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Old 02-05-2018, 02:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The traction battery needs a controller to be useful and that controller is powered by the 12V system.
I don't mind jumping an EV to get it working again. The charge port is useless if there is no 12V as the battery brain is needed to be able to charge anyway.

The fools that dragged a BMW I3, wheels locked and all, onto a tow truck and toward a BWM dealership only to have the dealer jump it and drive it off by its own force should have RTFM tattooed somewhere though.
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.17 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.

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