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by ksoul2084
Sun May 26, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 184
Views: 97642

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Congratulations! When I first saw it two weeks ago, the dealer already had paid a contractor to pull the bars off the roof and plug+silicone the holes. The plugs are not attractive and there's still minor dents in the roof. I think I'm going to try a vinyl roof wrap. I expect I will still see the pl...
by ksoul2084
Sat May 25, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 184
Views: 97642

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

- For some reason the hood has been wrapped in white. I only noticed this after washing the car. The white wrap doesn't have the shiny speckle bits that the original white paint does. - The light blue highlights have been covered with white pin-striping or some kind of paint in various places on th...
by ksoul2084
Sat May 25, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 184
Views: 97642

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Some additional observations: So my car at least appears to have originally been painted white with light blue accents and roof like in this photo: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/13/2014-03-04_Geneva_Motor_Show_1101.JPG/1200px-2014-03-04_Geneva_Motor_Show_1101.JPG Teo Taxi th...
by ksoul2084
Sat May 25, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 184
Views: 97642

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Well I'm happy to report that installing the missing 50V fuses brought the car back to life. Every feature is working fine now with the exception of the right mirror signal light, so that's a big win in my book. Mileage is 140,000km. Battery had 58km range remaining on it and had been last driven on...
by ksoul2084
Fri May 24, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 184
Views: 97642

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

In the cases I've seen, those controller boxes were wired back to the odb2 port, likely but not certain, as part of a power source. You should also lift the centre console armrest and look for a drill hole in the bottom with a power care poking through. Likely with a transformer underneath that can...
by ksoul2084
Thu May 23, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 184
Views: 97642

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

So I finally got to inspect my copart auction taxi yesterday in person. It is certainly a project. - Roof is pretty mangled, two rows of largish holes to mount a large taxi sign I guess, they also dented the roof a fair amount. They covered these with a black wrap but looks pretty rough from above a...
by ksoul2084
Thu May 23, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Check EV system error
Replies: 11
Views: 10856

Re: Check EV system error

Definitely repeatable. It’s spring here so the temperature is around 15-20C It’s going to a different dealership that wants to keep it and try to recreate the error... yay, some yahoo racing around in my car for a day... You would think this kind of event would leave a trace for their ODB scanner t...
by ksoul2084
Tue May 21, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 184
Views: 97642

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

That range test certainly sounds promising. My auction taxi Soul has arrived in town. I haven't seen it yet. They couldn't get it running at the transport company so needed to forklift it onto/off the truck. I'm hoping it's a 12v battery issue or maybe a keyfob battery issue and they just didn't kno...
by ksoul2084
Fri May 17, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging Fault error.
Replies: 335
Views: 198891

Re: Charging Fault error.

Agreed that Rxxx should be a resistor. Normally I'd expect surface mount resistors to look like the smaller components above R478 - R481 but these might be high power versions, google "Panasonic ERJ" to see some examples. My concern is that resistors don't usually burn up. I wonder if som...
by ksoul2084
Fri May 17, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging Fault error.
Replies: 335
Views: 198891

Re: Charging Fault error.

Hey guys. My OBC broke and it has no warranty , so i'm trying to fix it myself. Would anyone might know what these components are? https://ibb.co/LCvFwg9 https://ibb.co/z5cZbHT Well "Rxxx" generally means it's a resistor of some sort. That is good news as resistors are cheap and simple co...

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