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  1. Electrical Static through Sound / IMA Light P1447

    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...
  2. P1444, p1447, p1449

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I have a 2001 insight, which I'm driving in Chicago for the past year (but it's spent the majority of it's time in Florida). My IMA light has been on for quite some time and I had been using a grid charger to keep the electric motor functioning. Recently, my check engine light came on and...
  3. Dorman IMA installed $2,000 2 year parts and labor warranty inquiry

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hello, 2001 Insight 187K 5speed. I installed a grid charger a year ago, now I have to charge it every 2 weeks before P1447 code shows (followed by P1449) if I don't charge it. There is so much "Opinion" on here about the Dorman IMA battery. I'm curious as to anyone having actual experience...
  4. P1447, please advise best way to preserve IMA

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello all, My wife drives our 02 MT Insight 120 miles round trip 5 days a week (165k mi on the odo). We have had the car for about 6 months with absolutely no major problems. This morning on her way to work the IMA light came on, the code was P1447. The system is still able to assist and...
  5. IMA Failure - Options & Questions

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    My 2001 CVT w/ 187K miles still has its original battery. This summer, the IMA and engine lights came on after a few weeks of quicker discharge and slow regen. Shortly after, the Assist and Regen gauges stopped registering any activity. I read the codes and got P1447 and P1449 (Battery Module...
  6. IMA light on - p1447, 127k miles '01 ?

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 2000 Insight, Can I fix myself?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello All I have a 2000 Insight 5 speed which I love. Well the dreaded IMA light came on and I am being told it will cost 3800 for a new battery pack. I found Re Involt by surfing and they say they can sell me a new pack for 1900. Two questions: 1. Can I put in the new pack myself (I have no...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 2000 Insight Needing A New Battery (Suggestions?)

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello Everyone, I'm new to the Insight community and forums. I own a 04' HCH (but just bought a 2000 Insight for $2,500!) It is a 5 speed manual with 110,000 miles but needs a new battery. It has the error code P1447 which from reading is battery deteriation. I'm looking for some advice on...
  12. IMA light, P1447, 1449 now dead 12V

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    My saga continues but after reading some posts and wondering if I have more than an IMA battery issue, or maybe something else all together on my 2000 M/T Insight. IMA light came on, code was 1447, continued driving w BCM still connected. 10 days later got the check engine light, additional...
  13. How many batteries has your Insight had?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    My IMA light came on again yesterday and after taking it into the dealer it is confirmed I am going to be getting my 2nd IMA Hybrid battery module replaced - luckily under warranty again. 2002 Honda Insight purchased in January of 2002 - Austin, TX 7/3/08 - 76,780 miles Codes: P1447 & P1647...
  14. I'm told I need a new battery but my car seems fine

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I have a 2000 insight (named Gecko) and last week the IMA light came on. Took it to the dealer, and they said it was a P1447 code - battery module definitely needed to be replaced ($3474) and once they took that out they would see if I would needed anything else replaced (possibly another...
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