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Better battery cooling.

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Ok, Arizona summer's here and it's reaking havoc on my poor batteries. I've been keeping the car as cool as I can stand to keep it, but while it's sitting there it get hot again. A windshield cover and car cover have helped some, but still haven't prevented the car in to going in to thermal cut back several times already. So I've had a few ideas which might help some. The question is does anyone know the specifics on the battery cooling fan? I looked at it once and noticed it was a panaflo fan, but can't remember if it was a 120 mm size fan or what and also is it the low or high rpm model. If it is the quiet one I'm thinking replacing it with the faster one would help some potentially.

Any thoughts?
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As I recall you already had reflective tint but do you have any of the ventshades for the windows. After my first summer I got my first recal and as a result tinted the windows and added the ventshades. Now when I park I leave the windows down a half inch or so. Never had it rain in the car and the hot air can escape. Have fun, RIck
A number of internet companies sell the vent shades. Just do a search for vent shade and you will find plenty of selling sites. The product I used is called Ventvisor. ( is the company site. The trouble is they don't sell a version for the Insight. As a result you have to modify the ones for a civic. On the yahoo insight group you can get the instructions for the modification posted by Kevin. He used a spoon and a hot air dryer to reform the plastic to the right curvature.
I didn't do as good a job as Kevin but cut mine and glued the overlaped section so that it fit the window. I can leave the window cracked a half inch and that combined with the reflective tint helps keep the car from having the heat build up in the summer. The charcoal color looks fine with the silver and also prevents people from seeing that your window is down.
I have thought about trying to contact the company by phone and see how many orders they would need to make a custom fit for the insight. I would replace mine if they had a version made for the insight. Have fun, Rick
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