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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. Troubleshooting and Problems
    Hi, I am at the point my Insight is haunting me in my dreams. We own a 2012 facelift (wife’s car), which recently suffered un unpleasant event: timing chain jumped and messed up the valves, as expected. Instead of trying to get it fixed, I chose to replace the engine with a unit with 23000 km on...
  3. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Approximately four years and one week ago, I replaced my IMA pack with an 8AH pack from Hybrid Revolt. For the first two years or so it was running well but then I started seeing recals. I bought a grid charger then and have used it occasionally. I have not used it since mid-October and last...
  4. 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. 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. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi folks! You would think that I would have learned something from my Red 2000 Insight, but no, I had to buy another one! I bought a totaled Blue 2001 at a good price ($1,100). I drove it home a distance of about 200 miles. There wasn't much wrong with it. I replaced the windshield, ($315) and...
  7. Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    Hi everyone! Last night I was driving on the highway, probably cruising downhill and then my dash lights up with Check IMA and the CEL came on as well. I'm going to take it to AutoZone to run the codes to see what's going on. I'm really hoping it's not the IMA battery. Some background info...
  8. Troubleshooting and Problems
    So let me first start off by saying yes it was a dumb idea... I have a 2011 Honda Insight Hybrid I hooked up a 1000w amp to the battery under the hood and the next day i had my IMA light come on and i no longer have power to the radio, interior lights, or my key fob. I replaced the 12v bsttery...
  9. 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...
  10. Problems and Troubleshooting
    I am having an urgent problem with my 2006 Insight's IMA batteries dying. Here is a summary. I gratefully welcome all sound input. I bought my beloved 2006 Honda Insight in 2010 with 20k miles on it. In July 2011, with about 22000 miles, the car died on the street-all power gone. Dealer said...
  11. Other Honda Hybrids Discussion
    Hello All, I own a HCH 2003 with 127K miles on it. It has IMA battery light ON (and hence CEL ON as well). Given that we've owned this car for almost 5 years, we don't want to go through the hassle of changing the IMA pack for $2000-$3000. I was able to pass the Smog test in Sep 2016. What...
  12. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I'm observing a strange thing in my 2001 Insight: when I run the CD Player there seems to be a substantial impact on my IMA battery charge -- similar thing happens when I run the air conditioner. Also happens if I attach my Smart Phone and run music off an App. Is this normal? When I use...
  13. Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Part-out car has just been fully bought. I'm sorry to all who requested parts and were on hold. The buyer went through with the payment and car has been picked up this weekend. I'm sorry for any inconvenince.
  14. Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    Hi Everybody, First post on the forums here. I own a 2010 Insight. Received a code p1448 (fan module problem). Part number 1J816-RMX-003. I already purchased the replacement part. I also read that sometimes the 12v battery is the culprit, but it's been diagnosed and it's good. Also, the duct...
  15. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hello Insight Gurus! I've owned a 2000 Insight since January of 2002. I had the original IMA battery pack replaced under warranty in 2007. Now that it's out of warranty we pulled the battery pack, rebuilt it and reinstalled it. However the ECU isn't communicating with the IMA as if the IMA...
  16. Modifications and Technical Issues
    Many thanks to Peter Perkins for fitting a charger to my 2002, 93,000 miles MT Insight. The dreaded IMA light had come on and the charge indicator was behaving erratically. Following Peter's instructions I discharged the battery completely, the recharged it which made a big difference to...
  17. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    OK so as my IMA battery slowly kept deteriorating despite grid charging it regularly, I read up on the topic - here and everywhere else I could find on the web - and I thought I understood the process. I got a used 1st gen civic hybrid battery pack and a bunch of "intelligent" iMax chargers and...
  18. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hello All, I have purchased a 2001 Red, Manual (MT), UK Gen 1 Insight with 130,000 Miles on it. I bought it in Yorkshire and drove it back to London and the IMA battery light came on. It went out again and hasn't come on since. What I did notice was the Battery bars fluctuated from 3 to almost...
  19. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi everyone, First of all thanks to all the posters that helped me decide to recently buy an Insight. I bought one with a dead battery of which the warranty had expired a week before I bought it (my conversation with Honda about trying to extend that warranty is on its way). So I bought a used...
  20. Modifications and Technical Issues
    I don't think I can afford a new battery and am looking for an alternative, either a grid charger or something else. Is it possible to run a 2000 Honda insight without the IMA battery? What changes need to be made to run the car entirely off of gas? Will the 12v battery hold a charge? Will...
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