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Best value software & hardware to diagnose car

Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:15 pm


My 2012 I-miev has stopped charging with 120/240V charger and now it no longer goes into ready mode. I would like to purchase some hardware and software that can help diagnose the issue.

What is best value software and hardware that I should buy to get started. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Btw, I removed my 12v battery and will fully charge it to see if car is able to at least get back into ready mode as there is 50% charge on main battery bank.

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Re: Best value software & hardware to diagnose car

Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:56 am

You sound like you have the exact same problem I had. See below.


Btw: What area are you from? Maybe you can find some local help.
2012 ES, Cool Metalic Silver, no quick charge, no fog lights and no navi but a cold weather package for when it gets 13 below, wait - it never gets that cold here.
"Silver Shadow"

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Re: Best value software & hardware to diagnose car

Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:25 am


I used an icarsoft i909 to diagnose a failed LTC voltage monitoring chip on my 2011 i-miev. The detail it gave on errors was very good.

They are around £90 new but I found one for £50 second hand.


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