ksoul2084
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Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:44 am

notfred wrote:
ksoul2084 wrote:limited my highway speed to 115km/hr.

That's not limiting! :shock:
The Soul is a big square box, not very aerodynamic at all. Put the cruise on at 105km/h on the highway and you will do far better on the range.


Oh I don't doubt it but there's a certain reality in needing to keep up with the flow of traffic on a busy highway. I'm not really comfortable driving like miss daisy on when everyone around me is going 120km+. :)

ksoul2084
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Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:54 am

JejuSoul wrote:You posted these numbers for your car last week. From this and your latest report, I too would guess that your battery is fast approaching 70% SOH. The battery warranty ends at 150,000km in Canada. To hit that deadline you will have to hope you reach 70% SOH before then.

Fast driving in the Soul EV isn't just less efficient; it also degrades the battery fast. Unlike my assumption that for beanman his used Soul EV will suit his needs for a decade or more, I doubt yours is going to keep you happy for more than a few months. Unless you get the new battery, and then look after the car better than the previous taxi driver did.


The warranty is Canada is actually 160,000km. I'm thinking driving it for another few months "normally" and see how it goes. I would hope to get a replacement battery well before the warranty expires.

Another problem is that there are no EV certified KIA dealers in my province (Alberta). I haven't tried to bring it in to one here to see what they say but I kind of assume that I might need to transport the vehicle to a dealer in BC if I require warranty work.

Oh, and KIA Canada mentioned that the vehicle hasn't had this recall done yet:
"Campaign #170069 - PSEV OBC Logic Improvement and inspection and replacement"

I wonder if they might want to apply that and then make me drive it for awhile before they'd approve a battery replacement? Very inconvenient if I have to take it out of province to have it done.

ksoul2084 wrote:- Replacement side-mirror (used from a wrecker), this will correct a broken signal light and worn out mirror adjuster.

The motor on one of my side mirrors has worn out also. How much did you pay for a replacement?, was it from a gasoline Soul?, how easy was it to replace?[/quote]

Yes, any Soul mirror 2015-2018 that has the correct features (heated, retractable, signal light, etc.) will fit. Cost from the wrecker was $150Cdn (about $110 USD). Dead simple to change just remove the plastic cover on the door with a screwdriver, 3x10mm bolts and 1 wiring plug to remove/attach. :)

FueledUpRooster
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Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:26 pm

Hey everyone,

So I decided to take the wiring out of the car today and found the SECOND KEY FOB and the AUX/USB unit completely intact!

The FOB was so exciting to find, they had it connected around one of the NFC wires by winding the wire around the fob about 15 times, very odd.

Anyways some pics of the mess!

All the wiring from under the dash!

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The AUX/USB UNIT

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and the KEY FOB!!

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If anyone is going to grab the keyfob, to get the center console top half off (just the section below shifter no screws) You put the car in neutral and pull the knob straight up (takes some effort) and the knob pops off. Once you lift it out voila!

I hope other with these cars get a chance to check this out! Was exciting find today.




P.S. Just a note, if you are not comfortable with the wiring get a professional to do it. There are about 6 splices overall, rest is interconnections and relays. if you disconnect the wire around the fob it goes to a relay (third party). you can cut the wire off the fob and attach it directly back to the harness itself.

beanman
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Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:48 pm

Wow, that's amazing.
I figured the electrical/low voltage guy my dealer used left a disconnected wiring harness or two, but to find a second fob....Jackpot!
I wonder how many cabs are similarly modified.

So, with the car in the off position, through the gear into neutral and pop off both the knob and the panel at the same time? I know what I'm doing Sunday.

In somewhat related news, the BMS has reset in my SoulEV. I don't think it reset before the firmware upgrade, but it's done so now.

The numbers to start are:
SOH: 93.5%
Min_cell_deterioration_n: 42
Min_cell_deterioration_pct: 15
Max_cell_deterioration_n: 2
Max_cell_deterioration_pct: 18

I wonder how they'll change in the coming weeks but I'm happily seeing ~150km non-highway driving range. Pretty jazzed actually.
I was prepping for a conservative drop of 2% per 10,000km driven during 70% DC Charging for ~2.5 years. Battery is showing much better health than that (at least initially).

rscamp
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Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:42 pm

FueledUpRooster wrote:Hey everyone,

So I decided to take the wiring out of the car today and found the SECOND KEY FOB and the AUX/USB unit completely intact!

The FOB was so exciting to find, they had it connected around one of the NFC wires by winding the wire around the fob about 15 times, very odd....

If anyone is going to grab the keyfob, to get the center console top half off (just the section below shifter no screws) You put the car in neutral and pull the knob straight up (takes some effort) and the knob pops off. Once you lift it out voila!

I hope other with these cars get a chance to check this out! Was exciting find today....


This is interesting. I have a 2018 and two dealers have been unable to program a second fob. Based on what you found, I wonder if this is because there is already a second fob under the console or if they have made a portion of near field communications inoperative by altering an NFC antenna. Does this sound plausible?

I got the shift knob off but can you please clarify how to get the console off?

Thanks!

warren55
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Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:33 pm

Notice he says it is just the section around the shifter. It probably has some plastic clips. With a little prying from a screwdriver (or something made of plastic), it will probably come right off.

beanman
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Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:49 pm

Yes, I noticed on the drive home that the part of the plastic assembly that includes the gear shift, about half the console closest to the front of the car, was secured so poorly that I dislodged it with little more than a fingernail and some pressure.

So I'm going to check tonight.

Since I can't change gears when the power is off, I assume I'm going to turn the car ON before selecting neutral.

Will it be obvious which space on which wiring harness to put the cable back into?

Trip meter + GOM shows about 145km total. Did use the AC and cooled seats a bit these last two days. Love the cooled seats.

Thank you.

FueledUpRooster
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Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:18 pm

I will post a quick video tomorrow sometime.

rscamp
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Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:53 pm

FueledUpRooster wrote:I will post a quick video tomorrow sometime.


Cheers!

beanman
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Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:51 am

So I was emboldened to pop off the housing around the shifter. Was not too hard to pop off the shifter knob in neutral, and pull the console out and up. Disconnecting one of two harnesses front under the console helped move it almost all the way out of the way so I could take a look.

Unless I missed it, because there are some crevices in there, I found no fob. I did see a bit of what was left of the modifications.

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I'm sure the after market audio connector used to connect to the aux that was pulled for the taxi mods.
What interests me the most is the spliced cable. It looks simple enough in that the original wiring harness has a thin green lead, then it was spliced and a blue lead was attached, and left. A few inches away you see where the original green wire continues. I think I should simply reconnect it. I of course have no idea what it does, but it's low voltage. Actually the gauges of the wire look different.... scratch that for now.

Not shown in this pic is another wiring harness termination, looks like it was from the taxi mod.

Annoying me is for the last few days when I turn the steering wheel I hear something rubbing up against the plastic in the steering column. Adjusting the telescopic wheel rarely changes anything.

Min/max degradation pct at 13/18, soh unchanged at 93.5, charged to 90% overnight.

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