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Wanted: Charging remote

Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:36 pm

Hello. I am yet another used iMIEV buyer that did NOT receive a charging remote. If you have one for sale I would be very interested. Thanks.

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Re: Wanted: Charging remote

Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:46 am

I believe the charging remotes have to be coded to the vehicle, and if that is the case then that would be a dealer-only item, and from what I understand they are not cheap - in the order of $1000 (despite the fact it feels like a $30 part). In addition, that is contingent on your car having the electronics within the car (i.e. it was supplied with a remote in the first place). The aerial component part of the system in the car is in one of the tiny windows at the front of the vehicle (the ones that throw light over the dashboard at the sides). On my right hand drive vehicle, the antenna is stuck to the bottom of that right hand window (though a bit tricky to see - you need to view it through the windshield, and it sort of looks like a long one of those store security tags that set the alarms off).

So, this is not an easy or low cost item to source, and depends on whether the car even has the in-car part of the system fitted.

Will say, if it were to cost me c. $1000, i would absolutely not bother with it. The only time I use it is to defrost the vehicle and pre-heat in the winter.

We have 2 IMIEVs in the family, both 2012 model years - mine came with the remote, the other one did not, and has not got the receiver fitted in the car either.
2012 I-MIEV Keiko Silver 16K
2010 Insight ES-T 43K
2001 Accord Type-V (F23 manual)
2009 Hornet CB600F
2008 SH300

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Re: Wanted: Charging remote

Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:21 am

In order to best help you we could use a little more information
What year and model do you have?
European model or North America?
Where are you located
Do you need the remote to preheat your vehicle in the winter?

Once it is determined if the car was equipped for & originally came with the remote and if you can get a hold of one-
There is a posting here ( Can't remember where) that walks you through the process of reprogramming it to your vehicle.
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
88,850 miles, 143,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven 130,480 miles (210,000 km)

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Re: Wanted: Charging remote

Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:37 am

2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 87,000 miles
2012 i-ES traded at 21,648 miles
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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