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

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:40 am
by civjdh
Thanks Kiev, I'll head over there and see what they say. Will pop back in with (hopefully) a resolution.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:19 am
by DBMandrake
kiev wrote:Simon (username: DBMandrake) is the smartest guy in Scotland for solving problems and he knows how to open a pack and change cells because he did it. There is an EV forum at SpeakEV with lots of UK and EU folks, that may be able to help you find somebody local.

I'm flattered. :oops: I saw civjdh's post on SpeakEV but after a few days nobody else had replied to it as there's really only 2 or 3 of us on that forum who have experience fixing these cars and I don't think any of us has dealt with P1A15. (I certainly haven't)

I've done a cell swap on my car, also an onboard charger repair (as you know) and more recently had to replace a failed vacuum pump with a modified after market one, however after the second major failure in 6 months and looming rust underneath and on brake pipes (enough for an MOT test warning) I'd had enough so I traded my Ion in on a 2016 Leaf before something else went wrong! That's why I haven't been poking my nose in here much lately.

I'm only about 30 miles from civjd and would normally try to give a bit of help unfortunately Coronavirus is really blowing up here again and we're actually going into a 2 week partial lockdown tonight where we're not even supposed to be driving between different council areas for anything other than work. Crazy times, and not a good time to be repairing a problematic car - another reason why I took the jump and traded the Ion in for something a bit newer and (hopefully) more reliable as the onboard charger failure happened only 3 weeks before the nationwide 6 month lockdown we had - quite a close call. I could have been without a working car for a long time had it failed a few weeks later.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:29 am
by kiev
i hope the Laef works out well for you, they are nice cars--almost luxury compared to the triples. i fixed one up for my daughter and she is loving it.

Take care, let's hope we can all survive this virus and lockdown mess.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:34 am
by DBMandrake
kiev wrote:i hope the Laef works out well for you, they are nice cars--almost luxury compared to the triples. i fixed one up for my daughter and she is loving it.

Take care, let's hope we can all survive this virus and lockdown mess.

Thanks.

Yeah there's a lot to like about a 30kWh Leaf, it does Kinda feel like luxury compared to the Ion, especially in the heating and insulation department. :) The doors all have a thick layer of carpet underfelt behind the door cards and it seems to be draught free as well making it feel warm and cosy, and once warmed up (or preheated) the heater is just ticking over unless its near freezing outside. On top of that the heat pump and instant heat ceramic PTC heater means it can put out a lot of heat quickly without much power. Timed plugged in preheat is luxury in cold weather too, and remote preheat via the smartphone app is nice when not plugged in. (As the timer only works plugged in)

Probably the biggest disappointment with the Leaf for me is the Leather seats while more comfortable than the park bench seats in the Ion (which were extremely uncomfortable for me even with a seat cover) still aren't very comfortable as they're somewhat hard and the side bolsters in the base are hard, pointy and too close together and nip into the side of your legs, so I've been experimenting with different seat covers to mitigate that.

But other than that it's going really well. Summer range in my Ion was down to 50-55 miles and 30-35 miles in winter. On the same commute I was getting 107 miles range on the Leaf back in warm July weather and am still getting around 90 miles in near freezing (0C) conditions last week, so nearly 3x the winter range of the Ion - and that's with the heater turned up to a warm toasty 22C vs using bare minimum heater in the Ion and layers of warm clothes..