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  1. Modifications and Technical Issues
    I was looking around the forum and figured out that since my IMA is toast and my 12v keeps draining, that I am supposed to cut the "green and black" wire to get DC-DC working or something. I also saw cofusing stuff about installing a switch. Please link me to this switch and decribe how to...
  2. Other Honda Hybrids Discussion
    Hey everybody new here but been doing some research and really appreciate all the insight from you geniuses, wondering if anyone has any ideas about this. My ima light has come on and the battery constantly recals and doesn’t appear to be doing any assisting. When I put a volt meter to the...
  3. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi all, I just got a new (to me) honda insight, 2005 automatic, 140k miles. When I first got the car it was dead and did nothing, no crank, no start, no dashboard lights. I jumped the battery and it turned on fine but the battery lights never came on. CEL and IMA light both lot up. I took the...
  4. Problems and Troubleshooting
    So, every now and again my IMA light comes on (usually after I'm on the highway and using the assist for extended periods of time) and I know I have to get the codes for you guys to be of more help BUT, I have realized I can make the light go away and everything function properly (albeit...
  5. Troubleshooting and Problems
    Hi, I bought an Insight 2nd Gen recently and I think the battery needs some work. I've seen a ton of Youtube videos of people fixing their 1st Gen Insight, by manually charging the batteries and discharging them to get back the battery life of the pack. Can one do the same thing with the 2nd...
  6. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi, I have a 2000 Honda Insight (1st Gen) -- while driving, and my BATT gauge showed full, it suddenly plunged to 3 bars only, all within a 1/2 mile. Car kept running, CHRG gauge came on, ASSIST gauge working, and charging added ONE bar to 3 during next 1 mile. I made it home at 4 bars live on...
  7. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Greetings! I have not been active here in quite a while. My Y2K Insight #4581 turned 20 on August 28th based on its Certificate of Origin dated August 28, 2000. I am still driving it as my main vehicle but in the last year it has really started to show its age. I currently have three significant...
  8. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Help I currently own a year 2000 Honda Insight and am looking to replace the battery where would be the best place to buy from? I am currently thinking about bumblebee but I heard that reconditioned cells are crap.
  9. Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    I have a primearth battery out of an 04 insight up for sale, unsure of the miles but in good working order. Not 100% sure of the manfacture date but I believe it's 2012 based on the code on the side of the battery. Primearth wasn't formed until 2011, so it's for sure a replacement. SOLD...
  10. Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    Hey all! I’m new on here so please forgive me for my lack of common knowledge when it comes to hybrids & mechanics in general. My wife and I recently inherited a 2012 Honda Insight (base model) from a deceased relative. The problem is, apparently the car has been inactive for around 6 months...
  11. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi, all! We now have a 2000 Insight to replace our [oh so excellent] 2001 that lost against the deer recently :-( It has a few issues, but we're hoping that we can swap enough parts with the old one to make her just about as good. It supposedly has a new IMA battery, but given how many other...
  12. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Recent issue that’s been happening: Driving around with a 2001, around 100k miles. Very new Bumblebee battery put in this year. Sometimes when I come back to the car and turn it on, the battery shows completely discharged. When the engine runs, it shows that it’s charging until about 25%, then...
  13. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi folks ! I bought a first gen insight last week. It's a 2001 , manual with 272 000KM on it . A guy had 6 Honda insights and used to fix and sell parts. He passed not long ago, and the family took care of the estate. I bought one of those, and they gave me some extra parts with it. The car has...
  14. Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    hello, this is my first time here in this forum, can someone orient me where can I buy a replacement hybrid battery for my 2011 Honda Insight. I went to a Honda dealer and they told me I can buy one refurbished there for ~ $2,700 with taxes and core included. Any help? thanks,
  15. Other Honda Hybrids Discussion
    Hello everybody! My name is Sergio, I am new at this forum and I own a Honda Civic Hybrid second gen in Toronto, Canada. Few days ago, I uploaded a video in YouTube to explain what is my situation with my car. The title of the video is "Honda Civic Hybrid 2008 - 12V Battery dropping" so I hope...
  16. Bumblebee Batteries
    Edit - Got a hold of Eli. They've had some staffing change-ups but are getting caught back up with communications and orders and are fully standing behind all warranties. So it seems just a temporary communication issue but not any significant problem with actually getting the warranty...
  17. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I've had my Insight since 2002. It's been a good car, but since it's 16 years old, the problems are increasing. It's drive-able. The battery was replaced a couple of years ago. Is there a market for old Insights or should I give it to my public radio? Would there be a market for the...
  18. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello all, I have had a rough few days with my 2001 Insight. Hopefully, one of you would be able to help me with this issue. My problem is basically that my 12 Volt battery continually discharges. For some preliminary details, I have had an IMA warning light since I first got the car a few...
  19. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    So I had a little discussion with my boss today, just theorizing, about how we could make a battery pack for an Insight (I work for a large battery company). 3.6v max cell voltage, 2.5v or so min cell voltage, LiFePO4. A 51 series, 1 parallel configuration would give us 183.6v-ish max...
  20. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Anyone one in Toronto that can help me out with this. I'll be buying one form bumblebee , its a 2001 Honda insight. Be nice if there's a toronto user that can help out with this. Send me a private message or respond here if you think you can help.
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