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by Heima
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Added Voltmeter?
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Added Voltmeter?

Hold it, the cigarette lighter stays on after you power off and leave the car? What if you lock it?
by Heima
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Range Warning, Where is it?
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Range Warning, Where is it?

I tried to search if others have asked this question, but was denied, with the explanation that Warning Range were too common of words. Ok..... So for shits and grins, I took my 2017 down to 0 miles range. Fortunately I was near a stout 240V charger. I started the drive with 8 miles left to go, and ...
by Heima
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Any advice. Lost 30%+ range and Dealer said no dice
Replies: 7
Views: 3592

Re: Any advice. Lost 30%+ range and Dealer said no dice

Sorry, I guess the humor doesn't come through. I was mocking the stealership of charging $500 to do what the car already does. I also suspect that the stealership actually wasn't going to do anything for $500, that they were just BSing. The only way I know of to manually balance a pack, (and the fac...
by Heima
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Replace 12V battery in 2017-2018 FFE
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Replace 12V battery in 2017-2018 FFE

Good question, and unfortunately I do not have a good answer. The battery was putting out too low of voltage for my liking 12.2v, but it was off and on within an ok value. Sometimes 12.4, sometimes 12.5, sometimes 12.6. Reading up on batteries, supposedly a new 12v lead acid battery puts out 12.7V n...
by Heima
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Replace 12V battery in 2017-2018 FFE
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Replace 12V battery in 2017-2018 FFE

I too was thinking of going with a deep cycle, like a marine battery. I stumbled across this deep cycle wheelchair battery, and it should easily fit into the FFE battery case. $88. Would probably need to modify those screw in battery posts to fit this battery, but if you don't mind a little work to ...
by Heima
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Replace 12V battery in 2017-2018 FFE
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Replace 12V battery in 2017-2018 FFE

Yep, just checked Costco, 3 year 26R is $89. If you want to check other sites, sometimes they want a vehicle and not a battery size. Use a 2000 Chevy Metro 4 cylinder LSI 1.3 engine. And since the battery case is probably the same as for 2012-2016 FFEs, the 26R will probably work for those years as ...
by Heima
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Replace 12V battery in 2017-2018 FFE
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Replace 12V battery in 2017-2018 FFE

Sometimes you end up answering your own question. GOOD NEWS! A Type 26R battery fits just fine, and its a heck of a lot cheaper as well. I won't bore you of the details of my research, but I picked up a VP-26R 540 CCA 675 CA EverStart battery at walmart for $55. Probably cheaper where you live. It n...
by Heima
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Replace 12V battery in 2017-2018 FFE
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Replace 12V battery in 2017-2018 FFE

I did a search and did not see anything, so apologies if I am being redundant. Has anyone personally replaced the 12V battery in the 2017 or 2018 FFE? I have the 2017 service manual, and is shows the procedure for the 2016 and earlier. Namely, the front junction box is in the way of sliding out the ...
by Heima
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: How to replace a lost key
Replies: 10
Views: 5406

Re: How to replace a lost key

Those previous links were for the CJ5T key, here is for the BT4T key:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/153241672905
by Heima
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: "Yellow Wrench" light while driving in the rain... later red warning!
Replies: 30
Views: 1252

Re: "Yellow Wrench" light while driving in the rain... later red warning!

Way to go Electrons! How much did the shield set you back? Be careful when removing them clips, cause they can get fragile. While you can use a flatblade screwdriver, a set of plastic trim tools might be a useful investment. I'm glad I bought mine. https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/performance-to...

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