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by kiev
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: replace 8 pack cells and bms
Replies: 2
Views: 13

Re: replace 8 pack cells and bms

You will need to use either a MUT or Lexia tool to re-number the Cell Monitoring Unit (CMU) boards. Each module of cells (4 or 8) has a CMU board that sends cell information on a separate CAN buss from the pack to the BMU box located under the rear seat. So each CMU gets assigned a number which serv...
by kiev
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Dead C-zero after only 6 years and 21k miles :(
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Dead C-zero after only 6 years and 21k miles :(

i would recommend you replace the 12V if it is old, weak or worn out; then disconnect the A/C compressor and heater connections and see it the car will start, i.e. go to READY. If the heater or compressor were shorted internally somehow, then they might be adding too much load such that the car won'...
by kiev
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Dead C-zero after only 6 years and 21k miles :(
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Dead C-zero after only 6 years and 21k miles :(

Did the mechanics use a MUT 3 tool (or the Citrogen equivalent) to diagnose the problems? If so what were the diagnostic trouble codes did they read that were stored in the EV-ECU? i don't know about the C-zero in detail, but i would think it similar to the i_Miev. Those two high voltage loads (heat...
by kiev
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: i-Miev Battery Cell Testing
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: i-Miev Battery Cell Testing

Howdy Gary, welcome to the club. If the BMS wouldn't allow charging due to a low cell, then the rest of the cells could actually be full. i would recommend that you get an OBDLink LX dongle from Scantool.net and the Android App, "Canion" from emobility on google. Then you will be able to s...
by kiev
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: new owner question
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: new owner question

That is not normal operation, but it sounds normal for a car that has been sitting a long time. With such low miles it could be rust, corrosion or debris has built up either in the steering rack and pinion, the electric-assist motor/gearbox, or in some of the tie-rod ends such that it is causing it ...
by kiev
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 349
Views: 30876

It's just shrinkage, tell her Jerry

No worry on the pictures, sometimes it helps to see the details. If you wanted to clean up the board for inspection, the solder and smoky residue on the board and big caps, etc can be wiped off and cleaned with alcohol on a rag or small stiff brush. The plastic sleeve on the large caps is a PVC tubi...
by kiev
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: No READY. P1A15 error. Condenser charge timeout.
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: No READY. P1A15 error. Condenser charge timeout.

There was a recall on some cars for the inverter (aka the EMCU, or MCU). i wonder if your issue is somehow related to the reason for the recall? It might be worth asking them for consideration. found online http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/searches/expand.asp?uniqueID=5453A311769CBC9180257E96...
by kiev
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 349
Views: 30876

Re: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter

The original 12V battery ('2011) was changed only two months ago, after some strange behavior. i suspect the OEM battery may have been involved in this failure. Good news about the fuse, your damage may be contained to components within the potted doghouse area with the plastic fence: AC relay, pre...
by kiev
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 349
Views: 30876

Re: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter

[edit: Looks like Coulomb beat me to the keyboard...] Howdy Greybeard, those are some great photos you have posted--such high resolution that we could trace the circuits if needed. That black charred device is an AC filter capacitor also known as a Class X2 safety capacitor, which designates the rat...
by kiev
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: I-miev does not start. Need help
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: I-miev does not start. Need help

There seems to be quite a bit of counterfeit OBDlink LX devices out there with the lime green case. One way to tell is by the type of screws used to hold the cover together. Another is to remove the screws, open the cover and inspect the circuit board. The fakes use an ELM 327 chip, which is very co...

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