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  1. Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    Hello, I am new to hybrid vehicles that's why I am looking for your advice. I am seeing an option to buy 2010 Honda Insight Elegance Edition. It is only 56000 KM driven so I assume it is in very good condition. My question is about how can I check how much battery life of IMA is left? Like...
  2. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I had posted late last fall in another thread I started about the issues I was having between the transmission synchro's and the battery pack. I had gotten the exhaust leak fixed and it has been fine. The car only has ~117,600 miles on it as I was mostly local driving and a telecommuter. I am...
  3. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I had an appointment at the local Honda dealer to have my brakes replaced and tires rotated and by the way my IMA light just came on 2 days ago. AFTER doing the brakes and alignment, they told me that despite replacing the IMA battery 5 years ago, my Motor Control Module (MCM) is bad and...
  4. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I would like to tell this story in case it helps anybody else: The first time my IMA light, codes, etc. came on I replaced the battery for $2000. After three years the light started coming on again. Not wanting to spend another $2k, I just started disconnecting the 12v battery cable to reset...
  5. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello, 2000 Honda Insight here (MT/AC). Long story short charged the battery back up and it seems to be doing alright, even turns my car on. User before me cut two wires, and I’d like to return the car to stock config.Help identify please? In case I have to bypass again I’ll use switches. They...
  6. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi, I have a 2000 Honda Insight (1st Gen) -- while driving, and my BATT gauge showed full, it suddenly plunged to 3 bars only, all within a 1/2 mile. Car kept running, CHRG gauge came on, ASSIST gauge working, and charging added ONE bar to 3 during next 1 mile. I made it home at 4 bars live on...
  7. Problems and Troubleshooting
    While installing a grid charger over the weekend, I found that some of the aluminum paneling around the back of the IMA (drivers side) was bent out of shape, thus preventing me from putting the cover back on properly. As of now the bolt holes aren’t lining up because of this bent aluminum...
  8. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Greetings! I have not been active here in quite a while. My Y2K Insight #4581 turned 20 on August 28th based on its Certificate of Origin dated August 28, 2000. I am still driving it as my main vehicle but in the last year it has really started to show its age. I currently have three significant...
  9. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi folks. Two years ago (2018), I was so certain that a 100A fuse was the mysterious fix I'd been searching for since my first post about IMA issues in 2013. Within a week my IMA light was back on and 12V was draining again. I was too disheartened to post an update, and the car has since sat...
  10. Troubleshooting and Problems
    Hi guys, 2 year 2010 Insight owner here, driving with no major problems under Florida sun. I think I opened a post asking for tips when I bought it.. the car has been running like new since then, now it's around 112k miles. With the lock-down and staying at home orders in place, I've been...
  11. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello! I will state that I'm not a mechanic, just a car owner and have some mechanic friends. Please keep this in mind when replying if possible, thank you! I have a 2006 3-cylinder Honda Insight with 150,000 miles on it. My father put new Ignition Coils back in March of this year along with...
  12. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi, all! We now have a 2000 Insight to replace our [oh so excellent] 2001 that lost against the deer recently :-( It has a few issues, but we're hoping that we can swap enough parts with the old one to make her just about as good. It supposedly has a new IMA battery, but given how many other...
  13. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi folks ! I bought a first gen insight last week. It's a 2001 , manual with 272 000KM on it . A guy had 6 Honda insights and used to fix and sell parts. He passed not long ago, and the family took care of the estate. I bought one of those, and they gave me some extra parts with it. The car has...
  14. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I'm thinking about buying a Honda Insight 1st generation. It looks like the IMA battery is not working, though the car still runs fine with only the internal combustion engine. This type of question has probably been answered lots of times, but I'm trying to figure out what the best way...
  15. Problems and Troubleshooting
    About a month ago, my IMA light came on. It wasn't unexpected; my car is almost old enough to consent and it's still on the original battery. About two weeks ago, the Charge / Assist meter stopped working, the battery level started acting wonky, Auto Stop never activated even under ideal...
  16. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello all, My car its been giving me 3 IMA codes: 58, 66(P1568), 74(P1449), which I already diagnosed using the repair manuals, by testing the BCM terminals and these are the results: * C9 and C20: 13.1 * C20 and C7: 12.9 * C7 and C18: 13.2 * C18 and C5: 12.7 * C16 and C15: 13.1 * C15 and C14...
  17. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I just got a new 8 amp IMA battery installed in my 2005 CVT Insight (mileage 178K). I live 20 miles east of Seattle and discovered a company called Greentec Auto about 30 miles south. I was going to go to Bumblebee Batteries in Portland, OR but decided to go here instead. Here's their page for...
  18. Bumblebee Batteries
    Edit - Got a hold of Eli. They've had some staffing change-ups but are getting caught back up with communications and orders and are fully standing behind all warranties. So it seems just a temporary communication issue but not any significant problem with actually getting the warranty...
  19. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    My IMA battery light popped on about a week back and about two weeks before that, I started getting an intermittent electrical static sound through my speakers. They may be unrelated, but I wanted to check to see if my trouble shooting is on-track: For the IMA Light (P1447 error code), I've...
  20. 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...
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