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by ksoul2084
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Does anyone know how to release this panel?
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Does anyone know how to release this panel?

This panel looks like it's upside down to me. Who knows how to release/open it so that I can reverse it, assuming it is indeed upside-down? I have yet to come up with what it's called, and I've searched the manual and can't find the answer. The closest I've found is that it seems to cover the safet...
by ksoul2084
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Range Down to 39 Miles
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

Re: Range Down to 39 Miles

Thanks for the update.

I'm delaying taking my 2016 to the dealer for inspection and hopefully battery replacement until the new supply is available.
by ksoul2084
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions for e-Soul
Topic: Pre-heating cabin in winter without charging
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Pre-heating cabin in winter without charging

So I can set charging times and climate times but I was hoping I could just select to keep the battery warm all the time. It seems the only way to it is to tell it to keep the whole car warm My goal was to keep only the battery warm so as to keep it healthy. I checked the temperature in the cells t...
by ksoul2084
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV BAttery replacement - Out of Stock?
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: 2016 Soul EV BAttery replacement - Out of Stock?

Interesting. I didn't buy my car from a local dealer (none of them handle EVs anyway).

What did you tell the dealer when you took the car in? Did you have any SoulSpy or other data to show the state of the battery?
by ksoul2084
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV BAttery replacement - Out of Stock?
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: 2016 Soul EV BAttery replacement - Out of Stock?

Hey folks, glad to find this forum. I bought this 2016 with 36k miles and it didn't have the standard trickle charger with it, the dealer had provided one to use from another ev until he could get the Kia charger. After successfully charging it to 100% the range was 52 miles. I tried driving it dow...
by ksoul2084
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 458
Views: 177261

Re: Battery Ageing Model

First to update you on my car. The battery seems like recovering some range gradually!, now its consumption is back at around 39% per my daily commute (last year it was 37%, 2 weeks ago it was 43 - 45%). But max deterioration, min deterioration and SOH still read the same. (4.4%, 43.8%, 64.7% respe...
by ksoul2084
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Technical Discussions for e-Soul
Topic: Pre-heating cabin in winter without charging
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Pre-heating cabin in winter without charging

Not sure if it's the same on a 2020, but on my 2016 I can program charge times/days and pre-heat times/days separately. So simply set the car to timed charging (default I think unless you press the button under your chargeport door) and program the days and times you want it to charge. Then program ...
by ksoul2084
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Range Down to 39 Miles
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

Re: Range Down to 39 Miles

I would doubt that the dealer would want to conflate the two issues (battery failure and lease expiry). I would book the appt and take it in. At that point presumably it will stay there until the warranty repair is completed. Then you can decide if you'd want to buy out the vehicle at end of lease k...
by ksoul2084
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Kia Dealer Refuses to Provide SoH...?
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Re: Kia Dealer Refuses to Provide SoH...?

That's pretty crazy. I'd seriously consider buying elsewhere to avoid having to deal with that dealership in the future. Having said that, you could test-drive the car and use an ODBII bluetooth dongle + SoulSpy Android app to see the values yourself (assuming they having reset the BMS recently). Or...
by ksoul2084
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 458
Views: 177261

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Mileage is now 145138km. GOM range has been dropping a bit and now getting 90-100km with similar temps and conditions as last post. Max cell det. is now: 42.6% Min cell det. is now: 0.8% SOH: 66% (using latest SoulSpy app with improved SOH formula). With the first coldish weather of the year upon u...

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