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by dgpretzel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "

For those near a Costco, here is a much less expensive option for purchase of the 12V aux battery: https://costco.interstatebatteries.com/home/results?key=auto&ZipCode=99801&l=99801&Program=100500&choice1=1542020&choice2=1543132&choice3=1543187&choice4=1543188&choice5...
by dgpretzel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1985

Re: 12V Battery Replacement ?

Found it here: https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/premium-4988/battery-accessories-16452/battery---automotive-16864/battery---best-fit-16245/ec27e4e51018/super-start-premium-group-size-121r-top-post-battery/121rprm/4742359/2017/kia/soul-ev?pos=0 Looks like a Group Size 121R will do the trick. Here...
by dgpretzel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1985

Re: 12V Battery Replacement ?

Does anyone know whether the 12V battery is just an "old school" sealed lead-acid battery? Or a gel battery? Or maybe (unlikely I think) AGM?

Thank you.

DG
by dgpretzel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Schedule Charging
Replies: 8
Views: 7520

Re: Schedule Charging

I had a problem, and one of the symptoms was the charging schedule was not being saved when I entered a new one. https://www.mykiasoulev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1167 Fixed for me when I got under the hood and disconnected the negative terminal of the auxiliary (12V) battery, let it sit fo...
by dgpretzel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "

Thank you for the further comment,

I think I'll just replace it. It probably isn't well. It's been deeply discharged at least twice (and car batteries are not deep-cycle batteries).

DG
by dgpretzel
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "
Replies: 8
Views: 920

FIXED-- Re: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "

PROBLEM FIXED First, to respond to notfred's suggestion: The voltage measured at the 12V aux battery before starting the car was 11.99V. The voltage measured at the 12V aux battery after starting the car was 14.40V. That tells me that the car started OK, and the normal charger for the aux battery is...
by dgpretzel
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "

Just some more "grist for the mill"... When I press the "EV" button, no electrical information is available. It shows charge = 0%. All the other numeric data fields are filed with dashes. But, when I turn the car off, the charge percentage on the dashboard display shows the state...
by dgpretzel
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "

P.S. But, I just mention that it would appear that the 12v battery is working, since we can start the car with no problem whatsoever, and all the electronics, such as the AV display and dashboard electronics, windows, lights, etc., all work just fine.

Later.
by dgpretzel
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "

Thank you, notfred. (I am also not Fred! :) ) I will do the checking you suggest tonight, when I get home from work. We have had issues with the 12v battery a few times in the past. I've had to manually recharge it or "jump it" a few times. In fact, we now carry one of those small, compact...
by dgpretzel
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "

A few days ago, a very strange thing happened. While driving, our 2017 Soul EV generated a voice announcement saying that the "engine" (the term used in the announcement!) could not be started because of low battery. Keep in mind that this was while the "engine" was running perfe...

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