2001 Honda Insight 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 140000 miles
Car runs great but neither the heater nor the defroster output any heat. Temperature gage shows that the engine is heating up. The radiator was recently replaced and refilled. There is water/coolant mixture in the radiator. (AC system was recently replaced and but has yet to be recharged, if this is significant.) External air temperature sensor is in place. What is/are the likely problem(s)? And how can we pinpoint the problem? How do I enter the Sensor Input Display Mode? The instructions on page 21-44 of the manual do not do anything. Thanks.
Please check your heater hoses going into the firewall. Are both the same temperature or is one hot and one not
January, 4, 2009 AT 3:10 PM
The Insight is equipped with a rubber-capped standpipe that supplies coolant to a portion of the system between the engine and firewall. If a system has been completely emptied, that portion of the system must be replenished with a funnel and small tubing. Once the coolant in this portion of the system was replenished the heater began working.
January, 4, 2009 AT 5:18 PM
Great. So you are good to go
January, 4, 2009 AT 5:20 PM
Hey, one more quick thing, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.