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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. Prospective DIYer Wondering About Battery Recondition

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I'm thinking about buying a Honda Insight 1st generation. It looks like the IMA battery is not working, though the car still runs fine with only the internal combustion engine. This type of question has probably been answered lots of times, but I'm trying to figure out what the best way...
  3. What happens when the hybrid battery is dead?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I have a 2003 with 235K. Both the check engine light and the IMA light are on. The shop tells me that I need a battery control module and a new battery. There is no charging on that display and the battery charge display is slowly going down - maybe 4 bars left. If the battery discharges...
  4. IMA Battery problem diagnosis help

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi, I have a 2001 Honda Insight, with a rebuilt IMA battery (rebuilt about 4 years ago), and would like to describe some issues I've been having in the hope that someone has some ideas on what the problem(s) could be and how to solve them. Thanks for reading! State #1: After a few short...
  5. Newbie

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hello Everyone, I recently purchased a 2004 Insight from a friend that purchased it from a local auction for cheap. Since I love Cars and high tech I thought that this would be an excellent opportunity to get into hybrids for cheap and learn some things along the way. The car had one owner and...
  6. Honda Insight battery rebuild not DIScharging

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Recently I rebuilt an IMA battery pack for a 2000 Honda Insight using sticks that were pretested. The project at first seemed successful - when everything was put back together and the car turned on, the IMA battery light was off and the battery charge level was showing a full charge. The...
  7. 2000 - With not Discharge

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I got to take my 2000 Honda Insight to the dealers finally now that I have an 'electrical' problem. But wanted to see if anyone have had this problem. My 144 volt battery will charge but will not discharge, most-likely the a controller component burn-out. Will discharge only very shortly and...