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    Battery Cooling fan Service/Cleaning

    @JejuSoul I wonder if this is possible: would it work if we did heat pipes like in laptops/desktop PCs - a series of cold plates, no liquid (aluminum with a thermal pad in between), soldered to closed heat pipes (which would be running to the blower fan at the back, with a set of cooling fins...
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    Trunk latch suddenly not working

    Hmm the negative is connected to ground (ie the car body) as well as threaded somewhere else into the car, presumably the interior). But I’m unable to determine if anything looks wrong on initial visual inspection. I have my service appointment with Kia tomorrow anyway and have already notified...
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    Trunk latch suddenly not working

    Thanks! Do you mean the ground as connected to the 12v battery? I'm not actually sure what you meant by that.
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    Trunk latch suddenly not working

    Anyone know whether the trunk latch is a failure point? Suddenly the trunk wouldn’t open, and could only be opened from the emergency latch. :(
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    Check electric vehicle system warning

    I had mine replaced in 2020 (it would randomly show up when I got the car in 2016), after repeated requests to Kia West in Coquitlam - just don't go there... - who basically told me there was nothing wrong with the car, and they silently replaced the 3-way valve thing when I eventually...
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    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    not surprised :( though granted, at least my local Kia (Kia South Vancouver) was helpful to a certain extent - though my original dealer was pretty shitty at it (and now that I look at it later they do a hefty markup on all their cars, even used - would not ever recommend Kia West in Coquitlam...
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    2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

    Well, car is in the service bay at Kia South Vancouver - we'll see what happens now, I talked to the tech and between the two techs they'll test the car by driving it all over the place to somehow trigger the stupid Check EV System light. So we'll see what the problem is this time. I have...
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    Anyone try a CCS to Chademo adapter

    That feels like a weird regulation. But I get why… aren’t vending machines at rest stops commercial activity? You would think those would have been banned but EV charging is electricity vending essentially 😂
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    2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

    I think particularly it was mostly the early Souls cos they were rushing to production and sourced a bunch of kinda shitty chemistry batteries, and chose to go air cooled (better than Nissan I guess? No cooled or heated). I’m looking at 2020 niro ev myself lol, just want the bigger range and...
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    Anyone try a CCS to Chademo adapter

    In the US it seems most of the issue is having stations, having enough of them, and having them where they're needed on routes. To be honest, would be easier if they wired up a bunch of metered plugs and we brought our own charge cables. That way don't need to worry about the cables getting...
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    Anyone try a CCS to Chademo adapter

    it works pretty well, doesn't do as well for Electrify America/Canada stations (since they try to communicate with the car and want you to plug in first); I think probably a software update should do - Bjorn Nyland's videos mentioned that the EVniculus one (which is very very similar looking...
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    2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

    well, randomly I started to get the Check EV System light come on randomly, with no observable changes in battery temps, voltages, 12v battery, engine + obc coolant temps, and anything else I can observe that was different; drove it to my local Kia to have them look at it (and actually confirm...
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    2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

    Literally the first generation of EVs (really consumer sold) have started to show age, and nobody has really developed battery recycling/remanufacture to a point where it's viable even though it's theoretically possible. You would think that they would have made an easy to connect modular...
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    Heating and Cooling the Cabin - The HVAC System

    I have a 2016, the lowest I can set the AC to is 17C.
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    2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

    For the amount it costs, you’re getting around the same range as our Soul EVs. Used (at least $ CAD) it may be better if it’s city driving only…
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    2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

    Agreed about the work to salvage the battery. I guess that's why some people turn it into a business if you have the experience.... :( I love the car as it is, I would love it if I could somehow strap even the 2nd gen soul's battery and bms to it... even the smaller battery would be way more...
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    2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

    ugh... if you've got any electrical and car repair knowhow, get that battery taken out, hook it up to solar and to your house, at least that way you still have some use of your battery. Sell the rest to a scrapyard or autobody shop who wants a car for parts. Or just trade the car in and get a...
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    Replacing the single cells in the battery pack?

    I wonder if it's possible to use the cells from classic Ioniq - supposedly they have more cobalt in them so they degrade less?
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    2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

    Minor update on the replaced battery and OBC: Did a range test today, drove 165.7km total, about 130km of which was on highways going about 90-100km/h on average. Got to the charger with 12% remaining - ABRP predicted 10% if I went at 90 only, then gradually improved the estimate. 18km...
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    Check EV system error

    If someone's willing to 3D print some air channels, you could potentially DC charge with the HVAC on, and have cold air routed along the central column to the battery air inlets - I guess could test with some vacuum hoses (would be noisy though at least during the testing). Since from videos...
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