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by notfred
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: help request to understand HVAC (heating) troubleshoot reference to check ev light
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: help request to understand HVAC (heating) troubleshoot reference to check ev light

The HVAC system uses high voltage from the main battery for the compressor and I think also for the resistive heating wires. All the blower fan, solenoids and that kind of stuff use the 12V. If you have a problem on the high voltage stuff, you need to take it to a dealer. It's 400 Volts DC and capab...
by notfred
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: 2016 Soul EV: Do you say a Good Buy? Or a Goodbye?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: 2016 Soul EV: Do you say a Good Buy? Or a Goodbye?

You are always going to see the problem posts, and the owners who are happy busy driving rather than posting about it. I got my 2016 in September 2015 and I usually charge to 80% rather than 100%. There are a couple of days when I have to go out in the evening across town that I will charge to 100%....
by notfred
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Pedestrian Warning System
Replies: 17
Views: 7373

Re: Pedestrian Warning System

In drive there is no sound when stationary. It only makes a sound when moving and only up to 20kph, after that there is enough tyre and wind noise that it doesn't bother making the sound. I think that the same speaker is used for both the forwards burble and the reversing bong, so if it is making on...
by notfred
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Certified Kia EV tech locations
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: Certified Kia EV tech locations

Normally you go to your countries Kia website, do "Find a Dealer" and the search function has "Authorized EV Dealer" as an option.
by notfred
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 12V Battery Drains If Car Left Plugged In After Charge Complete
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: 12V Battery Drains If Car Left Plugged In After Charge Complete

I would have said bad 12V battery at first, but now that you have replaced it, it means that you have something draining the 12V battery.

I think you need to start looking for where the power is going, pulling fuses and checking current flowing.
by notfred
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2015 Battery won't charge
Replies: 3
Views: 458

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: 381

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: 1025

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: 853

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: 12
Views: 7339

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.

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