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 Post subject: Re: Unable to charge - Possible EVSE problem
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:40 pm 
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ImTedBell wrote:
Meh. I'm still getting 18kwh out of the pack. At least that's what my energy consumption shows when the guessometer hits "LOW"

I was unable to pull codes using generic OBDII. Onstar would tell me one month I had a P1EC4, next month was "green" month after that was P1EC4. I finally took it to the stealer and they did a SW update. We'll see what it is this month!

Nobody believes you after crying wolf like that.


P1EC4 could be intermittent and would prevent you from having a battery heater when you're supposed to have one. This isn't something that would affect you daily, but if you have to drive in a cold snap it would be particularly hard on your battery and pretty inefficient. Not sure what you mean about crying wolf, there is a difference between active codes and stored codes that would make the OnStar indicator and dash indicator come and go over the period of several months. When you have a check engine light, they mean check it soon, not check it in a few months if the problem doesn't fix itself.

If there was a charging issue with a specific EVSE (as many of us have experienced), then of course this is a different scenario than if your battery heater is having an issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Unable to charge - Possible EVSE problem
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:48 pm 
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Just picked it up from the dealer fully charged. It was the onboard charger that needed to be replaced.


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 Post subject: Re: Unable to charge - Possible EVSE problem
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:54 am 
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fr100 wrote:
Just picked it up from the dealer fully charged. It was the onboard charger that needed to be replaced.

That's a good story ! 5 days in and out. And only one piece of hardware got replaced !

Just for grins,,,, Do you see a price for the OBC?
Just curious about what happens in 8 years when the warranty is done. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Unable to charge - Possible EVSE problem
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:17 pm 
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Unfortunately, all the prices are zeroed out with a warranty note.


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 Post subject: Re: Unable to charge - Possible EVSE problem
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:32 pm 
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OBC is the same as the Volt, I bet you could get one from a wrecked Volt for chump change. They're certainly not a common failure point, so demand will be much lower than supply.

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