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by PV1
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Fuel gauge vs tortoise
Replies: 33
Views: 3465

Re: Fuel gauge vs tortoise

At this point, I would invest in an OBDLink LX bluetooth and the Android app Canion. This will allow you to see what the cell voltages are within the pack. The pack may simply be way out of balance.
by PV1
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: The last new i-MiEV in the USA?
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: The last new i-MiEV in the USA?

Correct. The only factory option for the 2014 model was the paint. 2016 saw the return of the nav radio option, but everything else on the car was standardized after 2012. The only optional hardware you could get was all dealer-installable, so you can option these up after the fact. IMO, this is the...
by PV1
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Excessive brake force on IMIEV
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: Excessive brake force on IMIEV

It sounds like something is triggering panic assist, which would make the brakes behave like you describe. Does this happen every time you press the brake pedal?
by PV1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: “BRAKE” light in dash
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: “BRAKE” light in dash

Waclay, do you get a tone with the light? If so, that would point to either low brake fluid, a leak in the vacuum assist system, or the vacuum pump not working correctly.

If you just get the light and no tone, check to make sure the handbrake is fully released.
by PV1
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Shifter starting to have problems
Replies: 12
Views: 2492

Re: Shifter starting to have problems

Hi, all. Been off the forum for a while. Both of my cars had this issue, as does a friend's i-MiEV. Like others have said, the fix for this is to lubricate the lever coming out of the gearbox that connects to the shifter linkage. Since this is all open to the elements, the bearings dry out over time...
by PV1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation
Replies: 31
Views: 8583

Re: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation

If the fuse blows during operation of the OBC, then it is very likely that the two snubber capacitors in the HV output section will also be destroyed. This scenario has been reported dozens of times in the past 2 years in the OBC Troubleshooting and Repair thread. So looking at this another way-- c...
by PV1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Electric Motor Warning Light
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: Electric Motor Warning Light

When I first got my second i-MiEV, the 12 volt battery got run down and we tried to start it. The failed start latched the warning light. Nothing wrong with the car, just one of those things that needs a manual clear with a programmer.
by PV1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Suspension - Handling
Topic: ASC
Replies: 24
Views: 12539

Re: ASC

I’d say to unplug a wheel sensor if you don’t want any safeties, but I think that knocks out regen, too. Maybe the steering wheel sensor will do?
by PV1
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: What Other EV's Have You Driven?
Replies: 33
Views: 13441

Re: What Other EV's Have You Driven?

I can add Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (more in-depth drive) and Tesla Model S to my list. Also took a second spin in that Model 3.
by PV1
Thu May 16, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: iMiev Reviews
Topic: Just posted my 2017 iMiEV Review to Youtube
Replies: 19
Views: 6010

Re: Just posted my 2017 iMiEV Review to Youtube

Nice review, although you definitely should post some shots from CaniOn showing battery capacity and acceleration power. Never heard of an "upscale" i-MiEV for the US. It seems yours has: 1. Larger battery 2. More powerful motor 3. 5th Seat belt, for a very narrow middle, rear passenger. 4...

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