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I bought a Roadster, and I can't get it to charge

Discussion in 'Roadster 2008-2012' started by DanOaks, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. DanOaks

    DanOaks New Member

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    I'm hoping its some safety cut off switch. My car also has a Chademo charging port installed. If its installed does that mean the normal port is deactivated and isnt accepting power? I pulled up the diagnostic screen and this is what I got.
     

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    That...is...not...good
     
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  3. DanOaks

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    Where did you buy it and what was the CAC when you purchased it? Did they pull the ESS disconnect for shipment? 0% Min/Max indicates to me the battery is either disconnected or completely dead, which seems like you would have noticed before buying it.
     
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    I PMed with the OP.

    He bought it from an out-of-state auction and, in his estimation, the battery was at zero for 4-6 months.

    Obviously didn't understand the implications.

    Bricked.
     
  6. DanOaks

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    There is a fault light on in the speedometer. Could there be a chance the battery is disconnected? And if so, where would I find the disconnect. Thank you for the help, I really appreciate it.
     
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    Click on the fault on the VDS when you are in service mode. It will tell you what the fault is.

    If I remember correctly, when the traction battery is disconnected (by pulling the service disconnect in front of the driver rear tire) you would not have power to anything, including the VDS (but I could be wrong). If the APS was disabled (via the service menu) then you would get that message when you "woke" the car.

    Frankly, I'm surprised you still have any power after 4-6 months at zero for the traction battery. I assumed the 12v would wear down in that time.

    As I mentioned, download your logs (I sent you the link) and take a look. Also, reach out to Gruber.

    Good luck.
     
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    #9 X.l.r.8, Oct 9, 2019
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    Out of interest, what car was it?
    At this point it’s just about going through the motions to see how far gone it is, it’s a good data gathering exercise. Prepare for the worst but you may find out a new sheet or 2 will get you going. That will also depend on how dirty you planned to get your hands.
     
  10. Roadster

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    It might be #1297. FWIW, the JdeMO DCFC works separately from the standard charging. I hope this story has a happy ending :(
     
  11. PV-EV

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    The main battery disconnect can be seen with the trunk open by looking down behind the left strut. It is orange and the handle should be latched downward. It can be reached by hand, but just barely.
     

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