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by mikedufty
Yesterday, 17:17
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2012 imiev
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: 2012 imiev

Based on others experiences you might also go through a few onboard charger and DC-DC converters and Motor Control units, assuming Mitsubishi agree to sell you them and code them to the car.
by mikedufty
Tue, 15 May 2018, 11:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev Recall notice
Replies: 30
Views: 1435

Re: iMiev Recall notice

In ICE cars you have to pull off a panel and stick a screwdriver in the hole to release it from park without power. A similar setup could work for EV for those rare emergency cases.
by mikedufty
Thu, 10 May 2018, 08:34
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2012 imiev
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: 2012 imiev

Two 20,000km iMievs were just listed on carsales for around $15,000 (car dealer in Vic). The 2012 listed is also around $15k but higher km, it has been on there quite a few weeks, so is probably not underpriced.
by mikedufty
Wed, 09 May 2018, 08:58
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs
Replies: 26
Views: 2835

Re: Renault EVs

The exciting thing about the Zoe is that you can actually buy one, if you have the desire, and the money. I suppose you could move to NZ if you want an Ioniq.
by mikedufty
Tue, 08 May 2018, 09:38
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs
Replies: 26
Views: 2835

Re: Renault EVs

I thought it was half the price of the cheapest Teslas, and should be comparable to the Model3 if it ever gets here.
by mikedufty
Mon, 07 May 2018, 09:05
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 46
Views: 968

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

That sort of thing was making me wary of Tesla, didn't realise I already had it so bad.
by mikedufty
Sat, 05 May 2018, 19:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 46
Views: 968

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

From the french forum (translation by facebook)- doesn't sound promising for fitting second hand parts. To help your reflection!!! Think about this little detail 4 larger pieces are connected with a communication system between the rooms and when the need to change the room is coming... it is imposs...
by mikedufty
Sat, 05 May 2018, 18:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 46
Views: 968

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

I haven't read the whole thread yet, but it looks like the blown fuse may be a symptom, not a cause, it blew again after replacement.
by mikedufty
Sat, 05 May 2018, 18:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 46
Views: 968

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

Nice work finding the fuse issue.

I did notice ours seemed to have not fully charged a few times in the weeks before the problem.
by mikedufty
Fri, 04 May 2018, 11:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 46
Views: 968

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

Is yours completely out of action? Sounds like buying a new car while waiting might have actually been a sensible idea.
by mikedufty
Fri, 27 Apr 2018, 16:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 46
Views: 968

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

I managed to get some more details out of Paceway. DTC P0A09 DCDC Converter fail P1A12 BC Abnormal Stop Onboard charger at fault Cooling system needs to be bled. 12v battery needs replacing. Currently they are just waiting for a response from Mitsubishi Australia on Warranty Cover, estimated 10 days...
by mikedufty
Tue, 24 Apr 2018, 20:37
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 19
Views: 1272

Re: Renault EVs now available in Oz

I saw the Zoe at Melville Renault this afternoon, looks very nice. They also have the Kangoo. Said they need to get them registered before test drives are available, probably later this week. I just wish the price was about half.
by mikedufty
Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 17:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 46
Views: 968

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

My wife is determined to sell it whether it is fixed or not. I'm hoping to change her mind, once it is fixed, as I like it. I'm not sure if replacing the charger would be enough, there may be something more to convincing the i-Miev's computer that the charger is good and allowing it to charge. It al...
by mikedufty
Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 23:32
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 46
Views: 968

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

I believe the i-MiEV charges the 12v from the traction battery whenever it is being driven. I think that Teslas periodically charge the 12v from the traction battery even when turned off, which would be nice to avoid the situation you can get with the i-Miev, when after a holiday you come back to a ...
by mikedufty
Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 16:08
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 46
Views: 968

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

Just called again and this time they mentioned DC-DC charger, which suggests it might be the DC-DC converter, hence the comments about 12v battery, though I don't know why that would stop the main battery from charging. The guy I talked to didn't have much idea. My wife wants a more anonymous car an...
by mikedufty
Wed, 18 Apr 2018, 12:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 46
Views: 968

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

Yeah, first option is to see if MMAL will replace it free of charge. Second is to pull out the 'diamond advantage used car warranty' certificate they gave me with the car, which says the warranty is extended to 2020. Third would be to look at whether someone can repair or replace it for less than $4...
by mikedufty
Wed, 18 Apr 2018, 09:01
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 46
Views: 968

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

Yes, I wish I thought to ask for the old charger when they did the recall. Never had any problems with that one.
by mikedufty
Tue, 17 Apr 2018, 21:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 46
Views: 968

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

Paceway say the onboard charger is faulty and needs to be replaced (about $4000). The charger was replaced about a year ago in a recall, so they are contacting Mitsubishi Australia to see if it can be done under warranty even though the car is out of warranty. Hope that doesn't take as long as I fea...
by mikedufty
Fri, 13 Apr 2018, 12:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 46
Views: 968

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

The 12V battery appeared to be OK. Since it was about the only thing I was able to experiment with I removed and charged it and hooked it up again any. It was reading about 13V after charging and that didn't seem to make any difference. The car runs absolutely normally, I drove it to Paceway Mitsubi...
by mikedufty
Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 16:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 46
Views: 968

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

Our i-MiEV has just started displaying the high voltage (car with !) and low voltage (red battery) warning lights. It also will not charge. If you plug in the standard charging cable the high voltage light comes on and after a couple of seconds it turns off and does not charge. I suspect what I am g...
by mikedufty
Tue, 10 Apr 2018, 13:20
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS 2011 i-MiEV repairable writeoff (*SOLD*)
Replies: 20
Views: 707

Re: FS 2011 i-MiEV repairable writeoff (must go ASAP)

First quote I found for transport to Perth was $1200.
by mikedufty
Fri, 30 Mar 2018, 14:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Zappi for charging i-MiEV
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Zappi for charging i-MiEV

Do we even know what charge port the ioniqs coming to australia will have yet? Assuming they ever do actually bring them here.
by mikedufty
Mon, 26 Mar 2018, 12:23
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lithium Starter Batteries
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Re: Lithium Starter Batteries

I put a commercial LFP replacement starter battery in my motorbike quite some time ago. The original actually died in a couple of years, but I did get a warranty replacement and the new one seems to be going great. Sits behind the airbox under the seat, probably better for heat stress than a car eng...
by mikedufty
Mon, 26 Mar 2018, 12:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Renew Economy looking for an EV journalist
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Renew Economy looking for an EV journalist

Any writers here? The below was posted on reneweconomy site today http://reneweconomy.com.au/reneweconomy-seeks-new-writer-to-focus-on-electric-vehicles-energy-transition-41945/?utm_source=RE+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=75d3489d49-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_46a1943223-75...
by mikedufty
Tue, 20 Mar 2018, 09:01
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2012 Imiev 70K kms, battery u/s.
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: 2012 Imiev 70K kms, battery u/s.

Chris is keen to build a double range pack for someone. He is a lot further than Southport though.

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