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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: 4
Views: 1651

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: 1325

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: 1671

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: 11716

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: 4535

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: 18
Views: 4705

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: 1769

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: 83
Views: 19712

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...
by siai47
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Tesla-J1772 Adapter
Replies: 22
Views: 6962

Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

Left a message yesterday about the adapter and Tony called me back about it. He says it is going to be produced and has been in redesign as another member stated. He said we are looking at about a six month time period before they will be available. If you need to do something now, the cable of the ...
by siai47
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: EVs and Emissions
Replies: 11
Views: 3588

Re: Emission control sticker

I can't remember where I saw it but I believe there is an emissions sticker in the rear motor compartment on the right rear frame area around the vacuum pump. I would look except I no longer have an I-MiEV. As far as the gas car vs. electric car we have been all down that road before and there is no...

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