SootSprite
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Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:09 am

Completely No Charge

Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:15 am

Hey All I am pretty new to owning a spark EV I have a 2016 and I was not able to drive it for about 2 weeks. When I checked it today It will not unlock with my remote when I open the door no lights come on just nothing. I have it plugged into a 120 - v right now but the light didn’t even come on when I plugged it in.

Any Suggestions???

MrDRMorgan
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Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:27 am
Location: Manteca, California

Re: Completely No Charge

Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:51 am

SootSprite wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:15 am
Hey All I am pretty new to owning a spark EV I have a 2016 and I was not able to drive it for about 2 weeks. When I checked it today It will not unlock with my remote when I open the door no lights come on just nothing. I have it plugged into a 120 - v right now but the light didn’t even come on when I plugged it in.

Any Suggestions???
First suggestion - check your 12 volt battery voltage. It sounds like it is very low or dead. If it needs to be charged, be sure to use a charger that is specifically designed for charging 12 volt AGM batteries. You might also want to locate a new battery just in case you need to buy one. The battery used in Spark EVs comes from AC Delco and can be hard to find. It is expensive too.

Note: When the car is being charged using an L1 or L2 EVSE, the 12 volt battery is being charged too. I verified this today. I will have to wait to see if, when the HV battery in the car is fully charged, the charging of the 12 volt battery continues.

Update: I found that when connected to an L2 EVSE, charging of the 12 volt battery stops when the car determines it has reached a full charge in the HV battery and stops charging.

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