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  1. IMA issues - new insight owner

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi forum, I am new to insight ownership and to this forum! I bought my 2000 Insight manual trans a few weeks ago. ~186k miles. At time of sale I was aware of an issue with the IMA system. I have driven it ~400 miles and my repeated experience has been as follows: -battery charges/assists...
  2. IMA light workaround, then stalling

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I've got a 2000 1G that I bought a few weeks ago. The previous owner told me the battery is weak (supposedly only 50k old), so expect the IMA light to come on occasionally. When it does, he said, yank out the 4th fuse (7.5) from under the driver's side dash, wait 10 seconds, then put back in...
  3. IMA Light - Dangerous?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    So my IMA light came on which I know means it's recalibrated too many times recently, but what I am wondering is 2 fold: -What is it doing different because it feels like there may be a bit more power? -Is it harmful to the engine if I don't have time to get out my wrench and clear it this...
  4. Fair price for 2000 with 74K and dying IMA

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I am trying to sell my Insight and am having trouble determining a fair price. There are so few sales on eBay that it is hard to find an accurate comparison. I am hoping that you guys can help me price my car. Thanks for any info you can provide! 2000, 5 speed, silver 74,400 miles IMA battery...
  5. Possible to run w/o IMA?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I have a year 2000 insight. The IMA battery died six months ago. Replacement at dealer was $2800 and they told me that I could keep using the car w/o the IMA. I replaced the 12V battery and kept driving w/o IMA. Today the 12V battery died. Dealer said that the car wasn't charging the 12V battery...
  6. Check Engine Light + IMA Light on- Car shut off

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    The car was totally fine for about 50 or so miles following the sale from a private seller. It's a 2001 Honda Insight. It seemed totally fine, the charge and assist lights were working, everything. SRS light was on but that was it. I took it to go get it smogged, and on the way there the car...
  7. WANTED: hybrid battery repair Honda Insight 1st gen MICHIGAN

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Looking for someone in SE Michigan who can repair my 2000 Honda Insight battery (Detroit, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Brighton etc.) If you guys know of someone who can do it cheaper than replacing the entire battery please contact me.
  8. My 2002 insight IMA battery keeps coming on. Help!

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi! I have a 2002 insight and my IMA light has been coming on once in a while for 6 months and won't kill my assist. Once I reset the battery it works fine for a while. Recently the problem has been becoming more frequent and is starting to kill my assist shortly after the failure happens. Any...
  9. Reversed Poles in Jump Start

    Modifications and Technical Discussions
    While the car was turned off, connected the jumper cables to the donor car as it was running in reverse poles. There were sparks and without starting the insight, checked the battery, put the poles correctly and started the car. Now the IMA system warning is on and the hybrid system is not...
  10. '04 Insight, 5-speed, IMA and check engine light

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi all, I have an '04 Insight that I owned for a little over a year to commute to school. The previous owner had the IMA battery replaced twice under warranty, and now the dealership is telling me it needs replacing again, 3 years and 25,000 miles after the last replacement. They are asking...
  11. IMA replacement/grid charge Chicago

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I bought a 2000 Insight with 100k off Craigslist about 6 weeks ago. I'm really excited about the car, it's running well, and I love driving it, but the IMA light went on a few days ago (arg...). I took it to a local Honda dealer, who pulled a p1447 code and told me it would be $4200 to replace...
  12. dead IMA battery (or is it?)

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Last week, I was driving our 2000 Insight (<85k) and the charge indicator made a rapid rise, then fall, then rise, then... nothing. This was closely followed by both the IMA light and the CEL. boo! As the car is my girlfriend's and she doesn't appreciate me fooling around with it (sadly), we...
  13. Some Advice on Checking Out a used 2000

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Greetings all-I've been checking this site on and off for awhile because I've always loved the first-gen Insight and the time is finally right to take the plunge, and I'm hoping for some help from what I can see is an incredible community of people here who are so generous with their time and...
  14. Looking for IMA battery in central Ontario

    Hybrid-Battery-Repair
    Hi, I'm in Toronto and looking for someplace that sells replacement IMA batteries. I have a 2000 Insight, about 220000 KM on it so it's out of warranty. The errors i got on it are p1447, P1449, P1600 and P1601. Right now the IMA battery says it's fully charged but the ima and check engine...
  15. Used 2000 Insight with IMA and Check Engine Light on Fixed!

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Hi there, Update: I have driven the car on two road trips so far, over 4000 miles. I live in the mountains and commute about 90 miles a day. I still have no issues with the IMA since reseting the computers by disconnecting the 12v battery for a while. This car is the strongest of the three I...
  16. Just bought Insight...Major Malfunction

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    There was an auction in my area and I purchased a 2001 Insight,auto, 230K. I know nothing about the vehicle so I was hoping someone could help me. Upon test driving the car, I noticed where the battery level was it was showing no lines at all. The battery icon was on and the check engine light...
  17. 2002 Honda Insight/Bad IMA battery

    Hybrid-Battery-Repair
    I own the above and am being told by Honda that they will not honor a warrenty that covers a new battery. This is based on a class action suit that states that they will be replaced if purchased between 4/13/2002 and 2006. The original owner purchased it in 2001. I have contacted a repair person...
  18. Could this be anything OTHER than dead IMA?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hello, I have a 2000 Insight, manual transmission. I bought it two years ago, when gas was over four bucks a gallon. It has a salvage title, but has had zero problems and got a clean bill of health from the dealer before I bought it. These days I drive very little, and what driving I do is...
  19. Could this be anything OTHER than dead IMA?

    Troubleshooting and Problems
    Hello, I have a 2000 Insight, manual transmission. I bought it two years ago, when gas was over four bucks a gallon. It has a salvage title, but has had zero problems and got a clean bill of health from the dealer before I bought it. These days I drive very little, and what driving I do is...
  20. Heads up for 2000-2001 Insight owners

    Hybrid-Battery-Repair
    I had my second IMA battery failure at 124,000 miles last week. The Honda dealer told me that the first battery replacement (at 100,487 miles in 2006) was only warranted for one year and I would have to pay almost $3,000 for a replacement. This didn't make sense but they were firm in their...
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