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minicab miev charging help

Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2017, 16:49
by greggy
My new to me minicab miev registered on friday, saturday fitted android head unit, blew a wire, replaced a the wire and now central locking, interior lights don't work and it won't charge.
any help would be appreciated.

Re: minicab miev charging help

Posted: Tue, 05 Sep 2017, 07:36
by Johny
Locate the fusebox and check all the fuses. If you have the owners manual it should tell you which fuse does interior lights etc.
Oh - and I'd remove the "wire" to the head unit until you understand why it caused the trouble.

Re: minicab miev charging help

Posted: Tue, 05 Sep 2017, 18:01
by 4Springs
Oh no!
Hope you can get it to the meeting on Wednesday week - I'd love to see it!

Re: minicab miev charging help

Posted: Tue, 05 Sep 2017, 19:53
by mikedufty
I did something similar with the i-MiEV trying to fit a reversing beeper, it even had scary warning messages on the dashboard, took me a while to work out I had just blown a fuse. It uses tiny little fuses, I suspect the minicab is the same.

Re: minicab miev charging help

Posted: Wed, 06 Sep 2017, 07:29
by greggy
Hi, The Problem after much frustration and Gnashing of teeth was Fixed, thanks for all the help, It was a fuse, Number 26 to be accurate, I only have the Japanese language manual, but my son translated the relevant bits, and I cross referenced an online I-miev manual. Being told to look for a fuse was comfoting to say the least.
I had already removed the head unit, to be reinstalled later once I get my nerve back.
I will be bringing the little wee Beastie to the next meeting and I thank Clive for leaving the Association details on my windscreen a couple of days ago, I am already a member and thus knew about the meeting already and look forward to chatting with all who attend. I was really re-inspired to buy the minicab after talking to the members at the Bunnings sausage sizzle a few months back, so I'm looking forward to Much more electric propulsion in the future.
Greg

Re: minicab miev charging help

Posted: Wed, 06 Sep 2017, 08:58
by Johny
Great that it was fairly simple (easy to say once the nerves calm down) Greg.
Love to hear about the progress of the Minicab as time goes by.
It's a vehicle I have my eye on if my DIY ever has a non-repairable accident.