Removing battery pack from Insight

Discussion in 'Insight' started by Damn Dan, Jul 10, 2004.

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    I just picked up a used 2001 Insight yesterday with 70k miles on it. The
    fact my warranty will void at 100k, I got to thinking about the life of the
    battery pack. Now, I realize that the combustible engine does the vast
    majority of the work, and the car will still drive just fine without the
    electric assist. So, I was wondering if there would be any negative effect
    on the car if I had the battery pack removed once it stopped holding a
    charge (in the far future).

    The only problem that comes to mind is getting the engine started. As I
    understand it, the electric assist motor turns the motor initially, so I
    would have to have a generic engine starter installed that runs off the car
    battery. Can anyone think of anything else?
    Damn Dan, Jul 10, 2004
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  2. There should alread be a starter and a 12v battery there as a backup for IMA
    system failure. Without the battery pack to act as a load you will probably
    have voltage spikes in the electrical system and you will probably miss the
    torgue of the motor/generator when your accelerating from a stop.
    Hondasquirrel, Jul 30, 2004
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