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  1. RIP to my beloved '05 CVT

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Sad to report that after just turning 180K my 2005 red CVT is on life support. I'm the original owner purchased 6/2005 in Los Gatos, CA. It's been my daily commuter car though I haven't driven it as much in the last 5 years. Friday Oct 5 - oil changed, tires rotated and cabin filter replaced...
  2. IMA Battery Getting Old... Time to Replace?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    My not-Honda, six-year-old replacement battery is bottoming out at small hills and today I got the first IMA warning. Time to replace? Where do you get a replacement?
  3. To Buy or Not to Buy (An IMA Battery) THAT is the Question!

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    A Cautionary Tale?.... My situation: G1 2000 Insight, Original IMA battery, purchased/installed new IMA BB battery early 2014, some problems within 2 years, Hard IMA light by 2.5 years. Presently owner of a $2000 "paperweight" (that LOOKS like an IMA battery). This is just a discussion. Perhaps...
  4. Northern Virginia assistance replacing IMA battery

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    My 2002 Insight CVT joined the IMA/Check Engine light club last week. I disconnected the BCM using info from this forum and HybridAutomotive.com Battery Bypass instructions. This also served to get me familiar with the battery replacement procedure. I really miss the IMA performance boost...
  5. 2001 Honda Insight IMA Battery need replacement

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi, I am new to this forum and looking for help with my honda insight. I have 2001 Honda Insight 127k miles. Its IMA light is on error code is P1447 I took this to dealership and below is the description of problem: Found IMA Module deterioration and charge discharge problems. Recommendation is...
  6. Looking for 2001 Insight mechanic in Portland, OR area

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi, I'm a newbie here so please let me know if there's a better forum area to post my request. Thanks in advance! I own two 2001 Insights that both need IMA battery upgrades. The dealers want to charge outrageous money to replace the batteries. They both had their batteries replaced in the...
  7. IMA Light came on 10-04-12

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello all, I have a 2006 MT Insight w/ 1423XX miles on it. On my way to work the other day my battery was doing a recal. As the battery bars approached the top the IMA light and check engine light came on. Since then the Battery has remained at full charge (it may have lost one bar since then)...
  8. Dealer Battery Pack Replacement

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I feel quite fortunate. I purchased my '01 5 speed in August with 120,000 kms on it, and have only driven it about 1,200 km, and a lot of it on a hilly road. It has been fun to have so far. Last week the IMA light came on, and I found a P1447 code with an OBD2 code reader. The Assist and...
  9. 2005 CVT throwing a P0A7F code, 121k miles

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Help, My car is the one that had the pop and smoke several months ago. Threw the code on the way to work today. Not finacially able to pay the 1500.00 plus for a new or rebuilt pack. Do I have any options other than turning of switch and disabling BCM. I've read that a guy could charge the...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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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