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Charge port makes 4 clicks when opening before pin retracts...

sorka

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Feb 28, 2015
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Merced, CA
Every time I open the port to charge, it clicks 4 times before the pin on the bottom retracts and I get the white ring. So I can charge fine but I don't remember hearing this before. It's always exactly 4 clicks. If it was some sort of sticking issue, you'd think the number of clicks would vary.

I have a brand new sealed charge port I bought a few years ago just in case I ever get stranded because of a failed port but not ready to install it quite yet if it turns out this is not a real issue.

I'm still on V8.1..at least until next week when I do the MCU2 upgrade.
 

DerbyDave

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Jul 2, 2020
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Kentucky
Maybe this?

calvinengsci_98364951Posted December 2018
Update on Dec. 6, 2018 Posting: My current firmware is 2018.49.12.1. I had mobile service twice since posting on Dec. 6, 2018. They took care of all problems (minor) except for the clicking on the charging port. The service tech explained that the clicking is related to a "cold weather feature". He explained that the charge port has a solenoid which turns on and off creating the ticking sound. This is designed to make sure that the charge port does not freeze . According to the tech, the ticking is enabled by the computer right around 8C (46F). It has been below 8C for the entire month and I have no way to confirm what he says until it gets warmer. I will post an update if I learn anything more or when the weather gets warmer.
 

sorka

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Feb 28, 2015
7,677
5,693
Merced, CA
Interesting. I wonder if it's this feature being enabled by a faulty temperature sensor or something. It's 70F in my garage and 61F outside.

Besides that, I think I read about this firmware but it's from the last year or so. I'm still on V8.1 from 3 years ago.
 

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