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by notfred
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Too Much SPAM
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Too Much SPAM

I'm not sure whether the website owners will see this thread or not as this forum is just one of many across their site. If you wish to contact them then I suggest using "Contact Us" link at the very bottom of the page. I'm just a Soul EV owner who has moderated other forums, and when I sa...
by notfred
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Rolling in park? Anyone else?
Replies: 44
Views: 38390

Re: Rolling in park? Anyone else?

How do you know that your 12V was fine before? Did you do a load test? A car with an internal combustion engine will begin to have problems starting when the 12V battery gets weak. However an EV only needs enough power in the 12V to unlock the door, read the key and enable the main relay. At that po...
by notfred
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DC Charging not Working
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: DC Charging not Working

Bad range means that you need a new battery. Everyone that I've seen who got a new battery got all the range back. It may take a couple of visits to the dealer. They update and reset the Battery Management System on the first visit, and the reset makes it display full range. Over the next little whi...
by notfred
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: AVN Energy Usage Screen not showing info
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: AVN Energy Usage Screen not showing info

I don't think it's as simple as a loose wire. Everything talks on a CAN bus and if the wires were not connected then more than that would not be working. I really don't have a recommendation here apart from talking to the dealer and hoping that you have a good dealer who knows what they are talking ...
by notfred
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DC Charging not Working
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: DC Charging not Working

Although other cars are able to be charged from that charger, are any of them Soul EVs? I know when the Soul EV first came out there were some DC chargers that it didn't work with. DC charging requires the charger to talk directly to the BMS, and some chargers had bugs in them that needed updates to...
by notfred
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement ?
Replies: 40
Views: 13898

Re: 12V Battery Replacement ?

The brake system runs on 12V, you can hear it pressuring when you open the driver's door. Yes, the high voltage traction battery will charge the 12V when the car is on, but I would be very wary of replacing the 12V with one that's smaller. I thought the ICE Soul actually uses a slightly different 12...
by notfred
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Nebraska Soul EV owners!
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Re: Nebraska Soul EV owners!

The seat cooling is just a fan blowing. The Eco button definitely changes the cabin heating/cooling but doesn't affect the seats. However that can mean that the seat fan is pushing warmer air.
by notfred
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: 2016 Map Update from mapnsoft.com
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

Re: 2016 Map Update from mapnsoft.com

Almost certainly not. The 2016 in Canada doesn't have UVO, the 2020 does. That means it is guaranteed to be a different head unit as it has different hardware - the UVO interface is a cell connection. Just get the one update that enables Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and then do everything on your...
by notfred
Sun May 31, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Where to keep spare Smart Key?
Replies: 7
Views: 1841

Re: Where to keep spare Smart Key?

That's not going to work. The car is going to see the smart key inside and let everyone start it.

Just keep the spare key somewhere at home. If you need it then yes you will need a ride home, but it's going to stop everyone on the street from stealing the car.
by notfred
Sun May 31, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: Instrument Cluster Fog Light
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: Instrument Cluster Fog Light

Here's a screenshot of that page showing the front fog cluster light is driven from the C-CAN bus, as are most of the other warning lights
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