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I posted this earlier in the Kia General Post.

Interesting happening.
I scheduled overnight charging on my E-Niro 4+ and pre-heating the cab. Set the departure time for 09:00.
Next morning the charging had completed hours earlier and I wanted to leave at 08:50.
Car would not allow me to disconnect the cable. I assume it was because it was set to stop at 09:00.
Whatever I tried, nothing work for me. Several attempts to 'stop charge' on UVO made no difference.
Then at 09:00 cable became unlocked (By this time I was fuming)
So, the question is, how do I disconnect the cable from the car if it has not completed heating the car.
On hindsight I could have switched the house mains to my PodPoint off?
Anyone any ideas?
 

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Might be a silly question but did you unlock the car?
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Might be a silly question but did you unlock the car?
Peter
Not a silly question but yes I did. Sat in the car to try and figure out what to do. Re-scheduled the heating to 10 minutes earlier. No Luck at all
Won't do that again!
 

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There is a button on the dash, in company with VESS, that controls the locking of the charging cable. Light off should mean the cable can be removed, light on means it's locked while in use. Page 1-17 of the 2020 manual.

Seem if you unlock the door but don't unplug within 15 seconds it'll relock too...
 

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There is a button on the dash, in company with VESS, that controls the locking of the charging cable. Light off should mean the cable can be removed, light on means it's locked while in use.....
I think plug is always locked whilst it鈥檚 actually charging, irrespective of anything else.

AFAIK Auto button light set to ON means it will automatically unlock the plug when charging process has ended. Otherwise the plug stays locked if the car is locked.
 

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There is a button on the dash, in company with VESS, that controls the locking of the charging cable. Light off should mean the cable can be removed, light on means it's locked while in use. Page 1-17 of the 2020 manual.
Thanks for thatNGee. You may be on to the solution.
However it talks in 1-22 of the stop schedule cancellation as in stop charging. The car stopped charging well before I wanted to leave. It was just warming up the car.
I'll have to give it a try to see which button releases the cable.
But thanks for the suggestion.
 

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I think plug is always locked whilst it鈥檚 actually charging, irrespective of anything else.

AFAIK Auto button light set to ON means it will automatically unlock the plug when charging process has ended. Otherwise the plug stays locked if the car is locked.
The issue was that the charging had already stopped, just warming car but still didn't release cable.
I'll check it out though on next charge
Thanks
 

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if you don't unplug the car inside 10 seconds the plug relocks again, a double tape on the unlock button should release it.
 

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Press the unlock button, either on the fob or the door handle and, within a few seconds, pull the plug.
 
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