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by notfred
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ ... is my battery eligible for replacement?
Replies: 20
Views: 20992

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ ... is my battery eligible for replacement?

There's only coolant, gear oil, brake fluid, and windscreen washer fluid in the Soul EV, plus a little bit of compressor oil in the AC system. Smell and feel of the fluid can help more than colour when trying to determine what it is.
by notfred
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Resolved: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427, fixed via Kia Service Action 210031
Replies: 136
Views: 92618

Re: Resolved: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427, fixed via Kia Service Action 210031

The 2022 is going to be quite different from the 1st Gen models that this thread is about. I do think that the heat pump gets noisy if it is getting low on refrigerant, may be worth getting them to check the pressures.
by notfred
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ ... is my battery eligible for replacement?
Replies: 20
Views: 20992

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ ... is my battery eligible for replacement?

I don't think battery replacement touches the coolant system, that's all under the hood while the battery is under the car. I would check your coolant level and I definitely agree with taking it to the dealer for them to log the error code. If they did touch the coolant system it may be that they di...
by notfred
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Slow Level 2 charging
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Slow Level 2 charging

I believe all the first generation have the fan in the trunk to draw the air through and cool the battery. The 2nd generation have a liquid cooled battery
by notfred
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Slow Level 2 charging
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Slow Level 2 charging

One other thought as you are down in the south and it may be warm. If the DC fast charge is also very slow or refuses to start, see if the fan in the trunk floor is working properly - it should kick up in speed when DC fast charging to keep the battery cool. If you have an OBDII bluetooth dongle and...
by notfred
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Slow Level 2 charging
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Slow Level 2 charging

I suspect the OBC rather than the BMS. If the BMS wasn't accepting more than 1.7kW then you would have problems with regenerative braking. You could confirm by trying to DC fast charge as that goes straight to the BMS and battery, not involving the OBC at all. It doesn't really matter, if you are se...
by notfred
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Can a bad auxiliary (12v) battery prevent EV system charging?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Can a bad auxiliary (12v) battery prevent EV system charging?

The 2016's and earlier are notorious for having bad OBC, mine blew earlier this year. I'm surprised that Kia isn't just straight replacing it. I bought an extended warranty with the car, so I have to take mine in once a year to keep the warranty intact and it gets all the updates. There's been a few...
by notfred
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Can a bad auxiliary (12v) battery prevent EV system charging?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Can a bad auxiliary (12v) battery prevent EV system charging?

There was a firmware update a few years ago that changed the DC-DC converter behavior while charging. For anything, the 12V needs to get the main contacts online to enable power from the main propulsion battery to drive the DC-DC converter. If the 12V is weak, you can get all kinds of weird behaviou...
by notfred
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: EPB tool for rear brake pad replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 2002

Re: EPB tool for rear brake pad replacement

I just finished doing the rear brakes. I ended up disconnecting the wire and using a 12V battery from my UPS to wind the EPB in before removing the caliper. Once I had the new pads in and the caliper back on, I pressed the brake pedal a few times to settle the pads and piston, and then connected the...
by notfred
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Emergency use of EPB
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: Emergency use of EPB

I wonder if the tyres were slightly different diameters from different tread depths and patterns, and that was enough to upset the ABS and cause it to not function properly? It means regular tyre rotation is very important.

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