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by NORTON
Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 37
Views: 10248

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

MrDRMorgan wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:11 pm
Addendum: I believe the 8-year warranty on my 2014 Spark EV will expire in June 2022.
Yikes !!! :shock:
I'm right behind you...
Then what happens to us GM BEV Early Adapters? :?
by NORTON
Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: CHRASH
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: CHRASH

Right, the SDM is keeping the high voltage contactor from engaging. In a gasser it keeps the fuel pump off. I don't know if it can be reset or needs to be replaced. Either way, a dealership needs to do it. I had a problem where my car would not move after a DCFC session. Dealer followed their 'Troub...
by NORTON
Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: What are "Stored Codes?"
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: What are "Stored Codes?"

Some of these codes are set if there is a dip in the grid voltage while the car is charging. Don't know it that is the one you are dealing with. It clears itself after a charge cycle or two. Dang, two 12V battery replacements? Who told you they were DOA? Mine is still going strong from when I bought...
by NORTON
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: TPM Sensor flaking out after tire change.
Replies: 2
Views: 5126

Re: TPM Sensor flaking out after tire change.

These things have a lifetime. Maybe +5 years is what you got? It is strange that it began as a simple tire change. Did they go to all 4 wheels with the relearn tool when they did the 'reset'? Not much else can be done. Maybe it's time to replace all 4.... (amazon) Then take it to a shop that will in...
by NORTON
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: My 12V battery replacement, motorcycle AGM battery
Replies: 2
Views: 3556

Re: My 12V battery replacement, motorcycle AGM battery

Nice job! The heat is nothing compared to a gasser or motorcycle, I would think. I used a SLA motorcycle battery for about a month while I was capacity testing the original battery on my '14 Spark EV. No problem. Although last time I tested it, it was starting to shoe its age. I'll have to probably ...
by NORTON
Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Buffer after zero ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Re: Buffer after zero ?

I took one for the team.
It stopped displaying miles of range, said low, said 'Reduced Power', it stopped moving.
Trust your display.
Why put a buffer in an 82 mile rated EV?
by NORTON
Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: Cooling/Heating main battery 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 4585

Re: Cooling/Heating main battery 2016

Nope, but I can tell you running it on a day when its 110º will use about 12-15% battery power just on battery conditioning. And when it's that dang hot you should have it plugged in as much as possible. It uses 'Ground Power' to keep the battery at a happy temp and then the 'Battery Conditioning' ...
by NORTON
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Reprogram BMS to use full cell capacity of 2014 LFP pack
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Re: Reprogram BMS to use full cell capacity of 2014 LFP pack

I have found a source for LFE pouch cells of the same physical size with better amp hr ratings so as far as I can see it would possible to rebuild the pack and get better than new range of around 115 miles even without being able to change the BMS parameters. It's a long but interesting diy project...
by NORTON
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wheel Spacers ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4183

Re: Wheel Spacers ?

1. ...suggested that I install the thickness of 15mm before and 20mm after installation. 2. Do you think the BONOSS active cooming wheel spacers' " Active Cooling" function is good? 1. No idea what you are trying to say here. Aren't you worried about buying this stuff and it make the wheels contact...
by NORTON
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: ('15) No touch screen functionality!
Replies: 1
Views: 2095

Re: ('15) No touch screen functionality!

Did you try a hard reboot of the car?
Disconnect the Neg 12V battery. Leave it disconnected for ~10 mins for good luck.

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