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by siai47
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: So I bought the i-Miev.
Replies: 20
Views: 1097

Re: So I bought the i-Miev.

The kit goes under the passenger side of the rear seat. If it's missing---no big deal. I think the sealant has an expiration date on it anyway and a small plug in air pump is cheap at a box store or auto parts store. Be sure you get one with a long enough cable to plug it in to the cabin power outle...
by siai47
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Feb 2012 Miev with Pack Trouble at 40k miles
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Feb 2012 Miev with Pack Trouble at 40k miles

What does the CANION report when the vehicle reaches full charge before you drive it? What is the difference between the lowest and highest cell voltage? Drive the car with the CANION active and watch the cell voltages. Accelerate with full power and see if one cell drops dramatically vs. the others...
by siai47
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: how to remove the center ventilation unit
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: how to remove the center ventilation unit

If it is like the US I-MiEV, then you need to remove the radio to get at the vent. There is a small cover above the radio that needs to be removed. Then (I think) there are a couple of screws under the cover that need to be removed and the radio and the part that surrounds the vent snaps off. I know...
by siai47
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Hurricane Irma Prep
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Hurricane Irma Prep

I would agree that heating something is a bad use for electricity. You would go through the pack fairly quickly drawing a kilowatt of power through an inverter. Better use would be for refrigeration, lights (led of course) and device charging. I live just East of you in Deland and have made my prepa...
by siai47
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Ripped of a protection panel under the car ??
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Ripped of a protection panel under the car ??

Those brackets are bolted to the body at the front of the battery box to protect it from what you just did. They are bolted to the body with two bolts (look at the opposite side to see how it is an identical part). Part of the front panel that goes under the battery pack attaches to the bracket you ...
by siai47
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: GENTLEMEN. I need help.
Replies: 77
Views: 5165

Re: GENTLEMEN. I need help.

Some codes are "hard" codes and will stay set even if a code reader or battery disconnect is used to try and clear the module's memory. The airbag controller is one that sets a hard code and the M.U.T. needs to be used to reset it. I had the passenger seat out and accidently put the car in...
by siai47
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Car Insurance and Breakdown Cover
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Re: Car Insurance and Breakdown Cover

Tell them what you drive, and if they are sharp, they will hang up on you--or sell you a useless policy. Breakdown insurance doesn't work for anything except a "mainstream" car---and even then it's a crapshoot. See what they cover and you will find most of the parts (like the engine and tr...
by siai47
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Extra battery connection
Replies: 17
Views: 1536

Re: Extra battery connection

You Cannot connect the additional battery to the inverter as you are bypassing the main contactor which is located in the battery pack. Bad things will happen unless you have a way to connect the additional pack after the "ready" light is on and disconnect it before the "ready" l...
by siai47
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 2012 Won't Start - 12V Battery Dead- NEW SYMPTOMS THAT I WASN'T AWARE OF
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: 2012 Won't Start - 12V Battery Dead- NEW SYMPTOMS THAT I WASN'T AWARE OF

To back up what Don said, the twelve volt battery supplied with the car is a real low budget POS. During the power up sequence before the DC-DC convertor starts there is a pretty good load on the battery and a voltage sag during boot-up can really scramble the various computers in the car. If anyone...
by siai47
Tue May 16, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Hatched a Tesla
Replies: 69
Views: 8463

Re: Hatched a Tesla

I think you should consider charging to 100% at least once a month to let the pack balance. It's the only time it will enter into the balance mode just like the I-MiEV. With the high number of cells in parallel in the Tesla (if I remember something like 74) it is harder to get the pack out of balanc...

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