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by notfred
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2015 Battery won't charge
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: 2015 Battery won't charge

Sounds like the On Board Charger (OBC) has died. There were a lot of those that died early on and a firmware update and test programme when taking the car in for service. If it is the OBC then charging with a Level 3 DC Fast Charger should still work as that goes straight to the battery rather than ...
by notfred
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Harder braking and battery died
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Harder braking and battery died

I think that you have 2 issues going on: 1) Hard braking car dies. This one concerns me, I suspect that you have an issue on your 12V system - the brakes need 12V to pump up the brake boost pressure and also 12V is needed to turn on the high voltage battery relay. I would get your 12V battery checke...
by notfred
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: request some technical info . and want to know EWP bench test if possible
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: request some technical info . and want to know EWP bench test if possible

I only know the answer to some of these: Battery fan in the trunk is for cooling the battery both while driving and while charging. It will run at different speeds or not at all depending on how warm the battery gets. I don't think this is your problem, you are getting water pump codes and inverter ...
by notfred
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Range Down to 39 Miles
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Range Down to 39 Miles

Sounds like your battery is dying. I would check with the Soul Spy app and a KW902 bluetooth dongle.
by notfred
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Check EV System light came on briefly
Replies: 9
Views: 6827

Re: Check EV System light came on briefly

I would check the coolant level and if it isn't that then take it to the dealer to find out what it is. If there are problems with the cooling system then you could be risking doing damage by continuing to drive it with the light on.
by notfred
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2000

Re: 12V Battery Replacement ?

Check your warranty booklet, I believe it is going to vary based on where in the world you are. Mine was covered for 3 years, and of course failed shortly after that!
by notfred
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24332

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Transmission is replaceable separately from the motor.
by notfred
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24332

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

I would just go for 3 as the stuff that fails has been replaced and you can just drive the car. Yes it costs more but you are paying for peace of mind.
by notfred
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Kia Soul EV dashboard: ECO electric and SOUL logo, white or green?
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Kia Soul EV dashboard: ECO electric and SOUL logo, white or green?

The logo is normally white unless you are in "B" and then it switches to green. That first photo is puzzling because it shows the car in "D" but the logo is green. I think that's probably just a glitch in the cluster software - I've seen other glitches e.g. the red battery sectio...
by notfred
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2000

Re: 12V Battery Replacement ?

The original is just a normal wet battery but low/no maintenance. When I replaced mine it came up as taking a normal one that I can top up.

Double check which car the battery is for, I think the one for the EV is a slightly different size than the ICE one.

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