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  1. IMA discharge while off

    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...
  2. Ima and CEL

    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...
  3. replacement hybrid battery

    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,
  4. HCH2 12 Battery dropping - First post

    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...
  5. Bumblebee warranty replacement experiences?

    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...
  6. 2002 Insight What to Do With It

    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...
  7. Reoccurring Dead 12 Volt Battery

    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...
  8. Lithiated Insight

    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...
  9. New battery install toronto

    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.
  10. Battery HELP: grid charge, or new battery?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi, I am new to insightcentral, and a new owner of an old 2000 Insight. I only purchased just over a month ago. The IMA light came on around Thanksgiving, as a "1447" code. There is someone who fixes Insights near me, who helped me find the code. The person who sold the car thought that the...
  11. IMA battery: Honda vs Bumblebee??

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I'm about to replace my IMA battery and have been hearing differing opinions on whether to get a Honda battery (all of which are refurb) or a Bumblebee battery (new cells). Curious what people's experiences have been? ~Deana 2002 Red Insight
  12. Help a Virgin

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi Members I am Irish gonzo and I’m now the proud owner of a Honda Insight first gen. After searching for a clean first gen Insight for 18 months I eventually purchased 2 in Japan. And even that took 6 months to find and a further 4 months to import to Ireland. It was a bit like waiting on a...
  13. IMA ac voltage output, and possible charging system modifications

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Hey guys, I am carefully considering getting rid of the entire hybrid battery pack and electronics components out of my insight and using the IMA motor as a "Permanent Magnet Alternator", however I was unsure how to design the rectification and regulation circuits of if off the shelf components...
  14. Battery Keeps Dying - Not Sure if IMA

    Troubleshooting and Problems
    I have a 2010 Honda Insight and about 2 weeks ago I got in my car and tried turning on the engine but it didn't crank over. A number of messages popped up saying check brakes, parking brakes, abs, etc. I'm guessing battery died. I did not drive the car for about 5 days. I did not leave any...
  15. GEN 1 Engine Battery Survey

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I'm in need of a new engine battery due to storage. Other than price, which class 51 engine battery has been the best for our gen 1 Indights? Previously only bought Optima. Best for CCA, warranty, and weight. Thanks in advance.
  16. Died while driving then no start!

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    First post to the forums here, although I have been a regular reader since I got my 2001 Insight last year! I love this site, and it is a really great car, although mine is old, just over 300,000 miles. Didn't see this specific problem after a search: Should mention that I had been having what...
  17. NEED ADVICE: 2010 battery failure with 60k miles, void warrenty

    Troubleshooting and Problems
    Hi fellow Insight owners, I'm glad to be a part of this forum! I just bought an insight 2 months ago, and I wish my first post was on a happier subject. So I bought the 2010 LX 2 months ago with a little under 60k miles, and recently the IMA light and check engine light came on. The...
  18. Total Electric Failure while driving

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I've read through the website but still tons to get through. Y'all know what you're talking about. I can't find anything that directly discusses my problem. I'm holding off with my hypothesis for now because I want to see if any of what you guys come up with matches. I was driving home the...
  19. Leaf battery sourcing and modification

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    For background info, the plan right now is to use modified Nissan Leaf cells as the default lithium battery for Linsight. On a side note, I'm really excited for the future because as more EVs come to market, prices will drop and our options will increase. To get the ball rolling, a few issues...
  20. 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...
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