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  1. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hey all, New guy here who isn't the brightest bulb when it comes to cars. I have a 2001 automatic Insight, and the Check Engine & IMA light have come on with codes P1444 & P1449. This is pretty screwy timing since I need to go through emissions testing in order to be able to renew my...
  2. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi forum, I am new to insight ownership and to this forum! I bought my 2000 Insight manual trans a few weeks ago. ~186k miles. At time of sale I was aware of an issue with the IMA system. I have driven it ~400 miles and my repeated experience has been as follows: -battery charges/assists...
  3. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hello again, forum. We recently replaced the battery fan after a P1448 code, but shortly after have check engine light and P1449. We were recommended on this forum originally to get a battery from Hybrid Revolt, and we paid for 3 year warranty. I have been calling and emailing for a week with...
  4. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi everyone, I have done my best to seek out this info - perhaps these two issues are related - perhaps not. My guess is they are as IMA light and Check engine came on at the same time, two minutes into driving - having not driven the car for three days - noting also that the temperatures were...
  5. Problems and Troubleshooting
    My lovely green Insight has been diagnosed with code P1449 and my Honda dealer tells me there is nothing I can do about it. I can see from the forum that there are options... I see that it's possible to buy a battery from BumbleBee, but they don't ship to the UK. I really don't have time to do...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Problems and Troubleshooting
    I have had recent trouble with my 2002 5 speed insight (260K). I have been reading alot about the code P1449 blink code 78 and nearly all indicate is an issue with the pack. Can be revived for a while with charger. I recently sent my pack to be rebalanced and refurbished because i was getting...
  9. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Have had a 2000 mt since 2012. It was a salvage title bought from CAT in Eagle Rock. Seemed to have the strongest IMA, and has been worry free until the last couple of months. It first started with the brake/battery light during excessive acceleration. I read up, replaced the frayed ground...
  10. Modifications and Technical Issues
    Hi, I've got a 2000 citrus, 1st pack failed at 113,000 miles, Honda replaced it for free, 2nd pack only lasted about 40,000 miles, & now they're says it need another new one? I'm thinking it should have lasted longer than that! I live in SE Iowa, so high heat hasn't been a huge issue, and I...
  11. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello all, My beloved 2001 Honda Insight has ~65,000 miles on it, and a few days ago the IMA light and Check Engine light came on. It's operating only on the gas motor now, and getting ~15 mpg. I took it into the Honda of Seattle dealership, and here's what they found: "Code P1449 - IMA...
  12. 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...
  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
    Hello, My 2000 Insight is throwing a P1449 and the IMA light is on. Since I drive so little, I would like to just use it without the IMA. However, in Massachusetts, you automatically fail emissions inspection if the check engine light is on. And the emissions inspection website says you...
  15. 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...
  16. Other Honda Hybrids Discussion
    Hi everybody, I am the original owner of a 2003 Civic Hybrid, standard transmission with 118K miles on it living in Washington State. Yesterday afternoon while driving uphill, with the AC on (unusual), and with outside temperatures 90 degrees+, my IMA light came on for the first time. I took...
  17. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Help: My Insight is possessed – I had the IMA replaced by Honda under Warranty about 37,000 miles ago, been about 4-5 years. Been getting Code P1648 & P1449 showing then not showing and changing and not changing .... READ DETAIL BELOW...
  18. Problems and Troubleshooting
    Loooong time lurker, first time topic-starter. Huge fan of this site. This morning I started my 2000 Insight (vin 02217) and noticed the IMA light was on. This is the first time I've seen that light, I bought the car used 18 months and 12,000 miles ago from the only previous owner. About 2...
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