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  1. Problems and Troubleshooting
    2000 Honda Insight 1.0 Litre I recently rebuilt the battery on my Insight in order to fix an IMA system failure to pass my smog check, however the new battery does not seem to be performing any better than the sticks I replaced. I purchased this vehicle around 2017, it was my first car and the...
  2. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi all. My mom has a 2002 CVT that has the IMA bypass with the BCM connectors removed. The 12 volt battery doesn't seem to be charging properly. I understand that it will only charge between around 1,500 and 4,000 RPM. Using a Bluetooth OBD reader and the torque app, I see the voltage is usually...
  3. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hello ZE1-specialists, my name is Markus, I am ICE (race applications) and fuel cell (R&D) developer, and have a passion for efficient systems since my early days. Actually I have a VW Polo (R6 chassis) with 11-hole rims of the Audi A3 and a Polo R6 BlueMotion front screen (closed instead of...
  4. Modifications and Technical Issues
    Hi all. Recently bought a Honda Civic with a bad battery (IMA light, not charging). I removed the battery from the car as I will be deep discharge/charge cycling it. To get a resting voltage I touched the multi-meter probes to the main +/- terminals on the battery (Switch in ON position), but I...
  5. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi all, I own a 2000 and a 2001 Insight. I bought my 2000 Insight about 5 years ago. I drove it for a few months, then the IMA light came on. I haven't driven it since. I bought the 2001 for parts for the 2000, but I decided to just fix it and have two cars. I only drove the 2001 home and...
  6. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hello all. I've spent the last one and a half hours on this forum reading up on IMA battery replacements, cells, suppliers and many other battery related articles. Perhaps so much that i am still a little bit dizzy from it! I have the good 'ol IMA issue in my 2006 Honda Civic. A half a year...
  7. Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    For sale is a battery pack from a 2000 insight. My co-worker's insight was sideswiped and the insurance wrote it off. I have the battery available. Bumble bee battery from 2017 or 2018. I tested it a month ago in the insight and it looked like it was working properly. No codes or IMA...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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