Here's an old post of mine from December 2017.
see :- Charging Fault error.
As you can see from the Quebec DIY fix an official GDS connection was not required.
It is possible to recycle the coolant successfully without having the software support.
I had my OBC fixed on Thursday. It took an hour. Excellent work by the local Kia garage. Car now charges fine. I will post a detailed series of images from this repair tomorrow. First though I just found these pictures on the Quebec Soul EV Facebook thread. The first time I have seen the inside of one of the OBC units.
Posted by Sylvain Belanger - here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ater&ifg=1
The OBC fix was done at Véhicules électriques Simon André. This is the (first) used EV repair shop in Quebec. So it's not a Kia dealership. As the car was bought in the US, the warranty does not apply here so that's why they were on their own to change the OBC. They took the opportunity to open the OBC case to check if something is broken and repairable.
The good news here is that it is possible to fix an OBC out of warranty without going to Kia.
The one step that is not possible for DIY fixing is the recirculation of the cooling fluid.
In this case they didn't do it and everything was fine.
Don't know if they were just lucky because it was Quebec winter.
But it should be possible to do this by filling, driving a short distance and then filling some more.
The repair on my car required the official GDS to be running - and an Internet connection to Kia
Disconnect the 12V battery and wear thick rubber gloves to disconnect the high voltage orange cabling.
The codes for using Torque Pro can be found by clicking the link in the website icon under my user name on the left.