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  1. Looking for East Coast repair shop

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Help! my CVT bit the bullet and am looking to either a. sell the car or b. get the CVT repaired or replaced. Located in Southern New Jersey. Overall, my 2002 Silver CVT model is in great shape. The IMA battery is original and hanging on with regular grid charges. The brakes, 12v battery and...
  2. Photo request - undamaged 2010 (or equivalent) Insight

    Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    I was rear ended a while back, and just got my car back from the body shop after 6 weeks. It isn't quite how I remembered it (but it has been a long time since I last saw it...). I was hoping someone might provide a few similar (closeup), representative photos of an undamaged Insight so I could...
  3. WANTED: hybrid battery repair Honda Insight 1st gen MICHIGAN

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Looking for someone in SE Michigan who can repair my 2000 Honda Insight battery (Detroit, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Brighton etc.) If you guys know of someone who can do it cheaper than replacing the entire battery please contact me.
  4. Failing Wheel Bearing? --- Please Help Diagnose Issue

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    [EDIT: Since posting this thread, the issue has been resolved. What was once thought to be a possibly bad wheel bearing has turned out to just be a worn brake pad manifesting its sound in a weird way. If you have sounds similar to the below, make sure to check your bake pads before getting too...
  5. Selling my beloved 2001 Insight

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    This Insight has been the best car I've ever owned, by far. But... It broke down on the side of the road for the first time the other day, and when I take it into the shop tomorrow the price tag on the diagnosis will determine if I'm repairing or selling it. Likely the later. At present it...
  6. WTB: 2 CVT Transmissions or Repair Service

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    I recently came across buying two 2003 silver Insights that are both in need of a CVT transmission or transmission repair. Both cars have around 210,000 - 220,000 miles on them and experienced the same symptoms. Coming to a slow stop and then trying accelerate but nothing happens like the car is...
  7. Engine removal description link with pics

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Came across this cool link, thought I'd share. My apologies if this has been posted before. Insight: Removing Engine to repair Oil Leak
  8. Need IMA repair or replacement advice

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I got my 2000 MT at the end of July 2010. I have browsed Insight Central since then, but never had any questions that didn't answer until now. The Insight IMA light has been on about 9 days, and today I'm getting engine codes P 1447 and P1449 which will erase, but come back on immediately on...
  9. IMA reconditioning

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I have recently had my IMA battery go bad. I already have a second IMA battery that is not functioning so i decided it's time for some reconditioning. What kind of specs should my device for charging and discharging have? what else do i need? what is the procedure for reconditioning? any help...
  10. Long Island service

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Can anyone recommend a place to service my first-gen. Insight on Long Island? I'm hoping for farther East. And I'm worried it might be an EGR valve cleaning and/or replacement. Thanks.
  11. Remote Keyless Entry Key Fob Failure and Repair

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Remote Keyless Entry Key Fob Failure and Repair _______________________________ My remote keyless entry key fob control developed a mind of it's own. Over time a spot on the key fob directly aside the smaller 'open' button had been pressed upon and worn down continually to the point where the...
  12. Anybody use before?

    General News Discussion
    Hello, I've been posting at other forums about the website I've read the site and rebuilting the IMA battery it more within my budget right now. I just want honest responses because I can't afford this fix not to work. Has anyone had this service and if so is your...
  13. Mechanic Referral Needed

    Modifications and Technical Discussions
    Anyone know a good repair shop for insights in Santa Rosa, CA, besides the dealer? Sebastopol would be even better. Thanks
  14. broken driver's side mirror fix?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    My wife broke the driver's side mirror. She was backing out of the garage and hit a trash can, bending the mirror forward toward the front of the car. A little plastic piece broke off the bottom, and the mirror just kind of flops around on the mount, but it does stay on. We're holding it in...
  15. IMA woes

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    My car rarely moves during the week. Usually it will sit motionless for five to six days a week before 50-100 miles are put on it in a day or two's time. On occasion it will sit for up to two weeks before moving again. Don't get me wrong, it does get some serious miles put on it, but all at...