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by mikedufty
Thu, 08 Nov 2018, 16:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

They said they want to hang onto it. They have provided us with a near new (but not EV) ASX loan car, so can't really complain.
by mikedufty
Thu, 08 Nov 2018, 15:01
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

They assure me it wasn't something they did.
by mikedufty
Thu, 08 Nov 2018, 13:23
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

We may be nearing a resolution. Paceway say they have narrowed down the issue to a wiring concern. They say they have performed a dummy fix and seems to be all good, but still another few weeks wait for the proper replacement parts.
by mikedufty
Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 09:04
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4487

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Someone did apparently get an i-MiEV running with two stock batteries at once - might actually be practical in a Minicab.
I think they had two stock BMS installed as well, so may not offer much insight as to how it would react to bigger cells.
http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=27595#p27595
by mikedufty
Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 22:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

I think he was saying 5 pages of results, not 5 pages of procedures
by mikedufty
Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 15:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

I have found that they are still able to drive it in and out of the workshop, so seems to be still the original problem of no charging.

Latest update is Mitsubishi Aust have asked them to go through about 5 pages of tests checks and send the results, and they won't give me a copy of said results.
by mikedufty
Wed, 24 Oct 2018, 22:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

That is interesting. They haven't told me it doesn't start, just didn't answer when I asked if it did.
by mikedufty
Wed, 24 Oct 2018, 09:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

More so because it is not under the factory warranty, they are doing it as 'goodwill' warranty, which might make it harder to outsource.
by mikedufty
Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 21:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Flood Fail
Replies: 17
Views: 1405

Re: PHEV Flood Fail

Someone managed to put dual batteries in an i-MiEV. Maybe you could extend your PHEV electric range?
by mikedufty
Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 21:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Yes, I have thought about it. Stuck with Paceway because they are doing it under warranty so "free" but I suspect I have paid about $500 in rego and insurance for a car I can't use for 6 months now. Not even quite sure what the process would be to get it back when they have put in a $4000 charger bu...
by mikedufty
Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 14:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Unfortunately swapping the EV-ECU didn't fix it. Paceway going back to 'technical' for another idea.
by mikedufty
Thu, 18 Oct 2018, 15:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Paceway have now done all their diagnostics and say it points to a problem with the EV-ECU which they want to replace as the next step. They are currently working out whether they want me to pay for that or not. I'm a bit worried that it is not actually the problem, and will result in another couple...
by mikedufty
Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 08:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Buyers Guide – choosing an EV type that suits you
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: EV Buyers Guide – choosing an EV type that suits you

I forgot to mention my 3rd motor vehicle. I would really like to have an electric motorbike. This only needs about 50km range but needs to do that at 100kph as it would mainly be used for a freeway commute. Also needs to be fun to ride and accellerate similar to KTM 390 in the 0-60kph range. This se...
by mikedufty
Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 15:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

They say they have checked the fuse and it is OK, working through 3 pages of manual checklists and getting external assistance, devoting tomorrow just to our car.
What happens if they can't fix it?
by mikedufty
Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 15:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Buyers Guide – choosing an EV type that suits you
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: EV Buyers Guide – choosing an EV type that suits you

We currently have 2 cars, so one only needs to drive around town. Key requirements for that one are -Price under $15000 -Range around 100km -Reliable -easy to park -Take at least 4 people Overriding this is that my wife needs to like it, since she is the main driver, currently says no more EVs until...
by mikedufty
Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 10:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

I think the guy I've been talking to is a customer service type position, not a mechanic, so wouldn't read too much into what he said.
by mikedufty
Sat, 13 Oct 2018, 19:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Paceway said ours is giving the same error code but from a different location I think. They only have one technician who can work on the i-MiEV so not doing any more until Tuesday, but did say they had succeeded in getting more information.
by mikedufty
Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 08:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Yes, as you noticed it is warranty. Slightly annoying they won't let me have the part, but very nice that I am not paying for the new one. Assuming they can actually get the car going again.
by mikedufty
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 21:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-miev repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: I-miev repair

Seems to say $20 + $30 for shipping. I've not bought anything from them, but seen the site mentioned on the Delica forums.
by mikedufty
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 16:05
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-miev repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: I-miev repair

Amayama claim they can get one in 16 days

https://www.amayama.com/en/part/mitsubishi/9499a656
by mikedufty
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 15:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

If it is the fuse I will see if I can convince them to fly it, and maybe throw in another one or two. Mitsubishi Australia are quite apologetic over how long it has been, but not sure what they can actually do.
by mikedufty
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 11:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

I hope they are not going to make us wait another 2 months. Fuse doesn't look big enough to require a ship to transport.
by mikedufty
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 08:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

They just said there is a software problem, no details. They are supposed to be giving me an update tomorrow, I can ask about the motor controller fuse then, is that a problem you had? It was running fine before swapping the charger, just not charging.
by mikedufty
Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 12:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7275

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Paceway have now put all the new bits in the car, unfortunately the computer still says no. They say are trying to find someone with a hard copy of the manual, and say they will give me an update on Friday! Not sure why they need a paper copy of the manual, perhaps because the electronic one seems t...
by mikedufty
Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 11:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4487

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Looks like I shouldn't try to sell my i-MiEV to Chris for Kat's "reliable car" as it would end up in pieces in the garage before long.