Re: About to Hotrod a Honda Insight.
As long as you have the ignition turned off, you won't have high voltage under the hood. Disconnecting the 12v to prevent the ignition from inadvertantly being turned on by someone else is a good idea.
If you are paranoid and this is a 1st Gen Honda Insight, there is a small cover under the rear carpet with two bolts, take the two bolts out, remove the small cover, pull red tab and turn the high voltage switch off and put the tab back in place.
Not sure what you'll find, usually it's an Input Shaft Bearing(ISB) but if that wasn't fixed it in time it could have shredded the differential. I imagine you'll figure it out pretty quickly once you split the transmission. ..again assuming this is the 5-speed and not the CVT.
Last edited by MN Driver; 08-20-2012 at 04:50 PM.