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  1. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi all, I had an IMA light and decided to do the community a service. I made a quick, concise 2min video on how to pull the IMA code with a paperclip, and listed all the codes at the end. I might as well do something helpful during quarantine. You guys are extremely knowledgeable. Let me know...
  2. 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...
  3. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi folks - my first post on the forum for a car that I bought 4 months ago and has been running fine up until today. The car is a UK registered Citrus MT with 3 owners and only 43K miles from new. The car had been laid up and covered only 2K miles over the past 11 years (!) With the help of...
  4. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello everyone. I purchased my 2004 Gen1 Insight about a month ago with a bad IMA battery. I purchased a grid charger and got the lights to stay off for about 2 days to pass smog until they came back on. The code I was getting was a P1449 flash code 78. After taking the IMA battery apart and...
  5. 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...
  6. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi, I have a Manual 2000 Honda Insight here in New Zealand. I bought it in July 2014 and it came equipped with a grid charger. In December I was having lunch in the car with the radio on for about 30 mins. I tried to start the car afterwards and it wouldn't. Then a week later I was parked up...
  7. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi there, I bought this 1st Gen Honda Insight about 9 months ago from an out of state Honda Dealership. When I bought the car, it had only 38,000 miles. I ran it up past 50,000 miles and thought it was running great. Battery was holding a nice charge and I was getting 75+ MPG average. Since...
  8. Modifications and Technical Issues
    Hey! I purchased a 2000 Honda Insight from a family friend, she'd replaced the battery in 2010. But, today the IMA light came and my mechanic said it read 1447, battery deteriorating code :( I don't want to fork over the $3000 for a new battery and am wondering if the grid charger will work...
  9. Modifications and Technical Issues
    This is my first post! After reading every comment in the following thread I decided to build my own grid charger. I have been getting an IMA light and both positive and negative recals. I figured I would try this before buying more expensive parts (battery). My charger uses a modified 12V 1A...
  10. Problems and Troubleshooting
    6 to 7 Miles Hello Every One Louie az here, I been keeping a eye on this, something new about every 675 miles the IMA comes on I have to disconnect the 12V battery for about 5 to 30 min then reconnect it, all gone off for another 675 miles so. My first problem so far, Not to bad I have...
  11. Problems and Troubleshooting
    I have a 2006 Insight with about 70K miles. The IMA and check engine light came on today. My code reader indicated P01715, and when I attempted to reset the check engine light it only stayed off for about 1 second. I have never seen an OBD code of more than four digits, and a google search...
  12. Problems and Troubleshooting
    So here is the past year: 1) After having a tranny input bearing replaced a year ago, synchro-meshing down to second from third seemed tough. Owed it to old clutch (about 170k miles at that point). Told I would need a clutch within a year. (HAH! 15 months and counting, LOL.) 2) Two months...
  13. Problems and Troubleshooting
    First let me say Thanks. I have never posted or replied on this forum, but the info in here has saved me big bucks a couple of times so thanks for past help...now for the future. I own a 2002 Insight with automatic transmission and 204k miles (my wife lovingly calls it my clown car) Two weeks...
  14. Problems and Troubleshooting
    covered by warranty? any idea what I'm facing? I see so many posts on P1447 . . 1 pm today: Autozone OBC readout[s]: P1447 MIL OFF MONITORS 0 INC 8 READY MISFIRE FUEL COMP CATLYST EVAP 02 SNSR 02 HTR EGR Perhaps 6 wks ago, I got another P code ( I lost it ) which translated to O2 sensor...
  15. 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)...
  16. Problems and Troubleshooting
    This is a 2000 manual tran with about 100K miles. I replaced the battery and controllers in March 2007. It's been running fine. Yesterday the IMA light went on and I lost the assist/charge. (The car had been sitting for about a week, this was the first trip out since then.) Read the code -...
  17. Other Honda Hybrids Discussion
    Hi guys, Originally I had been viewing posts from this site for help with my IMA battery problem on my Honda Civic Hybrid, and managed to find solutions to that problem here. Since people here generally seem to be quite friendly and helpful I thought I'd try and reach out for some further help...
  18. Problems and Troubleshooting
    My car has recently just had a full service. However what was an intermittent fault appear to becoming constant. My engine management light comes on and the IMA light is also on. Sometimes when I have left my car nose up on a hill the faults sometimes could be cleared using a SGII but now even...
  19. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    2001 Insight, originally purchased 5/13/2001 in New Mexico. I got it in 2004, and it is now registered in Washington state. 92k miles. In 2008 the IMA light went on (codes P1601 & P1447), and dealer fixed it under warranty. I am getting P1600, P1447 and P1449 codes. Dealer in Everett WA says...
  20. Problems and Troubleshooting
    So the IMA light just came on in my 2001 Insight last night. I was out of town for a few days and the car sat in my office parking lot. When I got in, it started without any problem, but I noticed the charge indicator was down to one bar - I'm pretty sure it wasn't that low when I left it. It...
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