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  1. Other EV Makes and Models
    It is Always good when you can save the owner of a car money🙂 just finished removing and replacing a bad cell on a Honda Insight. Unfortunately this HVbattery suffered from a bad cell. The battery is a heavy old thing I nearly put my back out. Another car back on the road. Martyn Hetherington...
  2. Renault ZOE
    I am based in the north east of England Newcastle at an EV and hybrid repair centre Westmoor mot centre , I have just carried out a repair to a BCB unit due to the vehicle not charging off the cable. My diagnoses took me to a fault with the filter unit of the BCB unit. A more cost effective way...
  3. General GM EV Discussion
    Does anyone have experience replacing their Engine Control Module/Power Control Module on a Spark EV? Mine is starting to show signs of trouble and I want to get it sorted out before the car fails completely.
  4. HEVRA: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Repair Alliance
    Hello! I have a c-zero that won’t take ac-charging. The 12v battery is charging and I don’t have any error codes. Dc-charging works. Charing indicator flashes inside the car. Video from my car
  5. General Charging Discussion
    Hi, I've moved house and had to start using my Duosida 3 pin charger for my Chevrolet Volt. I've used it intermittently before with no problems. Anyway car charged fine last night (didn't rain). Put the cable in the boot, got back this afternoon and as soon as I plugged the car in the RCD...
  6. Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    I have an Ocean Blue 2013 leaf that is being broken for an EV conversion in the south of England. The high voltage system has all been removed, but the interior and exterior trim, boot, windscreen, wheels and doors (minus drivers door) are still available. The car has done 52,000 miles and...
  7. Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hello good people, I've had my '16 GTE for 9 months now and really enjoying the driving experience, and charging, compared to my old Porsche Cayman! I cycle all over London and can't stand breathing in muck so decided to move on up and do my best for an electric that I can drive as normal if I...
  8. General Charging Discussion
    Hi, New to the forum and hoping for some help. I have a Polar, chargemaster vehicle charger at home for my Mitsubishi Phev. It's just over 4 years old as this is my 2nd Phev. It still has an amber light showing charge to the main unit and when I connect the cable to my car the interior car dash...
  9. General Renault Z.E. Discussion
    I'm interested to purchase my first EV. Spotted a Renault Fluence EV for sale but worried about the obvious battery longevity question. So scanned around this form, but have not yet found some of the answers to my questions; I'll enquire about the current range and SOH and have listed some...
  10. Renault ZOE
    I thought it would be worth getting a better idea of maintenance costs for the Zoe What repairs/replacements have you had done? (if in-warranty, do you know how much it would have cost to do out of warranty?) How much have you paid for servicing at each annual interval?
  11. First Gen Nissan LEAF (LEAF24 & LEAF30)
    Any one had a sticky bonnet that won't open? Is it a common issue? Does it tend to be a reoccurring problem? Last night my wife came home from work in the Leaf 24 Gen 2 that has done over 70,000 and had run out of screen wash. So of I go to fill up the screen wash, however the bonnet won't...
  12. General Mitsubishi EV Discussion
    I only had my 9yr old 2009 plate I-Miev for 8-9 months, but it was an absolute adventure from the moment I collected it in Nottingham last year and brought it home to Scotland. After doing over 10,000 miles in it and pushing it too its limit in all weather and a daily 100 mile commute, it has...
  13. Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    Allied electric converted Peugeot Partner Tepee for spares or repair with 15,426 miles and I think a good pack except it has a COMMS ERROR slave 4, good Rx 0, bad Rx 15 ,which gives a !!! ERROR LOCKOUT ACTIVE Before this happened it was failing to start charging on occasions with economy 7...
  14. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    However they say they can still do Ampera servicing. I am now going to Bristol Street Motors, hope they are reliable. Don't know if Underwoods have an Ampera specialist now, I will write to them as the 5th service I would imagine needs someone proficient. Anyone tell me their experience of...
  15. First Gen Nissan LEAF (LEAF24 & LEAF30)
    Today, just 3 weeks into owning my 15 plate Leaf, someone crashed into the back of me while I was sitting at the lights. It was a heck of a thwack - enough to set off the airbags in the car that ran into me, stoving in the front end and emptying the contents of the radiator on the road. The...
  16. Other EV Makes and Models
    Okay, so new owner of a 2009 iMIEV, 43000 miles. I am going to have a fair few questions in the coming weeks as I get more used to my new car, and try to fix a few issues. Q1a. First up the wireless key thing. I just changed the battery for a new one, but still can't get it to lock or unlock...
  17. General Groupe PSA EV Discussion
    The one problem with these cars is that the brake pipes corrode due to lack of underseal. The parts are not expensive, but the whole battery pack has to be removed to change them. THIS IS A ÂŁ600 JOB!! If you are looking to purchase an I-Miev I would advise asking if this has been done! The...
  18. General Tesla Motors Discussion
    Does anyone have any experience of Tesla's support for repairs etc in areas far from service centre? I'm considering getting a Tesla in the near future but am somewhat concerned about living in rural Scotland and being ~300miles and a ferry trip away from even the upcoming service centre in...
  19. Audi A3 e-tron
    Just a warning to potential buyers, i had a low speed bump in my e-tron last week, i've enclosed a picture of the damage. The garage has just called, they are quoting ÂŁ12,000 to repair the damage, they say they need to remove the engine to replace the charging unit, as one of the wires as split...
  20. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hello everybody Unfortunately the missus decided to reverse my ampera out of the driveway as i had blocked it in. Since the ampera is virtually silent she didn't realize it was moving and went straight into the wall. From the damage i have been advised by a garage i require a new bumper, bumper...
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