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2011 Honda Insight Hybrid repalcement battery? No the dealer

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2011 Honda Insight Hybrid repalcement battery?
JA: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?
Customer: No the dealer told my daughter she needs to replace it due to the IMA light coming on
JA: Are you fixing your Insight yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Trying to find out if we can get the old one checked out by or replaced by some one else other than the dealer
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No that is all Pearl girl
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Fixitman replied 5 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** the IMA light is coming on most of the time it is due to the battery. There were also a lot of programming issues with this vehicle that will also cause the light to come on. I typically start by reprogramming the computer to see if it takes care of it. If not then it is the battery. As for having someone else test it, you would need to find a shop that actually works on hybrids as many do not. If you need more help please let me know.