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by EVDee
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Range for Fully Charged(?) 2017 Soul
Replies: 13
Views: 6465

Re: Range for Fully Charged(?) 2017 Soul

They should have reset your BMS after they installed the new battery but either didn't because following instructions is hard :roll: , or because they ran out of time - as was the excuse from my dealer when they changed my battery out. It'll update once you've discharged and charged the battery in a...
by EVDee
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Preheating, on EVSE?
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: Preheating, on EVSE?

I'm honestly not aware of such a feature working with our cars other than the built-in timer, or the app which never was an option for Canadian Souls. Perhaps there's been progress with that one app, I do recall something like that myself, but I thought they hit a wall which they couldn't scale - so...
by EVDee
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Bosch charger fried and 2016 will not charge
Replies: 20
Views: 1879

Re: Bosch charger fried and 2016 will not charge

Warranty is 8 years/160,000km so I wouldn't worry unless you're beyond the mileage limit - even then..
by EVDee
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Trying to implement EV battery claim (updated w/ soulEV info)
Replies: 17
Views: 4877

Re: Trying to implement EV battery claim

I'm doubtful of that SoH reading unless the dealership did a battery calibration, which I've never heard of a single story of.. Basically you need to charge to full, discharge to ~10% and then fully charge to perform a battery calibration (when it's above 10C). If your habits don't fit within the sc...
by EVDee
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery replacement woes
Replies: 5
Views: 2583

Re: Battery replacement woes

If you want the quickest way to do this: Check that the outside temp is above 10C and will be for awhile (like a day or two) Check that your battery pack is also above 10C (OBD2 reader & Torque or SoulSpy needed) Charge to 100% Discharge to 10% (no charging in between) Charge to 100% (no interru...
by EVDee
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Trying to implement EV battery claim (updated w/ soulEV info)
Replies: 17
Views: 4877

Re: Trying to implement EV battery claim

Doubtful they'll have a battery ready for you, mine took over a month to arrive once they approved my replacement - and it took awhile and several visits to get them to do that.. Hopefully your experience proves to be less painful than mine or others.
by EVDee
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Can't find certified Soul Ev. 5 mile commute make it unnecessary?
Replies: 20
Views: 5928

Re: Can't find certified Soul Ev. 5 mile commute make it unnecessary?

I'd be wary of anything a dealer says. For example, the local dealership near me had a 2018 ex-Taxi for sale and according to them it had warranty. Meanwhile the 2016 I was looking at elsewhere didn't according to my local dealer. Why? It had been used as a taxi prior.. When I asked him to explain w...
by EVDee
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Alternative tires to NEXEN N Blue EV
Replies: 3
Views: 3050

Re: Alternative tires to NEXEN N Blue EV

Mine is currently riding on a complete set of Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus. Not sure how they compare to the Nexen's but I've never had any problems or complaints.
by EVDee
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Issues after recent recall/software update
Replies: 4
Views: 3260

Re: Issues after recent recall/software update

Sounds silly but, have you or they checked the 12V battery? Often issues like this whether EV or Hybrid, that's the problem.
by EVDee
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: The origin of the 'B' mode setting.
Replies: 18
Views: 31435

Re: The origin of the 'B' mode setting.

There is a "school of thought" that suggests there being more battery degradation due to aggressive/high levels of regenerative braking. Personally I could see how such extremes could be a factor in battery life, but worrying about every little aspect gets in the way of enjoying it. I'd im...

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