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by evsoulnow
Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:59 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2017 EV Soul dead, no power anywhere, nothing
Replies: 8
Views: 2935

Re: 2017 EV Soul dead, no power anywhere, nothing

Lots of "Good to know" in this thread. Tesla MS is the same. In theory it warns about the 12V system, in practice it usually warns just as it dies!
by evsoulnow
Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:31 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging Fault error.
Replies: 346
Views: 512594

Re: Charging Fault error.

US customer. 2016 Soul EV+, 28836 miles. OBC failed with the external charger error. Kia replacing it under the 10 year warranty. Just posting as another data point. I am out of the country, so cannot check on the details but as it was registered in Feb 2016, I am sure it is the same generation of O...
by evsoulnow
Mon Jan 09, 2023 3:03 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: No Proof of Maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 10989

Re: No Proof of Maintenance

This is an old thread, but I thought I'd post interwisdom on maintenance in the USA in case someone else worries about it. You can service your own car and keep the warranty. According to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty act, which is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, it's illegal for manufacturer...
by evsoulnow
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: level 2 charging cables/charging rate
Replies: 10
Views: 26213

Re: level 2 charging cables/charging rate

Want to echo what @basscadet said - run a circuit which supports 40A continuous as that covers most things up to a Tesla at a reasonable charge rate (here in CO that's a 50A circuit which will support 40A sustained). Of course if you are installing it, it's just a material cost - but usually you are...
by evsoulnow
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers
Replies: 78
Views: 192899

Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Perhaps someone can help with this. I just bought a 2016 Soul EV+. Bought this dongle: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UV7G7LI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Which Torque reports as firmware 1.5 and which reports just fine for my other vehicles, as well as talking to the...

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