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Old 04-19-2016, 10:42 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Official spec is 40 liters / 10.6 gallons:

InsightCentral.net - Encyclopedia - Honda Insight Specifications

I would not be surprised if it actually held a little more.

Regarding the LEDs, did you get white or soft white? I find that the 6000K (?) color of most LEDs is a bit harsh for me. The Zone Tech warm white LEDs that I bought for my car had a lot of variability in light color, but are overall not bad.

I recommend something like this for your dome light:

http://www.amazon.com/White-Light-Pa...ilpage_o06_s00

I used SuperBrightLEDs.com for my hatch festoon and tail light bulbs:

https://www.superbrightleds.com/vehi...=977&year=2000

^ They have a reputation for having only top-notch LEDs (no cheap Chinese nonsense)

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Old 04-19-2016, 10:43 AM   #42 (permalink)
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My guess is that the motors are dying on your door locks, but are not quite dead. I replaced mine with RockAuto units for ~$25 (driver and passenger) and am quite pleased with the results.
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:00 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Actually, I bought these cheap junky ones...
Amazon.com: YITAMOTOR 20 PCS T10 Wedge 5-SMD 5050 White LED Light bulbs W5W 2825 158 192 168 194: Automotive

Definitely blue tint, as expected. But, it was a ton of them for cheap. Figured I'd give them a shot, especially since it was for less critical lighting. I won't cheap out for anything like brake lights or turn signals. Brightness wise, about the same as the ones they replaced.

I have used Superbright LED before and will probably use them again. Went LED headlight on my Neon and it seemed to work pretty well.

Door lock wise, I just thought it was odd that they are both showing the same symptom. Thought maybe they share the same power wire that's having issues or something. I'll look into replacement for sure.
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:06 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Actually, I bought these cheap junky ones...
Amazon.com: YITAMOTOR 20 PCS T10 Wedge 5-SMD 5050 White LED Light bulbs W5W 2825 158 192 168 194: Automotive

Definitely blue tint, as expected. But, it was a ton of them for cheap. Figured I'd give them a shot, especially since it was for less critical lighting. I won't cheap out for anything like brake lights or turn signals. Brightness wise, about the same as the ones they replaced.

I have used Superbright LED before and will probably use them again. Went LED headlight on my Neon and it seemed to work pretty well.

Door lock wise, I just thought it was odd that they are both showing the same symptom. Thought maybe they share the same power wire that's having issues or something. I'll look into replacement for sure.
That's what I thought with mine. Turns out they had all died individually, AND the wire behind the B-pillar panel was corroded.
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:40 AM   #45 (permalink)
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In the picture with the LED light comparison on page 4, when are those little lights supposed to turn on? I thought they were just reflectors or something. I guess that means mine are dead lol.
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Ecky, I have filled 11.2 gallons before.
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Old 04-27-2016, 12:42 AM   #47 (permalink)
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In the picture with the LED light comparison on page 4, when are those little lights supposed to turn on? I thought they were just reflectors or something. I guess that means mine are dead lol.
Those turn on with the parking lights. One of two were burnt out on mine when I bought it. I also found that the side marker lights in the headlight assembly were blown out and use the same bulb type (like you, I didn't know they were there!). I was able to get to one just fine, the other has the AC lines in the way, so I'll have to figure out how to pull the headlight out to get it in there.
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:53 PM   #48 (permalink)
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That's what I thought with mine. Turns out they had all died individually, AND the wire behind the B-pillar panel was corroded.
I went ahead and ordered/replaced all doors (drivers was still working, but figured, $20... why not). Where do you get the hatch lock actuator thing, though? I can't find it but for $220. OUCH!

Anywho, here's some progress..


Grid charger, ACTIVATE!



New rotor VS old rotor... (at $15 each, seemed worth swapping)



And while doing the brakes, I did the "one man fluid bleed" setup and seemed to work great! Ick...



I also: Changed air filter (old one wasn't dirty, but seal was done for), replaced driver's window system (motor on old one was shot, but got whole assembly just in case), lubricated the other window motor with the official stuff, and got my tint completed (38% ceramic).

Rock Auto sent me the wrong brake pads, so now I'm hunting for new ones. The current ones will work for now... they are low, but not done for. I haven't checked the rears yet, but plan to hopefully soon.

Grid charger on at 144v to start and climbed to 154 in about 10 minutes. I got it going for a little while today, but will let it sit tonight through tomorrow and keep an eye on the voltage.

I have the new rear motor mount, but haven't swapped it yet. Considering pulling the EPS system and making that "fancy" tool to remove the guts, so I can have better steering (and ditch a little weight). I like doing things like that in one shot.

I bought a can of PlastiDip to start freshening up some of the faded and flaking block trim. New PCV valve should take a whopping 1 minute to replace (current one seems good, but preventive maintenance.) Also got a new accessory belt that I'll probably go put on shortly (gonna look up how, lol). Always plenty to do with this car... can't wait to do things that give me some serious MPG!!!
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:00 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Sounds like you're hard at work. Loving all the updates!
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:13 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Holy cow, man!

You have officially done more work to your Insight in a couple of weeks than I have done with two of mine in a couple of years!

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