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  1. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    All, I lucked into a complete Insight Gen 1 IMA battery. All I can say about it is that it has been sitting, almost certainly for 2 or 3 years. Voltage was about 3.25 volts before any charging. I have a 250 mA trickle "grid charger", and have begun charging. Steep slope in the first 20...
  2. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I'm starting a fresh thread on this because I'm going to be posting detailed step-by-step info and photos about my build of Ol' Rowdy's V2 grid charger. Spoiler alert: it works. Ol’ Rowdy DIY V2 Grid Charger/Discharger V2-grid-charger-discharger Huge thanks to Ol' Rowdy for revising his...
  3. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hey everyone, I need to buy a grid charger and was wondering if it would be necessary to buy one that can discharge the battery as well.
  4. Modifications and Technical Issues
    Previously I asked for some help identifying the anonymous grid charger that came with my Insight. The previous owner had had this installed in February of this year by an independent mechanic. But last week I acquired a Hybrid Automotive Prolong grid charger kit, so I replaced the old charger...
  5. Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    sold! have a great day
  6. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I recently bought a Gen 1 Insight, which came with a grid charger. But this grid charger has no identifying marks that I could find, and I'm wondering if any other forum members can point me in the direction of the manufacturer. The unit was installed in February of this year, and the mechanic...
  7. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi, I am the proud owner of a 2000 red and a 2001 blue Insight. I recently bought the totaled 2001 Insight. I drove about 4-5 hours to get it. When I drove it home everything seemed fine. I had it to a few repair shops. I had to by a new 12-volt battery because the old one was bad. After I...
  8. Modifications and Technical Issues
    i plan on putting a grid charger in my 2000 honda insight. it has an after market bumble bee battery in it. does anyone have any recommendations on what grid charger i should buy?
  9. Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Putting my heavily used Insight up for sale: MAKE ME AN OFFER -2000 -Silver -5 Speed. (new synchros installed 2015) -313k miles (bought with 180k. Engine will not die) -$1,100 -Lawrence KS -Grid Charger Installed. (Will NOT sell separate, worth $200 by itself) -7 year old Battery. It is barely...
  10. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I have a 2001 Blue Insight and just replaced the original battery pack with a new bumblebee pack. I got 133K miles and 16 years on the original battery that was rated to last ~5 years which I purchase the car new. The car was used regularly all these years. I think that's pretty good and...
  11. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I got the dreaded IMA w/ Check engine light that threw the P0A7F Powertrain / Hybrid Powerpack Deterioration Code in my 2006 @ 133K miles. I'm sure the freezing cold helped that. (It drove fine without the battery boost, sure is gutless off the line, but fine once it gets going. Didn't detect...
  12. Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Hi everyone, I have a 2000 Insight, salvage title, Civic front bumper, purchased Nov 2015 with approximately 179,000 miles. I've since installed a grid charger (Feb 2016). I bypassed the hybrid battery in Oct 2016 and have been driving it without a hitch since (I did have to replace the starter...
  13. Problems and Troubleshooting
    When I replaced the battery pack (refurbished pack) I purchased the harness for a grid charger and installed it with the pack. I am now getting P1447/P1449 codes and would like to do a grid charge. I did not purchase the actual charger and am wondering if someone would be willing to let me...
  14. Modifications and Technical Issues
    We bought a grid charger from Hybrid Revolt earlier in the year along with the discharger option and a couple of harnesses. We ran a successful charge on our 2000 Honda Insight, and then tried a discharge/charge cycle. That failed with an R10 error, I believe soon after switching from discharge...
  15. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Does anyone know if this seller is still in business? The ebay listing would make it appear that way, but he hasn't responded to ebay messaging or phone calls. Honda Insight Spun Aluminum Moon Disc Set | eBay 2000 06 Honda Insight Grid Charger New Internal LED Meter Lifetime Warranty | eBay...
  16. Modifications and Technical Issues
    Hi guys, I bought an '00 manual back in April. Ran really good all summer until the end. Driving in a very mountainous area and the IMA went out (P1449 or whatever code - don't recall). So I converted it to gas-only, and it's been a champ. I'm still averaging about 65mpg. However, I'm...
  17. Other Honda Hybrids Discussion
    Hello, i got an 04 Civic with 167k mikles lights on, code p1600, it comes back 5 blocks after i clear it out, try the 12v batt, but no good luck. Before investing $300 to $500 on a charger I want to make sure my battery is still good enogh to invest the money on it instead fo going to an...
  18. Modifications and Technical Issues
    Hi everyone, I recently bought my first Insigh about 2 weeks ago and have been slowly hammering it back into shape (the inside was a total wreck!). Even so it is the funnest car I have ever driven! One problem my car has is that it has been sitting for 2+ years without being used, according to...
  19. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi, I was on the forum last Fall, and one of the people on here (this forum) is a servicer at a hybrid shop in, I think, Costa Mesa. I went down there to have the grid charger cable installed, and I was going to leave it for the weekend, so they could assess my IMA battery's condition. But, I...
  20. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I'm a 2001 Original Insight owner. 14 years, 1 month, 110K and I got my first IMA light on my original battery pack. I've been waiting over 5 years for this light, and it still surprised me. 3 weeks of bay area cold winter nights did it in. ha-ha-ha I didn't panic, and looked for a grid...
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