Well, it went like this....
It works!!!!!!!!! It's alive!!!!!
So....got out there this morning....check the V on the Silver Aux.....12.51. This is after I had it charged to over 13V. Thought....go in the garage and check Raspberry.....12.82.
Figured....no point in switching batteries. Took the 12V out of Silver.....went to Advance. I made them check the first one they pulled out date stamped 2019 read 12.55, 89% charge. I said no.....that will not do....can you charge it? They said sure. I went to a paint store and came back. Well, it had a bad cell in it and wouldn't charge and it had a reading of 12.55.....Hmmmmm. They pulled one from the back of the shelf.....date stamped 2020, 100% charge, reading 12.83. I took it.
I'm trying to make a long story short.
Put it in. Drove around the neighborhood.....it went to 13 even. Hmmm.....other battery went down after driving.
Took the long trip back to the store.....with the i909 of course.
It started right back up. Checked the V at home.....reads 13 even.
Pulled out the manual....it says right in the front of the manual....if 12V battery is discharged....the I-Miev will not start and charging the main battery will not work.
Not sure what I'm going to do with the dealer yet....but pretty upset about their incompetence and wanting $4750 which wouldn't even have fixed it. And, the torture they put me through....
kiev, I'm paying you and don't say no. Send me a PM. You only saved me about $5000.
I want to make some more trips before I'm absolutely convinced it's fine.....but....looking good.
I had a big advantage having another 2012 I-Miev that I could compare things to.
Thanks a bunch everyone.
I'll be back.