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by JTCalif
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Quality of Key Fob
Replies: 30
Views: 17679

Re: Quality of Key Fob

Good idea, thank you for giving me something to try. I measured a steady 4.6 microamp's (with a fresh battery), with no button pressed. If CR2032 capacity is about 240 mAh, that should give me over 5 years ... BUT that is down to 2.0 volts. This Ford setup seems to become unreliable after the top 1 ...
by JTCalif
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Quality of Key Fob
Replies: 30
Views: 17679

Re: Quality of Key Fob

Fob battery life has gone from years to WEEKS, recently! Have to put in a new 2032 battery at least once a month now (when at about 3.01 v.). This drain seemed to start about when the car reached age 5: possible connection? Any guess about an alternative fix? I am going to wear out the fob (and my p...
by JTCalif
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plugin Hybrids
Topic: Thoughts on a Chevy Bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 8008

Re: Thoughts on a Chevy Bolt

Seats felt quite OK to us, and our body shapes & leg lengths are Very different (my wife's legs are much shorter). No complaints about them. (Don't know about the rear seats: almost never used, aside from packages.)
by JTCalif
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: No heat.
Replies: 24
Views: 23680

Re: No heat.

You meant that "re-post" request for another person, probably for jmueller065.
I did find a file I downloaded in Jan. 2017 called "Lesson-3-Cooling-System.pdf" ... but do not see how to attach it here!
by JTCalif
Sun May 05, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos
Topic: Two electrics in the house
Replies: 13
Views: 21492

Re: Two electrics in the house

We now have a Bolt and an FFE: each has plus's and minus's in comparison. Chevy better range of course, also better turning radius and nice seat height adjustment. Ford rides better (a matter of opinion ... wife thinks otherwise) and allows ME to decide when to turn on lights, radio, & dim the mirro...
by JTCalif
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Ford is recalling 120v chargers
Replies: 41
Views: 32420

Re: Ford is recalling 120v chargers

Swapped 120v charge cord at Ford dealer today; took about 45 minutes. Ran it for 1 hour, saw battery increase from 71 to 77% (in my 2015 FFE, with estimated capacity about 18 kWh, so maybe 1.1 kWh gain). My PG&E meter showed about 1.36 kW being sent to car. Felt just a slight warmth in the heavy cor...
by JTCalif
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stop Safely Now Warning
Replies: 693
Views: 346184

Re: Stop Safely Now Warning

Ask about outstanding "Field Service Action" items (mfr. recalls).
With the VIN you posted, can go to owner.ford.com and find something.
Think I saw "12M02" but do not know what that is about.
by JTCalif
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stop Safely Now Warning
Replies: 693
Views: 346184

Re: Stop Safely Now Warning

That advice about getting [or borrowing] an OBD2 reader to test the battery is good. I have a 2015 FFE, after driving a 2012 one for 3 years. Have liked both. Biggest problem: 12 volt battery died after about 3 and 1/2 years, and was glad I could "jump" it then. (Can use metal key inside fob to unlo...
by JTCalif
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plugin Hybrids
Topic: Thoughts on a Chevy Bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 8008

Re: Thoughts on a Chevy Bolt

Bolt has real advantages (range, better seat height adjustment, turning radius, ...) but there are still aspects of the FFE I like better: it is quieter (Bolt added what sounds like a pump going most of the time), it gives me a few options missing in the Bolt (turn head lights on/off only when I wan...
by JTCalif
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: cabin heater, how does it work?
Replies: 9
Views: 5672

Re: cabin heater, how does it work?

jmueller065 wrote:Try this link for how the heating/cooling system works:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6vpsdoelmahhr ... m.pdf?dl=0
Thank you ... good link.

Are there other lessons in the series?
Where could people look for such??

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