)

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello Everyone, I'm new to the Insight community and forums. I own a 04' HCH (but just bought a 2000 Insight for $2,500!) It is a 5 speed manual with 110,000 miles but needs a new battery. It has the error code P1447 which from reading is battery deteriation. I'm looking for some advice on...
  7. ima problem

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I have a 2000 Insight with a battery level indicator that will not drop below about 80% charge. The IMA does provide assist when I step on the gas but because the battery level is supposed to be almost max, the system won't charge the battery pack except when regen braking or when coasting down...
  8. Help: My Insight is possessed - Code P1648 & P1449

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Help: My Insight is possessed – I had the IMA replaced by Honda under Warranty about 37,000 miles ago, been about 4-5 years. Been getting Code P1648 & P1449 showing then not showing and changing and not changing .... READ DETAIL BELOW...
  9. Second IMA failure

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I am the original owner of a 2000 Insight. At 100,012 miles the check engine light came on along with the IMA light. All assist and charging ended at that time. Took car to Honda dealer the next day and was told the battery pack and IMA computer were bad and needed replacement at $5,800. I...
  10. Battery Dies and Comes Back

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I have a 2001 Insight with 177k. Had the battery replaced under warranty at 145k. Several months ago the battery (with the IMA light on and no assist - I had been driving it that way for several weeks) died while driving. I had the car towed to a nearby Honda dealer. Called the dealer the next...
  11. I rebuilt (rebalanced) my own Insight battery Pack

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Rebalanced my Insight battery Pack After 273K miles I needed another battery pack. Honda prices too high, online services too risky, 2010 Honda mileage too low and used battery packs not good enough. Solution: Do it myself and Save and have peace of mind. Here is my general approach... I...